born ~August 2013

17 lbs.

Crate trained!


Welcome Opal! This doxie x corgi x adorableness mix is 5 years old. Opal weighed a hefty 23lbs when she first came to ACR, but has worked her way down to 17.2 pounds since she started her quest to become a healthier version of herself!

Opal is house broken! She knows that outside is where she does her business, and that indoors are for lounging and watching TV. Opal is crate trained, but is sometimes allowed the run of the house when Foster Mom is gone. While Foster Mom is away, she naps the day away on the couch. As soon as Foster Mom returns, Opal runs up, puts her paws up, and begs for some doggy hugs and love! Opal is definitely her happiest when able to relax with her people (AKA her Foster Mom, currently) and chillax on the couch.

Opal lives with many other dogs, and is fine with them! Out of all her canine siblings, she’s generally the more relaxed one. However, she does have enough energy to occasionally jump off the couch to referee a wrestling match. If she isn’t down for playtime with her buddies, Opal isn’t afraid to use her voice to tell the young whippersnappers to calm down, allowing her to get her beauty rest! Opal may not be best fit to live with small children, however, as she can get a bit snappy when overwhelmed or scared (like most people!). As far as her other human relationships go, Opal has told us that she believes in solid friendships – so be prepared to give your newfound best friend some time. But, given a few butt rubs and some treats, Opal will gladly speed up that friendship process! Once you’ve become her best friend, she turns into a very affectionate pup! Foster Mom told us that Opal loves to get pets and sleep beside her, occasionally nuzzling Foster Mom’s hand when she wants more pets. 😊

Overall, Opal is a pretty laid-back gal. Her favorite time of day is her walks, and through these Opal has learned that the world isn’t as scary as she once thought it was. If short walks aren’t your thing, then Opal is happy with a few short play sessions in the house or the yard, especially when she is able to attack the ball toys that Foster Mom leaves out for her to play with!

Think you’re the best friend Opal has been waiting for? Contact us today!

Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604