|UCD Second Chance Oliver Twist
CDX RE CGC
Oliver is my youngest dog, and as you can see by the name, he was one of my Rescue Poms. Oliver was a lost dog, about 9 months old when I received him from a shelter. He had a badly broken front leg that needed an Orthopedic specialist to repair it. From the very beginning, I could see that Oliver was a special dog who would do well in a home where he would be trained and work in Obedience and/or Agility. I had planned to keep a Rescue "some day" in the future, but by the time Oliver's leg was completely healed and he was given clearance by the Orthopedist for any amount of jumping (including the assurance that his knees are 100% sound!), I knew that there would never be a better "some day."
Oliver is my mischievous Pom--he pulls my shoes out of the closet (but doesn't eat them), destroys the ends of ball-point pens (but not the writing end), hides my flashlight, tears the stamps off letters ready to mail, and even resets my clock. (It's a long story.) And I don't know what I'd do without him.
On April 14, 2001, Oliver embarked on the first steps of his Performance career by joyously passing the Canine Good Citizen test sponsored by the AKC and the Brazoria Kennel Club. On July 6, 2002, he completed his first AKC Obedience title and on May 21, 2005, he became a Companion Dog Excellent. Oliver also shows in Rally, and has the title of Rally Excellent (and counting!) At the 2003 American Pomeranian Club banquet, Oliver was named as the Top Novice Obedience Pomeranian for 2002.
Oliver has an ILP number with the AKC and an LP number with the UKC that allow him to compete in Performance events, such as Obedience, Agility, and Tracking. Any owner of a pure-bred Rescue dog can get such a number by applying to the respective kennel clubs and submitting pictures and proof of spay or neuter.