Oliver the Rat Terrier

Visit http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/27017243 to read about Oliver. If you can’t access that page, have a look below:

Oliver was on his last day at the Olive Branch Animal Shelter when one of our volunteers went in for a look. Oliver is a sweet pup who was skin and bones but is now filling out nicely. He just now has his adult teeth coming in.

At first, Oliver had to learn how to play with the other foster dogs. Initially he was so starved he wanted to guard the food bowl but that has gotten better daily. Now he’s a great part of the pack and brings a lot of joy to his foster person. He’d love his new FURever home!

Oliver is:

  • A small (8#) male dog
  • About 1 year old
  • Up-to-date on shots
  • Heartworm negative
  • Neutered
  • Housetrained
  • Microchipped


If you are interested in adopting, have a look at our adoption website, read the online adoption agreement, complete the online adoption application, and submit it.

You may also access a downloadable copy of our adoption application that you can fill out on your computer or by hand (printable adoption application in Microsoft Word 2003 or Acrobat PDF).

If you are unable to adopt at this time, you may sponsor the care of this pet.

We adopt dogs from Memphis Animal Shelter when we can. The shelter has an 83% euthanasia rate, one of the highest in the country. Unfortunately, any dog coming from Memphis Animal Shelter, and most other shelters for that matter, will have been in contact with contagious illness. Even though the dogs have been in foster care and appear to be in good health, they may become stressed when changing environments and exhibit signs and symptoms of illness. If you have other pets, they need to be up to date on vaccines before bringing a shelter dog into your home. We will take the adopted animal back, but we are not responsible for your other animal’s vet care. We always disclose where the dogs have come from. Please ask for any information about the dogs and exercise due caution if you have immunocompromised animals.

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