a little about me

7/21/21 – To quote Marilyn Monroe, I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

Hi, my name is Opie and I am almost 3 years old.  I was surrendered to Yorkie Haven Rescue because my last family absolutely saw me at my worst.  I was an angry little man….. somewhat of a Yorkie Napoleon.  Not totally my fault since I was in a family of 2 adults and 5 children which just wasn’t the atmosphere for this yorkie.  Biting and growling was my favorite past time.  I even had to be muzzled at the vet and my parents could not find a groomer to groom me. 

Fast forward to my foster home.  They totally did not care about my description given by my former owners and decided to give me a chance and hope for the best.  I was totally shocked because they groomed me the first day I arrived.  I wasn’t happy about it, but foster mom and dad did not let my snapping bother them because they kept saying that I would feel so much better afterwards.  They were right.  I feel awesome and didn’t realize I could be so cute.

In the little time I have been here foster mom and dad realize that I truly am not a bad egg left over from Easter, I just was too mentally over stimulated and acted out accordingly as a result of my environment.  Over the years, I learned and adapted to this behavior, so am learning to trust and not react so quickly.  Seems my only quirks right now are around food and toys.  If you go to pick up my bowl or take a toy from me, I will get cha!  I’m being taught to be respectful or get reprimanded because these people don’t put up with my shit.

I will need a house with no children, preferably another playful dog since I love to play, a fenced in yard to run and chase squirrels in and respectful, loving, but alpha parents.  Good food, grooming, lots of toys and to be able to sleep in bed with my owners is a given. 

So, to sum me up…. I’m great and available.

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