My name is Ollie, and I am looking for my forever family…
I’m only about 8 months old, and I’m probably a Dane mix because I’m small for my age… whatever that means. I only weigh about 75 lbs. and I think I’m perfectly lap-sized! My foster mom tells me that good things come in small packages (that must be true because treats come in small packages).
Don’t let my sad eyes fool you. I’m one happy pup! I love to play and go for walks (I’m always in search of the perfect stick), and then I like to come home and curl up on the sofa with my people. I will take as much affection as you can dish out, and my absolute favorite thing (other than treats) is a belly rub. Did I mention I like treats? My foster dad says I am good on a leash, and he is teaching me to “heel.” He says I’m very smart, I learn quickly, and I’m eager to please.
I already know “sit” and “down.” Well, most of the time. I’m learning a lot of new things right now, so sometimes I forget. I also know “no” (I hear that one a lot, especially when I get really excited and want to jump on my people-friends). My foster parents say that my manners are getting better every day, though.
My foster mom tells me that I’m really good in the house. I don’t have accidents, and I don’t “counter surf” or “dumpster dive” (I don’t even know what those things are).
I like my crate; it’s where I sleep and it’s where I go when my foster mom tells me it’s time to chill out. Even though I’m a puppy, I don’t chew on furniture or shoes, but I do love “helping” people put on their socks! It’s one of my favorite games. I also like to chew on hands and arms (they taste so good!), but foster mom says I can’t and I’m learning to chew on my toys instead. I love ropes and chew toys and furry things that squeak (and that have stuffing I can rip out).
I’m still learning how to be what my foster mom calls a “gentleman” and I can get pretty excited sometimes, so I probably would not do well in a house with small children. An adult-only household (or one with teenage kids) might be best, as I’ll need consistent training and some discipline until I find my grown-up groove.
I’m currently in a house with no other animals, but I am really interested in meeting new dog friends. Let’s be clear: cats are for chasing. Meeting new people is still a little scary for me (I was a stray and had a really tough time adjusting to life in a shelter). I can get a little defensive and bark when I meet someone new, but all it takes is a treat and a few kind words to win me over. Once we’ve bonded, I am devoted to you. I just want to be where you are, give you kisses, and get some love in return.