Now, for the special needs part. Her ligament has not formed correctly and is not properly attached to the bone in her back leg. She will likely need surgery on her ligament in the future, but the vet advised that because her leg does not bother her, she will only need monthly injections of adequan, which can be done in home by the adopter, to keep her from overcompensating her good leg. Surgery could be years away. Because of this, Opal needs a family that understands that she will not be a working dog, a jogging companion, and despite being amazing with toddlers, she would do better with older kids who clearly understand her limitations. Everyone who meets Opal finds her loving, endearing, and such a sweet furball with the softest, most petable fur. If you know you are up to the task of a dog that needs a special home, please contact the rescue.
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