Dog Tied to Pole with Note

April Livingston | September 15th, 2018

For ten years, a poodle schnauzer mix has lived a pretty good life in the same home. But recently that all changed when he found himself in Virginia on a street corner and tied to a pole. His fur was matted and he was sad and confused. Someone on the street called the Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) group to report the dog. Officers quickly arrived and found the senior dog tied to a pole by his leash. Christie Chipps Peters, who is the director for the RACC was grateful someone called as soon as they saw the dog so he was not outside in the heat for days. Once the officers arrived, they noticed something odd: the dog had a note tied to his collar. It said:

“My name is Oreo. I’m ten years old. I have anxiety. My owner died. I’m really good. I need a home.” Oreo was taken to a local shelter which proved to be a very stressful, difficult place for him. He was overwhelmed by the noise and strange environment. The staff did all they could to help the older dog, who seemed to be losing both his sight and his hearing. They help him and pet him to make him comfortable, which seemed to help his anxiety. They also tried to make sure his routine is the same, with dedicated staff that help him each day so he has some comfort and consistency in his life. Oreo was ready to be adopted, and the shelter staff knew he needed every opportunity.

RACC//Facebook
RACC//Facebook
RACC//Facebook

So, the sad tale of Oreo the dog was told on Facebook to help get the word out about the sweet dog and how desperately he needed a new, loving home. There were several people who said they wanted him but never showed up at the shelter. Then, a woman named Linda Snyder saw the post, said she wanted Oreo, and came to the shelter to get him. Oreo now lives with Linda on her five acre farm with his new brother Ollie!

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