Our handsome Skipper is quite an adorable character. He came to us from NYC ACC, riding one heck of a popularity wave! This sweet little guy charmed everyone and received rave behavior evaluations. After spending some time in Brooklyn as a city stray, Skipper was brought to the shelter, so that his owners could be located. When nobody came to claim him, our shelter contacts diverted Skipper to us for some much-needed treatment for low stage Heartworm. Skipper navigated the stress of the rescue process with ease, and retained his sunny disposition. He was adaptable to a wide variety of circumstances and handlers, and tolerated his heartworm treatment beautifully. Our vet has given him a clean bill of health, and he is cleared for adoption. It's a shocker that a swell fella like Skipper should wind up homeless and alone at just two years of age. Shelter staff pegged him as an Jack Russell Terrier, and we think that he favors the Irish version of JRT, in his stocky, short stature. We also see a healthy dose of Beagle in Skipper, with his 'Blue Tick' markings, and tricolor pattern. Skipper has a stocky physique, and seems prone to carry about a little bit of heft. He is slightly overweight at 20 pounds, and would be at ideal weight at about 16 to 18. His short, smooth coat is low maintenance and easy to groom. Frankly, Skipper is quite gentlemanly and well-mannered for a JRT. He doesn't have the over-the-top frantic energy that we see in some of his compatriots. Instead, we see his Hound instincts take over, as Skipper takes time to 'smell the roses' on his daily walks. Skipper is well mannered and polite: he approaches cautiously, and waits for an invitation to snuggle in his person's lap. He is an affectionate boy, who bonds quickly, once he trusts. Skipper would be a great choice for an active single or couple who enjoy an energetic Terrier type dog. He would be an enthusiastic companion on walks or hikes, and he loves to travel, and be part of the action. Skipper could also join an active family with older kids, as long as everyone can commit to his training and exercise schedule. The key to Skipper is adequate exercise and mental stimulation to keep him from wallowing in the boredom and frustration that leads to behavior problems. Skipper is a social boy, and could easily join a home with other well trained, energetic dogs. We have not exposed him to cats, but the terrier-cat vibe is a well known dicey commodity, although Skipper is more likely than most to coexist well in a feline home. He has begun to grasp the basics of leadership and obedience work, and has passed a few of the Canine Good Citizen tests. Skipper has the potential to excel in this program. Skipper is in excellent health, and has been neutered, and treated for a mild case of heartworm. He has been vaccinated for rabies and DHLPPC (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, parainfluenza and coronavirus). He has had the 4dx test, and is negative for heartworm, lyme, earlichia and anaplasmosis. He has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Skipper please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call Denise at 860 908 9738 for more info. About us: We are an active multi-breed Dog Rescue local to New England, situated on a 90 acre property in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.