Opie is a cute 6 month-old pup who was surrendered to a county dog shelter along with his sister Andie by their owner in early December. We don’t know what circumstances caused them to lose their home but suspect that they were the last of an unwanted litter that they weren’t able to place. When the shelter became overcrowded shortly before the holidays, Opie and Andie made the trip to Canine Lifeline so they could take their time finding the perfect new homes. The shelter listed Opie as a Shepherd mix but we think there must be some Beagle or Hound in his family tree. Opie is a very social guy who has gotten along well with everyone he’s met since he’s been with us—both people and other dogs. He does not need to be adopted with Andie but he might enjoy having a playful canine buddy in his new home. Opie has done very well with crate-training in his foster home so should be able to pick up the house rules quickly in his new home with some consistent direction from his new family. Opie is still a kid with lots to learn but he’s eager to please so should be easy to work with on obedience and canine manners. Leash walking is still a work in progress for Opie but with some daily practice in his new home, he’s sure to soon be walking like a pro. Opie weighs about 20 pounds currently and we expect he may be about 30 pounds once full grown. His adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Opie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under the age of 7 years. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.