Hi,
It's been a while since Bear left. I have kept in touch with the rescue group he was adopted from and he is still doing well in his new adoptive home. Since they are retired their lifestyle works quite well for him and they're all happy with each other.
We were thinking of getting another dog and I had contacted an American Eskimo rescue group. Quite the application process. An 7 or 8 page application along with two personal reference checks ( which they actually contacted) and a chat with my vet clinic. Then they made a home visit. I appreciate the thoroughness.
While the person was here on the home visit she mentioned that they had received an email from Animal Control in Bloomington Indiana about a senior eskie that was picked up as a stray and was going to be euthanized due to crowding. I asked her a little more about it and she emailed me a copy of the messages that they had received about him. They said that he was about 10+ years old and his sight is starting to go from cataracts but his temperament is fine. They also sent a couple of photos. The photos showed what appeared to be a calm dog, and very cute and fluffy. We talked about it and decided to adopt him. Luckily they got a hold of the animal control people before he was put down and worked out transportation.
That was an amazing process. I never realized that they had this doggie railroad going all over the country in legs of 50-70 miles or so handing them off like little hitchhikers. I'm very impressed by all the people that do that. Emily and I decided to start volunteering for transport legs when we have weekends without my stepson at home.

Anyway, back to the dog, we are meeting a volunteer tomorrow in Black River Falls Wisconsin to finish the last couple of legs of the transport and bring him home. I talked to the coordinator and she said she talked to the volunteer that had him the last day or two and the volunteer said he's an absolute sweetheart and was really glad they got him pulled. The volunteer also said that they don't think his vision is impaired more than slightly and he might be somewhat younger than 10. He sounds really laid back and calm which is a good fit for here.
I have an appointment with my vet on Monday afternoon for all the tests, vaccinations, blood profiles, oil, lube, filters etc. and I'll see what they think about age.
At this point animal control called him Klondike but that might not be his name. We will see how he responds and maybe pick a new one.

So that's it for now. I'll post more once we get him and have him here at home.
-Jim & ?
Hi, It's been a while since Bear left. I have kept in touch with the rescue group he was adopted ... new one. So that's it for now. I'll post more once we get him and have him here at home.

Jim:
Best of luck with this dog. I am familiar with the transportation efforts of another rescue group for Anatolians, and it seems to be very effective. My rescue dog Muttley is doing well and he managed not to bite any of the FIOS guys when they installed my high speed service. Now my email and website access zips along and I also finally have more than two grainy TV channels. This is my first post with the Verizon news server.

Please post some pictures!
Paul and Muttley
That was an amazing process. I never realized that they had this doggie railroad going all over the country in legs of 50-70 miles or so handing them off like little hitchhikers.

It works extremely well in my area, where major cities are 3 to
6 hours apart.
Jim & ?

Congratulations!

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Anyway, back to the dog, we are meeting a volunteer tomorrow in Black River Falls Wisconsin to finish the last ... that's it for now. I'll post more once we get him and have him here at home. -Jim & ?

This is very good news, and the way it's worked out, two hard to place dogs have now found homes.
I have a name suggestion that I think is fitting, Traveller. I don't know that it particularly fits an Eskie, but it sure fits his circumstances and it's a fine name with a rich history, General Robert E. Lee's famous mount. Karla
Hi, We were thinking of getting another dog and I had contacted an American Eskimo rescue group. Quite the application ... got a hold of the animal control people before he was put down and worked out transportation. -Jim & ?

Good to hear of a Rescue beíng so thorough. He sounds a lovely dog. Good luck to you both.
Alison
So that's it for now. I'll post more once we get him and have him here at home. -Jim & ?Please do. ITs good to see someone with their priorities straight.

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