Oakley is a 6 yr. old male Shepherd/Lab mix.  He arrived in the program 2-15-2019.  If you are interested in adopting Oakley, please contact his Rescue, Safe Shelter Inc. at safeshelterinc@yahoo.com or https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/md/flintstone/safe-shelter-inc-md244/

Week 18 (data lost up to this point).  Oakley is ready to find his furever home.  He is a wonderful dog whose energy defies his age.  Oakley absolutely loves all people.  He would, however, have to be an only dog.  While he is reactive to other dogs, since he's been in the program, he can be easily redirected when he reacts to another dog.  Oakley is a very handsome and loving dog.  We can't wait for him to find his furever home!!

Week 19.  Oakley is continuing to do well and is ready for his furever home.  He is doing much better redirection from other dogs and he absolutely ADORES people!  He would make a great addition to any home, but would have to be the only dog.  He knows his cues/commands very well.  Oakley so deserves his own family!!

Week 20.  Oakley is patiently waiting for his furever home and family.  He will make a wonderful addition to any home.  He is easily redirected from other dogs and is very good with all his cues/commands.  All he needs in his people to love him!!

Week 21.  Can't say much more about Oakley that has not already been said in previous weeks.  He loves people.  He would have to be an only dog, but he's more than enough!!  I know there are many people who would love to have a single dog, and if that is you, he's your boy.  Oh, and did I say he LOVES people :-)

Week 22.  Oakley is now tolerating other dogs.  He still would have to be the only dog, but is reactivity to other dogs has improved greatly.  And most importantly, he can easily be redirected from other dogs.  But boy, does he loves people.  Oakley has never met a person he didn't love.  And he loves a good ball to run and fetch.  Add to that he is a remarkable handsome boy.  That's our Oakley!!

Week 23.  Oakley is still waiting for his special person/family.  He is such a love bug and truly a very handsome boy.  A puppy at heart.  Even as an only dog, he will surely be a great addition to any loving home :-)

Week 24.  Oakley is doing so well ignoring and avoiding the other dogs.  Today there were dogs within 4 feet of him, and he was completely focused on his Handler and the treats.  This is such an improvement for our big, beautiful boy.  Oakley adores people and would make a wonderful companion.  He just needs to be the only dog.  He is patiently awaiting someone to call his own.

Week 25.  No one can understand why Oakley has not been snatched up.  Sure, he needs to be the only dog in the home, but he just ADORES people!!  He knows all his cues/commands (sit, down, wait, leash walking).  And because he is so treat motivated, he can be easily redirected from reacting to other dogs.  Our little puppy Bridgett was able to sniff him and he didn't react.  Oakley would do great in an active home and would do best with kids 12 or older, due to his size.  Please take a look at Oakley.  He has so much love to give!!

Week 26.  Still waiting for someone to realize what a great dog Oakley is.  He's waiting for that special person/couple/family, and we all know they are out there somewhere.  He is such an amazing dog and wants nothing more than to be with people.  He is extremely treat motivated, which makes training and behavior easy to manage.  He can now very easily be redirected from reacting to other dogs, and will sit and watch them without becoming overly excited or reactive.  He is such a loving dog that wants nothing more than to have his own family.  He has waiting long enough to belong :-)

Week 27.  Oakley is still patiently waiting for his furever home.  He has learned everything asked of him and is such an amazingly smart and focused dog.  He loves all people.  And redirection from other dogs is easily managed.  All Oakley wants now is his own home :-)

Week 28.  Where is Oakley's furever person/family??  He is ready and willing to go.  He has nothing more to learn in the program.  All he needs is a home to call his own.  WHERE IS OAKLEY'S PERSON/FAMILY???

Week 29.  STILL WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO REALIZE WHAT A GREAT DOG OAKLEY IS!!!  He is so ready to go to his furever home.  And he is doing much better around other dogs.  He would still have to be the only dog, but what a great dog he is!!!

Week 30.  Oakley continues to be ready for his furever home.  He can be completely distracted from other dogs with treats or toys.  He is the perfect dog for a home that wants a single dog.  WE KNOW THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE FOR OAKLEY!!!

Week 31.  PLEASE HELP FIND OAKLEY HIS FUREVER HOME!!!!  He is ready, willing and more than able to become a loving family's companion.  He has nothing left to learn and is ready to move on to his home.  He's playful, active, handsome and smart.  I know there is someone who just wants 1 dog in their home!!  

Week 32.  Oakley continues to wait patiently for his furever home.  Surely there is the perfect home somewhere out there for Oakley.  Not everyone wants to be a multiple dog home.  We're looking for you!!!!

Week 33. Still waiting for that special someone who will welcome Oakley into there home and give him the love he so deserves.  He is a wonderful, loving, loyal dog who's time has come to have his own family!!

Week 34.  "Why doesn't anyone want me" Oakley continues to ask.  He's a very good boy who will love you and be your loyal companion forever.  Please consider bringing Oakley into your home.  YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!

Week 35.  In just a few months, Oakley will celebrate his 1 year anniversary in the program.  THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT FOR HIM!!!  Oakley is a wonderful, loving, playful dog who will be your best friend for life.  He loves any and all people.  He just needs to be the only dog in the home.  He has learned not to react if he sees another dog (he is easily distracted by food).  PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE THIS BEAUTIFUL BOY HIS FUREVER HOME!!!  He so deserves a family of his own!

Week 36.  Nothing new to add.  Oakley is READY TO LEAVE for his furever home!!

Week 37.  Someone PLEASE give Oakley a chance and take him into your home.  YOU WILL NOT BE DISPPOINTED!!!

Week 38.  Handlers were given a "pass" for journals this week due to Thanksgiving.

Week 39.  Oakley is still waiting for his furever home.  He has mastered the program and has nothing left to learn.  THERE HAS TO BE SOMEONE WHO WANTS A HANDSOME, FUN-LOVING, ACTIVE DOG and can be the ONLY DOG!!  Someone PLEASE give our sweet boy Oakley a chance!!

Week 40.  Oakley is still waiting!!!  He has learned everything the program has taught him, and he's also doing much better with the other dogs.  He is smart, loving, fun, and active and he's just waiting for someone to step up and give him his furever home.  He's been in this program for 10 months, which is way longer than he deserves.  HE NEEDS HIS OWN FAMILY AND HOME!!

Week 41.  Oakley needs a home NOW!  He has become too comfortable in the prison environment.  He is a happy boy who loves people and loves to play.  He is easily distracted from the other dogs, especially when he has his favorite big ball.  He loves playing tug-of-war with anyone who will accommodate him.  Someone PLEASE GIVE OAKLEY THE FUREVER HOME HE SO DESERVES!!

Week 42.  A new year is upon us and Oakley is so very ready to leave the program.  If you are looking for a happy, friendly, active boy, Oakley is your guy.  He would have to be an only dog, but I know there are people who just want one 1 dog to give all their love.  PLEASE CONSIDER OAKLEY FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY!!

Week 43.  February will mark 1 year since Oakley came into the program.  He absolutely NEEDS HIS FUREVER HOME!!  Please someone give Oakley a chance.  You will not be disappointed!!!  He is so ready to have a home with someone who will love him.  PLEASE!!!


Week 45.  As is our report every week, Oakley is ready to leave and become someone's life-long companion.  He is such a wonderful, affectionate and loving dog.  There has to be someone, somewhere, who is willing to give our beautiful boy a furever home!!!

Week 46.  OAKLEY NEEDS A FUREVER HOME NOW!!  He is ready for someone to LOVE HIM!!!  Please someone give this beautiful boy a chance.  You won't be disappointed!!

Week 47.  ISN'T THERE ANYONE WHO WANTS A LOVING, ACTIVE COMPANION who just needs to be an only dog????  We simply cannot understand why he has not been adopted!!!  And he is doing much better with the other dogs (not nearly as reactive as he used to be!!)

Week 48.  STILL WAITING!!  OAKLEY KEEPS ASKING WHY HE DOESN'T HAVE HIS FUREVER HOME YET!!  And we can't give him a good answer.  He is a fantastic dog who loves people and can easily be handled so as not to be so reactive to other dogs.  Why does he still not have his home??????