Opal is a great name for this sparkling gem of a girl! Sweetly affectionate, gently playful, and friendly on the one hand, Opal is calm, loyal, and steadfast on the other. A people-oriented young canine girl, she thrives with human companionship and close contact, and she years to bond for a lifetime. Some canines tolerate the uncertainty of shelter life more than others; however, this very sensitive girl finds it difficult and disorienting. We can’t know for sure why Opal can sometimes be wary and hesitant, but it does appear she’s had some negative experiences somewhere along the way and her confidence has been a bit shaken.
Nothing will set Opal up for success or help build her confidence like responsible, caring owners who provide her with the leadership, companionship, and loving attention she needs and craves. Like all dogs, she finds a measure of security with routine and structure…life isn’t quite as daunting when you know what to expect.
Quick to please when she knows what is expected of her, Opal is an intelligent canine with a high learning capacity, and she revels in praise for accomplishment. She really loves being challenged and given an opportunity to learn new things, so not only will she benefit from training and socialization classes, but this will also be an excellent way to bond with her while also boosting her confidence and reinforcing good canine manners. So of course we recommend them.
Opal also needs regular physical activity and mental stimulation to be at her happiest and healthiest. Leashed walks, interactive play sessions, obedience training, free-runs in a securely-enclosed area, and adventurous outings alongside her beloved family members - these things will meet most of this delightful darling’s very modest exercise needs.
A sincere and extremely sweet young dog who has experienced more than her share of people letting her down, Opal’s looking for the right family to embrace her as part of their own. Somewhat reserved and uncertain as to what expect right now, she is nonetheless open to trusting and we have no doubt, Opal will become increasingly more confident, ultimately, revealing the loving, faithfully devoted canine family member she surely will be to the people who open their hearts and home her. For the right family looking for a subtle, but oh so beautiful, jewel of a family dog – Opal is definitely your girl!
Opal is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, low-active to moderately-active lifestyle. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.
Come meet Opal at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.
Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.
Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.
In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.
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