My name is O'Kay!

Australian Cattle Dog/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Frederick, Maryland - O'Kay
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Operation Paws for Homes - MD Chapter

Facts about O'Kay

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 5886
Hi! I'm so happy to meet you! My name is O'kay (aka Khloe), and my foster mom says that name is a misnomer because I am so much more than okay; I'm awesome! I came to the life savers at OPH from a rural South Carolina shelter as a dumped former momma. The vets think I am around 2 years old and I weigh a short, but long 30 pounds. Now, I'm all stitched up (no more babies for me), cleaned up, sleeping in foster mom's bed with my foster brother, and as sweet as apple pie. I have some worms making my heart not function as well as it should, but I'm told they'll be coming out soon, and I'll be ready for a new forever home! I'm so excited about that. Let me tell you a bit about myself:

- I love, love, love, love, LOVE to snuggle. If I don't jump up on the couch and head but you or nudge you with my nose and then crawl in your lap, I'm probably asleep or eating. But I can chill out too if you need your space. I just like feeling secure with my people.

- I like other dogs and will sometimes play with my foster bother, but usually I just ignore him or snuggle with him on the couch.

- I don't mind cats. They're funny looking and sounding, but I leave them alone if foster mom asks me to.

- Im good with small humans, although I don't really like their strollers or baby carriers very much.

- I am create trained and while I don't like being in my crate when you are home, the most you'll hear form me is a little whimper every once in a while because I want to be with you. Otherwise I just sleep.

- I'm mostly housebroken. I'm still getting the new schedule down in my foster home, but otherwise I am trying to let foster mom know when I need to go potty. She thinks I'll have it down within a week.

- I'm not a chewer. I do love fleece though. Foster mom has 2 fleece blankets that I like to just mouth for comfort, but I don't chew them.

- I HATE being yelled at, so you only have to tell me no once and I'll usually stop whatever it is you are mad about (although I won't make any promises if you have dinner too close to the edge of the countertop....)

- I love food. I'll do just about anything for a treat.

- Baths aren't my favorite, but I'll be a good girl for them if you ask me to.

- If foster mom is running around with my foster brother, I'll try to herd them because ya'll need to stay in line!

- Did I mention that I love to snuggle?

Foster mom says I'm extra amazing, she just wants people to know that I won't be available for adoption until 2 weeks after my heartwood treatment, but that if you are approved to adopt before I am ready, she will send pictures and video of me to update you about my progress before I come home with you. She also wants people to know that I need leash work because when I get outside I just want to explore everything life has to offer, so training would be a good idea to anticipate.

I'd love to meet you and give you lots of kisses while I sit in your lap!

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks’ recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here:

About Operation Paws for Homes - MD Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. is a 501c3 organization that was started by a small group of experienced rescuers. We we set out to create a rescue that believes all animals deserve our love and help, regardless of geography, that customer service is a crucial part of rescue, and that volunteers have a right to rescue how, when, and where they want to, and be treated with respect.

We rescue all breeds of dog, and cats, and offer assistance to owners needing to rehome their pets. Why do we give our time, our hearts, and our homes? Because we love animals, and because someone has to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~Gandhi

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events in several different locations throughout VA and MD. Please visit our website - and look for the EVENTS tab. Additionally, approved adopters may meet adoptable animals at the home of the animal's foster, or possibly in the adopter's own home.

We want every potential adopter to meet the dog or puppy of their choice first, before making a decision! This is a lifelong commitment.

We have events throughout Maryland Virginia - Please visit our website for event information!

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: The Application

Each prospective adopter fills out an adoption application. The adoption application is a simple form that asks information about you, your current pets, why you are looking to adopt and how you plan to care for your new addition. Essentially, this application gives us necessary information about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

Once we receive the application, it is processed in the order that it was received. Our volunteers will contact your personal references, veterinary reference and landlord where applicable, and ask to discuss your interest in adoption and past experiences as a pet owner.

It is helpful if you contact your references so that they can anticipate our calls.

Keep in mind, that depending on the timing of your application, the dog you are interested in can already have multiple applications for adoption. However, rest assured that there are many dogs that need forever homes, and OPH will work with you to find you a dog that closely matches what you are looking for.

Step 2: The Meeting

Once your application is approved, you will be contacted by an OPH Adoption Coordinator to schedule a “meet and greet” with the dog you are interested in. We prefer that everyone in the immediate family, including your current dog (if you have one) come to the appointment to meet your potential new family member. Adopting a dog is a big decision and requires a commitment from everyone. If you currently own a dog, it must be up to date on its shots and spayed/neutered.

Sometimes we will also conduct a home check, which is at our discretion.

At the meet and greet, the foster will be able to provide you with information about the dog you are interested in. Also, this is a great opportunity for you to really assess if this is the dog for you. You will be able to interact with the dog to ensure that he/she is exactly what you want.

Step 3: The Adoption

Before you bring your new family member home, you must sign an Adoption Contract with OPH. In addition, the adoption fee is requested. Please refer to the “What the Adoption Fee Covers” link for detailed information on the fees. The adoption fee is non-refundable.

Please remember that adoption fees barely cover our expenses of rescuing a dog. Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us continue our life-saving work.

If, at the time of adoption, your dog was not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to agree to spay/neuter your dog and provide us a deposit fee. Our adoption contract requires all dogs to be spayed/neutered within 1 month of adoption or when age appropriate. Once this has been verified, your deposit check will be returned to you.

Step 4: Post Adoption Follow Up

Our goal is to help you enjoy life with your new dog to the fullest extent possible. If issues arise, or you just need some good advice, we are happy to do follow-up counseling by telephone and email. We can also suggest dog trainers in the area as additional resources. Also, at the time of adoption, you are provided with a pamphlet full of information and links to online resources to help with behavioral related issues like potty training and house training. This information can also be accessed from the “Information” tab on the OPH home page.


Sometimes situations arise which cannot be helped. If, for any reason, you are unable to keep a dog you’ve adopted from Operation Paws for Homes, the dog cannot be given away.

It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since the adoption. You must either return the dog to Operations Paws for Homes, or obtain approval from Operations Paws for Homes to transfer ownership to a friend or relative.
Fosters and adopters sign a binding legal contract before taking home an animal. Adoption fees vary, and will be listed on each animal's bio.