About Me

Name: Olivia of Buffalo - A Special Epileptic Girl!
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Poodle (Standard) (long coat)
Weight: 51.6 lbs
Height: 24 in
Estimated Birthdate: 11/12/2018
Fence Needed: Yes without exception
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$I am priceless

My Story

Date into Rescue: 6/28/2021

Reason for being in rescue: breeder release - because of her epilepsy, Oivia’s breeder recognized she should not pass this on to pups and brought her to us to find a pet home

Special Needs:  Olivia has epilepsy. She is controlled on phenobarbital 60 mg twice a day and keppra 1000 MG three times per day. GoodRx carries both of these drugs because they are also used in humans.  We calculate that Olivia's medications will cost approximately $1.60 per day or about $48 per month.  Epileptics and especially those on phenobarbital need their blood levels drawn about every six months until they are fully controlled.  Please check with your vet to see what it would cost for these checkups.  Olivia is not yet controlled although we are working on it.  She has had three seizure episodes during the 5 weeks we have had her.  She takes valium (pill form) and given rectally when she is having a seizure.  This stops the seizure and brings her back to us. 

What kind of home would be best for me: We are seeking a home with an experienced dog owner who understands the standard poodle and is willing to work with one who is different although in her own way just as sweet as they all are.  Olivia is painfully shy, moving away from humans and clinging to her dog friends.  She loves dogs - all sizes, shapes and colors.  She is starting to trust her caregivers but it is a slow process.   I believe she will eventually accept and learn to enjoy one or two people as long as there are other dogs around. 

Olivia must have a home with other standard poodles. She would also be great with other little dogs.  She is crate trained and likes her crate.  Her house training is not perfect but as long as she sleeps in her crate and goes right outside, she is good.  A fenced in yard is an absolute necessity.  Olivia’s new person will not want a dog - he or she will want to give a dog a home who needs a home.  

What is my personality like: Shy and fearful.  There is no real reason why, she was raised with love but she is fearful of new people.  She is not shy in an aggressive way.  She has no aggression in her.  She simply needs a long, long time to learn to trust a human.  It does help that we give her medications 3 times per day - hidden in yummy treats like pill pockets. She loves those.

Olivia is a dog’s dog. She loves the company of other dogs.  With her dog friends, she is playful, bouncy and romping and fun.  She follows her friends in and out and takes her cues from the way they act.  Her current group includes Jules and Esme.  

How do I act when I first meet new people: When Olivia enters the meet and greet room, please don’t expect her to meet and greet you.  She will look around, find someplace safe to sit and observe.  She will not interact act with you.  It’ll take time.  For the person whose heart is huge enough to give her time, I think she will be worth it.  

Tips and Tidbits: Olivia's birthday is 11/12/2018

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.

Potential Adopters

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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