Meet Opal! She is an adorable black English Labrador Retriever between four and six years old. Opal has a blocky head, stocky build, and otter tail that is common for English labs.
WCLRR rescued Opal from a shelter where she had been brought in as a stray. Opal may have had several litters, and her foster is helping her lose some excess weight. Opal had “Kennel Cough” when she came to WCLRR and has recovered from her illness at her foster home.
Opal is a low-to-medium energy dog. She likes carrying a stuffed toy and will take it to her bed at night. She will also chew on Nylabones occasionally.
Opal’s foster takes her on several walks during the day. Opal believes it’s important to “stop and smell the roses” rather than rush through life. She takes her time on walks and enjoys sniffing and exploring along the way. Opal isn’t a puller, but she does tend to weave in front of her person during walks.
Opal loves to be loved! She wants to be with her people and adores getting attention and pets. If her person stops petting her, Opal gently puts her paw in their lap to remind them that she’s waiting for more love!
Opal is friendly to everyone she meets, greeting new people with a wagging tail. Opal’s foster mom says she’s a beautiful girl. Opal has a lovely disposition and is a joy to be around.
Opal has not been around other dogs much while in foster. She has met some small dogs on walks and was OK with them. She has not been around cats or other small pets in foster.
Opal is housetrained and hasn’t had any accidents in her foster home. She sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in a separate bedroom. She waits for her foster mom to get up and feed her and then goes outside for a potty break.
Opal is very well-behaved. She knows “sit” and “come.” She hasn’t shown any inclination towards counter-surfing, barking, or chewing. However, she does weave when on walks, and her new family can work with her on that.
Opal’s ideal home would be with an individual, a couple, or a family with older children, where someone is home most of the time. Opal is a very mellow girl who doesn’t require a lot of activity and would be fine as an only dog. She enjoys her walks, playing with her toys, and being with people who will give her lots of attention and love.
Opal is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.