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Oakley

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Oakley is an OR due to his owner going to a memory care facility.  He is 10 years old, 20 inches tall, UTD, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative and has had a recent dental.

From Oakley’s foster mom:  Oakley is a gentle giant. He came to HSS at a whopping 69 lbs, but should be 40-45 lbs. He is on a weight loss journey and at his last weigh in, he was already down 7 lbs.

Oakley is a very loving and loyal boy. He was the companion to an older gentleman that developed dementia. This is why Oakley gained so much weight. EVERYTHING that his dad ate, Oakley ate too (including candy, cake and ice cream). That has proven a little difficult as Oakley really wants people food, but we have finally gotten him to eat dog food, alongside his healthy green beans and blueberries. After his owner moved into a memory care facility, he was relinquished to HSS in hopes that someone will love and cherish this senior boy during the latter half of his life.

Oakley has always been an only dog but since coming to HSS has been living in a house full of other Shelties and has had no issues at all. He doesn’t play with them, but isn’t bothered by them either (and that includes a young puppy). His previous owner said he was a shadow and he has proven that to be true in his foster home. He wants to be by his foster mom’s side as often as possible.

Oakley came into HSS on an allergy diet and long-term medication. He has been weened off of them so hopefully he doesn’t need them anymore (especially the food because he doesn’t like it anyway). Oakley loves his walks and for a 10-year-old, very heavy boy, he gets along great! They are short walks, but as the weight continues to come off, the walks are increasing.

He also likes car rides and does very well. He doesn’t like ramps so getting him into a vehicle can be challenging due to his weight but sometimes he actually jumps into the car. Other times, he is a dead weight.

Overall, Oakley is a super sweet boy, that just wants head scratches and attention. Where you go, he wants to go, and he will be happy. He will be fine in just about any kind of home as he is a very “go with the flow” kind of boy. Do you have room for this gentle giant in your home and heart? He is ready for his 2nd half!