Pet Harbor Rescue, P.O. Box 73, Bowling Green, VA 22427

(703) 583-HSKY

Opal – Adopted!

I went to my forever home on May 16, 2020!

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Age (approx):
5 years old
Birthday (approx):
March 5, 2015
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Black & white, bi-eyed (one blue eye, one brown eye)
40 pounds (as of 3/26/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor has not introduced me to children yet. When they do, the information will be posted here.
Experience with Cats:
After I was rescued and before I came to Pet Harbor, I was introduced to cats in my temporary foster home. All of those interactions were positive. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if our evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
My experience is I get along great with other dogs, despite size & gender differences.
Energy Level:
Owner Aptitude Level:
Named for 9/11 Victim:
Along with several others available for adoption, we came from a horrible beginning, yet are amazingly grateful for love. Thankfully, we were seized by the authorities. Our humans were put in jail. We went to the shelter, then the SPCA, and then came to Pet Harbor, each an important piece of our journey to safety. Read more about our beginning, including watching a video, at
  1. 4/22/2020 – Music Down Below!
  2. 5/3/2020 – Bone Chomping!

More About Me: Hi. Please sit down next to me. Thank you so much. Don’t mind me. I just have to kiss you and then kiss you some more and more and more and more. That’s my job. I’m the manager of the Kissing Department. I do have a part-time job. It’s as a substitute mother. You see, other dogs take comfort in my “mothering” skills. There is an elderly female Dachshund in my foster home. She can be a pistol. She’s also a toy thief. But she seeks me out for my advice and mothering love. I even groom her so she feels content. Nova, another Pet Harbor dog available for adoption, has to be close to me so he feels content. And that’s my job, to make sure everyone (other dogs, humans, you) feels mothered. We’re not sure of my age. It’s just a guess. My foster mom thinks I’m probably 3 or 4. Sometimes I am calm & relaxed. Sometimes I’m energetic & playful. Given my beginnings, it’s no surprise that I’m having to learn what “normal” is. For example, my foster mom is teaching me the pile of toys should be the target of my chewing and the door trim should not. So if you are ready for lots of kissing, I’m the gal for you if (big “if”) you can get me away from my foster mom.