My name is Otis *Courtesy Post*!

Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Clarkston, Michigan - Otis *Courtesy Post*
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Canine Companions Rescue Center

Facts about Otis *Courtesy Post*

  • Breed: Shar Pei Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11539093-CP

Otis is Shar Pei mix, estimated to be about 5-8 years old. He was found left on the side of the road in South Carolina for at least a week. He is a little shy, but he is very sweet. Since being rescued he has truly come out of his shell! He is goofy and has lots of energy. He loves belly rubs and butt scratchs. He loves being outside, going on walks, chewing bones, and eating. He loves having a bed/rug/spot to sleep & snores and makes funny noises. It seems that his has a history of abuse and can be a little wary of people. Some snapping has been seen mostly out of nerves or protectiveness. This behavior has never been shown towards me or any guests, only towards roommates who have not been around him. He has actually loved when people come over because there is more people to pet him. He would be good with a single person or a family environment where everyone in the household can bond and love him & he know he can trust them. Good with kids he has been around, but not around them for long periods of time. Not good with cats. He has been good with my dog, but he can be a little possessive with toys/food (just with dogs trying to take them sometimes). He loved going to our small dog park and was good with all the dogs, but mostly hung out with all the people!

He is in good health, up to date on shots, no heartworm. He had x-rays done on his legs after an odd gait & some limping. This showed his hip was dislocated. He has surgery to fix his hip on June 7th. He is doing so well & the very next day was using his leg again - I need to get him to slow down & take it easy sometimes! His leg had been like this for some time so he may require some long-term joint care, but otherwise his leg does not seem to bother him & he is healing well. I am hoping to get him into a local rehab place to learn some exercises and stretches for him. His x-rays showed that he has bee bees in him from being shot, so his wariness towards people is understandable. He's had it pretty tough, it seems; he is so sweet and goofy & he just deserves the world.

My name is Ellen & I can be reached at with any questions about Otis.

About Canine Companions Rescue Center

About Our Rescue Group...

Canine Companions Rescue Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 2004 for the purpose of working with the community and area animal control agencies to promote the adoption of dogs without families. It is our goal to rescue dogs with good family potential. If our adopters and our dogs are both happier after the match, then we've done our job!

Our adoption fee is $275 for puppies and $200 for adults regardless of breed. As part of this fee we will bring your dog up to date medically, including a spay or neuter. The adoption fee also includes a post-adoption vet visit with one of CCRC vets. For more details on what is covered, please see our Health Statement on the Adoption Application page. These services would run over $300 at the vet, so adopting a rescue dog makes good financial sense!

Come Meet Our Pets...

4820 S Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion
(Across the freeway from Great Lakes Crossing in the Kohl's complex)
Every Sunday 12pm-4pm

2724 S Adams, Rochester Hills
Select dates 10am-1pm

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fee includes the animal's spay or neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, and a complimentary vet visit at one of our great vets within 7 days of the adoption. You will also have 30 days to return the dog for a full refund or exchange for a different dog if it is not the right fit for your home. We accept cash, checks, or credit cards.

Most of our dogs are kept in volunteer foster homes. Our volunteers do their best to evaluate the dogs and their behavior to inform the future owners about what they have observed while the dog has been living in their home. Please be aware that even if a dog has been living in a foster home, it is not a guarantee that the dog will not present other behaviors that were unknown to the foster family.

If you are interested in a puppy (under 6 months old), please know that we have a policy to hold our puppies for at least 10 days prior to adoption, during which time we are clearing them from any life-threatening illnesses and getting them spayed/neutered and up to date with shots, etc. We DO NOT allow them to be seen during that hold period. One reason is that it is unfair to ask our fosters to make all of their puppies available at multiple times leading up to adoption. Also, since our puppies come from animal control facilities, it is not unusual for them to contract a serious (or even fatal) illness and we don’t want your family to meet and begin to bond with a puppy only to have it possibly pass away from illness or surgery. We will set their adoption appointments as soon as possible once they are past the hold period. Thank you for understanding.

Once an application has been submitted, it will immediately be forwarded to the person responsible for adopting the pet you applied for, usually the foster or our director, and they will contact you with the status of your application within 24 hours. If we feel your home is appropriate and the animals is still available, we will ask that you schedule an appointment to meet the dog and complete the paperwork for adoption. Often we will email a response, and sometimes our emails end up in your spam/junk folder so please keep an eye on that. If you have not heard from us after 24 hours you may email or call (248) 834-9419 to have someone follow up.