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My name is Oliver!

Facts about me

Great Dane/Hound (Unknown Type)
Black - with White
(When grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

EST DOB: 12/2016

Weight: 75lbs.

Oliver is black and white with Hazel eyes and a curious black nose. He loves to chew his nylabones or antlers and can keep himself occupied with those for hours at a time. He doesn't have a lot of patience for other dogs, and would probably be best as an only pet.

Oliver can run like the wind but doesn’t have super high energy. In other words, Oliver can run or play off his energy and then is just as happy to chill out and snuggle.

Oliver is very well mannered, house-trained and has good recall. He is very sensitive to correction and a simple “ah, ah” is all he needs to stop him in his tracks. He is eager to learn and a pleaser. The only time Oliver gets distracted is when his nose gets a scent of something like a deer. Then watch out! He has leapt over a 4 foot fence in pursuit.

Oliver gets anxious when left alone for long periods of time. His human should be gentle and kind and experienced in positive reinforcement techniques. He would probably do best in a home with no other pets or small children.

A note from Oliver:

Hey guys!!! My name is Oliver. I'm basically just a big, lovable, adorable goofball.

Everyone sees how handsome I am, and how big I look, and how mellow I can be sometimes, and they think I'm all grown up. But really I'm just a kid inside!

I like to play with toys and humans! I love to hike! I ride awesome in a car!

I not real crazy about crates, but I'm comfortable in a large kennel space or maybe a gated room. Sometimes I get a little nervous about being left all by myself.

I'm looking for someone special to love me for who I am..

If you think you could be my family, please email

I'll be watching for you!!!


p.s. I'm from Morganton, NC and would like to stay close to my friends

We try to limit our travel time for home visits to a two-hour driving range (about 75 miles) from Morganton, NC.

Please visit for an adoption application.

Adoption fee $100.00

A Better Life Animal Rescue, Inc.

Contact info
Pet ID
P.O. Box 8311, Morganton, NC 28680

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Please view our animals and feel free to e-mail us with questions! We try and place our animals with families who would be a good mesh so that both the animal and the family will have a wonderful experience. You can visit our website to complete an application and e-fax it to us or mail it or e-mail it back. We will check references and set up a home visit once the animal is identified. The adoption fee is $100 - seniors always receive a 25% reduction in adoption fee as does a veteran or military person. Both discounts may be combined. If we deliver the animal to adopter and adopter is more than 60 miles away, we ask that transportation in the way of gasoline costs please be reimbursed to us (receipts will be provided). It is not mandatory but will help us defray costs of transport.

Go meet their pets

We visit Petsmart in Morganton, NC and Petco in Hickory, NC for regular Meet and Greet/Adoption events. We are also willing to set up "play dates" and meet and greets. Check out our facebook page ( or email us ( to find out what other local events we will be attending!

More about this rescue

A Better Life Animal Rescue, Inc. is a no-kill foster home-based rescue organization located in Burke County, North Carolina. We do not operate an animal shelter. We rely on volunteer foster families to provide temporary care for rescued dogs and cats until they can either be matched with loving, responsible, permanent adoptive families or until lost pets can be reunited with their own loving families. Our mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and to save dogs and cats whose lives are in jeopardy because of neglect, mistreatment, illness, injury or ignorance. We do this by reporting animal neglect, abuse, mistreatment or cruelty to proper authorities; rescuing pets that are living under unhealthy or unsafe conditions or are being held by activities that kill animals considered to be unadoptable; providing dedicated, loving, temporary foster care for rescued animals; arranging for professional veterninary care for sick or injured animals and for spay/neuter procedures; matching rescued pets with suitable adoptive families; promoting a 100% spay/neuter program; and sponsoring educational programs that focus on animal overpopulation and proper care for pets. Please check our pages for stories and events. And of course, please check all our animals that need homes.

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