My name is Opal!

Boxer/Bulldog Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Opal
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Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

Facts about Opal

  • Breed: Boxer/Bulldog Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Opal is a Boxer-Bulldog-mix, female, 1.25 years of age.

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 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.

About Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

About Our Shelter...

Monroe County Animal Control endeavors to protect people from the perils that result from the interaction with domestic animals. Furthermore we seek to protect animals from neglect and abuse inflicted upon them in violation of current laws. We continue our efforts through education and enforcement working toward a community where the quality of life for man or animal in not negatively affected by the other.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Please see our Wish List on List is under: Monroe County Animal Control Shelter,

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come meet our shelter animals at the Monroe County Animal Shelter 911 S. Raisinville Rd. We are right next door to the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Our hours of operation are: Tue-Fri 9am -3pm & Saturday 9am -2pm We are closed Sundays & Mondays

Please also see some of our cats Petsmart & Pets Supplies Plus in Monroe. Our cats are sponsored by: The Alliance for Spay/Neuter

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a dog or cat from the shelter: We adopt on a first come, first serve basis. You must come into the shelter and fill out an adoption application and put down a $10 non-refundable application fee to secure your spot for adoption. Currently the cost for adopting a shelter animal is $35. $10 is a non-refundable application fee, $25 is collected for the spay/neuter portion of the contract. Adopters sign a contract agreeing to have the dog/cat spayed or neutered within 30 days. We are currently offering a Voucher at the time of adoption. The voucher covers the cost of the spay/neuter surgery. There are 9 area Veterinarians that are participating in this program and the surgery must be done at one of these vets.

If you rent and want to adopt, before we start the adoption process, you must come in with a letter from your Landlord, with a copy of their picture ID, stating you may have an animal in your house. If you own or rent a mobile home or live in an Apartment complex, we must have a letter on the parks letterhead from the manager stating you can have an animal in your home.