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Ollie Wire Fox Terrier Mix Arlington, VA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium

About

House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Prefers a home without
Cats.

Meet Ollie

Meet Ollie! This cute terrier mix was found as a stray as a young pup and was only in the rescue a short time before being adopted by a local couple back in 2016. He was with them more than 2 years, but was recently returned when his parents were dealing with health issues and trying to have a baby. They had concerns about Ollie’s protective nature and how he would welcome a new baby into their home. They did some training with Ollie early on, and he improved, but they did not stay consistent with the training.

Worthy Dog welcomed Ollie back into the rescue, and are committed to finding his forever home. We felt he would benefit from a more formal training program, and enrolled him in the Happy Hounds Prison Dog Program right before the holidays. He’s done great with his training and is a very smart pup who just needs the right environment.

Initially, Ollie would guard himself around new people, was reactive to other dogs, and was protective of his crate. The training staff worked with him and figured out how to introduce him to new things. The key is letting him initiate interaction in his own time (it doesn't take long). Ask him for a sit or down and give a treat, or walk with him when you first meet him and give him time to get familiar. He is not the kind of dog that a stranger can just run up to and hug or pet, so he’s not a good fit for toddlers or young kids who don’t always understand boundaries. When given a little space, he interacts well with just about everyone and plays great with most of the dogs in the program. He even has a best friend named Maverick.

Because of Ollie’s progress in the program, he was given overnight privileges recently and went home with one of the officers associated with the program. He spent the weekend with 3 kids, 2 dogs, cats, and chickens. He was nervous around the toddlers but bonded right away with the 11-year-old boy in the home. He interacted well with the 2 dogs but was not a fan of the cats and chickens. Ollie needs a calm home, and would be ideal for a couple or a single owner, or a home with another dog and older kids. Mostly he needs an owner who understands him and will offer him a consistent routine.

Ollie can adapt to be a great companion and is very smart. He adores and respects his handler who is able to put Ollie in a sit-and-stay, leave for 3+ minutes and return with Ollie still sitting obediently in the same spot. Awesome! He’s made so much progress, and still has some time left in the program.

We look forward to helping Ollie find his true forever home. Apply today.

BREED ESTIMATE: Terrier mix
GENDER: Male
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 40 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~3 to 3.5 years
COAT TYPE: Wiry/low shed
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: Up to date on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Hagerstown, MD

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.worthydog.org and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to http://foster.worthydog.org and fill out an application.

Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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  • Wire Fox Terrier
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium

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