ODIN
Rottweiler
Size: Medium
Age: 2 years
Sex:  male

HELP ODIN:

Odin's story:

From his owner:

Here's his story...breaks my heart to write. :(

I came up with everything I could think so there are no surprises. Thank you so much for helping me find the right home for him. It's so hard to do, but I know it's the right thing to do for him. Please let me know if there's any other info you need. I can get his medical records from LVS (my old job), but I don't have anything from Miami Dade or the vaccine hx from them...I just knew they did it. He'll be due next month.

Odin (Duke) is almost 2 years old. At 10 months old, he was brought to my surgeon (after being pulled from Miami Dade Shelter) for a consult because neither of his hips were in place. He had FHO's on both hips, and went home with me. Since then he has come great strides! He has built up a lot of muscle mass in his hindlimbs, and does not walk with his spine hunched over like he did before his surgery. He does not cry when he goes to sit down anymore. He is also able to run, and looks incredibly silly and hilarious while he does it....but it's a wonderful thing to watch.

***He had a very bad reaction to opiates, He also gets horrendous diarrhea from Trifexis***

Instead of being neutered, he had a vasectomy to keep his growth hormones intact since he had such a rough start with his hips. He still has his testicles, but he is sterilized. He had a gastropexy at that time (tacked his stomach to help prevent bloat).

Odin's overall demeanor is a very sweet exuberant puppy who doesn't realize he is over 70 pounds. He wants to know everything, be in the middle of everything, and get lots of love. He is fully housebroken, and is definitely nearing the end of the puppy destructive stages. We have had to do some different sort of training for him because of his hips and his overall excitable nature, but there are certain commands that he listens to very well.

He is in the house with two other dogs, one 75#, one is 20#. We also have two cats. He is a very mouthy dog...it's his form of communication! He will walk around the house with my hand in his mouth like he's holding my hand, but he does not bite down. Since I have been injured and unable to allow him to play as much and release some of that energy, he seems very pent-up. He goes into little fits of excitement and he just cannot calm down. He then gets super excited, can't handle it, rolls on his back and swats you with his paw. If he has one of these anxiety/excitable moments as I am leaving and he has to be kenneled, he will rub his face on the bedding until it is raw - even when he has the pug in there as a buddy.

If he is overly excited when people are here, he just cannot get himself under control. I will also give them any meds he is on, and his indestructible crate....he broke 3 crates before this $600 one! He is learning how to be a very good watch dog from our oldest dog, and is an excellent protector- especially to kids.

He is terrified of the pool and really can barely swim, but jumped in without hesitation when he thought my friends 8-month old son was in danger. (He was in a floatie with his mom right there.) When my son is sick or sad, he refuses to leave his side.

When he wakes up from sleeping upside down, he always greets you with a little howl and a tail wag so hard that it shakes his whole body...every morning. He is thrilled to be alive every day, even though he spent so much time in pain. He's a lovely sweet boy and I am going to miss him so much.

Commands he knows:
Sit
Stay
Easy
(Treat taking and to generally be gentle.)
Wait (He will back up about 2 steps since sitting is still not his favorite thing to do. Used for treats, doling out dinner, guests entering)
Slow (again, through doors. This one is a work in progress- he does about 50% of the time.)
Load up (to go in kennel)
Drop it
Leave it/them
Get inside (He will go in the other room, but not always STAY in the other room...mostly lay in the doorway and look pitiful.) On your bed (to get chew treats, and also if he's getting too rambunctious...it's a calm spot.)
He knows what 'go outside' and 'feed the dogs' means even if you just spell f-e-e-d.

Take care, Stacy

For more info on ODIN, contact
Grace Acosta at GARotts@aol.com

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Location: Gainesville

 
   
   
   
   
   

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