Olaf arrived into New Hope’s care on December 15, 2020. He was in poor body condition and appeared to have a skin condition. After being seen by a partner vet it appeared he was severely emaciated and had evidence of lice.

On the evening of December 18, his foster noticed he was not feeling well. He was taken to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and unfortunately diagnosed with Parvovirus. He is there currently receiving treatment and fighting for his life.

His sister Nova and brothers Beau, Felix and Sven are also fighting for their lives with Parvovirus as well. There they can be isolated and can receive specialized care for the deadly disease.

Update: Olaf was released to his foster home on December 23 and will spend the upcoming weeks recuperating from the deadly disease. We are excited to announce Olaf found his loving forever home at the end of January. 

Please consider making a donation to our Guardians of Hope program where your donations continue to help dogs like Sven, Beau, Felix, Olaf and Nova. 100 percent of all donations towards this fund goes directly to the animal’s medical expenses for major medical care.


  • Date December 18, 2020
  • Tags Alumni