Age: 9 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 27 lbs
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Fenced Yard: Not required
Adoption Fee: $350
Olive was tearfully surrendered when her family had to move overseas for work. She was a foster with FBRN early in her life but had lived with her previous family for about the last 8 years. Olive is now ready to find the perfect forever home where she can retire and spend her golden years!
She loves to follow her humans around, but she will also occupy herself with toys and bones. Olive is completely house broken and does great in a crate. She also does great on walks! Olive is a very dominant dog who will need a home where she is the only animal. Olive is food and toy aggressive but seemingly only around other animals. She is a resource guarder and her dominance over other dogs means she should never be in a home with young children or where young children come to stay or visit, because we'd hate to see a child get a nip or bite--parents can't be watching 100% of the time. She would be happy to share a home with humans above the age of 15, as long as they are okay giving her plenty of attention!
Olive has a history of skin and urinary tract infections. Your vet can tell you what to look for in terms of a recurrence of a UTI or skin infection. She has allergies and will need regular medicated baths, as well as remain on her current pricey diet. Olive has been treated for Lyme disease and a relapse is possible. Your vet can also tell you what to look for in watching for a relapse in Lyme disease.
Olive would flourish in a home with people who can devote plenty of time and attention to her. Someone who has experience with the breed is preferred. She would do great in a home of any size. Olive doesn’t require much room, just someone who is willing to give her tons of love! No fenced yard is necessary, but a nearby place for walks would be ideal. Olive would love to have a person home around the clock, but someone who can give her a midday break is just fine. She would definitely do great in an office setting (as long as there were no other dogs) and she loves car rides, so don't let a long drive to North Carolina dissuade you from adopting her!
A few words from foster mom, “Olive is the sweetest girl! Nothing beats seeing how excited she gets to see us every time we come home from work. She loves to be our shadow and never fails to make us laugh. Olive is never short on the amount of kisses, snuggles, and love she is willing to share. While she is an older gal, you would never know it by her happy-go-lucky attitude. We hope she finds a forever home who can give her the best golden years possible as we know she deserves it!”
If you’d like to adopt Olive, please submit an application and tell us why you’d be a great forever home! Until then, Olive will be enjoying daily walks and evening snuggles with her foster family.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Olive has recovered from symptoms of Lyme disease, but it is possible that she might relapse. Her adopters should watch for signs of a relapse, as well as signs of a recurrence of skin infection or UTI. Your vet will be able to show you what to look for.
To reduce allergy flare-ups, continue feeding her the food she is now eating and give her medicated baths at regular intervals.
Olive is a resource guarder, so she should be watched when she plays with toys or is being fed. One way to stay safer is to feed her in her crate and limit her toy playtime to a certain time of day or amount of time. Olive is happiest and safest as an only dog, and can't be around small children.
Here you go olive, Best of luck. - BEE
Hello Olive. What a sweet face you have! Just a little something to help you move closer to your forever home. I look forward to seeing your progress. Sending lotsa love, GeGe