Hi everyone! My name is Ollie, aka Happy Puppy.
I was dropped at a shelter right before Christmas, it was going to be the worst Christmas ever. The people that left me at the shelter had never even given me a name, I was just the dog in the backyard. But they were all I knew and they were my family.
Turns out this was the best Christmas ever! A lovely lady from Animal Allies of Texas picked me up and I got to spend Christmas inside. The lights were beautiful, and there was wrapping paper to play in, and kids and people that gave me pets and smiled at me. I was in Heaven.
I was given a name, Ollie. My very own name. But sometimes my foster mom calls me Happy Puppy, and I've heard her call me a velcro dog. I'm not sure what that is, but I love her so much and am so thankful that she saved me that I stick by her side all the time. She says I'm a good boy. I follow her around and couldn't be happier. I watch her cook, I sit with her when she's working, I play in the backyard with her.
I am very protective of her. I'm learning that other people are nice too and I don't have to protect my foster mom from everyone. I bond very strongly with one person and need to be introduced slowly to others. I need to be in a home with someone that will continue to socialize me.
I also don't like it when mom leaves, was I abandoned again? I get anxious when I can't see mom but I am getting better as I get more confident.
There are kids in my foster home. They are fun too, but my foster mom is best.
There are also two cats in the house, I'd never met a cat before. They are cute and fuzzy, but no one told me that had daggers on their paws. I really want to be friends with them and don't understand why they don't always like to play with me. I get a little upset at this and I tell them so, I'm learning to give the cats their space.
I've also made friends with my foster dog sister. She's a lot bigger than me but we play in the backyard and go on walks. Walks are the best. I'm learning what a leash is and still have to work on my leash manners. I say hi to all the dogs in the neighborhood, a little too loudly according to mom. But I want to please my foster mom so much that I listen well and do what I'm told when corrected. I love chews so much, who knew that the world contained so many tasty treats. I will sit by mom while she's working on her computer all day, chewing on a chew and napping. I'm still in the puppy stage and don't always know what I can and can't chew on. But I promise I'll do my best.
I was born with a twisted pelvis. It doesn't cause me pain or stop me from doing anything, I can run and jump with the best of them. But you will see me hold my back right leg off the ground sometimes.
I have a little bit of growing to do, but I'm going to be on the small side. Small enough to be picked up and carried around, which is also the best. I fall asleep in my foster mom's arms. I honestly don't know how I got this lucky.
The only thing I need to complete my perfect life is a forever home. I need to be with someone that will continue to work on my training and socialization. I want to be the best dog for you. If you would like to meet me please contact AAT. I'd sure love to meet you!
And if you would like to volunteer to save more lives and foster cats or dogs, please go the Animal Allies of Texas website and inquire. If it wasn’t for the kind lady who sprung me from the shelter, I might not be here to tell my story. Animal Allies of Texas (AAT) will educate you on what it takes to be a Foster Parent.