Ollie 21-017

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Ollie was surrendered to RAGOM by a commercial breeder. He is new to life as a family pet and depends heavily on other dogs for guidance and comfort, so he will require another medium to large, confident dog in his forever home. Any children in the home must be 8+ and dog-savvy. Because he is afraid of people, Ollie requires a physical fence. He has not been tested with cats.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Ollie regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

At a Glance #21-017

Goldendoodle 7 years old
Male 59 lbs

Available as of February 20, 2021
Fostered in Ham Lake, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 8+
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Medium energy
Children ages 8+
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Another dog REQUIRED
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Not tested with cats
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Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
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Medium energy
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Profile

Ollie was surrendered to RAGOM by a commercial breeder. He is new to life as a family pet and depends heavily on other dogs for guidance and comfort, so he will require another medium to large, confident dog in his forever home. Any children in the home must be 8+ and dog-savvy. Because he is afraid of people, Ollie requires a physical fence. He has not been tested with cats.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Ollie regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

Updates

Friday, April 9, 2021

Ollie went to the groomer after he was able to get his vaccinations. I had cut huge mats from his feet right after he got here because they were painful. The groomer started cutting mats from his body, but ended up shaving his fur short to make it even because there were so many mats. Now it can grow out all at once. Here is a picture of him after his haircut.

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He feels so much better after being groomed and he actually enjoyed it! His soft brown fur is growing back nicely.

Ollie has come a long way since his first update! He isn’t afraid of people anymore and comes up to me to be petted. Once he discovered that he could lay on the couch, that has become his favorite spot. When I sit down by him, he moves closer so he is touching me. 

He is no longer kenneled. There is no more peeing in the house since he has settled in. He usually sleeps with my dogs in the living room, either on a dog bed or on the couch, but jumped into bed with me last night during a thunderstorm. He never moved all night! 

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These former breeder dogs usually don’t know what toys are for. Ollie watched my resident dog playing with a stuffed toy and had to check one out. He carries it around wherever he goes now and was running around the yard throwing it up in the air. He is enjoying his new life! 

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Ollie is a very sweet dog. I am still working on getting him used to car rides. I dog-sat for another foster over the weekend, and Ollie thought it was pretty neat having another dog here! He got her to chase him after he play-bowed to her. That made my heart happy! He definitely needs another dog in his forever home. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Ollie is a brown/gray-colored, 59-pound Goldendoodle who is around 7 years old. He was surrendered by a commercial breeder who has given us other dogs in the past.

When the transporters carried Ollie’s kennel (with him in it) from the car into the garage and opened the door, he just laid there and wasn’t going to move. I let my dogs out of the house, and Ollie perked up and ran from the kennel with them into the backyard. 

This was his first time running around in a yard! He had to pee everywhere my dogs have peed, and then he even pooped. We, as fosters, are always happy when a former breeder dog relaxes enough to go potty.

When I picked up his 30-foot lead to go into the house, he followed my dogs right through the kitchen doorway without hesitation! Usually, breeder dogs are afraid of doorways and need to watch another dog go through it first. This is why we have the requirement of another confident dog in the forever home. 

When Ollie came into RAGOM, he had such bad ear infections that his ears were swollen shut. He also came in with the biggest mats on his feet that looked like he had boxing gloves on! He let me slowly cut them off, but they were pulling his fur, so I only did a few at a time. One mat looked like a hamster when I got it off.

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During the first week Ollie was here, he kept peeing in the house. Now that he knows our routine, he always goes outside to go potty, but wants to come right back inside, so I have to make sure he stays out long enough.

When I took Ollie to his wellness exam, the vet wouldn’t give him any vaccinations because she wanted him only on antibiotics and steroids so his body only had to deal with the ear infections. Without his vaccinations, he couldn’t go to the groomer. 

Two weeks later, he went back for a recheck and was able to get all vaccinations because his ears looked great! He will go to the groomer on Monday, Feb 22, and will be neutered on March 3, so then he will look much better and will be all ready to be adopted.

He threw up in the car on the way home from both vet visits, so hopefully a few more car rides will help him to get used to riding.

Ollie is unsure about people yet, but will let me approach him and pet him. Since his ears hurt, he wasn’t thrilled when I had to put the drops into his ears, but he allowed me to do it. He is such a gentle dog.

He waits until I walk out of the kitchen before he will eat. He is starting to take treats from my hand. At first, he would lick the treat to make it fall out of my fingers, then eat it. Now he will take it from me! Baby steps!

Ollie sleeps in a kennel at night with the door closed. During the day, he has free roam as long as I am home. I have caught him counter surfing a few times, so he has to be watched. I don’t leave any food on the counters, but he did take a stuffed toy out of the sink!  He also loves to bite off feet or legs from the stuffed toys, so I have to make sure he doesn’t eat any. 

Ollie gets along great with other dogs. I have not cat-tested him yet. Here is a picture of him sharing my other foster’s kennel. 

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He loves to be in the kennel, but I encourage him to be with us in the living room.

He will make a wonderful pet for a lucky family, as long as they are patient with him so he can learn to trust them and learn their routines.

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Adopt Me: If you think Ollie would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email [email protected] with Ollie's name, RAGOM number (21-017), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.