Pet’s Story or Bio
We rescued Oz almost 6 years ago exactly, but we had tried to catch him many times in the 5 months previously. He is a Chow; dumped out of a car in front of our place and left. Never saw a dog more afraid of humans and we could not get close to him. But every day he was in front of Ola Lola's, watching cars and waiting...for love. We left him food and water and after 2 months, he would occasionally almost get close enough to touch. But if you tried, he ran. We could see he was sick, thin, and getting worse. Tried to get him with tranqs in the food - no go. He ran off weaving like a drunk, even when it was a double dose. Finally we found a way to lure him on our deck to eat, and closed off the fence around it bit by bit until we finally had him. He had heartworm, worms, and his hair was falling out, ribs showing. You couldn't try to pet him; he would flinch at a human hand coming near. But through kindness of many - especially our friend Mary Scott, he has become a wonderful happy healthy dog who goes for walks on the beach daily, likes going after iguanas and is our no-longer-cowardly lion dog. He lays regally in our yard, waits to be brushed, barks when it's dinner time and is a great member of our 4-dog pack. Love this fluffy wonderful dog.