Meet Oliver! Our Hammertown family welcomes a new member!

Meet Oliver!


From Oliver’s new dad, Drew Evans:

So, it’s about 18 months since my Boston Terrier, Junior, died (read our blog here) and about six months ago I started to seriously consider getting another dog to add to the family.

I knew I wanted a rescue, and Joan had gotten Etta from Perfect Pets Rescue, a Hudson Valley based rescue organization that brings dogs and cats from high kill shelters in Georgia to be adopted locally.  Joan had had such a great experience with them and I have other friends who used them too, so that’s where I started.

After I filled out an application form and got approved as an adopter by them, (using Joan as one of my references!) I started regularly (obsessively) checking their website for new arrivals.

It’s a cliche, but when I saw Oliver I was pretty sure he was the one.  So, this past Monday morning, in a park in Kingston, I met him and the folks who were fostering him – and it was love at first sight!

Oliver’s first night in his new forever home.

It’s only been a couple of days, but so far he’s doing remarkably well.  Not quite as good at posing for photographs on Hammertown furniture as his sister!

Iris showing Oliver the retail ropes!


Upstaging Iris a bit..but she seems okay with it.

But he’s been greeting customers already, and has figured out where the treat jar is.  He’s quiet, easygoing, and getting along well with Iris and she’s being uncharacteristically accepting of him too!



So far so good and a big thank you to the amazing volunteers at Perfect Pets Rescue.



Be sure to drop by the Barn in Pine Plains and meet little Oliver!  He’s a dream and we’ve all already fallen in love with him!!



  • Hi Drew…You have indeed found “The One” !!! congrats… and his sister is so good with him already.
    Women can be touchy about “another one” joining the family and all that attention at Hammertown, as you know..
    Well done… all is well here at the Luberon and maybe you can come visit us this winter… The invitation is always open to you..
    Happy Holidays!!! Merry Christmas!!! and well done with your adopted Oliver .. Hugs and kisses to Joan too… xxxs+p

  • deb mason says:

    I happened to be in the store the other day when Drew was talking about getting you…and now you’re here!!
    It sounds like everyone has fallen in love with you; you are pretty cute after all…so’s Drew… You two will have such fun together.
    Happiest of Holidays Oliver!
    I will make sure I ask for you on my next trip to the Barn..
    best, deb mason

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