8 years old
Labradror Retriever Mix
If you are interested in Opie, please fill out an adoption application here: Adoption Application
This handsome ol’ fella is Opie, an adorable 8 year old black lab mix. This sweet guy came into rescue after his owners realized they couldn’t take care of him anymore. Opie spent most of his life prior to coming into rescue outdoors and not getting a lot of human interaction, so he is definitely making up for lost time. He loves to cuddle and is always at his foster’s feet. Opie is the best companion, where you go, Opie goes!
Opie loves his daily playtime and walks. Fetch is his absolute favorite, a true retriever! While he may be considered a senior, this sweetheart’s bright and happy spirit has him acting like a puppy when he gets excited: he’ll greet you with a happy dance at the start of every day, when its time to eat or go for a walk, and when it’s playtime in the yard. Opie loves to meet new humans, his heart is full of joy and he has so much love and kisses to give. He greatly enjoys his toys, so his forever people should have a large assortment of toys for him to frolic around with. Oh and of course treats! Opie will do his happy dance anytime you have something yummy to give, so better get those treats out so you can witness the cuteness!
Opie has been doing very well with potty training, he will go to the door when he needs to go out and has learned to use a dog door. With any new environment, he will need some direction in his forever home until he gets on a good schedule and learns where he is supposed to potty. He does well with both dogs and cats. While he has his playful moments he definitely enjoys just relaxing with his people. He would do best in a home with another older / similar temperament dog, or as an only doggie so he can get all the attention. Because of his older age and want for a quiet environment ideal for sunbathing and cuddles, Opie would do best in a home with teenagers or in an adult only home.
Opie does have an autoimmune disease that is mainly cosmetic, and will remain limited to his nose. He will need to remain on a low dose of steroids for the rest of his life to manage this, though it doesn’t affect his zest for life! Opie is very good about taking his medicine so long as you offer it in something delicious, like a treat or with a meal.
This handsome boy is looking for a calm, loving home, to get all the walks, cuddles, and playtime he missed out on these last several years. If you think you’re up for the challenge, and can provide this cutie with all the attention he thrives on, please complete our adoption application here: Adoption Application
PLEASE NOTE: Opie's adoption fee is $300
He is being fostered in Redondo Beach, CA.