Odie is a 6 month old male Golden Retriever Cross. He was one of six puppies found abandoned in a forest a few months ago. They were alone, with no mum in sight, and no food left nearby for them. They were very vulnerable, so one of the volunteers offered to foster them in her home until they had completed their course of vaccinations.
Odie is a beautiful young boy. We think he and his brothers are a mix of Retriever and Shepherd, but Odie definitely has more prominent Retriever features. He will therefore be a medium-large sized adult who will require an active lifestyle. He’s very clever and would do well with some training to instil not only some basic commands, but also to create a strong bond with his new family.
Shepherds love direction and are fast learners. Odie is currently around six months old and has grown up surrounded by kindness, but he’s still a little bit shy around unfamiliar people. He doesn’t have a bad bone in his body so you can still cuddle him, walk him and play with him, but he’s quite submissive and needs a bit of reassurance to feel more confident. He has however responded really well to lead training and loves being out and about now.
Like his brothers, Odie loves the water and gets so excited when the paddling pool gets filled up when the volunteers come to visit! Odie gets along well with other dogs and it’s possible he might be better suited to a home with another calm, resident dog who can help show him the ropes, as he can sometimes be a little reserved.
He has been well behaved around children, but as he’s a growing boy and quite active we would prefer he is homed with kids aged 8+. He has been exposed to cats and hasn’t shown any negative reactions towards them so far. Odie is looking for a home that can dedicate time to continued training and socialisation for him, provide him with an active and exciting lease of life, and is based outside of the city.
He would definitely like a home with a garden as he’s still very young and often has spurts of energy, so having a garden to release this would be perfect for him. Odie is currently based in Bosnia and has a clean bill of health. He is ready to travel once he finds his forever home.