Odie - Boxer Mix

NJ -

Male -

1 Year

This dog was adopted on 2016-02-29

Personal Information

Weight:36 Pounds

Color:Fawn

Ears:Natural

Tail:Docked

Spayed/Neutered:Yes

Shots Up to Date:Yes

Other Dogs:Yes

Cats:Yes

Children:Unknown

Crate Trained:Yes

House Trained:Yes

Microchipped:Yes

Individual Needs:Needs a sturdy fence of at least 6 feet and supervision outside at all times. NO INVISIBLE/ELECTRONIC FENCES

Adoption Donation:$375.00

My Story

05.19.2015

My friend Odie has been with us for a little while now and would love a forever home.  I recently took him to the vet twice for routine check ups.  The first time, he was a little apprehensive towards the doctor because he was male.  Odie stayed behind me and just kept looking at the doctor.  I knelt down to his level to help reassure him that the doctor would not hurt him.  Eventually he came around.  He just needs a lot of reassurance from someone that he trusts.  The second time at the vet went a lot smoother and Odie adapted easier. 
 
Odie has definitely learned to adjust to situations better but I want to make sure that his forever family understands that he needs time to learn to trust a person, especially males. When you have earned his complete trust then he becomes your shadow.  Whenever I get home, he is right there by the door to greet me and then proceeds to follow me into whatever room I go to.  He is really my shadow until it's bedtime.  Also, he doesn't like loud noises and tends to hide in my son's room when he gets scared.  For whatever reason, that room has become his safety zone.
 
He has adapted well in a house full of animals.  He tries to play in the yard with my younger cat and chase him around.  It's so cute to watch the two of them.
 
Odie is doing better on the leash but still needs some work.  He just wants to run or walk fast.  The training is to teach him to just walk.  Sometimes I walk Odie and my 9 year old boxer together to teach him how to pace himself.  But the boy has a lot of energy to burn so whoever adopts him should like to go for long walks.
 
He enjoys the simple things - entertaining house guests, car rides, snuggling on the couch with his foster family, giving lots of kisses...this sweet boy is loving in every way and a joy to be around! 

01.21.2015

Odie has been with us for a few months now and has adjusted quite well.  I am  happy to report that he has gotten a lot better with chewing items around the house.  He hasn't chewed anything lately.  We have to let him run around in the backyard often and go for regular walks to burn his energy.  He doesn't growl at men anymore due to the constant exposure he gets to people on his walks.  He will stop and stare at a person or dog but doesn't react negatively.  He can easily walk for an hour if I have the time and has almost mastered the 'sit' command.  We are working on the 'stay' command because he runs to the front door everytime anyone comes in.  I also welcomed another cat into my home and Odie never had an altercation with the kitten (despite the fact that the kitten is a little wild due to his age).  So all in all, he would make a great companion or addition to any family that has the time to give him the attention he craves...By the way, you must love to cuddle because after a long day at work, Odie LOVES to basically sit on you and snuggle.

10.16.2014

Odie is one of the most affectionate and loving dogs that I have ever met. He has been with us for a few weeks now and is adjusting well. However, I do think that I need to be honest about some of his issues. I have noticed during his walks and outings that he has a fear of some men. He tends to growl at certain men with dark hair. Also, he has not had a lot of exposure to small children but he has growled at a few small children when we were out. I am helping him overcome his fear with different techniques. Once he trusts you then he showers you with tons of kisses and will try to sit on your lap for hugs. Also, I highly advise that he belongs in a home with a high, well secured gate. He has escaped a few times but so far luckily, there has always been another person with me to help me catch him. He has a lot of energy to burn and enjoys going jogging. I am confident that with time, patience and some extra walking, these issues will be resolved. In the meantime, I will enjoy bringing out the best in him and his loving personality. He's an awesome cuddler!

09.21.2014

Hi there! I met Odie after his long car ride to New Jersey. He was a little shy and apprehensive at first. I let him play in the backyard for a long time before I introduced him to my dog. They get along really well. Odie is so friendly and willing to please. He's not aggressive at all. He loves treats and food. So I have to make sure that I don't leave a sandwich on the coffee table. I also introduced him to my cat. He was curious and tried to sniff my cat. Unfortunately, my cat wasn't very receptive to the new guest in the house. So Odie now just walks by and doesn't get too close to the cat. Odie loves going for walks, cuddling with me on the couch, and playing with my son. He is one of the most sweetest and lovable dogs that I have ever met. Usually, I think that it's a blessing for a dog to get adopted. But I truly believe that whoever adopts Odie will be the fortunate and blessed one.

04.09.2014

Odie is doing so well here in NH. He is the sweetest Boy i have ever had. he is so well behaved and he gets along with the pack. His food aggression is gone and he continues to steal our hearts. He loves to be loved and he is a very quiet guy,very mild mannered. I love when I call him and he comes running with his ears blowing in the wind and he is actually smiling as he runs. He loves treats and has been very easy to train. He's very smart and is so willing to please. He loves to cuddle upwith you on the couch and is so content to be with his person. Please give him a chance you won't be sorry, everyone that meets him loves him.

02.15.2014

"Hello from NH" I had a very long car ride on Sunday to get to my new foster Mom. Even though I was a little scared and confused and wasn't sure where I was being taken to, I was a very good trooper and did not complain on the long car ride. As a matter of fact the scenery was quite nice and the man who drove me was very kind. Foster Mom said that I was going to like it in NH and I was going to be able to play with other dogs and live in a nice warm house with lots of good food. Good food indeed! With fresh chicken in it. I was so excited to eat that I was afraid someone might take it away so I protected my bowl and growled. Foster Mom said that was not allowed and I had to learn to share and not be possesive. I am learning quickly and I am happy and free here, I realize no one is going to take my food and there is plenty to go around. I am getting better about not guarding my bowl. I have showed my foster Mom and my foster sisters that I am very friendly and enjoy playing. Foster mom says that I also need to learn not to jump up. I'm just a little guy though so I feel I have to get on my hind legs to get closer to people, I really like to be close, I like humans they can be nice. Foster mom told me that because I am such a friendly, gentle little guy that someone will probably take me to my forever home soon. If you have room in your heart and a place to play for a sweet 8 month old boy, I would like to meet you. Just ask for Odie The one with the big, soft, very soft hound ears.

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