*PLEASE READ TO THE END FOR ADOPTION INFORMATION* OREO is a 3 year old, 17 pound Shih Tzu Poodle mix LOCATION: Pensacola FL NEEDS: Active owner or family, fenced yard. NO KIDS. Local adoption only! Oreo came to us as owner surrender. He was adopted twice for very brief periods and returned both times due to resource guarding. In the fall of 2022 Oreo attended a 2 week board and train course, and we were given instructions on how to work with Oreo in behavior modification. His foster mom has continued to work with him and he's doing great! Oreo is an amazing and wonderful boy who loves to cuddle, snuggle, be held, get pets, eat treats, do zoomies and talk to the 6 neighbor dogs. His favorite time of day is 'Walkie Time'. He strolls by people on bikes and other dogs when out for walks with minimal or no negative reactions. He follows his Foster mom everywhere and loves to go for car rides and run errands with her. If she is in her office working, he happily lays under her desk or nearby and takes a nap. At night he sleeps in the big bed with her, cuddled up close. Oreo is very energetic and affectionate and needs a family or person to spend time with him, giving him lots of attention! He is friendly and loves everyone. He is always very excited to meet new people. Oreo loves to run and play and he's pretty much ON all the time. He definitely needs a fenced yard for lots of playtime. He is leash trained. He is not quite 100% housebroken but we think that's mainly because he's in a home with a lot of different dogs. Once he's in his new home with a good routine we think he'll be fine. Oreo needs an active family where he gets lots of activity and stimulation. Active means a person or family who will take him out to do a lot of different activities, keep him busy and work him... take him for brisk walks, on car rides, run with him, play with him, take him to the beach. He is a gorgeous, friendly boy and he has had a lot of interest, but due to his past we are being very very careful about his placement. Because of his bite history, (one time over a slice of pizza and the other over tissue, silly dog) we will not adopt him to a home with kids. Cats are iffy, but workable, he mainly barks at them. In the past, Oreo had a bad habit of picking on other dogs by barking and chasing them. Now, due to training, maturity and a constant rotation of foster dogs in his home, he does quite well with other dogs of all sizes and sexes. What Oreo needs most though is a family willing to work with his behavior. He IS adoptable and he is good in his foster home. His new family just needs to give him time to get to know them, and pick and choose their battles, especially during the transition time period. Oreo has been to the vet for a wellness check, is up to date on shots, neutered, fecal tested, heartworm negative, has had a 12-month ProHeart heartworm prevention shot, and is microchipped with a lifetime registration. If you would like to give Oreo a home please submit an adoption application for review using the link below. https://form.jotform.com/212598760861062 *We are located in Pensacola Florida. Puppies, dogs with pending vet appointments, and dogs with behavioral issues are only adoptable within a 1 hour drive to Pensacola. *We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a facility. Our dogs live in private homes in and around the Pensacola area until they are adopted. *To meet a dog or be considered for adoption you must first submit an adoption application for review. This does not obligate you to adopt a dog. *We review multiple applications for each dog and pick the best fit. We are not always able to respond to every application. You are welcome to message our Facebook page or email us to follow up on the status of your app.