This week we’d like to feature handsome, spry Odin- and he has a video! Odin - Oregon Humane Society. Odin is an older guy. He’s 10 years old, but other than a little bit of gray fur, you’d never know it. While he does love lounging on the couch (don’t we all?) he can also be very active and loves going on walks and playing with his toys. He’s an American Pit Bull mix and weighs in at 65 pounds. Odin was brought to Oregon Humane after being with his family for over 8 years. It always hurts my heart to see an older dog being surrendered after being with a family for so long, but in Odin’s case they were doing it to protect him. In that home he lived with kids (ages 4-15) and did well with him. He also lived with another dog, and that was the problem. You see, other dog bullied Odin, regularly seeking him out and picking fights. They knew the dogs couldn’t be together, but they also knew their other dog (the bully) would have a really hard time being rehomed, so for the safety of Odin, they decided to surrender him in order to give him a chance to be in a calm, quiet home for the rest of his life.
In Odin’s younger years, he would occasionally jump their 6 foot fence in pursuit of squirrels. We doubt he could jump a fence anymore, but he is still VERY interested in the pursuit of squirrels….Oh, and he likes to chase cats, too. Because we’d like him to have a break from other dogs, and because we think cats need a break from him, sweet Odin will need to be the only pet in the home. He’ll also need to go to a single-family home (or duplex), preferably with a yard. For a very short time he was adopted by a person who lived in an apartment. He did so-so, but it wasn’t the best environment for him. For the record, that’s not why he was returned. The person thought Odin was great, but their work scheduled changed and they were unable to fulfill his needs due to their new routine.
He's previous owners have described him as affectionate, playful, a lap dog, friendly with visitors and very active, and I can confirm all of those things! Odin is a smart, well-trained boy and knows sit, down, stay, leave it, off, and come. His favorite things to do are snuggling up, chasing balls, chewing on hard chew toys (like nylabones), and going for walks and jogs. He is potty trained and was sometimes crated and sometimes given free roam of the house when his people were away for the day.
Does Odin sound like he might be the kind of good boy you’re looking for? If so, please submit the questionnaire at the bottom of his profile and someone from Oregon Humane will give you a call to chat more about him.