Age: 2 years
Weight: ~50 lbs.
Breed: Saluki/Collie mix
Adoption Fee: $500
Dogs: Yes, friendly
***ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE EXPERIENCED DOG OWNERS. PLEASE READ THE PROFILE CAREFULLY***
Meet Ollie, a playful and mischievous pup that has the sweetest face and the most adorable ear floofs! He loves to sit outside and stare at all of the squirrels that taunt him from the trees!
Ollie is a very anxious and fearful dog around unfamiliar people and/or dogs. However, once he learns to trust you, he is an absolute sweetheart that is affectionate and playful, and acts like a silly kid. He is currently on medication that helps with his anxiety, but he will need a patient owner that has completed, at minimum, a basic training course and has experience handling anxious dogs. Ollie can become vocal and reactive so his owners must be aware of their surroundings and the situations that they are putting him into. Mental and physical exercise is highly beneficial to expend some of his pent up anxiety and energy.
Ollie has had two months of board and train. He knows his basic commands, walks in the heel position, can keep an extended “place,” and knows to wait until he is given a release word before he can eat or leave his crate/mat. He does well in a structured home that can provide a firm and consistent environment. Ollie does not do well with training that is only treat based.
Ollie is currently fostered with three dogs and a cat. He is not an alpha dog but would do best with other friendly, active dogs that like to run and play. He is fed in, and sleeps in his crate. He handles crowds of people and dogs better than short encounters with a single person and/or dog. He attends and does well at group events and walks, practices sit/stay in social areas (Petsmart, Starbucks, parks, etc.) and can be led by an unfamiliar person if that person knows how to guide him.
Ollie’s ideal home would be in a quiet setting with an active family, another playful dog, and no kids or cats.
*We would like to have Ollie adopted around the Baltimore area. He will come up to date on his shots, microchipped, and neutered. If you are interested in adopting him, please fill out an online application. We will then contact you to conduct a home visit and, once you are approved, a $100 deposit is required.*