Shar Pei | Conejos County, CO
YoungMaleLargeAmerican Pit Bull Terrier
Ollie is an amazing, uniquely gorgeous, 10-11 month-old boy. He was abandoned in Dulce, NM when his family left, but he stayed close to home and was fed by neighbors until we could take him in. He is a beautiful silver brindle with a muscular cattle dog / bully dog build, lots of speed and agility, and a willing and happy disposition. Loves to play with other dogs, run, and play with toys. He had never seen a toy before he came into foster, but he absolutely loves to play with them (yes, a few have bit the dust after some hard love). Ollie loves people but is still learning we don’t play like dogs. He is fine with older children but could be too rough for young ones right ow. He enjoys just being close and walks pretty good on leash (he walks in tandem with his foster sister pup about same age), but is still puppy mode about wanting to chase birds, leaves, chipmunks.
We were so curious about Ollie's genetics that we had his DNA tested. He is a 16-way boy with subequal amounts of Pit Bull Terrier and Shar Pei (17-18% each), subequal amounts Great Dane, Staffordshire Terrier, Bulldog, Australian Cattle dog, and German Shepherd (7-10% each), about 5% each Husky and Chow Chow, and about 2% each Boxer, Doberman and Chihuahua plus a few other things! Altogether he is 100% very good American All-Breed Dog! He does seem to be a good guard dog and will bark when he thinks there is a threat to the house or yard, but he is not an incessant barker.
Ollie is around 40 lbs and though he has very big (as in Great Dane!) feet, he isn’t putting on much weight though he eats well and plays hard. He wants to please but had no training at all and is still learning basic things. He knows sit, search, and cookie! He is pretty good about waiting at doors and gates as well. Recall definitely needs work though he will return from an off-lead run on his own time. He still jumps a bit when excited and is a counter investigator inside, but is learning. Foster family has 3 dogs and 3 cats and so he is kept confined or controlled in house --he has an enclosed porch where he can sleep and play when not outside, he is crated with other dogs inside at night, and he is on lead when exploring the house. He tends to think most objects are toys though he has been good in his confined space and is definitely house-broken. His foster family loves him and would keep him if they didn’t already have three dogs 3 years and younger. Also their oldest male isn’t happy to have another male in his pack, though Ollie has been very submissive (but playful) with all the dogs. We think Ollie will do best in a home with another dog or two and a patient loving family who will appreciate his sweet but rambunctious nature. He might also be fine as an only if he were kept close and taken with his person. We are happy to do a foster-to-adopt, but would ask for a 3 week minimum/6-week maximum trial. Ollie rides well in car and is not a runner. He is curious about cats but not aggressive— just a bit invasive for some cats, as are most pups.
Ollie is neutered and UTD on DAPPv and rabies. He is an uncut gem who will shine with the right training and love.
animal must be spayed or neutered
fees are generally from $35 - $100