The Talented Olate Dogs Are More Than Performers
Today we are totally inspired. We celebrate the human-animal bond and talented rescue dogs in our interview with the amazing Olate Dogs, who we watched win the seventh season (2012) of America’s Got Talent.
Olate Dogs perform a high-energ
The History of Olate Dogs
Richard grew up in South America in a poor family as a third generation
“I grew up very, very poor and I began training stray dogs in Chile. I found that I was very good at it and it gave me a great deal of satisfaction and self-worth. I had no idea it would lead to the $1Million win on a TV show in America, but if you dream big and work hard, good things can happen to good people.”
I am particularly impressed by Richard’s accomplishments as I lived in Chile for several years. My younger daughter was born there and my older daughter currently works there at a Not For Profit called J-PAL – the Poverty Action Lab, with the mission of reducing poverty. I saw first hand the number of stray dogs and adopted my wonderful lab chow mix Isabelle, there.
He was performing since he was only 12, and his through hard work and dedication, he made it to the United States by the age of 33. Today he runs his own dog variety show with four completely
Winning America’s Got Talent
Rescue Dogs Rock!
Training For Shows
We really enjoyed their season on AGT and would love to see them in person sometime!
Tonya Wilhelm says
How fun! I’ve seen other rescue dogs perform, but not this group. They are so cute. I bet they are fun to watch.
Joely Smith says
Impressive! I am so glad these guys give so many sweet pups a great home and tons of love! They sure have a lot of talent – both the pups and the guys! What a good looking group of pups!
Hindy Pearson says
I love how they’re helping to show rescues in a positive light. Sadly too many people have a very bad impression of shelter dogs, and assume they’re all problem animals. It’s wonderful to see them helping to give homeless animals a chance to shine and highlight what wonderful companions they are.
I can’t believe that I’ve not seen these dogs before! I think it’s great what they are doing by giving these homeless dogs a second chance and highlighting how great rescue dogs can be!
Rebecca at MattieDog says
Patients, love AND Food! That is so true – we saw them on AGT and they were quite amazing! It’s great to read more about them and their desire to work with rescue dogs to bring out their true spirit!
Amy Shojai says
I saw them on AGT, and was delighted to see them win!
Talent Hounds says
Me too! So excited to talk to them and find out that he started with street dogs in Chile.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I’ve seen videos of them before. I want to teach some of their tricks to Mr. N.
I would love to see this (much better than circus animals), but I have not plans to travel into the U.S. anytime in the near future. Maybe I’ll catch them north of the border – Pet Expo, maybe?
Amber Ketchum says
I’ve never seen the show, but their act looks great! I’m so glad to see that many of the dogs are rescued. That just goes to show people that rescued dogs can be anything you train them to be! Awesome interview!
Talent Hounds says
Thanks so much Amber. We are so inspired by these little rescues
Sarcastic Dog says
Simon, Zora and Piper can do that…they just CHOOSE not to 😉 I am always so impressed by the level of commitment and patience it takes to teach dogs these kinds of tricks! I especially love Richard and Nicholas’s focus on rescue dogs!
I hardly ever watch TV, but I was recovering from surgery that season. It was great watching them perform, especially when I learned that some were rescue dogs.
Cathy Armato says
These really are incredible dogs! I love that some of them are rescues, that’s a great message to share.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
Sweet Purrfections says
I remember seeing them on America’s got Talent
Ruth Epstein says
I have never heard of them so thank you for sharing this wonderful story wow
Malaika Fernandes says
Remember seeing them on AGT would love to see them in person too. Loved the fact that their dogs are rescued and then trained that is quite a bit of impressive work
Groovy Goldendoodles says
I fell in love with these dogs when they first appeared on AGT. They warm my heart and make me smile for hours afterwards. Thanks for this interview. Nicely done.
The Daily Pip says
I saw a clip of these talented doggies on TV. They are truly amazing. None of our dogs have ever been the performing type so I’m totally impressed.
The Daily Pip says
P.S: Of course, love that they are rescue dogs!