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Collie (long coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Senior  : :  Large

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About Otis

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 22-0018
  • General Color: Sable
  • Current Size: 57 Pounds
  • Current Age: 10 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes
Meet Otis, a senior male Collie rescued from life on a chain.  Otis is a super sweet guy, who is so appreciative of affection from people of all AGES.  Recently, he enjoyed the loving attention of some young children who were respectful and kind.   He would love an owner(s) who can spend lots of time petting, brushing, and walking with him.  He melts to the floor while being petted.  Otis has some arthritis in his rear quarters, but is doing well with an anti-inflammatory and enjoys going for walks.  Because he spent so many years outside on a chain, he paces quite a bit.  Melatonin at bedtime is helping him to sleep better during the night.  Although not a requirement, he enjoys the freedom of a fenced in backyard.  Otis does not get on furniture, and would prefer to lay on a nice orthopedic dog bed.  Housetraining is going well, with very few accidents.  Otis is not good with cats.  He is a resource guarder with other dogs, and requires slow introductions.  He is coexisting very nicely with the other dog in his foster home, but it took a few weeks for him to get comfortable.  Most of all, Otis is looking for a home with a cozy bed on the floor, and people to love him.  Humans failed Otis for so many years, yet his love and trust of people is unwavering.  

Otis has had very extensive dental work performed to reduce pain and suffering from so many years of neglect.  He's now able to eat without pain.  


Click here for the ADOPTION APPLICATION if you are interested in adopting this pet.

Applications are the first step in the adoption processPlease do not call or email simply to express interest. We are all volunteers and receiving your application saves us time and helps to determine the best match for both people and dogs. 

We provide as much information as we currently have on each dog in their description. For questions on the adoption process, including fees, please review the Adoption page. If you have additional questions or are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application. Once we receive your application someone will be in touch to answer your questions.
We do not arrange visits to meet dogs without an application. If you'd like to meet a variety of dogs without filling out an application please attend one of our events, listed under the events link.

 Thank you!

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