This description is dedicated to Oliver my foster pup that I love so much! Oliver is extremely intelligent and motivated. He excelled in his training. He is so affectionate and loves belly rubs so much. He honestly is calming and therapeutic. I truly feel he could make a great therapy pup. Oliver needs a dedicated owner who lives in a house with a fenced in yard. Someone who is willing to provide him with consistency, structure and the love he needs to continue thriving. Oliver sometimes takes a bit to warmup to humans but that's expected after his last disappointments and also from a hearing disability that he has. It does not define him though and people just need to be aware of how to work with him properly. Oliver's story is a long one but to sum it up he was rescued and shipped across the country to a family that was not prepared to handle a dog that has a hearing disability. Oliver is deaf so he's extra special but truly you'd never know. Not one moment did I feel we didn't communicate with one another. He always makes eye contact and is so eager to please. He has been in training as he is a big boy and needed direction. He now does such a great job taking direction, showing confidence appropriately and getting and giving love! With his difficult past fading I know it is the right time to start looking for a family that will love him like I do!