Looking for a big goof ball that just wants to play, hang out and be loved?
Ollie Oxen Free is the dog for you.
Ollie came into the animal control in Jonesboro, Arkansas as a stray. He was sweet but would not walk on a leash and was scared of everything. The kennel tech there saw a sweet boy that just wanted to love anyone that showed him love, so she sent him to foster with her best friend. His foster mom has been working very hard and he has come a long way, and is starting to become a confident boy that just wants to be everyones friend.
Ollie walks good on his leash now, ever now and then it freaks him out a little but he is getting better every day. He is doing awesome at his crate & house training. He loves other dogs and loves going on play dates with all sizes of dogs. He is also doing very well learning how to live and communicate with the cats.
There is one thing Ollie has never been scared of, those little people. He loves kids and loves spending time with them.
Ollie will make a great addition to any family commited to continuing his socialization and training.
Name: Ollie Oxen Free
Breed: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd
Age: 4 months as of 05/26/19
Weight: 38 pounds as of 05/26/19
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Houstrained: Not usually
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes. Ollie is living with several other dogs. From a 4 pound Chihuahua to a Great Dane, he loves everyone. His best friend is the Chihuahua, who he is learning to play a little more gently with.
Cats: Yes. Ollie is living with 2 cats. He is doing very well learning cat languge. He is curious but doing very well at leaving them alone when they say no.
Kids: Ollie thinks kids are the best thing since sliced bread. He loves them and just wants to hang out with them.
PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??
Please review this checklist for socializing puppies - do you have the time - ask yourself!!!
Puppy Donation: $500.00 (includes spay/neuter surgery to be arranged by Paws New England at a partner veterinarian in several locations throughout New England). If adopter wishes to have his/her own veterinarian perform the surgery, $100 will be reimbursed upon proof of spay/neuter.
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.
All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.