Update from Opal's foster mom 10/18/20:
Once Opal is up, she's actually pretty mobile and has times when she runs around our yard and house. But, when she first gets up in the morning or after a long nap, she clearly struggles to get moving. Sometimes her back legs slip out from under her. Steps are a challenge. Opal definitely needs a home where there are no more than three steps to the outside. I've put a ramp on our porch stairs and she does really well with it. If you find a potential adopter, I would be happy to give them the ramp.
Opal is definitely housetrained, but because of her age she sometimes can't make it to the door in time -- particularly first thing in the morning or after a long nap. She's had quite a few accidents in the house. I know she doesn't mean to -- she just can't get out in time. Potential adopters will need to be patient with her about this. I've found that it helps to be right there when she wakes up in the morning (or after a nap) and help her get to the door in time. It's also important for her to have a reliable schedule -- she has responded really well to knowing what to expect day-to-day. A reliable schedule also helps her cope with her limited vision.
It is amazing how quickly Opal adapts to new situations. She gets along great with our three dogs and cat. She's a very easy-going, chill girl. But, I sense that she would be happiest in a home where there aren't so many active dogs. I think she'd like to enjoy her golden years in a quieter, slower-paced home environment.
Opal is a 12 year old Beagle, she weighs 33 pounds.
A Good Samaritan brought her to our
after they found her standing in the middle of a busy road. We immediately took her into our rescue and made sure she didn't have any serious injuries.
Opal is such a sweet senior girl. She does have a heart murmur but it is on the low end. She has cataracts in her eyes which makes it hard for her to see. She can hear, but it is limited also. Opal has some fatty tumors and growths on her body but the doctor feels that none of them are anything to worry about.
She has a great temperament and a healthy appetite. She would love a warm, safe home to be adopted into so she can enjoy the remaining years she has left.
Please fill out an application if you would like to meet Opal.
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
- Housetrained: Yes
- Exercise Needs: Low
- Grooming Needs: Low
- Shedding Amount: Moderate
- Reaction to New People: Friendly