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August 10, 2006

Meet Oscar!

Oscar is a sweet young boy – 17 months old – who needs a new home. His current mom’s job is taking her away on trips too often and he wants someone who is around more. He weighs about 10 pounds, and is a belge rough coat with natural ears. He gets along well with other dogs but dislikes cats.

Oscar is a Velcro dog. He wants to be near you all the time and loves attention. If he feels you are not paying enough attention to him he will bark for more!

Oscar walks well on a leash and is pretty well housebroken. He has a special diet and if he gets in to other food or is given table scraps he can get an upset stomach and will make mistakes in the house.

Oscar is crate trained but doesn’t like to go in a travel bag and gets very upset when he is put in one so he will need someone who doesn’t do a lot of traveling – or travels by car and can take Oscar’s crate also. He is up to date on his shots but will need to be neutered before he is placed.

Oscar is located in Laurel, Maryland.

If you would like more information, contact Vicki. If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.





September 13, 2006

Update!

Oscar has been Adopted!

Update on Oscar in MD – FYI – Abbey is the 13 year old pit bull who has cancer and is not doing well – but seems to have new life thanks to Stitch – who was their first griff and is about 10 months old. Now Oscar is added to the mix –

Vicki


I LOVE HIM!!! He was shy with the girls and Joe at first. My daughters are very gentle with him and he's noticeably more comfortable with them already. It was upsetting how afraid he seemed to be around Joe at first. We figured out that Joe has to be either sitting on the floor or lying in bed. Oscar has even started to play with Joe (Joe is learning).

Like I said, Abbey tries to play when she can. Stitch didn't like him the first night. That's over and they go nowhere without each other now. Most of the time you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. They are so adorable. I want to sign him up for training classes soon. He needs to be more socialized. He's afraid of a lot.

So far so good on eating the dry food. My vet said that I should try to take him off of the d/d canned dog food and see if his skin problem would return. Maybe his skin condition was caused by the fleas. Now that he no longer has fleas, I have reduced mixing the d/d canned food to about a tablespoon mixed with dry. It seems to be working so far. I'm taking it one day at a time and watching him closely.

He is so unbelievably sweet. It's like he's been here since he was a puppy. I'd like to think it was me, but it is probably just his personality. We all love him.



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