Our lovely Sheba has a look so spectacular, that we wouldn't be surprised to see this Doberman-Shepherd mix morph into the next 'Designer Breed.' She has spot on, classic Doberman black and tan colors, with prominent white markings, and a tuxedo pattern on her chest. She has an elegant stance that screams DIVA, but her sweet, soft demeanor invites hugs and kisses. Sheba came to us recently from an overcrowded Animal Control Facility, after her owners dumped her without much explanation. Their description of Sheba sounds like a dog with an ideal temperament, who has not been properly shepherded through the puppy to adult transition. It looks like Sheba was adopted as a puppy from the North Shore Animal League. Now two years old, she found herself homeless at NYC ACC, and the situation reeks of Human cluelessness. It's surprising how many people screw up a puppy's adolescence. Sheba had the bad luck to catch the shelter kennel cough, while she was in NYC ACC, and was booted out of their adoption program, and rerouted to us so that we could restore her health and find her forever home. Sheba has been a very gracious house guest and hais absolutely charmed everyone she's met. She is now a young adult dog, and seems somewhat behind the learning curve in manners and obedience training. We have awakened Sheba's puppy mojo, after a period of shelter depression, and she has blossomed beautifully. She has an outgoing and friendly personality, tinged with puppy exuberance. She seems to have taken the whole rescue hullabaloo in stride and is unfazed by the chaos that would have unhinged dogs of lesser spirit. Sheba has a nice confidence level and genuinely appreciates human attention. Sheba would be a good family dog, because she's not one to play favorites, and leave one family number excluded from her affections. In fact, she really knows how to work a room. She will give each family member the warmth and love that they hope to receive from adding a dog into the family matrix. Sheba would be fine in a home with older children, or she could join a multi-dog home, as she has very respectful manners within a dog pack. Sheba could also join the active adult home of a single or couple who enjoy a vibrant companion. Sheba is not a clingy dog, but she definitely likes to be in close proximity to her people. She's definately not a Wallflower, who stays out of the action. She is a medium-sized dog, weighing 42 pounds, and would make a superb walking or hiking buddy. She walks well on lead, and will easily adjust her pace to her handler's. Sheba has a moderate energy level and will require at least one or two brisk leash walks a day, but then she likes to relax and be with her people. Sheba has decent house manners for a young adult, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect the occasional accident as Sheba transitions to a new home. Sheba is in excellent health, and is spayed. She is vaccinated for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza coronavirus, canine influenza, and bordatella. She has been dewormed, and has tested negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Sheba, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com, or call/text Denise at cell: 860-908-9738 for an adoption application.