Breed: Borzoi/Mastiff Mix
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 80 pounds
063-17-149-18 Ollie here. Sometimes Ollie Oops because once in a while I bump into things. I am usually careful and don’t do it a lot but in a new place I might underestimate where objects are. I have PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) — the retina in my eyes doesn’t see light. It doesn’t really bother me because I learned to navigate while it happened gradually. I remember because it is in the name: Progressive! I learned to smell and to hear better to help get around and figure out where things were. Sometimes I fool people and they don’t even notice my vision is bad. However any new place is scary to me. I really want to be adopted but I am going to be scared at first so I need someone who is patient and will work with me to get comfortable.
There are only a couple of steps in my foster home and I have a tough time going down more than 2 or 3 steps. Going up isn’t so bad but it is scary to go down. I probably could learn to navigate them with some patience and training but I am not going to guarantee that!
As I was growing up, I lived with a lot of other dogs and never met new people. There are a lot of new things I don’t know anything about so I can be afraid in new situations and in new places where there are new noises. The cars driving by in the pet store parking lot scared me! I never heard that kind of noise before but the humans I knew assured me it was okay so I felt a little better.
If you have a dog that I can get cues from by following them around, I would really appreciate it. In a new place it will be best for me to have a “leader dog” to help me.
I love to play with doggie toys. (I also like to hoard them in my crate.) I like other large and medium size dogs and like to play with them sometimes but I don’t like little dogs that bark at me. I like to nap and sleep in my crate. It is a “safe place” for me.
I love attention. I am a sweet boy who needs a home better than what I had before. Do you have room to adopt me?
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