“My name’s Olive and I’m looking for a home I can call my forever home.

“Once upon a time I was a California Girl. I was brought up to Washington state, to a shelter where I was adopted out. My adoptive family adopted me about 5 years ago. No one knows my true age but they thought I was about 5 years old when I was adopted. This would make me about 10 years old now. I’m a chihuahua who weighs a little over 8 pounds.

“I am a very smart girl who knows what I like! I am very social with other dogs. I live with another dog and I enjoy meeting other dogs who want to be friends. I am friendly with cats but I was once scratched by a cat-it got my eye!-which caused me to require yearly check ups with an ophthalmologist. That’s what I get for being so nice, I guess? One thing I really don’t like are young kids-they make me very nervous. If I must have a home with children, they should at least be teenagers.

“I really need to be adopted into a home where there’s at least another friendly dog to keep me company while the humans are away. I’ve been the lead dog in my home so I’d appreciate being the boss again. I’m not mean, I’m a chihuahua!

“I am crate trained and I will let you know when I need to potty with a little prance. My person would tell you I try communicate with them. I hope I can find someone who will appreciate all I have to offer.

“I can do stairs but I do have a wonky back knee so I should never be rushed or jerked around. I am missing a few teeth so I eat soft food. I’ve had a tendency to have a sensitive tummy; my person gives me an antacid to help with that. Recently I started a medication for my heart murmur. While I am not showing any symptoms of heart disease, I should have an adopter who can afford to take care of me and ideally, have me examined by a cardiologist.

“Getting out for short walks, stroller rides and car rides are very exciting. I’m a social butterfly! I also enjoy playing with fetch with my stuffed toys. During my downtime, I like to cuddle and be held by my person. I used to sleep with my person but that’s not the case anymore I’d really would appreciate a home where I can get back in the bed with my human.

“Once I get to know you, we will be best friends and you’ll wonder how you ever got along without me. Let me be the olive in your martini of life!”

Olive is in Olympia, WA.

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.