Lovable Ollie is one of our favorite foster dogs. He is Beagle through and through, right down to his beautiful singing voice. One year old, Ollie joined us a few months ago from NYCACC, after his owner surrendered him to an uncertain fate. Owner surrendered dogs often have a tough time losing their cushy homes and adapting to a harsh shelter environment that breeds stress and fear.

Ollie did not fare well in the shelter. He became unglued, and extremely fearful. His behavior deteriorated quickly, and we were asked to step in before he hit the euthanasia list. We were tickled pink to add another Beagle to our chorus. Ollie contributes the falsetto voice that we were missing.

Ollie appears to be a picture perfect Hound in appearance and demeanor, and has all the classic traits of a tenacious Scent Hound. He appears to be largely Beagle, but could be part Bassett Hound. He has a sinewy, athletic physique, with trademark glorious floppy ears! He has the classic Hound low mainenance, tri-color coat, and is at an ideal lean body weight of 30 pounds. Ollie is true to his Scent Hound roots. He is easy to entertain with a simple leash walk. Ollie loves the outdoors and savors all of the scents that nature has to offer. He needs two to three brisk leash walks a day to engage his mind and meet his energy needs.

Ollie is an extremely lovable guy, and generally good-natured, unless you're at the vet. He becomes a bit excitable with invasive handling, so we opted to muzzle him for precaution. We recommend that adopters choose a vet experienced with rescue dogs, and be prepared to use the muzzle to get in and out without a lot of drama.

Ollie is generally friendly, but can be suspicious of some some strangers at first. He quickly warms to gentle human touch. He likes to engage with his people on his own terms, but is more than willing to follow pack rules when it comes to house manners and obedience training. Ollie would be the ideal companion for an active single or couple, who enjoy outdoor activities. We'd like to steer clear of children in Ollie's home since they may not respect his boundaries, when it comes to his food and toys.

Ollie will bond quickly and love his family, and will want to be the center of attention. If he is relegated to a fenced-in yard or a separate room in an apartment, he will get fussy and bark for attention. Ollie certainly could be alone for an eight hour work day, as long as he has toys and chewies to amuse himself, but he is not a fan of isolation. When his folks are home he likes to be in the thick of things. He has a vibrant, intense personality, that will thrill Beagle people. He's very typical of the breed.

Ollie loves to play with other dogs, and has been one of the Superstars of our play group. He holds his own with a pack of large Coonhounds and random Rottie-Shepherd mixes. Ollie would be a great fit for folks who have another young dog that likes to play. As an older puppy, Ollie has not had the benefit of much obedience work in his former home. He has begun to master the basics, but his adopter should be prepared to provide additional training, discipline and structure, and continue him on the path to Canine Good Citizenship.

Ollie is in excellent health and has been neutered. He has received routine vaccinations and health screenings, and is microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Ollie, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

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