Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Bichon Frise (long coat)
Weight: 17 lbs
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 3/4/2018
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Captain Ollie was surrendered by his owners to a SC shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Captain Ollie is neutered and up to date on all vaccines. Captain Ollie has heartworms and was treated on 6/8/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Captain Ollie is now ready for his forever home.
What kind of home would be best for me: Captain Ollie wants a woman only home, it can be more than one woman as he has plenty of love for the ladies in his life. He enjoys being near his favorite people and keeping track of your every move. He thinks he should join his people on every outing and would enjoy an active public life. Ollie needs a home with good routines, balls and interaction. His attention can wander into mischievous things like a purse (oooh lots of goodies and fun there!). He recently dug through a volunteer bag and emptied the can of gum!
Capt. Ollie is an active boy who is ready to rule and protect his kingdom from all harm. Given his tendency to resource guard his people, he needs an experienced owner with a commitment to ongoing positive reinforcement training to correct these behaviors.
What is my personality like: Capt. Ollie is a ladies man who is ready to be the only male in the home. He is unapologetic about his number one desire. After that, Ollie is happy and has a smile on his face.
Ollie likes to announce new people are here - alert there is a stranger! He will quickly stop barking and come in for sniffs & pets. Having a treat grabs Ollie's attention and can be won over immediately. He may be loud, but he is a big softie. In the home, we recommend Ollie be introduced to guests in a controlled, supervised manner. He has been known to be overprotective of his territory and his people. This includes resource guarding his people and his things. This behavior can escalate quickly is not managed with positive reinforcement.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Captain Ollie's estimated birthday is 3/4/2018. This estimate is based on the age provided by his owners at the shelter and his overall health and condition.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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