Ollie is hoping for a holiday miracle. Ollie, who we think is a Dalmation mix, has been featured in this spot before and he is still looking for his forever home. At just under two years old, Ollie is the sweetest, most loving boy you could hope to meet. He loves to walk and loves to run and loves playing with toys. But Ollie is deaf and needs some special people who are willing to learn how to communicate with him, and who are patient and committed to working through the ups and downs of living with a hearing-impaired dog.

Ollie came to Responsible Pet Care from a shelter in Louisiana back in April. No one suspected he was deaf until he was on his way to Maine. Ollie is looking for a home without other pets or small children. It can scare him when another person or animal comes up behind him and surprises him. Since Ollie’s world is silent, sometimes he will become very focused on lights and shadows and their movement, and that can even seem like a fun game to him. Ollie’s ideal home will have a fenced yard so he can run and play safely. Ollie loves to be with his special people, and is a cuddly, happy boy. Potential adopters could try a foster-to-adopt scenario, to make sure Ollie will be a good fit before making a full commitment. Adopting a special needs dog like Ollie can be a hugely rewarding experience. If you’d like to learn more about Ollie, give us a call at 207-743-8679. Could you be Ollie’s holiday miracle?

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a no-kill, non-profit shelter and adoption center for cats and dogs, and the holding area for stray dogs for 12 towns in Oxford County. The shelter is located at 9 Swallow Road in Paris, and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (Other days by appointment).

Responsible Pet Care operates a thrift shop called Pawsibilities. It is located at 132 Waterford Road in Norway and is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All the money raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC. For answers to questions about adopting or fostering a pet, or to make an inquiry about a lost animal, call RPC after noon at 743-8679.

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