More than two years ago, Olivia, a German Shepard/Rotweiller mix, now 10 years old, was found abandoned one morning in front of the MaxFund Animal Shelter. It was clear she’d suffered a difficult life. It took several days of visiting her in her room before she’d let anyone near her. She needed some medical attention, and she responded well. Over time, she grew attached to the people she came to love and trust
When Olivia lets you into her world, it is a very special place to be! She is a beautiful soul. Olivia is incredibly smart, loyal, appreciative, and cuddly with the humans that make her feel safe, secure, and loved. She loves tummy rubs, playing with her toys, rolling in the grass and the snow, stuffed animals, treats, and nice walks. She is quite the kisser too. Many of the volunteers are head over heels in love with her.
As a potential foster or adopter, one will need to slowly engage Olivia’s trust. That would mean a couple of visits to the MaxFund Animal Shelter as you and she begin to know one another. Her loyal volunteers have committed to help ease the transition by facilitating a positive relationship between you and her at the shelter as well as in your home.
Olivia would do best in a home without young children. At the MaxFund, Olivia has been able to walk along side some of her shelter mates. She can make friends with other dogs, and some she simply ignores. Olivia may like to be with another quiet, non-threatening dog. Clearly, this would need to be evaluated during a meet and greet. A home with minimal steps would work best for her.
Fostering Olivia is certainly an option. Were you to foster her, the MaxFund Animal Shelter remains responsibly for Olivia’s health care and assumes all medical costs.
Olivia has now been at the MaxFund Shelter for more than two years. She has consisting been overlooked, and no one at the shelter wants to see her spend the rest of her days and nights in a kennel, never knowing what a loving home feels like.
Olivia will be a devoted, adoring companion as she enters the twilight of her life. Once you engage her trust, her riches await.
To meet Olivia, please stop by the Maxfund Dog Shelter:
1005 Galapago St., Denver, CO 80204
Closed on Tuesdays
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri – 10:00 – 4:00
Saturday – 11:00 – 5:00
Sunday – 12:00 – 5:00
Make sure to ask if a dog walker who is familiar with Olivia, such as Cathy, Donna, or Ilene or Cindy is available for a meet and greet.
This video of Olivia was produced in 2012. Since that time, we have learned that she may do fine around other dogs as referenced earlier.