Breed: German Shepherd x
Estimated Date of Birth : 08/29/2021
Another momma in need. We love these momma dogs. They are strong, they are survivors and their nurturing tendencies transition into their adoptive homes. They tend to bond quickly and become the protectors their family needs. They’re loyal and kind and because they’ve cared for other living souls they care deeply for their families. They have some of the biggest hearts and Opal is everything we love about a momma dog in need.
This sweet girl was picked up as a stray with two tiny puppies. Puppies so tiny their eyes weren’t even open yet. We have to wonder if there had been others in the litter that didn’t survive. But Opal protected her remaining babies with her life. She needed to get them somewhere safe and lucky for her she was picked up by animal control and taken to our city shelter. Those two remaining babies probably wouldn’t have survived life on the streets. Opal and her babies were then picked up by our rescue and have thrived at our rescue ranch. Opal was an amazing and protective mother and her babies have grown into healthy and vibrant puppies now ready for adoption.
With her mothering duties complete it’s time we focus on what Opal needs most…a home. She’s given of herself and she deserves to have someone give to her. Someone who will value everything she’s sacrificed and give her the family she’s never had. If you love the sweet moms as much as we do please consider giving Opal the family that she’s always dreamed of. Give Opal her home.
Here’s what you need to know about adopting a cat or dog from Marley's Mutts:
Each adoptable pet will be introduced on Facebook
Each pet will have its own profile here on the website
All pets will be spayed or neutered
All pets will be micro-chipped and shots will be up-to-date
Each pet has their own application to complete—make sure you use the right one (linked from their bio)
It’s important to us that each pet goes not just to a great home but to the “right” home. Our foster parents work with each pet to get to know them and their needs.
We try hard to list all of the pertinent info about each pet on the site so you can choose the pet that will fit with your family/lifestyle. If you don’t see a specific pet on the site, he/she is not ready for adoption. Please be patient and wait until the bio is listed. We don’t decide on a “first come, first served” basis but rather on a “who’s the very best fit.” So, don’t panic.
It’s not a quick process. We receive dozens of applications for each pet so please be patient. If you’re shortlisted you’ll be contacted as soon as possible.
If selected to meet one of our pets and you currently have pets, you’ll be asked to do an in-person pet intro; we don’t do the long-distance adoption thing. If you live out of town, plan a fun road trip to meet the pet in person.
Don’t be discouraged if your application is not selected. Remember, we get a lot of them! Trust us, the best fit for you is coming.
If you’re lucky and you do adopt a super amazing pet from Marley’s Mutts, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us for training, medication, or behavior questions. We’re here for you, and your pet.