Being stuck in a shelter can be difficult for any dog — but for Oreo, the new environment was overwhelming. Additionally, employees soon noticed that the senior dog wasn’t as responsive as he should be. Along with old age, Oreo appeared to be going blind and deaf. “He’s been nervous the whole time, really,” Peters explained. “When you hold him he starts to settle down a little bit.”
Shelter staffers did everything they could to make the dog comfortable, and slowly, Oreo began to settle in.
“We try to keep his environment quite similar,” Peters said. “We have the same kennel staff working with him, so there’s some consistency. And as much as he can be comforted, we make an effort to — but it is scary to be in a new environment when you can’t see well or hear great.”
“We’re just trying to make the best of that situation for him,” Peters added, “and hope he will find his peace in his forever home.”
As soon as Oreo became available for adoption, shelter staff got creative in order to find the nervous pup the right home. So they posted Oreo’s sad story on all their social media pages.