OLLA – young in heart and spirit

All about OLLA – young in heart and spirit

CHIP NO: 250268500757513
DOB: 01 January 2011 (vet estimate)
BREED TYPE: Setter (iCAD - Braque by appearance.
WEIGHT RANGE: 25-30 kg
DOGS: OK - males always, females with good integration
CHILDREN: older & responsible. Unruly little ones may frighten her.
CATS: does not understand

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OLLA is young in heart and spirit despite her 8 years.  She is such a fun-loving girlie and very quick on the uptake. It would appear that at some point in her early life she was exceptionally well trained in the basics, with a bountiful quantity of English commands and games such as stay, wait, catch, fetch, bring back.  She would love a family looking to take a mature dog – a lady of a certain age – and give her the love she has lacked for so long.

She is totally clean in the house, and sees a crate as her haven.   She loves the car and travels quietly and calmly. She also knows how to play which would indicate that somewhere along the line she has known a happy environment. She is living where there are many other dogs, including visitors who come and go.  She has proven she adores puppies, taking on the role of “mother” and she is fine with all males.  She is inclined to practise her habit of attempted dominance with some females but with careful integration she quickly learns.

Her fosterer describes her as a “vrai plaisir”.  She has absolutely no food aggression.  When out walking in safe places she is totally trustworthy offlead, sticking by her fosterer’s side.

She was particularly afraid of storms and loud noises such as fireworks and still prefers the safety of her crate at those times. We can only assume that she started life as a hunter’s dog, and was wrongly trained to gunshot.  However, this is being worked on at least to help her manage her fears if not to overcome them.

OLLA’s life has not been an easy one. She had spent more than 4 years of it, maybe even 6 – we cannot be sure – in a refuge or kennel environment before we took her under our wing.  Even then her initial experience was not an easy one.  A lot of her baggage needed unpacking – and thanks to her behaviourist fosterer, she is now a confident dog, totally ready for adoption in a dog-loving home that is prepared to work through the upheaval period she would feel.  She would appreciate a family with time to play with her and exercise her.  She is human-reliant – even where there are other dogs – so this aspect is important.  She will give you loads of joy in return.

OLLA is described on her iCAD as a Setter. She is more like a Braque in coat and appearance.

OLLA is currently fostered in Department 32 (Gers) but is available for adoption anywhere in France subject to a successful home check. If you would like to know more about OLLA, have the opportunity to meet her either virtually or in reality, you can:

  • click on the enquiry button if you are on the web page,
  • send a message from our Foster/Adoptions page https://www.facebook.com/LesAmisinFrance/
  • or write to info@lesamisdesanimaux.com.