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Oakley #4628

Age: 10 mo

Gender: male

Status: Pending
  • Sweet, smart & full of puppy energy
  • Deaf ~ has learned hand signals
  • Loves to play with other dogs outside but has resource guarding so would be best as the only pet in the home (probably a no-no for cats)
  • Fenced yard critical as he can’t be off-leash
  • Smallish for his age

Hi everyone…my name is Oakley and I’m a 10-month-old pup. I am actually a healthy boy but I do have two issues. One is that I am deaf. It’s actually not a problem for me because I don’t know any differently and I was trained with hand signals. The second is a long name called ‘cerebral hypoplasia’. Scary sounding, isn’t it? It just means that as I was growing, there was an issue with my brain stem that looks after balance. Mine was a little askew so my gait is funny. It doesn’t really affect me and it isn’t life-threatening nor will it get worse, but it does mean I could get a job with Monty Python’s Ministry of Funny Walks. I don’t walk a straight line. I zig-zag and I run around in circles. Other than that, the doc says I’m a happy, healthy, bouncy boy. I do love people and other dogs but I also love my food and my prized possessions, I’m not very good at sharing. You call it ‘resource guarding’. Because of this, Golden Rescue is recommending that I’d be best in a home as the only dog. I can play fine with dogs in the backyard or on walks. Just keep them away from my stuff. I am gentle with my treats. Loud noises obviously don’t bother me (hee-hee). You can touch me anywhere and you can leave me alone if you have to go out without me. My lovely foster family describes me as a “sweet little boy who is smart, full of energy, and loves exploring everything”. Just think, when you’re out walking me and people stop to chat, you can tell them I’m just coming home from the pub. That would explain a lot (hee-hee).

Oakley is currently being fostered in the Markham, ON area.  If you would like more information about Oakley please call our hot-line toll-free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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