Opal is five month old female Lab-mix looking for a special angel to give her the home she has never known. She didn't have much human interaction early in life and what little she received was not positive. Consequently, she was extremely fearful when she first entered our shelter along with her sister and mother, Raven and Asher. It has taken consistent loving care by devoted volunteers to help Opal learn to trust people. This shy pup is responding well and has really blossomed over the past several weeks. Instead of hiding in a corner and shivering in fright, she feels confident enough now to interact with volunteers and accept affection. Opal doesn't have any idea what a toy is, but does enjoy walking around outside and exploring the shelter play yard. Her interactions with other dogs were initially limited to Raven and Asher. They all love each other and are quite bonded. We would be over the moon if someone would consider adopting all three or perhaps just two. Over time, we introduced other calm well-balanced dogs to Opal's play group and she has responded well. It may be of benefit for her to have another stable dog in her new home she can bond with. She does best when you keep her on a routine schedule; knowing what to expect next makes her feel secure. Opal would be best in a quiet, calm adult-only home with an experienced dog owner who is home most of the day. She will be a medium-sized dog when fully grown and will need a securely fenced in yard. This young pup will develop a close bond with her new owner if given patience, understanding and time; and more importantly, LOVE.