My name is Opal 110290!

Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Joplin, Missouri - Opal 110290
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Joplin Humane Society

Facts about Opal 110290

  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 70939
FOUND ON 2507 MARTEN Opal is a senior blue heeler mix. We think that she is approximately 8 to 11 years old. Opal arrive thin, and is currently on a recovery diet. She's a bit week in the hind end, and her hind legs show signs of muscle wasting. Opal is sweet and affectionate, and quietly likes to hang out next to her favorite people. Opal seems to do well with other dogs, although she does not interact very much, she prefers to lay quietly in the outside area of the kennel on a blanket. She is food motivated, but does not seem to know any commands. She seemed afraid of cats at this time. Opal will need a home with a soft spot to lie down and a nice yard where he can spend some time outside as well. Her new adopters will need to be prepared to deal with the issues that senior dog owners need to face. We think that she would do best in a home with children 12 years of age and older. To learn more about adoption, foster or rescue, please visit We are the Joplin Humane Society in Joplin Missouri. 417-623–3642.

About Joplin Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Joplin Humane Society (JHS), is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of the four-state region with a variety of programs including adoptions, pet therapy, and humane education for children of all ages. The Joplin Humane Society is private and receives no local, state, or federal support.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Shelter Hours

Adoption Hours:
Monday - Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Intake Hours:
Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
Closed on Sunday

Our Adoption Process...

We believe in an open, non-judgmental adoption process. We recognize that no one is perfect and try to match a person's pet expectations so fewer pets are returned. Under normal conditions the process is:

- Come in with your family and look around. If you see a pet that you like, ask staff to meet the pet (if the pet is available to be taken out)
- Complete the adoption questionnaire.
- After the meeting, go over what information we have on file about the pet and his/her past experience.
- Finish the process by having a conversation with our adoption staff.
- After the above is completed, we can put a hold on a pet for 24 hours if you need time to think about the decision or to prepare your home.
- Most of our pets can go home the same day.

Adoption fees are: $90 - $140
This includes the animals spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, de-worming and micro-chip.

- We will not adopt a pet to anyone under the age of 18
- We will not adopt to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- We reserve the right not to place a pet in a home based on the information we have or if we feel the pet is not a match for the person's lifestyle.

JHS does reduce or waive adoption fees for a variety of reasons: Too many cats or kittens in the building, older and special needs pets that have a harder time finding homes, etc. Adoption Promotions are a fun way to engage the public and bring in potential adopters. Shelters remain the #4 way people obtain their pets.