Hi there, hooman! I’m Otis, and I am dying to meet you!
I was once a stray in Stanislaus County, California, but I’ve happily settled in Oregon and am ready for my forever home. I’m a 61 lb. lovebug with a giant smile and cute little legs that carry me through my days. I love, love, love all adults and kids, so much that my foster mom feels I would be a great therapy dog. Just check out some of the photos of me relaxing with my kiddo friends—they’re the best!
My foster mom and I have been taking a training class at Oregon Humane Society so we can get to know each other better, and I’ve been chill with all of the dogs there. *Insert gold star here!*
I also have a couple of dog acquaintances that I like to say hello to while on walks. I tend to prefer dogs that are very mellow and calm. At this point, I think I might prefer to live as the only animal in my home, but I’d be open to meeting another dog and seeing how we vibe, so long as they are super laid back and easygoing like me. No cats, though, please—they are just too fun to chase!
Likes: I love scritches, belly rubs, massages, going on short walks, and most of all, PEOPLE! I enjoy car rides, and I’m a great office dog who knows how to hang out and relax while you work. I sometimes do joyful zoomies, so I would love to live in a home with a fenced yard.
Dislikes: Not much, but I do like to chase cats and prefer mellow, calm dog friends.
Special Needs: I have hip dysplasia, meaning my hip joint is loose. My x-rays don’t look great, but I move around surprisingly well and don’t seem to have much disability from it so far. I get pain meds daily and will need to continue them for life. (There is a possibility I might need a hip replacement surgery someday in the future, but that just depends on how I am doing.) To minimize future damage to my hip, I shouldn’t live in a home with a lot of stairs, and I shouldn’t be allowed to jump up and down a lot. I have had a few sessions at Amicus Physical Therapy—something else I love—to help build muscle and prevent the degradation of my hips.
Animal Aid is offering a Helping Hands grant of $1,200 toward Otis’s potential future hip replacement surgery, with the possibility for additional assistance upon review of an official estimate.
Estimated Date of Birth: 1/17/2016 Weight: 61 lb.