Ollie's Angels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is named after Melissa's beautiful white lab, who she fostered and eventually adopted in April of 2013 after he was rescued from living outside on a chain in North Carolina for 7 years. When he arrived to her home, he was nameless, emaciated, and positive for Heartworm, Lyme's disease, and Ehrlicia. He also limped and suffered from pain in his hind legs. It took many long months of love and devotion, but Melissa slowly nursed Ollie back to health. Although he still has his issues, including hip dysplasia, arthritis, and neurological episodes, he has come incredibly far! Ollie pays Melissa's love back tenfold with his unending devotion to his mom. The feeling is definitely mutual. Melissa says Ollie is her shadow, her angel, her best buddy, and from the first day she looked into his eyes, she knew he wasn't going anywhere. He was finally home!