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Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!

Odie found himself in the same shelter that he had been adopted from 12 years before. His story was sad, but not very unusual, in that he lost his important person (his human Mom), who had to leave the home for additional care that she needed. He did not do well with the remaining person in the home, who was unable or unwilling to care for him- we are not sure of that situation- but Odie failed to thrive.

When we met Odie, he was a tiny trembling skeleton, he was emaciated and scared of everything and everybody. We picked him up from the shelter on a cold and windy day, and they gave him to me in a bundle of blanket. He looked so very sad.

After vetting  we set about putting on weight and forming a trusting relationship— he needed both badly!  Odie took time. He identified his new human Mom as safe,  but he was terribly fearful of men.  He is still easily startled by men, definitely a Mama’s boy, but he has come a long, long way.

Odie has emerged as a very personable little fellow who loves toys, loves to fetch;  he is incredibly spry, but long naps in the sun or on a lap are essentials. He found his bark and he uses it to be sassy and joyful. And a bit bossy.
It has been a pleasure watching Odie progress from rescue to family member and he has gained a wonderful life spirit along with that we he needed.

Our goal as an ODH home is to give him the safety and love he needs to maintain that spirit.

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