Occasionally we find ourselves in the position to help clients rehome dogs that are not the right fit in their homes. In most cases these dogs are happy and healthy dogs who just need a different environment to be successful. Read about the dogs available for adoption below.
Oliver is a client dog looking for a new home.
He’s an almost 3 year old neutered male Australian Shepherd.
Oliver has done a Board & Train program with me in the summer of 2019, attended a structured daycare program I used to offer, and has a lot of potential. He needs an owner or family familiar with herding breeds and comfortable with the quirks that come along with them!
Oliver is aloof but friendly with most people and dogs. He is not a fan of people who enter his personal space without warning and will give a small growl or bark but with proper interruption will stop just as quickly as he starts. He has not bitten a person or dog to my knowledge or while in my care. He warms up to people quickly once he's over the initial surprise of their existence.
He's met most of my dogs and some client dogs and is safe. He’s not always the most playful with new dogs but he can coexist with most and will play when he’s comfortable. He gets a little barky during play but is easily redirected.
He is good at being crated, potty training is perfect.
He walks well on a leash but will need maintenance like any dog.
He is good with respectful kids but like with dogs, isn't the most playful.
He can be affectionate and snuggly with people who invite him to interact this way or he can give space and enjoy your company without needing to be on you. I wouldn't consider him a velcro dog but he does bond closely with his people.
Off leash he is independent but doesn't range out too far. His recall is great but again, will need regular maintenance just like any training.
He does well in the car when crated. When not crated he will get very excited, pace, vocalize, and occasionally bark out the window. He loves going for car rides but will need structure to stay in a healthy mindset while traveling.
He enjoys playing tug and frisbee.
He has no known food sensitivities or allergies.
He has nice food drive for training. Toy drive is there but needs channeling.
His ideal home would be an active single owner or young active couple.
He needs someone who is interested in pursuing activities that engage him mentally and physically. He needs an owner who can invest time and money into training and activities to bond and form a strong working relationship. He’s got a great off switch but he’s still an energetic guy who needs an owner who will learn his quirks and find him appropriate outlets!
His adoption fee is $250 and includes a credit for two private lessons as well as ongoing support as needed.
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