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Pikesville, MD 21282-9998
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Welcome to Eskie Rescuers United!

Eskie Rescuers United (ERU) is a nonprofit organization that helps American Eskimo dogs find their forever homes. We are a group of volunteers spread across the U.S. who foster eskies, provide the proper medical care needed, and find loving homes. 

“Countdown Penney” here, with an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Eskie Rescuers United’s 9th Annual Online Auction will kick off Wednesday, October 6 at 10AM EST and end on Sunday, October 10 at 8PM EST.

100% of the proceeds from our annual auction benefits our R’Eskies medical fund, and it is our major fundraiser of the year.  Not to mention, it is a very FUN and exciting event, with over 400 amazing items to bid on and buy.

Mark your calendars now and don't miss it! 


We are grateful to our Veterans for their service and sacrifice this Veterans Day and every day. And we are thankful for Maddie's Fund (#ThanksToMaddie) for providing the funding to waive the adoption fee for 14 Veterans and their families (and counting). May these beloved eskies continue to bring you much joy and companionship.


Update:  After 25 wonderful months together, our little Rocket passed away on Nov 30, 2018.  He was 2.5 years old.  This special eskie boy had the most amazing spirit while he fought against tremendous odds. Rocket brought so much joy into our lives and we will always remember him with a smile.  A heart-felt thanks to all of his amazing friends that supported and rooted for him.  We could not have done it without you!

Meet our special little puppy Rocket!  This little fellow came into rescue virtually paralyzed and with a very poor prognosis.  He has multiple cartilaginous exostoses, a rare genetic disease.  Rocket was given days to a few weeks to live.  He has been at the R'eskie Ranch in Randallstown since October 7th and can now run and play!  He is on several meds which are helping him to keep his mobility and he has acupuncture every other week.  We don't know how long this little eskie boy will be with us but we, and he, are enjoying every minute we have together.

Click here to see a video clip of Rocket when he first arrived and here to see a video showing how well he is doing three months later.  

Follow ERU's newest eskie arrivals and get updates including weekly videos on our Facebook page Find ERU on Facebook™

This is Champ.  He went from a lonely, sick dog without a name, "living" on a chain, to a healthy, loved (spoiled), beautiful dog who spends his days sailing thanks to his fantastic adopters!  This is our passion, and with your continued help and support we can help change the lives of many more eskies. 

Tails of Joy by Gretchen Dale
 Connecticut resident, longtime shelter volunteer and ERU supporter Gretchen Dale has always had a soft spot for senior and special needs animals. Through volunteering Gretchen soon learned these animals were often overlooked and never found homes. They were the inspiration for Gretchen's book, "Tails of Joy". Gretchen is on a mission to call attention to their plight and promote adoption with "Tails of Joy", stories of senior and special needs animals and the wonderful people who welcomed them into their hearts and homes. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of "Tails of Joy" are donated to rescue organizations who assist senior and special needs animals. 

BISSELL's Partners for Pets 

Eskie Rescuers United is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too!  When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization.  What's more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway! 

 It's simple. 

 · Shop pet products on 

 · Enter the code ADOPT at checkout

 · Then select our organization! 

 Learn more at

Does your dog need a vacation?
Ruff Guide to the United States features 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Whether your pooch prefers to 'ruff it' on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a five-star resort, the assortment of trips in this book is sure to have him (and you) begging for a vacation! When you enter code “ESKIE” at checkout, you'll get free shipping, and we'll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold!

The next time you're traveling with Fido and in need of pet friendly travel accommodations check out! Each time you book a pet friendly hotel room using the gift code "ESKIE", a $5 donation will be made to Eskie Rescuers United.

To make a monthly (recurring) donation please
click here: ERU @ Thank you!


Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue Inc. is a nation-wide, non-profit, volunteer organization that is dedicated to the rescue of American Eskimo Dogs. Since our opening in March, 2003, we have rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed over 2000 orphaned Eskies.
We are a registered 501(c)3 charity run solely on donated funds. If you can help our cause and our beloved Eskies in need, please see the "SUPPORT ERU" section in the menu to the left.
With a great history of longevity, Eskies are considered "senior" when they reach 10 years of age! We have 13 & 14 year olds available who prance with the energy of young dogs but display the grace and manners of maturity!
In rescue, our hearts are often drawn to these sweet seniors -- they've lived such a long life, that we feel they deserve to live their golden days in a loving home. Many come from shelters -- abandoned on the street or dumped there by families who do not want an old dog. Others, after a lifetime of love and caring are surrendered by owners whose own situation is deteriorating.

After a decade or more of unconditional love and loyalty, these animals should not be treated as trash by our "disposable" society. There may be health issues; many have had to overcome grooming and more serious medical issues. But our lives are much richer having known and cared for them.

Help us give these dogs the love and dignity they deserve in their golden days -- Please browse through our list of Adoptable Seniors and consider giving a forever home to one of these wonderful Eskies! If you're a "Sweet Senior" yourself, then you qualify for our Senior Program.

In honor of these wonderful animals, we will be posting senior adoption testimonials.
I have a true story of why to adopt a senior eskie! I adopted Sparkle(a senior eskie)..... She was under Deborah Guske. Sparkle might be a senior eskie but she sure doesnt act like it... she is every bit as active (and sometimes more) than my eskie that just turned 5.... And them little eyes when she looks into mine... shows nothing but love... Seniors need love just as much as our young eskies do... I am very happy that I adopted her!!! And I know she will give me unconditional love for the rest of her life and she will get the same from me!!!!
-- Sincerely, Marketta (March 13, 2007)

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