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ERU Updates -- Tuesday April 13th, 2021

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. ThanksToMaddieVD 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. Rocket! 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™ ChampSailing 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 TailsOfJoy 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 LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com 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 www.bissell.com · Enter the code ADOPT at checkout · Then select our organization! Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets. 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! http://www.ruffguides.com/shop/book The next time you're traveling with Fido and in need of pet friendly travel accommodations check out BringFido.com! Each time you book a pet friendly hotel room using the gift code "ESKIE", a $5 donation will be made to Eskie Rescuers United. http://www.bringfido.com/destination/ To make a monthly (recurring) donation please click here: ERU @ JustGive.org Thank you!


Lowers Fees For Repeaters -- Sunday October 4th, 2009

CALLING ALL ERU ADOPTERS!
The Board of Directors has reduced ALL Adoption Fees by 25%
for a limited time only to all Returning/Repeat Adopters



Raffle eTkt Sale Extended -- Monday March 30th, 2009

* * * Raffle e-Ticket sales EXTENDED to April 10, 2009 * * * Vacation Raffle Ticket Link Paper Ticket sales have already closed

The prize for this raffle has been donated to help replenish our medical fund. We will be featuring stories hroughout the raffle of dogs who have benefited from additional medical attention above and beyond normal vetting. Please donate and help us to continue to help those who, otherwise, would be put down.




Tumors, Too-4th in Series -- Tuesday March 17th, 2009

Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue Inc (ERU) has released the fourth article in a series highlighting the special veterinary care need by otherwise great dogs. Shelters are swamped; too many abandoned animals, too many breeds, too many needs. They do the best the can; but, sadly, they can not begin to understand every breed's shelter persona nor can they address every animal's specific needs. Foreclosures and job losses continue to make unfortunate victims of companion animals. Good dogs with medical complications are the first to go.

In this fourth articles, you will meet Julia. She is, currently, being introduced on ERU's home page (www.eskierescuers.org) and the rest of her story can be read at http://www.eskierescuers.org/info/display?PageID=6413.

Watch ERU's home page for the next installment in this series. Earlier installments and other stories can be read at on our Special Stories page (http://www.eskierescuers.org/info/display?PageID=3341.)
* * * Raffle e-Ticket sales close April 1, 2009 * * * Vacation Raffle Ticket Link Paper Ticket sales have already closed

The prize for this raffle has been donated to help replenish our medical fund. We will be featuring stories hroughout the raffle of dogs who have benefited from additional medical attention above and beyond normal vetting. Please donate and help us to continue to help those who, otherwise, would be put down.

Julia Julia says: "... I cannot outrun this dog ... there are teeth and sharp pains as they sink into my body ... a person coming towards me.  I can see in her eyes she understands ... doctors ... examine me ... all those puncture wounds from the dog that attacked ... shelter never took care of ... I went to my foster home. They had 5 other Eskies just like me! I was in heaven ... off to the vet for my spay surgery ... I heard them talking about tumors they found ... LOTS of tumors!  The vet ... just could not get them all. ... will have to schedule me for another surgery.  My care is expensive and the additional surgery will be close to $800.

My name is Julia and I am so grateful to ERU for saving my life."  (Click here to read Julia's story.)



Hip Trouble-3rd in Series -- Monday January 19th, 2009

Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue Inc (ERU) has released the third article in a series highlighting the special veterinary care need by otherwise great dogs. Abandonment and owner-surrender is up nationwide and adoption is down. Companion animals are unfortunate victims of these uncertain times. Good dogs with medical complications are the first to go.

In the third articles, you will meet Bailey Boy. He is, currently, being introduced on ERU's home page (www.eskierescuers.org) and his full story can be read at http://www.eskierescuers.org/info/display?PageID=6143.

Watch ERU's home page for the next installment in this series. New chapters will be appearing every week to 10 days. Earlier installments and other stories can be read at on our Special Stories page (http://www.eskierescuers.org/info/display?PageID=3341.)

The prize for this raffle has been donated to help replenish our medical fund. We will be featuring stories hroughout the raffle of dogs who have benefited from additional medical attention above and beyond normal vetting. Please donate and help us to continue to help those who, otherwise, would be put down.

Bradley Bailey Boy says: "...my hip was out of the socket.  They wanted the vet to put me to sleep but (the Vet) would not ... they dropped me at the shelter.  I love to run and play with TOYS even though my hips give out on me ... I just get back up and keep going.  They need to do a procedure called Femoral Head Ostectomy or F.H.O. and it can only be done on one hip at a time.  The right one would be first because it is out of the socket and causes a lot of pain...although I try really hard not to let on to that.  Estimates for each hip are around $1300.

My name is Bailey Boy and I want to be a Velcro dog in a real furever family.  Thank you ERU for saving me twice!"  (Click here to read Bailey Boy's story.)



Eyes Hav It-2nd in Series -- Friday December 19th, 2008

Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue Inc (ERU) has released the second article in a series illustrating the increase in veterinary expenses.  Abandonment and owner-surrender is up nationwide and adoption is down.  Companion animals are unfortunate victims of these uncertain times.  Good dogs with medical complications are the first to go.

In the second articles, you will meet Bradley.  He is, currently, being introduced on ERU's home page (www.eskierescuers.org) and his full story can be read at http://www.eskierescuers.org/info/display?PageID=6001.

Watch ERU's home page for the next installment in this series. New chapters will be appearing every week to 10 days. Earlier installments and other stories can be read at on our Special Stories page (http://www.eskierescuers.org/info/display?PageID=3341.)

The prize for this raffle has been donated to help replenish our medical fund.  We will be featuring stories hroughout the raffle of dogs who have benefited from additional medical attention above and beyond normal vetting.  Please donate and help us to continue to help those who, otherwise, would be put down.

Bradley Bradley says: "(About the work on my eyes … ) Of course all this is not cheap even with the 30% discount offered by the vet it will be about $1000!   Would you be willing to sponsor me or donate to the ERU medical fund to help with these expenses?

My name is Bradley and thank you ERU for saving me."  (Click here to read Bradley's story.)



Veterinary Cost Up! Why?? -- Wednesday December 17th, 2008

Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue Inc (ERU) will be publishing a series of articles illustrating the increase in veterinary expenses triggered by the current economic conditions.

ERU, like all rescues and shelters, is seeing a major increase in abandoned and owner-surrendered animals.  Home foreclosure and job loss is driving up the number of orphans.  Many have medical conditions that, though not life-threatening, their former human companions could not afford to have corrected.

The first of these articles, Shiloh' Story, is currently introduced on ERU's home page (www.eskierescuers.org) and can be read in full at http://www.eskierescuers.org/info/display?PageID=5963.

Watch ERU's home page for the next installment in this series. New chapters will be appearing every week to 10 days.

The prize for this raffle has been donated to help replenish our medical fund.  We will be featuring stories hroughout the raffle of dogs who have benefited from additional medical attention above and beyond normal vetting.  Please donate and help us to continue to help those who, otherwise, would be put down.

Shiloh Shiloh says: "The nice surgeon donated half his fee and the other costs were discounted as well, but it still cost the wonderful rescue group that saved my life close to $2000.00!  Would you please help ERU replenish their medical funds so other Eskies such as myself who would normally go to the room of no return can have a chance?"  (Click here to read Shiloh's story.)



HOPE for Inmates & Dogs -- Monday November 24th, 2008

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HOPE turns lives around for dogs, inmate trainers
Monday, November 24, 2008
BY MARY KLAUS
Of The Patriot-News

Inmates walking Eskies; Photo by PAUL CHAPLIN, The Patriot-News
PAUL CHAPLIN, The Patriot-News

An exuberant Harley raced around the prison yard, seeming to forget his fear of people.

Eric, an inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill, watched the 2-year-old American Eskimo Dog and seemed to forget, for the moment, his institutional lifestyle.

"Working with a dog gives me peace in this environment," said Eric, who is one of the inmates in the Hounds of Prison Education program. Prison policy forbids using inmates' last names.

"It has helped in my rehabilitation," said Eric, who has been in prison for 23 years. "And I feel like I'm giving something back to the community."

The 3-year-old HOPE program of the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance matches carefully selected inmates with homeless dogs that might have behavior problems stemming from neglect, abuse or lack of socialization.

The dogs work with the inmates and a team of handlers, attend weekly training classes and agility training, and live with the inmates in their cells.

Generally, participating prisoners work with all breeds of dogs. But several months ago, 14 American Eskimo dogs were rescued from a neglectful situation in a Carlisle-area barn, said Kelly McGinley, a HOPE spokeswoman. She said Eskie Rescuers United and the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals found homes for some of the dogs. Others, however, weren't ready to be adopted and needed training.

"Three of these dogs are currently in our program at Camp Hill Prison," McGinley said. "We don't normally have so many dogs of the same breed, but this was an extreme situation. The inmate handlers have truly risen to the challenge."

Eric and two other inmates taking part in the program, Tim and Robert, said they grew up with dogs and missed having one. Tim and Robert also are serving life sentences for murder.

Eric, whose family had a Doberman pinscher named Poppy, called dogs "man's best friend. They give you unconditional love and loyalty. I didn't always find that in humans."

He turned to the cream-colored dog named Harley and smiled. "I've never heard Harley bark," he said. "He's mild-mannered and scared of humans. But he trusts me."

Tim, just 16 when he was committed to prison, has been at Camp Hill for 21 years. He was one of the first prisoners to get involved with the HOPE program, originally working with a "very scared" hound named Lucy. Eight weeks later, she was deemed sufficiently socialized to be adopted.

For seven weeks, Tim has worked with Sadie, a 16-month-old American Eskimo who was "scared to death," he said. "I introduced her to my cell. I took her outside when I could. When you work with dogs, you give them lots of treats, but don't push them. Let them come to you. It takes time."

He turned to his perky white dog and smiled. "Sadie relaxes me," Tim said. "It will be hard to give her up. But she will get a chance at a new beginning in a forever home."

Robert, a prisoner since 1989, works with a skittish American Eskimo named Maggie.

"When I was a kid, we had a German shepherd named Brandy," he said, petting Maggie's fluffy white coat. "When I came here, I missed having a dog and lots of other things, too. But you adjust. I'm glad to work with dogs now. It passes time. When I have a bad day, the dog distracts me."

The men took the dogs outside to the large, enclosed dog exercise yard, where the dogs ran around happily and the men relaxed.

Randall Perry, the manager of the corrections unit where the three men live, said dogs are good for some prisoners.

"Dogs calm the guys down and give them something to think of besides themselves," he said. "Dogs give them a little of the outside world, too."

Cindy Reitz of Carlisle, a HOPE program trainer, said the American Eskimos were "all but feral when we rescued them. They had minimal human contact and were terrified at the sight, sound and touch of humans."

She said the HOPE program helps dogs and inmates alike.

"One inmate told me that for eight years, all he thought about was getting back at those who got him into prison," she said. "After he started working with dogs, he didn't want to do that. Instead, he wanted to get out, live a straight life and work with dogs. This made him a better person."

MARY KLAUS: 255-8113 or mklaus@patriot-news.com

ON THE WEB

The Hounds of Prison Education program and dogs available for adoption: www.hopedogs.org

The Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance: www.cpaa.info

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ERU Rescues 13 From Barn -- Friday June 13th, 2008

... At Least 5 Pregnant!

ERU recently rescued 13 dogs that had lived their entire life in a barn in Central PA. Many of the dogs were expecting puppies.

Video (<-- click to view on YouTube) starts in the barn. Some scenes shot in Radnor PA where 4 of the dogs were temporarily relocated. Also, some video of puppies being born; see them puppies only minutes after birth. Final segment highlights Buster and Paige, the two older pups.
Click here to read more about the PA-13 ...


ERU Volunteer Honored -- Monday August 27th, 2007

® Cites Employee for Volunteering with ERU

(Reprinted from The Citi, a corporate internal intranet publication
viewable by 300,000+ employees.)

Hagerstown Employee Volunteers - Aug 27, 2007

Melanie Clippinger, credit correspondence, is a foster parent for Eskie Rescuers United, a volunteer organization that protects American Eskimo dogs from abuse and cruelty. Her involvement with the program came about naturally after she learned just how much she enjoyed the breed. "I adopted a 10-year-old "spitz mix" from the humane society that was very skinny and had just a little hair," Melanie said. "After I had the dog home for a while, her hair grew out and it was pure white and very fluffy. I did some research and found out that Mitzi, my adopted dog, was a pure bred American Eskimo."

Once she realized that her dog was a pure bred, she started learning more about the breed. In her research, she learned about the Eskie Rescuers United program and decided to help. "I've worked as a foster parent for the group since November of 2006 and have had several dogs placed in my care while they wait for a permanent home," she said. "Right now, I have two foster dogs."

A fervent dog lover, Melanie appreciates that Citi supports her passion. "I think that it's great that Citi contributes to the organization because I volunteer with it," she said referring to the Citigroup Volunteer Incentive program, a benefit that gives $500 to an eligible non-profit organization if an employee volunteers 50 hours of service within a 12-month period. "Citi definitely supports the community and encourages employees to volunteer," she said.

Melanie encourages all pet owners to spay or neuter their animals and also wants people to know that there is a desperate need for others to participate in pet fostering programs. "There are rescue organizations for nearly all dog breeds including mixes," she said. "Volunteers are needed to foster the animals, locate the animals, transport them--there are so many needs."

For more information about Eskie Rescuers United, visit www.eskierescuers.org.

Melanie Clippinger owns a pure bred American Eskimo dog named Mitzi.



New Campaign Honors Sam -- Saturday May 26th, 2007

Gorgeous, loving, devoted dog suffered over 11 years of horrific abuse at hands of his master – his “best friend”. Beaten daily during drunken outbursts, he is still so friendly and willing to give humans a chance.
Read his story here.
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Volunteer Sends Letter -- Friday April 13th, 2007

On April 13, 2007, Deborah Guske, a long-time volunteer with ERU and a former member of the Board of Directors, wrote a letter to ERU's adopting families. To see what she had to say see: Deborah's Letter.



Video of a Fond Farewell -- Monday November 6th, 2006

Jim and Duvall Biking
Go on a mountain-bike ride with Duvall and his foster Dad, Jim. Duvall went to his forever home on the weekend and Jim wanted to share a last ride with him. It's a beautiful, sad, and happy time for fosters. Jim says, "I've come to realize that fostering and rescuing dogs is a mix of joyful and sad times. Joyful to have the eskies around, sad to see them go. There's an empty place at the house after they're gone".





ERU in Detroit Free Press -- Sunday September 3rd, 2006

ERU Rescuer and eskies are profiled in the Detroit Free Press. From death row to certified therapy dogs, Chimo and Jack entertain hospital patients and children at the local library. Read the article. published with permission.



Gina and Rally to Rescue -- Saturday March 11th, 2006

Gina and Eskies in Rally to Rescue

Gina and her ERU fosters are featured in ProPlan's Rally to Rescue Magazine. Download the PDF article to get the inside story on how we find the right home for our precious eskies. published with permission.



Moon Shadow - TV Star! -- Tuesday February 14th, 2006

ERU's Moon Shadow STARS in in WMOR-TV's coverage of the Animal Coalition of Tampa's Spay/Neuter Clinic.


published with permission




The Railroad Home -- Saturday December 24th, 2005

Heather and Hallee

A newspaper reporter from the NWI Times hopped aboard one of Deborah Guske's eskie railroads that transported some of her foster's dogs from Illinois to their forever homes in Michigan, including bringing Hallee to Heather (pictured above). Read the article.