Oreo 01/03

Hi, I’m Oreo. I’m a 1-year old American Shelter Dog and a goofy bundle of enthusiasm. My short legs don’t slow me down at all. I’m looking to join a family with no young children or other pets because I have a history of guarding valuable resources such as food, toys and comfy furniture. I can also get overstimulated quickly and become mouthy. However, I do enjoy playing with other dogs outside of my home.

During my time here at AWS, I’ve become an A+ student in the obedience classes I attend regularly with volunteers. I am also I budding agility star! My new family and I will be treated to free mandatory classes here at the shelter after I’m adopted. This will give us a chance to bond and work as a team while learning more about the behavior modification plan AWS has put in place for me.

My gentle leader and crate are also two important tools I need for continued success in my training. Luckily AWS will supply you with both for free upon my adoption. The trainers at AWS are committed to providing my new family with all the proper tools and eduction to help us succeed! I can’t wait to meet you and start our adventures!

Pet Info:


Adoption Fee: $99

Sex: Male

Breed: American Shelter Dog

Age: 1 years

Obedience Student

The Animal Welfare Society is fortunate to have volunteers who take adoptable dogs through the obedience classes.  They also spend quality time, playing with, walking, and running the dogs. Here’s what some volunteers had to say about Oreo:

“Good walker on gentle leader. Affectionate, good boy.” Bob

“I had the pleasure of taking Oreo to the Christmas Prelude Pooch Parade last Sunday and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how much he has improved in just a few weeks.  The time spent by staff and volunteers to work with Oreo is definitely paying off.  For safety reasons, I have a crate in my car and he had no trouble going into it for the ride to our house.  Although there was some mild complaining after a few miles, I suspect it was because he probably wanted to drive; definitely an impossibility due to his stubby legs.  (Oreo is proud of his lineage and stature)

Oreo was the perfect gentleman when we arrived home and he seldom left my side.  He liked the couch, and pillow surfing to find the most comfortable position was an obsession with him.   Oreo was amazing at the parade.  He happily greeted people and dogs alike and the large crowds of people with their best friends did not deter him from having fun and making you laugh.  He certainly was at ease with the multitude of people, noise and un-choreographed commotion.  Partway through the parade he decided to work the crowds and all anyone had to do was smile and he would come towards you for a pat on the head or a gentle scratch.

Oreo was also extremely well behaved and patient at Scalawag’s Pooch Parade after-party.  People and doggy cookies were available and he had no preference.  Size and quantity were his priority, but he never begged and always waited patiently until something was offered. 

Oreo is young and has plenty of energy but he wants to please, and so far he has been a rock star in shelter dog obedience class.  Anyone who wants a loyal companion and has the time to work with him, or to just socialize will find that Oreo is a real treat.” Malte

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“I took Oreo to the shelter dog obedience class, and totally agree with all that has already been said about him. He is smart, affectionate, and utterly charming. Also handsome. I am just saying!” Carol