Thank you Chere for sending us your rescue story! Ollie sounds wonderful and he’s so lucky to have found his forever home with you.
We rescued Ollie from the Cheyenne Animal Shelter in July 2013. Our families freaked out when they heard we adopted a pit bill mix (he’s a boxer/pit mix), but they soon fell in love with his charming personality just like we had. He was eight years old and is now almost 12.
He’s a little “special needs” because he hates being left alone, so we don’t leave him alone pretty much ever. Either my husband or I stay with him, or he goes with us. He gets along well with everyone but cats. He is the least aggressive of our three dogs, wonderful with kids, and so sweet I can’t possibly explain to you how sweet and endearing he is. He smiles and snuggles up to everyone he meets, but he especially adores my husband. They have an almost parent/child bond.
Our biggest challenge has always been getting him to eat. He just doesn’t care about food at all. He used to have horrific gas, but once we found food that agreed with him that completely stopped. Well, almost completely. 🙂
We love all of our dogs, but Ollie is absolutely special. All of our dogs have been rescues of a sort, but he is our first from a shelter.