Ollie: 5-year-old female golden, 67 pounds
Nice to haves: mentor dog, fenced yard
Looking for a mellow girl to round out the pack at your house? Then look no further. I’m Ollie, a retired breeder girl who has adapted pretty easily to the good life in a house after a lifetime of having puppies.
Foster mom says I’m a low- to medium-energy girl who loves hogging her attention. But not to worry, I also absolutely love playing with my foster sisters and brother (bitey-face is a specialty of mine) and once we’ve tired ourselves out, I also love snuggling with them. And if you take me out to the vet or for a walk, no worries – I just want to say a happy hello to every dog I see, and people too.
I love going for walks, and foster mom says I walk nicely on leash; I will not pull you. And I will do my business while out on a walk; that’s something many other retired breeder dogs have trouble with. If you have a fenced yard, you will need to keep an eye on at all times as I like to ingest yard debris. Yep, I still have some puppiness left! Foster mom distracts me from yard goodies by throwing a ball – I do love to chase them. And because of my propensity to ingest things, I do not get stuffed toys. Instead, I get tough toys and chews that are replaced with new ones when the old ones show signs of wear.
The only thing I haven’t adapted to yet in this new life of mine is car rides; I still find them scary. To help keep me calm, foster mom gives me some anti-anxiety pills a couple of hours before any long car rides.
You should also know that I am housetrained, did have heartworm disease but was successfully treated for it and I’ve been spayed. I do not like to be crated but I am just fine if I’m confined to a room like the kitchen via a baby gate.
So, what do you think? Am I the girl of your dreams?