9 years old, adopted by fosters

May 7, 2022: Congratulations, Opal!

Any weekend that kicks off with an adoption is a good weekend, and today we’re excited to share that news about one of our beloved golden girls, Opal.

Opal joined the SECR family last August as one of the seven “gemstones” rescued from a puppy mill as part of Operation Corgi Drop 2.0. At 9 years old, Opal was the oldest of the bunch and dealing with the most serious health issues – dental rot, a mammary mass, and a tumor on her eye. This girl had been through so much and had a steep hill to climb to improve her health, but at first, she wasn’t sure who she could trust to give her the help she needed. She was unsure about how to respond to affection, didn’t understand that treats were things she should love, and was skeptical of walking on a leash. Fast forward 9 months, though, and the Opal you see today is a completely different corgi than the one who came to us as a scared mill Mom.

Today, Opal happily takes her place as one of a trio of golden girls in her household – never too far away from her corgi mix sisters and SECR forever fosters Nessa and Olivia. She enjoys walks, loves her Mom and Dad, knows where to find the comfiest beds (hint: it’s where the humans sleep), and can often be found exploring nearby parks and trails. Today Opal is a happy corgi that, after a long wait, finally has the good life she deserves with a family she loves. We’re so happy we could bring them together and announce that Opal has officially been adopted by her foster family.

Congratulations, sweet girl!

August 18, 2021: Welcome Opal to SECR!

Introducing the first of seven gems from Operation Corgi Drop 2.0, please put your paws together for Opal!

At 9 years old, Opal is the most senior of this group of mill rescues, and the girl we’re most concerned about health-wise. She’s spent 9 years living at a puppy mill, producing litters for many of those years. This senior girl is not potty trained, has never seen a leash, and doesn’t understand what treats are. She also cowers when her fosters try to pet her, and will need to visit the vet at the end of the week so we can begin addressing several health issues: a limp when she walks, blood from her vagina that may be the result of infection because she is not yet spayed, as well as dental rot.

In just one day, she’s already made steps to befriend her foster sisters, smiled when she had the opportunity to romp in the grass, and gladly accepted the opportunity to find a comfortable spot indoors. Despite being a little unsure, Opal also realized how much she loves a good belly rub. This gem is a prime example of why we rescue, and we’re so happy that we have her in our care so she can spend her senior years knowing love, compassion, fun, and all the good things that come with a quality corgi life.

Welcome to the family, precious Opal. We love you already and promise you that life is going to be better from here on out.