Opal

Terrier Mix - Adult - Female
Adoptable Small Mix Dog FriendlyMicrochippedSpayed / NeuteredVaccinated

6 years old
8 pounds

Little Opal came to us from a puppy mill where she was likely bred for profit and received little to no vet care or human contact. She was also picked on by the larger dogs in her kennel. She was dirty, had fleas, and clearly no one ever took care of her teeth.

Considering her background, she is doing surprisingly well in her foster home. She is hand-shy and fears human interaction, shaking and cowering. But is beginning to come around already. It is possible to pick her up and pet her, and she will eventually relax into the handler’s lap. She mostly eats when not watched, but has begun to do so with humans in the room.

Like all puppy mill dogs, she trusts dogs much more, as they are all she knows. So a home with another friendly small dog who will be able to “show her around”, or even several dogs, will be required. No young children please, as they would overwhelm her.

She has begun to carefully explore her foster home and yard after only a day here, which is great. What is even more astounding though, is that she so far appears to be house trained. That is not the rule in dogs with her background and suggests that she may have been a pet at some point in her more distant past, who had the bad fortune to land in the wrong hands.

Opal will need a dental cleaning and is likely to lose some teeth. We greatly appreciate any donations towards her medical needs.

Opal’s adoption fee of $250.00 includes her Vet exam, basic vaccines, flea treatment, fecal test, heart worm test, monthly preventative, spay, microchip, and grooming.

If you live in the Austin, TX area, own (at least one) friendly dog, and have the heart to give your love, time, and home to this little girl, please fill out an application at forgottenfriendstx.org. For questions, please contact fostercoordinator@alexandrahorn.com.

Main profile photo by Stephanie Delota (https://www.instagram.com/delogram/).

Please be aware, that we rarely have information about cat compatibility, as most of our foster homes don’t have cats. Adoption decisions are based on the best overall match and not done on a first-come-first-serve basis.