More Puppy Therapy

This is Olive.

Up until this past weekend, Olive has spent her entire short life tied to a tree in my neighborhood.  She caught the eye of a neighbor and friend of mine, the hilarious and brilliant Jen from South Nashville Life.  She was tied up outside some apartments that up are run by our neighborhood association, and tying an animal outside in such a way is a breach of their lease (not to mention just not cool, but we’ve already talked about that). 

So Jen and I worked with the board of our neighborhood association to speak with the owner about surrendering the dog.  When Jen went to check on her one hot day and found her once again with no water, and discovered that the dog’s “owners” had taken off to Florida for a long weekend, her heartstrings snapped right in two.  We finally tracked down the ower and she agreed to surrender the puppy to us.

Now Olive is living happily at Jen’s pad, with her two new foster brothers, Marvin & Eli – who, as of yet, are not quite sure what to make of this new guest.  Check back tomorrow to hear Jen’s take about a new furry guest in her home!

The best part?  Jen is signing up with Agape to be a foster parent, so Olive can get into the Agape program!  Woo-hoo!!  That means little Olive will be able to reap all the benefits that come with being an Agape dog – food, toys, professional photos, and the whole enchilada of vet care (shots, meds, and the ever-important no-baby surgery).  And you know what else that means – Olive will soon be searching for her Furever Family!  Is it you?

If you’d like to make Olive part a Furever part of your family, please fill out an application with Agape Animal Rescue.



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14 responses to “More Puppy Therapy

  1. Yay!! That’s so awesome that you and your neighbor took that kind of initiative to save her. So happy for her!


  2. Oh my gosh, what a sweetheart! How could anyone just keep her tied up? In southern Maine we don’t really see a lot of that, so it surprises me when I read about so many people tying out their dogs and not understanding why it’s wrong. Her eyes and her coloring remind me of Nola. Can’t wait to read more about her and I hope she finds an amazing Furever Family soon!


    • Unfortunately chaining dogs is all too common down here in the South. There are some awesome organizations that are trying to change that with outreach, education and legislation (like Dogs Deserve Better and Middle Tennessee Pet Resource Center), but it’s a long, slow frusterating battle.


  3. You guys did a great thing, yay for Olive – there seem to be a lot of new fosters around lately!


  4. You guys ROCK!!! And little Olive (love that name by the way) is reaping the rewards by someone doing the right thing and not looking the other way. Good job! And she is by the way stunning.


  5. Kudos to you and Jen for your persistence in giving Olive a better life!


  6. I am so glad to hear that Miss Olive was saved by your sweet friend and that she will finally get to experience what life is like when you are truly loved and adored by your people.

    I mean, seriously, they left her tied up with no food or water while they went on vacation?! I just don’t understand why someone would get a dog if they don’t plan on taking care of it. So sad.


  7. Olive is GORGEOUS and oh so LUCKY!!!! Thank g-d that your friend Jen took an interest. Too often people see something that they know isn’t right, but can’t find the courage and/or time to say or do something about it. Olive’s “owners” will definitely get theirs …..


  8. Awww what a beautiful pup

    Stop on by for a visit


  9. Lucky Olive, wonderful you (and your friend Jen) and stupid, stupid owners!


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