Olive – Special Needs
I love you, too.”
-Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold
Welcome Olive! ACR’s newest tripod comes to us at 1.5 years old and 44 pounds. Olive’s left front leg was recently amputated, but she is recovering nicely in her foster home. She is starting to come out of her shell and build up her confidence on 3 legs after her surgery.
Olive is already housetrained! She sleeps through the night in her crate and keeps it clean. Right now, she doesn’t have a signal to let her humans know she wants to go outside, but she hasn’t had any accidents. Olive is working on her crate training, and she is almost there! She will go into her crate for food and water, and usually, she can be lured in with a treat. She protests for just a few minutes before she settles down, and every now and then, she’ll protest again if she knows there’s a human who can let her out nearby. At night, she’s perfect and sleeps through the night with no problems and whining. This girl is a quick learner, so we expect that she will get more comfortable with her crate as she continues to settle in and has more practice with it. She’s already well on her way to learning “sit” and “stay” too!
Olive has been around cats, dogs, and kids, and she has been great with all of them. With cats, she didn’t react at all, aside from wanting to eat their treats, and with kids, she was a little shy at first but super playful with them once she warmed up. When she gets really excited, she can get a little bouncy and mouthy, so she may be better with older kids, especially while she’s learning to work on that. Olive has been good with other dogs, and it seems like she wants to play with them but is content to ignore other dogs if they aren’t wanting to play. She’d be a great dog to take to the dog park!
Miss Olive is happy to spend the day snoozing and snoring, but when she’s awake, she’s all about the cuddles, pets, and kisses. She loves to play fetch in the house and run around to get some of her energy out. Right now, she’s used to short and medium walks and fast and furious bouts of play sessions, and that seems to be a good level of exercise for her.
When Olive meets new people, she’s shy for a few minutes, but once she’s comfortable, she is very affectionate. She doesn’t love being picked up, and she definitely prefers belly rubs and will ask for them constantly by flopping upside down. In fact, if you’d let her, she’d be happy to have her belly rubbed all day.
Olive may be down one leg, but she’s optimistic about what her new life holds for her. Could it be with you? Contact us today!
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