Opera Status: Available

Name: Opera

Breed: Pekingese

Age: 9 Years

Sex: Female

Location: Crowborough East Sussex

25-09-2014 Opera is a 9 year old ex breeding Pekingese who came to us when her breeder died. Opera is a sweet girl who now needs a good retirment home. Opera will not know any of the skills she needs to know to be a pet dog so will need another dog to help her settle in to her new home and help her learn about lead walking and house training.  She has sore eyes at the moment and we are treating these and our vet will reasses them later.  As she is an older lady a home where any children are teenagers would suit her better but what she really needs is a calm and quiet home where she can get used to her new life as a pet dog.  We are looking for very kind and understanding owners who have the time and patience to help an older lady like Opera learn just what's it like to be a much loved member of their family.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

16-10-14 UPDATE

.....Dear little Opera (or Winnie as she is known here), is a sweet little dog who follows me round the house and out into the garden to toilet.  She is quite happy to take herself for little walks in the garden, so she will need a home with a flat garden or at least one with very few steps or banks.
.....Sadly the Ophthalmologist cannot do anything to regain Winnie's sight and in fact says, that at some point she has received some kind of trauma to her eyes.  She has a shrunken left eye and old wounds in both eyes.  She also has 'dry eye' and will need to be on drops for the rest of her life, with regular 3 monthly check ups at the adopters vets, to check that her eyes are not causing her any pain.  She also has a deformed lower jaw and in fact, doesn't have any bone where her chin should be.  She also doesn't have any teeth.
.....Winnie's ideal home would be with somebody who is at home all the time, as she does need to be kept an eye on, but also given the freedom to wander around.  She needs at least one other quiet dog to keep her company and no children.  She is a really tiny little girl, but who is adored by everybody who meets her.  She loves to lick yoghurt pots and will come when you call her name Winnie.

Although Opera is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, please make your donation a reasonable one in line with the costs that have been incurred. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt.

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