Odin was surrendered to the Indpendence, MO animal shelter when it was still Great Plains. He was 10 months old and the owner had tried to euthanize him at the vets office but the vet refused, so he brought Odin to the shelter instead.
At Great Plains he was scared and overwhelmed. He was submissive, fearful, and avoidant. The owner said Odin had bit a family friend that walked in the house without knocking. They said Odin knew the friend, yet still bit that person.
The shelter workers didn't see that behavior there and reached out to rottie rescue. He wasn't rottie enough for them to take him, plus with his background they probably wouldn't have anyway. The rottie rescue volunteer begged one of our volunteers to go meet him.
By the time our volunteer (Jenifer) went to meet Odin he was more comfortable at his new location. He was a standoffish and aloof but played with a toy, and enjoyed the treats.
Once you meet a dog, look into it's eyes, it's so very hard to walk away and say no. We knew he had issues, we couldn't pet him, he was very aloof, but we felt we could give him a chance. Why not? It's what we do.
Odin is not safe for us to place. Odin will bite a stranger. Once he's comfortable he's extremely protective of his space, his area, his people, himself. He's not defensive, he's offensive in his approach.
Odin LOVES fetch and once he has bonded with you he loves you. He is one of our Socially Imperfect RESIDENTS. One of our long timers that we have committed to as long as we can keep them happy and keep our volunteers/staff safe.
Our residents need sponsorship the most. $50 is a month buys them preventative and toys to keep them happy, healthy, and loving life.
Odin does not have a monthly sponsor...can you help?