Why did you chose Odie? His cute ears got my attention when I saw his website photo, but his kiss sealed the deal. The SPCA of Wake County has a greeting room. When Odie entered, he immediately came over to me and gave me a single kiss on the cheek. At that moment, I knew he was the one for me.
How old was Odie when you adopted him? He was about 7 months old. He was adopted on December 3, and we celebrate his birthday on May 3.
Why did you name him Odie? His formal name is Odin. Odie is a fun version of Odin, the name of a Norse god. He is also called O-O-Odio, Od, or Big Boy.
Does Odie have a microchip? Yes. The SPCA gave it to him. Odie also has an identification tag and a rabies tag on his collar. The front of the ID tag shows his name and the back gives his home address and phone number. If Odie becomes lost, we hope someone finds him quickly and calls.
What breed is Odie? He is a mixed breed. He likely is part Boxer because of his general appearance and traits. Many Boxers are brindles and will present you with their behinds (we call them bumpies) to be rubbed. However, Odie does not have a typical Boxer face.
Frequent other guesses include Great Dane (unlikely given he's tall, but not Great Dane tall), American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd, Plott Hound, and Black Mouth Cur. Most likely, Odie is a little bit of many breeds with his Boxer traits most easily seen.
What does Odie like to eat? He LOVES most cooked vegetables, especially sweet potatoes. He likes them better than his favorite cookies.
How much does Odie weigh? He averages 65 pounds. The vet says Odie is at his ideal weight. Unlike some dogs, Odie is not a big food lover. He would prefer to play, walk, or run than eat. If he is not hungry, he turns down even his favorite food.