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Facts about OPY

  • Breed: Border Collie Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

My name is OPY!

Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - OPY
Photo 1 - Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - OPY
Photo 2 - Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - OPY
Photo 3 - Border Collie Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - OPY

OPY's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

OPY's Story...
A month ago, we saw a pitiful photo of a four month old border collie mix who was about to lose his life because he was picked up with an injured leg by BARC animal control. Shockingly, the City of Houston, home to state of the art sports arenas and a space center, cannot afford X-RAY equipment for its city pound!!!. So, any cat or dog that has a limp and is not adopted by a good samaritan or pulled by a rescue, is immediately, "put down or euthanized," all euphemisms for "killed by lethal injection." Fortunately, for "Opy," an avalanche of pleas went out to save the life of the puppy on BARC Kennel Card #1083496. Like most small rescues, True Blue Friends was filled to capacity but there was no way we could let this sweet little puppy end his young life by the Friday, May 11, 4pm "deadline." Opy's life was spared. X-rays at the vet the next day confirmed a very bad break on his left rear leg from being hit by a car or truck, two weeks earlier, so immediate ortho surgery was needed. In an amazing display of compassion from the community, we were able to raise the $967 needed for his emergency surgery. Two weeks ago, Opy's stitches were removed. His ortho surgeon, Dr. JuanCarlos Garza, Garza Vet Clinic, was so pleased with Opy's recovery that he placed "no restrictions" on Opy's activity level, wanting him to use that weak leg to strengthen it. Music to the ears of a puppy who only wants to play, play, play!!! Opy is making an amazing comeback. He has gained over 5 pounds (now at 26 pounds) and his demodex mange and road burns are now almost covered, as well as new hair sprouting over the scar from his 30 stitches. To say, "Opy" is raring to go, is an understatement. Come meet a puppy with a tale to tell, at this Tuesday's Rice University Farmer's Market!!! You can see more photos of Opy on our True Blue Friends facebook page.

Opy wants to personally, thank the "angels" in the community who rallied to save his life: Cindi Hohle, Elisa Cabrales, Norma Welscher, Julie Martinez and Annie's Angel's Rescue, Charmaine Rea, Katie Moore, Kristi and Ron Graham, and Lydia Caldwell and her amazing network of animal advocates.

To arrange a meeting with Opy, contact Janice at 713.592.2299 or

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About Hearts Unleashed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Hearts Unleashed Rescue is a volunteer-based no kill rescue organization founded in 2009 to serve as caretaker for abused, homeless, and abandoned pets and to provide medical care and rehabilitation for animals in our care. We endeavor to enrich their lives with love, socialization, and emotional healing. We are committed to match each rescued animal with a loving, permanent home, where they will live a life filled with love and dignity.

Most of our dogs live with foster families until adopted. We know their personalities, enabling us to make a good match between adopters and pets.

ALERT - We need your support to continue our rescue efforts!!! Our adoption fees do not cover medical, food, and boarding costs for the dogs in our program. A PayPal donation may be made to: .

In addition to the dogs listed here, we continue to feed neighborhood strays we are attempting to trap, and need dry and canned dog food donations for these endeavours. If you wish to make a donation of FOOD, please contact us by email so we may arrange a pick-up or drop-off location.

We and the dogs thank you for your support!!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

If interested in meeting a particular dog during the week, please contact to arrange an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an application, interview, and vet reference check. The adoption fee of $150 include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm tests, and heartworm treatment if necessary.