Oscar

Location: Ohio
Age: 3 years
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight: 21 lbs
Kids: NO
Cats: NO
Other small animals, e.g., birds & hamsters: NO
Other Dogs: NO
Fenced Yard: Not required
Available As Of: 01/03/2018
Adoption Fee: $500

Oscar is a handsome 3 year old boy! He was surrendered because he was not getting along with the other dogs in his last home. His previous owners reported that outside he got along with the other dogs, but inside he would attack them or play very rough making them get mad. He also was demanding of attention from the male of the household.

Oscar appears to be very healthy. He does have a luxating patella on his right back leg but this does not seem to bother him. He also had a back injury before coming into foster care. Vet records show that they thought it was possibly myelopathy or some other type of IVDD. He was on steroids and crate rest at the time. Since being in his foster home, his foster mom has not seen him have any issues but she has minimized stair walking and has not let him sleep in her bed for fear of him jumping out and reinjuring himself. Oscar suffers from OCD/anxiety as well and takes Prozac every day and Trazadone when needed.

He is very calm and happy as long as his foster mom is the only person home with him. He is laid back and will veg out on the couch all day. He’s a smart and loving boy who loves to sit next to his person on the couch. He is happy to sit on his foster mom’s lap and will let out a cute little sigh every time she hugs him as if he is in heaven. When she pets his belly, he will roll over and the ends of his mouth curl up into a big smile. At times, he follows his foster mom around the house, but is also okay with entertaining himself when she is busy. He likes to take walks and often he and his foster mom will walk a couple of miles; however, he does not require much exercise every day. He is eager to please and listens well to commands. He knows “sit,” “stay,” and “leave it.” Oscar is leash trained, crate trained and house broken, too.

Oscar needs to be in a quiet home, preferably with a single person who does not entertain often or have much company and one who does not have other pets. He does very well in a crate so does not need a forever home in which someone works from home. It would be nice if he could be offered a midday potty break but it is not necessary.

When company comes over to his foster home, Oscar is very demanding of attention. His foster mom usually has to leash him or hold him by the harness, because as soon as the door opens and someone steps through, his feet go 60 miles per hour as he tries to get to them. He needs constant reminding to sit, stay and not jump. He is very fixated on guests and thinks that anyone who comes in his house should be petting him and giving him attention at every moment. If they were to pet him constantly, all would be fine. Since that obviously can’t happen, he will only sit for so long before popping up like a piece of popcorn. He also has at times barked and shown his teeth at company all because he wants attention; however, he has not bitten anyone. For this reason, his foster mom has had to keep him leashed on occasion. He has been able to be off leash for a while but needs to be watched so that he doesn’t run into the backs of people or decide it’s time to jump on the guests and go crazy like he’s a Tasmanian devil  spinning around their bodies. He also does not like to see people hug and may nip around the individuals’ feet and legs. Again, he has not bit anyone, but looks like he is attempting to bite. His foster mom believes he acts up like this in an attempt to get his way. When people visit, Oscar will definitely need a lot of reminding and direction and his person must be a very firm leader.

In general, Oscar is more serious and chill than playful but he does like to run to and from his foster mom for play in the house. Every time he reaches her, he will run up, then spin around and sit up close for a quick snuggle and hug. He loves walks but is really a very relaxed dog and is happy to relax around the house or follow his person around from room to room.

Oscar is a very sweet, smart, and loving dog. He will do very well in a quiet home without too much commotion. He just wants to be by his person’s side at all times. Whether indoors with him or out walking and exploring all he wants is to be someone’s little sidekick and companion. He just needs a strong and patient leader to guide and love him. If you think Oscar sounds like a great little buddy, please submit an application to adopt him!

  • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
  • APPLICATIONS FROM OHIO, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
  • ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT.
  • WE REQUIRE THE DOG TO BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE CITY/STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE.
  • IF A DOG IS LISTED ON “OUR AVAILABLE DOGS” PAGE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION, THEN THAT FRENCHIE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
  • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION.
  • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO BE EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.  

If you are interested in adopting Oscar, please fill out an online application. There is a $10 application fee. Apply