A Male Labrador-x presently Adopted
UPDATE - JULY: Oliver is doing so well -- the pounds are falling off slowly and he is regaining his stamina. In a few months, we are hoping to feel his ribs. Animatch is feeding him controlled portions and since there is never a dull moment at the Centre, he is engaging and interacting more often with dogs and humans. Oliver still has many more pounds to lose but he would be so happy to continue his weight loss journey in a home. Once he is down to a comfortable weight, walks will certainly help in shedding pounds. Please note that Oliver need patience and understanding when it comes to getting in a car -- we believe that the brothers' first car ride was when they were driven to Animatch. Oliver is so ready to spread his love and be part of a family. Are you the one to help him reach his goal weight? Please fill in an adoption form and ask for Oliver.
If you looked into these big brown eyes that seem to be saying, “Can I please have a cookie?”, would you give in? Or, would you be able to bend down and talk to Oliver, scratch his ears, go outside on the deck, distract him. If you can’t do it, then you must pass up the chance of adopting this wonderful dog. You wouldn’t be doing him a favor. Because we don’t want him to see an early death or spend his life fighting health problems, Animatch needs to know that you are going to do everything possible to help Oliver lose weight and most importantly maintain it. The extra pounds are placing stress on his bones, ligaments, and joints not to mention are causing decreased stamina, heat intolerance, and difficulty breathing. In a nutshell, letting him continue like this is diminishing the quality and length of his life. Oliver is an amazing dog who absolutely loves his big brother, Wally; in fact, he can regularly be found by his side as if encouraging him to get up. This was not done to them purposely by their family; it was a problem that just escalated. That part of their life is over and now we are looking for a guardian who has the compassion and patience – with lots of love thrown in – to give this fellow back his life. If you want to make a difference in a sweet and lovable dog’s existence, please consider adopting Oliver.
You will be contacted for an interview only if you meet all the criteria and could potentially be a suitable match. Animatch does retain applications for two months and you could be contacted within that period for another dog or puppy. There is no need to complete more than one application. Please understand that every decision Animatch makes is with the dog’s best interest in mind.
More Details About Oliver
- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Labrador-x
- Size: Large (152 lbs - should be 80)
- Age: 3 years
- Gender: Male
- Grooming: Low
- Energy: Medium
- Children: 8 and over
- Cat friendly: Yes
- Dog friendly: Yes
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