Odie (Bonded with Poppy)

Poppy is 2 years old and is a Bi-colour female German Shepherd, Odie is 16 months old and is a Sable male German Shepherd. These two beautiful dogs have been in foster care together since Odie was 5 months old, they have come from very different backgrounds but have had similar experiences and throughout the last year, have formed a bond like no other.

Both Poppy and Odie have had double elbow surgery, both dogs were suffering from elbow dysplasia and surgery was deemed necessary to ensure they go on to live a relatively normal life. Poppy and Odie were each other’s rocks during each of their surgeries and rehabilitation, never too far away from one another, they would always be found together, cuddling up and sleeping in the same bed.

Now that both Poppy and Odie have been given the all clear from the vet, they are ready to find their forever home! After going through so much together, they would be heartbroken to be separated, we want to keep these two dogs who became best friends in foster care, together forever!

Poppy and Odie are extremely cuddly and affectionate, Odie starts out a little shy when meeting new people but soon warms up and then will be leaning into you for a pat and chest scratch, once he knows you, he will paw at you for endless cuddles and loves to give kisses. Poppy loves everyone and is very demanding that she must get all the cuddles and pats she desires, she is the most talkative German Shepherd we have ever met and will nuzzle your arm and stick her nose in your face for attention.

Although Poppy and Odie are young, they are well behaved in the home and do not jump up or mouth. They are great at settling inside and are both crate trained. Due to them having to be sedentary for quite some time, neither Poppy or Odie are very active and are happiest when inside with their humans cuddled up on the couch. They do not need an overly active home and are suited to someone home most of the time that will allow them to be inside and included as part of the family. Neither Poppy or Odie have been exposed to children, and whilst they are gentle, they do startle easily and would prefer a quieter home where everyone is over the age of 8 years old.

Odie had a very tough start to life and was not socialised at all as a puppy, it took a long introduction to integrate him with Poppy and his foster brothers when he was young. He is still terrified of other dogs he doesn’t know and will lash out when he sees them. Odie and Poppy need a home where they are the only pets, they would love to live on a large property where they can go out for a quick walk each day without having to come across other dogs. They don’t need to go for big adventures, both dogs are happiest when they are at home with their people. Poppy and Odie both have great recall and know their basic commands.

Poppy and Odie are ready made best friends, they are both German Shadows, following you around the house and can often be found wrestling over a toy or pigs ear in between ‘helping’ you with the household chores. They love to play rough together in the yard but at the end of the day will be cuddling either together, or with their humans on the couch.

  • Age: 1 year 5 months.
  • Sex: Male
  • Microchip Number: 985141003964429
  • Adoption Fee: $500
  • Pet Exchange Register Number: RE146569
  • Good with Kids?: Over 12
  • Good with Dogs?: No
  • Good with Cats?: No
  • Good with Livestock?: Unknown