OZZIE / OSTEEN, FL

ADOPT OZZIE Osteen, Florida. www.viprescue.org

DOB: 2 years old

BREED: Standard Poodle

DOG WEIGHT: 72 lbs

GENDER: Male

HOUSE TRAINED: Yes

LOCATION: Osteen, FL

GOOD WITH DOGS: Yes, he is pet friendly, however, we recommend your pets be his size or larger, and that your pup is a high energy pup that loves to play.

GOOD WITH KIDS: Yes, however due to his size, we recommend age 12+ and their weight be equal or more than his weight.

GOOD WITH CATS: No

COLOR: Sable Silver

FENCED YARD: 6+ foot privacy fence required with plenty of grassy area to run and play.

Ozzie is a vivacious young 2 yr old Standard Poodle. He is 72 lbs, a happy go lucky boy, eager to please you. He loves attention, and he will give big sloppy kisses in return. He has a handsome silver gray sable coat. He loves people, he has loads of energy, and is a busy boy. His Foster Mom says he is like a Bull in a China shop, and he is the Energizer Bunny. Ozzie is very affectionate, gives big sloppy kisses, and will velcro himself to you. As far as other dogs, he will run and play non-stop with them – he does not have an “off switch” that we have found. We are working on teaching him to settle. He does not have a mean bone in his body, but his full throttle play can be too much for other dogs and kids that do not share his like energy level and size. He is learning to fetch, but prefers chasing! Ozzie is all smiles, a very happy delightful boy, and you can’t help but fall in love with him. He is super smart, likes car rides, and is easy to train using kibble for his treats. Ozzie is in excellent health, he did have an ear infection we have been treating we believe is due to a food allergy. We have sent off for his allergy test and should have the results back soon so we know what to feed him that he is not sensitive to. He has some training; he knows NO, SIT, COME, and DOWN, but they need more work to be reliable. We require Ozzie’s new family to continue his obedience training after he is adopted. He loves to go on walks! He needs an experienced agile handler that is not intimidated by his size or energy level and that will continue his obedience training. He would be a great agility candidate and needs a job. He is inquisitive, and loves discovering new things inside and outside your home and is very nosey. He puts things in his mouth, he carries them around, and drops them. He loves to poodle poke you with his nose and is very interested in your food. He needs supervision to not get into the wrong things when inside the home. His new owner will need to help him channel his energy into something positive he loves such as dog sports and games he can engage in or jogging! He needs a minimum of a 6 foot privacy fence, and a decent sized yard to run and play at his new home. Ozzie is not a service dog candidate or an emotional support dog candidate, or a candidate with a home with small children. He requires frequent brushing, and monthly grooming. He will do fine with an experienced groomer. Ozzie would not be compatible if you have cats in the home. Ozzie is house trained, crate trained, and looking for a home where you are home most of the days/evenings. He will not do well in a home that crates 4-6-8-10 hours a day. Preference will be given to those with Standard Poodle experience. Ozzie is crated when he is left home alone or unsupervised in the home.

Ozzie is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm negative, and microchipped. He appears to be in perfect health. We adopt to Florida residents only. A home visit is a pre-requisite to be approved for adoption. Ozzie’s former owner had a change in their work, and could no longer care for him as they were gone for very long hours.

So…..whatcha’ think? Am I the big boy you’ve been looking for your whole life? Whatcha’ waiting for? My bags are packed, I’m ready to rollllllllll! Hope to meet you soon! Love and tail wags, Ozzie Adoption Requirements: You must be a Florida resident, and be at least 25 years of age to adopt. To qualify for adoption, all of the pets in your home must be spayed or neutered, be current on all vaccines, preventatives, and have received consistent veterinary care. If you’ve had more than one Vet in the past 3 years, please provide all the names and number for each vet. This breed typically lives 12-15 years, so please keep that lifespan in mind, as your age should be appropriate for the pets estimated lifespan. All of us at VIP Rescue are Volunteers, with families, jobs and pets of our own, so please be kind and patient. We select the most fitting application for the dog, not necessarily the timeliest adoption application. Please make sure to read the entire bio on the pet you’re interested in before applying to adopt to make sure you meet the pets needs. Thank you for thinking rescue.

Please submit an Application form if you would like more info on Ozzie. https://viprescue.org/application-to-adopt

Ozzie’s adoption donation is $400.