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Opie Taylor

2011 – 2024

Opie had a rough start in life. He was found in the deserts of North Phx with his ear half torn, starving and mangled. It was speculated that he had been a breeder dog at cocker puppy mill that was in the north Phx desert. He was unneutered and dumped in the desert at about  3 years old. He was rescued by a vet tech who ran a rescue house and listed him on the agency adoption site.  When we met him, it was love at first sight. He was a great dog - quirky, loved all hoomans, screamed like bloody murder when we left him alone, but shut up within a few minutes. He loved road trips and  was quite the sprinter. He was very obedient except for when he was focused on chasing birds and ducks. He was often fixated on flushing out small animals in bushes and would work himself into quite a frenzy. Above all, he loved to eat and was always starving! He loved new experiences! His absence leaves a huge hole in our hearts. 

Run free, buddy..you were our good doggy!

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Kathie and Tom Marshall
Pet Parent
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Leaving a personal story, memory, or words of support for a pet’s family is a heartfelt way to pay tribute and provide comfort. As part of your remembrance, we also invite you to leave a virtual token along with your words — similar to our tradition here at the Sanctuary of leaving stones, beloved items, or small toys on the graves of cherished animals.
I am so glad I got to see Opie in his element on the beach and in the green grass of Southern California. His hoomans loved him so much and took great care in making his life full of special experiences. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Nancy Hertel
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