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Oreo is a 20-month old, 58 lb. neutered male in Quincy, MA.

Oreo is a playful, high energy, approximately 20-month old blue heeler mix who is house broken. He knows sit and stay to some degree. His recall when walking off leash is excellent. Oreo will likely bond closely with one person. He aims to please. Oreo is an avid snuggler and sometimes will put himself to bed at night. Oreo likes to sleep under the covers. He does not like the crate. Since he can be overly exuberant when playing, I do not recommend him being adopted by those who have small children.  Oreo will chase cats so having cat siblings may not be a great idea.

 

Oreo is a perfect hiking companion or beach walking companion. He needs a lot of exercise either through off leash play or long walks on leash. Oreo can get overstimulated around large dog or dogs who bark a lot. That said Oreo goes out with a play group for off leash exercise 3 times a week and has regular dog "friends" in this group. 

 

Oreo has been medicated in the past to help alleviate anxiety in certain situations. Oreo would do better as the only dog or with a female dog only. Oreo showed signs of having been abused when I adopted him. He is much calmer now and more trusting. Oreo does not do well with negative discipline and yelling. Dropping the "f-bomb" in his presence makes him anxious. The smell of cigarette smoke may make him anxious as well. 

 

I adore this dog, but I am looking to re-home him due to the fact he and my other two male dogs are no longer getting along in my small home.

 

Oreo has biten my other dogs. Originally, he was merely snapping, but as time wore on, he began to get very jealous of my other males. Generally, he is good with other dogs at the park. He can be leash reactive at times. He has never bitten a person in such a way that the person required medical treatment. When I first got him in February 2022, there were some situations where he reacted using a bite lock when someone grabbed his leash quickly. He is much improved in this area.

 

Oreo would do better with a person who is retired or works from home. He can be left alone, but I would not recommend leaving him home along all day as he will get bored. Prospective adopters will need to fill out an application with the original rescue that pulled him for me for screening purposes. https://legendsofthepaws.com. I am willing to transport Oreo to an approved adopter in the New England Area. Prospective adopters should already have experience with this breed of dog to mitigate the risk of Oreo having to be re-homed again.