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Olympus Husky Kiowa, OK
- Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
- Adoption fee
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Olympus is a very unique-looking dog. He has the coolest ears and a beautiful coat color. He is playful, he is goofy, and he is super sweet! Olympus has quite the story, but before we get into that here is what his foster has to say about him!
"Olympus is very loving and loyal.
He needs a person who will protect him because his accident has left him unable to clench his teeth to bite down to protect himself from other animals. He needs soft food to prevent choking because he is unable to crunch his food sufficiently, but he will eat some hard food. He loves going on hikes. His mother was husky so his personality is mostly husky. He is not a barker.
He loves everyone he meets. He jumps up to greet people. He is a quiet house dog. He loves the outside and knows how to use a doggy door. He likes to run and go hiking and if he gets a good mile run in he will rest in his crate mostly. He will run most of the day if he has an active owner, but he will sleep most of the day if he has a less active owner."
Olympus was welcomed into rescue along with his mom and siblings when he was only a few days old. They were rescued from the shelter. He was adopted at around 9 weeks old, but a tragic accident caused him to come back to us at only 16 weeks old.
At 4 months old Olympus was taken to Blue Pearl where he was diagnosed with multiple left side face fractures and teeth. Unfortunately, while the owners were away their dog got after Olympus. It is unknown why the dog suddenly went after him, after weeks of doing great together. The left temporomandibular joint was shattered and bone fragments were seen scattered. The adopters were not prepared to take on his aftercare and surrendered him back to our rescue. Due to his condition and the recommendations of veterinarian Chris Rispoli and David Russell, we decided to do comfort care for Olympus until the swelling had decreased. We were to observe if eating and other functions would return. The multiple fractures, swelling, and age gave pause to observe and give comfort rather than euthanize. Once the swelling had gone down, vets were able to remove the fractured baby teeth. After a month he was up and running like a pup should be.
The option now is to remove the shattered jaw joint (which is a danger due to the vascular flow of the area.) So the decision is to allow Olympus his function of eating and playing that he has. Removing the shattered jaw joint may cause him to not be able to eat hard food. His injury leaves him with a crooked unique smile, a unique head shape, and the inability to completely open his mouth or bite (although he can chew food with his back teeth).
Olympus is a 6-month-old male Husky mix. His mom, Jupiter, looks like a purebred Husky so whoever his dad was must have had some strong genes! Olympus is on the more active side, but for the most part, he matches the energy of his family!
??To Olympus's Future Family??
?Olympus walks okay on a leash. He can get excited and want to pull at times. He does love going on road trips and does great in the car. Olympus likes meeting new people, and will often greet them with a hug.
? Olympus has been through a lot. However, this boy is a fighter! He survived an attack from a dog twice his size when he was only a baby still. Along with that, he has adjusted amazingly and is a pup who just wants to love and be loved! His favorite things to grab are socks and shoes, so if you need someone to help train you to keep your stuff put up...Olympus can help with that! He does not seem to be a water dog, but he does love playing with toys. He loves playing with a soft blanket, and will happily play tug o war with you! He isn't a big fan of fetch but LOVES tug-o-war.
Olympus can be protective over his food so we recommend he be fed separately from the other dogs. While he does great with other dogs, he probably is still learning to fully trust them again. He does resource guard his people a little as well. He loves attention so is worried the other dog will steal it from him. He does take correction well.
?Olympus has good house manners. He is potty and kennel trained. At night, he usually sleeps in his fosters bedroom on the bed with her.
?Olympus is a happy sweet boy that would fit into almost any home environment. He has not shown to be a big barker in his foster home and if exercised properly we believe he would be fine in an apartment setting.
?Olympus is good with other dogs. He has not been around cats or kids. Given his past, we recommend no young kids. He is still sensitive around his jaw, and we want to make sure the kids in the home know how to be gentle with him. He is also not a big fan of hugs. He accepts them but gives a little growl/grumble sometimes. He is good with other dogs and enjoys playing with them sometimes, but other times he can be pushy with them.
?? Adopting Olympus ??
Olympus went through something no puppy should ever have to go through. It took surgery and several months of healing for him to get to where he is now. He is doing excellent and shouldn't have any issues with his jaw for a long time. Once he gets older, there is the possibility of him needing some dental but at this time we cannot say if he will require any other medical attention down the road. Since he is still growing, it is a waiting game. At this time, he acts like your typical puppy. He has the cutest crooked smile now, and combine it with his ears and he is just irresistible!
Olympus would do best in a home that has a dog that is on the gentler side or no other dogs. He enjoys their companionship but is still learning to fully trust them again. A dog that is always in his face or tries to be dominant over him wouldn't work. He would make an amazing hiking buddy, but would also be happy to just hang at the house with his people.
Olympus is being fostered in Edmond, OK. His new family needs to be able to pick him up(even if they are out of state). No commercial transports and no shipping. Just a fun road trip with him and his new family! ?
His adoption fee is $225. That includes DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordatella shots. He will be micro-chipped, heart-worm tested, have a fecal done, be de-wormed, be spayed/neutered, and will be current on heart-worm and flea/tick prevention. It will also include his surgery.
If you are looking for someone to play tug-o-war with, go on hiking adventures, and have someone who will be as loyal as they come, Olympus is for you! You can apply to adopt him at https://www.pyrpawsandfluffytailsrescue.com/adoption-app
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