Age: 11 years old
Breed: Silky Terrier X
Medical: Opie needs regular eye drops. Separation Anxiety.
ADOPTION STATUS: Available for Adoption
Hi, I'm Opie. Let me tell you about myself. I am a bit of a shy fellow who has separation anxiety. I bond very strongly to someone though, and once you are my person i'm like glue. I can be quite vocal at times, so no condos or apartments for me. I get very excited for meals and outdoor time and I like to tell you all about it.
I do have some bathroom issues, but that may be because I am with a number of other dogs. Some of them stress me out so I wear a belly band to minimize accidents. This issue may go away when I feel more at home.
As I am pretty selective about doggy friends, I would do best as the only dog in the home, unless you have a VERY calm, not at all pushy dog (definitely no young rowdy dogs). I am not cat tested, but would likely leave them alone. I scare easily so I probably wouldn't be suitable for a home with kids unless they were teens.
I have eye issues (goopy eyed old man trouble) and will likely need eye drops for life, but am needing no other meds at this point. I am a pretty healthy boy for being a bit older. The nice folks here at ARTS got me all checked out with the vets. I'm still a little on the thin side, so I am fed about 1/2 can of food twice a day. I eat wet food, as I don't have a whole lot of teeth left, but am not picky as long as it's good healthy food. I love treats, and love sleeping on the bed with my favourite human.
I am still working on stairs. I seem to be okay with the human ones, but not sure about the doggy stairs around the house. I follow my foster mom around the house - she is my anchor in this crazy confusing world right now, but I will adjust to new people. I hope my shyness and quirks don't scare you off. I will become a very loving boy when I feel safe. If you would like to get to meet me, please fill in an adoption application (no commitment). Will you be the new family I need so much? Please apply here.