Hey! O-T is in da house! What can I tell you about me? I love campfires. I love hanging out with my people, indoors or outdoors. I absolutely LOVE to play! I will play with anything! My favorite toy at my foster house is a 38 pound boston terrier mix. I love to play with her and know how to be gentle enough that I don’t stress her out. I would rather NOT be left alone, but I can be in a great dane size crate when my people are not around. I will bark for a bit however, and your neighbors may hear me for a few minutes. I have had hernias which have been repaired, I have had heartworms which have been treated, and I have had MCT grade 2 cancer in my ear flap, which has been removed. I take 2 benadryl each morning and night and 1 famotidine in the morning to help prevent a recurrence of cancer, but life doesn’t come with guarantees. Oh, and apparently I have some big jowls, which help me to be extra drooly and I do slime people by accident. Some people think that all of that make me a bad bet when it comes to adopting me. But here is the good stuff. I am big and huggable. I love to snuggle. I love my people with my whole self. I am a lap dog (hard to believe, I know, but in my heart that is what I am). I have a BIG bark and am an excellent watch dog. If you are interested in learning more about me please contact BRBR!!!
Help us pay Otis’s vet bills please!!
Age: 4 years
Weight: 65 lbs
HW Status: Has been treated for heartworms and will need his 6 month
check in mid June
Ears: Natural – the one he has (the other was removed completely due to
cancer. The margins came back clear)
Good with male dogs: unknown but is pretty laid back with other dogs.
Good with female dogs: Yes
Good with small dogs: unknown. He plays very nicely with our 38 pound
boston terrier mix. He does seem interested in squirrels.
Good with cats: unknown but seems reactive to squirrels
Good with children: Has done very well with 6 year olds. Has not had
exposure to younger kids. He does jump up occasionally on adult size
people – we are working on that.
Energy Level scale 1-9 (sleepy –energetic): 8
Intelligence scale 1-9 (silly-genius): 5
Friendliness scale 1-9 (aggressive-affectionate): 9
Playfulness scale 1-9 (not playful-very playful): 8
Disposition scale 1-9 (anxious-calm): 4 (he is anxious in his crate when
people are around)
Nicknames: Otie, Otie-O, O-T, Bubby
Favorite food/toy/treats: He loves anything that he can squeeze in his
mouth. He is a strong chewer – so heavy duty toys only. Loves ropes and
bones as well. Kongs are his friends.
Must be in a home that has the following: Love
Is a fence necessary or is leashed exercise sufficient?: Leashed exercise
would be sufficient, but he does love to run in a fenced yard.
Medical issues: Had a tumor in his right ear removed – which came back
as a grade 2 MCT. It recurred and his ear flap was completely removed –
margins came back clear. He has had two hernias repaired in his “groin”
area (on belly near back legs). He was heartworm positive and underwent
treatment. His 6 month recheck will be in mid June. He also had an
abcessed tooth, and had dental surgery to repair that.
Needs work on: Continued work on manners – but he is doing very well.
He is loud when he wants attention or wants to play.