Ollie came to us from his lifetime home after his family grew ill and could no longer care properly for him. As a result, he needs a bit of maintenance to get back to his beautiful self, but his spirit is strong and he is happy to be safe and loved. He is a purebred Australian shepherd (red tricolor) with a beautiful coat that is growing back in after getting rid of the fleas that were making him itchy. He needs to gain about 5 to 10 pounds, and his appetite is good, so that should just be a matter of time. Ollie is good with dogs (he is currently living with 4) and also with cats (he is now living with one). He loves to go on walks, and he is taking longer ones each day (now up to 1.5 miles) to strengthen his back legs and hindquarters. He is housetrained and behaves well in the car. Sometimes when he is on a walk he just barks (once) periodically because he’s so happy to be out and about. He is very affectionate and loves his stomach rubbed and his coat brushed. He sleeps quietly on his dog bed at night without needing to get up. Ollie would prefer a home with a minimum of slippery floors and few stairs.
Age: 13 years old
Special Needs: No
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After your application is approved, we will coordinate a time for a meet and greet with you and the senior dog you are applying to adopt.
If you (and your family) and the dog are a good match for each other, a home visit is then scheduled and completed.
After a home visit is complete, the adoption can be finalized and a new happy tail can be told!