Oliver was a stray dog when he was found at someone’s backyard in Memphis, Tennessee. The animal control officers came to pick him up. However, whenever they come close, he would jump out of the yard as if he was playing.
After several attempts, they’re able to catch him and took him to Memphis Animal Services.
When Oliver came into the shelter, people could tell that, at some point, he had a family. Oliver was quite smart. He loved treats and food and was well aware that if he behaved well and listened, he would receive one.
“Please sir, I want some more.” You got it, Oliver. Bowl #2 comin’ atcha!Oliver #A312281 came in yesterday as a stray….
The shelter’s community engagement specialist, Katie Pemberton, said that Oliver immediately sat for her when he arrived at the shelter even before she showed him that she had treats.
When she took the treats out, Oliver got even keener to sit. And as he got more familiar with her, the more he would want her to pet him.
Oliver’s love for food was undeniable. He loves eating so much that he started to have a peculiar sense of attachment to his food bowl. He would even carry it around wherever he goes.
Pemberton said that on Oliver’s first night at the shelter, their field supervisor saw him holding his bowl using his mouth. This cute trick led to her giving him more food. Then, Oliver kept doing it.
Thanks to everyone who posted and shared Oliver #A312281. People all over the world fell in love with him and his bowl! Two of those people came for him, and today he’s going home. With his bowl, of course!
Probably, someone from Oliver’s past taught him to do this as a fun little trick. Or maybe, at one point in his life, he didn’t have food. And so, he’s worried now that without his bowl, he might not be given food again.
Because Oliver’s trick was insanely adorable, the shelter staff started to take photos of his habit. Then, they posted them on social media. Soon after, the world fell in love with the charming pup.
Not only that, his forever family saw his cuteness and came for him too. On April 16, Oliver headed to his new home, but, of course, not without his cherished food bowl.
Credit: Memphis Animal Services