Royce is Rolling Again!

OPIN Helps with ACL Surgery

OPIN recently helped Royce with ACL surgery.  Very happy to say that all is going well.  Here's a note from his family:

"Our thanks to Opin because without your help this surgery wouldn't of happened, we are just happy to have our boy back and pray for a speedy recovery!"  - Vega Family

On the way home

Molly - Pauper to Princess?

This is Molly wearing her "diamond" (crystals) heart, by my dear friend who made the wonderful tiaras and other dazzling jewelry for Downton Abbey AND the wedding necklace for Miss Piggy of the Muppets!  As always, she is in very good company!  Very difficult to get her to sit still enough to get a really good picture -- Miss perpetual motion!  



Nyla is doing great!

OPIN heard from Hortense and Thomas, their dog Nyla is doing great!  Running and playing in the yard, "I'm so happy you saved my doggy's life.  Thank you."   

Nyla had a progressive muscle degenerative idiopathic situation- OPIN was able to fund her treatments, amputation and rehabilitation - Nyla is doing so well, vibrant happy sweet pup

One Year Later - Together Again

It's Amazing How Things Work Out

Just over a year ago, OPIN helped place Princess, a beautiful collie. Princess' owner could no longer care for her due to a physical disability. Well didn't we select just the right family! We recently received the following heartwarming message from Amanda who kept in touch with Frank since taking Princess home.



Just wanted to give you an update on Frank and Princess.  After Princess came to live with us, we were visiting Frank every few weeks. He required 2 hip replacement surgeries and both rehabs allowed us to bring Princess to visit him. When he was ready to leave rehab he was a little nervous about being on his own and, coincidentally, we were in contract on a house that had an Acorn stair chair and a downstairs living suite. So, we came up with a plan to reunite him with Princess. He moved in and we have been one happy family ever since. I'm attaching a photo of tonight at dinner. So, now Frank and Princess have finally been reunited and we gained a new family member! Thanks for all your help!


Ozzy in the Park! A Happy Tail!

Hi Jenny,  

Sending a shot of Ozzy from the new dog park in Guilford.  He is great with the other dogs!  He has really relaxed at home and is even trying to steal goodies from the treat canister.  He wouldn't be a little naughty if he weren't comfortable😊.  He is a dream of a dog, fits so well into our lives and is as sweet as they come.  We feel so very lucky 🍀🍀🍀. Thank you again for selecting us to adopt him!!

Lee and Lauragene



Theo and Loki - Meowy Christmas 2016

Hello OPIN, 

Theo and Loki wanted to say hi and wish everyone a Happy Holiday. They are enjoying their new home, doing really well and given lots of love! We were wondering if you could forward this message along to their siblings and mother as well?! 

Thank you for rescuing them we love them so much and they are such sweet kitties.


The Turechek Family 

Joey: Kick the Holiday Season Off With A Wonderful Story

Catching up with Joey!   Check out this great story of Joey today and a recap of his early days with OPIN.

Hi folks at OPIN,

Now that it has been a whole year since we added Joey to the family, I wanted to send along a picture of him with all of us.  He is the sweetest dog and we absolutely adore him.  He has been such a wonderful addition to the family that we all fight over who gets to sit with him on the couch!  I can’t thank you all enough for all the great work you do saving special animals like Joey.  I know he had a rough start, but you provided him with the help he needed to make it through and we are grateful that we have been able to have him as part of our family.

All the best,

The O’Brien family

 Joey is black dog, third from right.

Joey is black dog, third from right.

Take a look back at Joey's early history with OPIN

A Smile for Kelly and Parents

Kelly is a 12 year old beagle who was suffering from an infected tooth.  A couple of weeks ago OPIN was contacted to see if they could help Kelly's retired parents get Kelly proper medical attention.  Turns out that Kelly needed major extractions and OPIN provided a grant and loan to make it happen at Rippowam

Hi Ali!
My mom called me this afternoon and she was so happy and so incredibly thankful for you. I can’t thank you enough for everything that you have done for them especially putting my mom at ease. She has had a very rough year being diagnosed with cancer and I’m not sure what she would do if something happened to her Kelly. You are a real blessing. Thank you, Thank you!!😊

Update: Harry's (Aka Sammy) progress!

Hi Jenny,

I apologize for not keeping in contact with you about Harry's (Aka Sammy) progress.

I just took this & thought you might like it. Harry is a fantastic dog!! He loves to play, also a cuddler.

I just adopted another dog so he & I would have another companion. He plays with her & tires her out!! He's a little jealous, & he lets her know her place in the pack.

I'm grateful that you let me adopt him. He's a great buddy to have.



We Love Alice, Everyone Loves Alice

I wanted to give you an update on how great Alice is doing since John and I adopted her last September.  We LOVE her.  She is so special and has settled in so well with our family.  Everyone who has met her loves her too.  We always get compliments when we are out with her about how beautiful she is.  She is a hit at the vet's office too--behind the desk getting cookies and having her picture taken, she's a rock-star!  Her favorite activities are still sitting at home and sitting in the car (and eating, she likes to do that) :-).  We always take her to MA when we visit John's family and she greatly enjoys the car ride.  She has done well with everyone she has met there and people can't get over how low-key she is.

Our cats have acclimated well to her and they co-exist nicely.  Alice basically doesn't even acknowledge their presence, which I'm perfectly fine with ;-).
I've attached some pictures we've take over the past year.  I'm so glad I found her description online and contacted OPIN about her.  She sounded like the perfect dog for us on paper and she has lived up to expectations.  Thank you so much from both of us for bringing us together.
Enjoy the pictures of our favorite pit bull :-).
Felicia  and John 


Lucky Pawley!

Hi Alex,
All is going great with the new addition to our family!  We have decided to name him Pawley.  It was a close run between Pawley and Lucky but Pawley won out.  We go to Pawley's Island, South Carolina for vacation each year (Walter has been going there his entire life) and the name has a lot of meaning to both of us.
Pawley is settling in wonderfully at our house.  He is so happy, smart and confident!  He adores Walter and I and he is working on getting Mimi to love him too.  She has been very good with him (even though in the beginning I was getting the "what the HECK?" looks from her!).  He is really such a joy!  The first night he cried a bit in the pack n' play set up in our bedroom but he settled down after about 10 minutes.  Saturday night he was so exhausted he went right to sleep without a fuss and last night he settled down about 5 minutes after he was put down and he slept from midnight to 5:00 am. without waking up or having any kind of accident.
We are so happy, please give Joe (I'm pretty sure that was her name?) the good report on Lucky/Pawley and thank her so much for being such a wonderful foster mother.
I will keep in touch and send you reports on his progress.
Thank you again to OPIN for taking in his momma Jazz and taking such great care of the puppies.
Judy & Walter D