You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

5 Fun Facts About Doug Davis’ Ollie, Music’s Top Dog

In most ways, Oliver Oz Davis is like any other dog. The 12-year-old long-haired Chihuahua, nicknamed “Ollie,” enjoys lounging in the sun, playtime with human companions and scampering around the Manhattan-based law firm of his owner, entertainment and sports attorney Doug Davis. But Ollie’s life is far from games of fetch and kibble. Here are five fun facts about him:

1. He was born on Halloween. “We celebrate Halloween as Ollieween,” says Davis. “He puts on his birthday outfits every year and we dress him up and have a party for him at the office.”

2. He’s the official pet mascot of the Davis Firm, with an office plaque that reads ‘Director of Barketing.’ “He just became a presence that I think made the people who work around the office happy,” says Davis. “Personally he keeps me calmer. Not that I have quick fuse — I don’t. But, if I ever found myself getting excited on the phone and maybe prone to yell at somebody he’d look at me strange and I thought well, why would I raise my voice? He keeps me in check. No matter how punk a rocker is or how hard a rapper is or how macho an athlete is, when they come into the office and see Ollie they always tell me how much they love him.”

3. Ollie accompanied Davis to the hospital during his treatment for cancer. “We smuggled him into the hospital,” says Davis. “It was about having a real bond with someone who is in tune with your non-verbal cues. Therapy dogs, personal dogs — they know when to give us comfort. We’ve been inseparable ever since.”

4. He’s inspired Davis to become active in rescue animal philanthropies such as the ASPCA, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Humane Society. “Ollie’s not a rescue,” says Davis. “At the time when I got him I don’t think I was as aware as I am now, and through my love and devotion to him I certainly have learned a significant amount about the plight of rescue animals and the 5,000 a day that are killed in shelters around America. Through him I have learned that I would never again acquire a dog through a breeder. He taught me the right way to live and love a dog.”

5. Ollie attended Clive Davis’ 2017 pre-Grammy gala. “We’ve got photos of his press badge.”

More Biz

  • Woodstock 50 Festival Postpones Ticket On-Sale

    Woodstock 50 Festival Postpones Ticket On-Sale Date

    The troubled Woodstock 50 festival has run into more difficulties, as multiple sources told Variety late Friday that the April 22 on-sale date for the event has been postponed. Agents for artists scheduled to perform at the festival — which include Jay-Z, Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Halsey — [...]

  • National Enquirer - Jeff Bezos

    Hudson Media CEO James Cohen Purchases the National Enquirer

    Hudson Media’s CEO James Cohen announced Thursday that he will purchase the National Enquirer as well as American Media’s other tabloids, the Globe and the National Examiner. With the purchase of the National Enquirer, which Cohen reportedly bought for $100 million, he plans to strengthen their collaborative efforts, documentary shows, weekly podcasts, and theme parks. [...]

  • Amazon

    Amazon Music’s Free Tier Is More Advertising Play Than Spotify Killer, Analysts Say

    When news began to spread last week that Amazon Music’s long-anticipated free streaming tier was imminent, headlines emerged about its threat to Spotify and Apple Music, with some stories saying that Spotify’s stock price dropped in response to the news. But not only was today’s launch of the free tier basically a soft one — [...]

  • Nicki MinajCFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner,

    Nicki Minaj Parts Ways With Longtime Managers (EXCLUSIVE)

    Nicki Minaj has parted ways with Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant and Blueprint/ Maverick Management, a source close to the situation confirms to Variety. She had worked with the pair for the majority of her career. The source says the decision was mutual and amicable, and there was no specific reason for the split, adding [...]

  • Amazon

    Amazon Music Launches Free Streaming Tier, Through Alexa Only (for Now)

    Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, in which U.S. customers of its Alexa voice assistant will have access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations, at no cost. The limited access that the new free service provides — it’s only available through Alexa, and when the listener requests a song, [...]

  • Donald Glover and Adidas Launch Short

    Donald Glover and Adidas Launch Partnership With New Shoes and Short Films (Watch)

    Donald Glover and Adidas Originals today announced Donald Glover Presents, a creative partnership that unveiled a new line of shoes and a series of brief — and very funny — films to accompany them. (Watch them below.) Donald Glover Presents reimagines threeAadidas styles, the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe. The shoes feature uneven [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content