Have you met Opus?

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society

While the commonly held belief is that shelter dogs are “Heinz 57″ mixed breeds, we often receive purebreds as well.

Opus was just such an example. A senior bassett hound, he was surrendered to us by an elderly couple who could no longer care for him.

It took just two seconds for Opus to win the hearts of our entire staff and volunteers. We got to work quickly, posting his photo on Facebook and reaching out to our network of friends to let them know an adorable bassett hound was ready for a new home.

The kind folks from Washington Bassett Rescue Group in Spokane saw Opus on our Facebook page and immediately contacted us. They were so excited, a representative came the very next day to pick up Opus and place him in foster care, so he wouldn’t have to spend another night in a shelter environment.

A few days later, we heard back from them with great news:

“This sweet senior has a new spring in his step! A great couple just moved into a home with a fenced yard, were ready to adopt a dog, and Opus was the one. Opus has a fantastic forever family who will spoil & pamper him! What a win/win.”

We’ve learned about the value of networking with other rescue groups, to do the very best we can for specific breeds or in situations where we need help to relieve overcrowding at our shelter. But it takes staff and volunteer time to do this, as well as funds for transporting animals to the right locations for them to have the best chance for adoption.

Will you help us? Please make a donation today to enable us to keep helping the animals who so desperately need another chance.