Hello everyone, my name is Odie. I am a 15-month-old male, and I am so very happy to be with Boykin Spaniel Rescue. I am a very active and enthusiastic boy, full of energy and love for the outdoor life. I weigh 35 pounds and have a beautiful wavy coat. I enjoy chasing squirrels as well as a game of tennis balls with my foster siblings. I am very busy during the day, but evenings will find me snuggling on the sofa with my people. I am exceptionally curious about everything, which has earned me the nick name "George".
I follow my foster dad everywhere and stay close to him whenever I can. No social distancing for me! I like my foster mom, but there is something about my dad. Actually, I have liked all the people I have met since signing up with BSR. I like people; I like other dogs; and, I especially like my foster cat even though he sometimes gives me corrections. I look forward to beach time, swimming, walks in the woods and backyard time. I like to hang around in case I can help my foster mom in the kitchen. Sometimes I try my hand at counter surfing and have quickly learned that is not allowed.
In my life before BSR, I had an appetite for socks and other things, which can be quite dangerous to consume. While here with my foster parents I have only shown interest in two paper napkins. They are very careful not to leave such things unattended. Sure don’t want emergency surgery. I believe I am quite smart. I do have some skills to report. I know when to sit before a meal and when asked. I am learning about the leash, but it’s a work in progress. I am crate trained and will happily go there when asked. I am learning to retrieve. I am working on things like come and stay. I am usually tired at night and like to have a treat and go into my kennel around 9:30 P.M. I sleep well and am always recharged and ready to go by 8 A.M.
My foster parents don’t think I can be trusted off leash yet, so a fenced yard (hopefully stocked with squirrels) is a must. I would like access to a pond, lake or the beach. Swimming is a blast and helps burn off my puppy energy I like to have my people home and am most comfortable when I know where they are at all times. But, I am learning that they always come back. I also need my people to play with me, talk to me, pet me, snuggle me and just tell me how fabulous I am. A home with older, responsible children would be fine. But just remember before BSR, I ate a few smelly socks, so a home with small children, who might leave toys and clothes around, is not a good idea. Another dog in the house that won’t be jealous, and a kitty in the house would be nice too. If you can provide all this , we can talk. Thank you for reading about me. I am a very special boy.
Thank you for the Gotcha Day card! It’s hard to believe that Otis (BSR Odie) had been with us for a year, yet it seems like he’s always been a part of our family. We’ve attached a few photos of how we’ve spent our first year together. Otis is such a fun-loving and snuggly boy. He makes us laugh every day. He’s made many friends, human and canine, around our neighborhood, at the dog park, and at the beach. Every day we do our best to live up to the trust BSR and his amazing fosters placed in us when they chose us to be his family. Thank you to all who helped bring him home to us. We look forward to celebrating many more Gotcha Days with our very special boy!