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Ollie

Ollie is a white with brindle whippet born January 15, 2023. He was in a home but
was too energetic for their old, ill boxer so he has come to GALT to find a more suitable home. It is not known if he is cat or small animal tolerant, but he is good with kids. We’ll update you
soon.

Ollie is a sweet, affectionate, and extremely active puppy. He is well mannered and shows no aggression or prey drive. He does like to jump up on you when excited, and corrects quickly from any misbehavior with one exception  – getting on the furniture. He loves to cuddle and doesn’t like laying alone. 
 
Ollie should be homed with 1 if not 2 other medium or larger dogs close to his age. He is small dog safe as long as they can keep up with him. He runs and plays non-stop and expects his housemates to keep up. 
 
We introduced him to a cat! He has no prey drive. Upon introduction he wasn’t interested at first. Then he went over and play bowed to the cat wagging his tail. The cat quickly let him know she was not interested and he left her alone. Throughout the evening he went back over maybe twice to try again with the same result. I would say he may be cat trainable.
 
He does like toys and has not chewed any furniture, shoes, or other items that aren’t his. He is house broken. He does not bark, though he does grunt and grumble. He goes in his kennel if bribed with a treat and sleeps quietly though the night. Just don’t leave the room or he’ll panic. Thunderstorms make him anxious for about the first 15 minutes or so, and then he calms down. 
 
Due to his size and liking to jump up (especially if you are holding food/treats) I would not recommend he live with small children. I also would not recommend apartment life. He needs lots of exercise multiple times daily and walking on a leash will not do it for him. 
Ollie's Foster Family

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