Meet The Connors’ Simba, or Pooh Bear as his foster family lovingly calls him. He is about 2 years old, and seems to be a golden retriever mix weighing it at just under 60 lbs.
This boy is super sweet and laid back. He has very big paws and is a wonderful sized boy - lots to cuddle and hug. He is food motivated and loves his meals He does well in a crate, but he has been so low key that he hasn't been crated much in his foster home. If he is looking for attention, he will gently paw to catch you eye and hopefully a pet. He loves to be near his people and is a great companion. He will climb on the couch just to be near you. He loves to cook with his foster, or at least watch her cook, and likely hope to grab something if it falls on the floor for him. He does well with the resident dogs. He is learning the order of the pack and that he should be waiting to go outside rather than pushing out in his excitement - minor house rules to accomplish. He has been cat tested and he looked at the cat, but didn't pursue. He is not a barker in his foster home. He just is a big cuddle bear and loves to be where people are and is happy to follow them around.
This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here
This dog tested positive for Ehrlichia before arriving to the rescue. Ehrlichia is a very common type of bacteria that infects dogs and other species and is spread by ticks. Ehrlichia is not contagious to humans or other pets. The only way to get this disease is to be bitten by a tick that carries it. The treatment is typically 21-30 days of antibiotics. This dog started treatment upon arriving to the rescue.
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.