Dachshund Mix
10 years

Howdy! I'm Opie, and I am the World's Happiest Dog! I am sooooo cute and friendly, and I make everyone I meet smile. I am such a good boy. I am good with other dogs and good with kitties (though I like to try to steal their food!), and I am so fun to be around. I have a funny little walk, most likely due to being clipped by a car while I was a stray. When I came to Young at Heart, the vet x-rayed me, and I have an old pelvic fracture that is mostly healed. There isn't any special treatment needed for it, but I may have my silly little walk for life now. It doesn't bother me! Now, the thing that's going to make it hard for me to find a forever family is that I have kidney disease. I eat a special diet and get subcutaneous fluids a couple times a week. My kidneys aren't keeping me down, and the food and fluids make me feel great! I do need to be let outside a bit more because of getting fluids so that I can be a good boy and pee in the yard. I know being "special needs" will make it harder to to find a forever family, but I have hope. And Young at Heart says that family can be my "sanctuary family", meaning that they will pay for fluids and food for me for life. But for now I just run and play and roll and love and just enjoy life to the fullest each and every day. I know I'm a lucky boy! And some family will be very lucky to make me a part of their home!

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