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Ollie

  • Dog
  • Labrador Retriever & Poodle Mix
  • Labrador Retriever & Poodle Mix
  • Memphis, TN
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Black
Memphis, TN

About

Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

Meet Ollie

Ollie endured a lot before he was taken into The Real Good Dog Rescue. This young labradoodle male was abandoned by his owner. The owner moved and left Ollie in the back yard, and never returned. Neighbors, trying to be helpful, would throw leftovers to this dog. Imagine how terrified Ollie must have been. Not only did the only people he had ever known disappear, but, he never knew if he would have another meal. After a month, a good Samaritan came to the rescue. She had him cleaned and groomed, got all his immunizations, examined by a vet, and not surprisingly, Ollie was found to have heart worm disease, and was started on pre- treatment. This nice young lady is a full time student, and is also employed by the University. She would have loved to keep Ollie, but, he became frantic when she left her house. Ollie has separation anxiety. She tried to crate him, but he would destroy any crate.

At this point, Olllie was transferred to the TRGDR, and is in foster care. He adores his foster mom, and wants to be close to her whenever possible. For example, he has learned to push down the door handle to get wherever in the house she is. He patiently sits outside the shower waiting for her to finish. When she is sitting, he often puts his head on her foot. However, when she leaves, he will be happy with whomever is there. Also, as long as he is not crated, he will settle down and await her return.

Needless to say, Ollie does not need a family that is gone for many hours at a time.
He is a wonderful, sweet, loving dog. He gets along beautifully with the other eight dogs that are currently in his foster home. Ollie loves to play, and races around with one of the other pups. He would like someone who would take him outside and let him run. Although he has a deep bark, he has shown no aggression to any person or any dog. He rides beautifully in the car, but needs to be trained to walk well on a leash. He sleeps on a bed next to his foster parents.

Ollie is scheduled for heartworm treatment in October. If someone fosters/adopts him, they would need to take him for his vet appointments, as well as trying to keep him calm.
He is housebroken with a dog door. Ollie weighs around 44 pounds, and is about two years old, and is fully vetted.

He will make a fabulous family member to the right home.



AN ADOPTION FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PET.

If you are interested in adopting, have a look at our adoption website, read the online adoption agreement, complete the online adoption application, and submit it. Unless otherwise specified above in the dog's bio, adoption fees are $150.


If you are unable to adopt at this time, you may sponsor the care of this pet.
We adopt dogs from Memphis Animal Shelter when we can. The shelter has an 83% euthanasia rate, one of the highest in the country. Unfortunately, any dog coming from Memphis Animal Shelter, and most other shelters for that matter, will have been in contact with contagious illness. Even though the dogs have been in foster care and appear to be in good health, they may become stressed when changing environments and exhibit signs and symptoms of illness. If you have other pets, they need to be up to date on vaccines before bringing a shelter dog into your home. We will take the adopted animal back, but we are not responsible for your other animal's vet care. We always disclose where the dogs have come from. Please ask for any information about the dogs and exercise due caution if you have immunocompromised animals.

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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Adult
  • Male