Oreo spent most of his life with the same owner, who unfortunately became terminally ill and was no longer able to care for the sweet dog. At the same time, Oreo was also dealing with an illness of his own, glaucoma, which was causing him to go blind. Eventually, Oreo had to have his eyes removed, and everything seemed pretty bleak — until he found a new family who was willing to take him on.
Matt Dowdy and Stephanie Cinoca found out about Oreo through their dog trainer, and almost immediately decided they wanted to adopt him into their little family. They wanted him to be a companion for their other dog, Doc Holiday.