Wally and Opal's Photo Album

About Wally and Opal

  • Wally (Australian Shepherd) 6 years old in Pflugerville, TX
  • Opal (Plott Hound) 3 years, 9 months old in Pflugerville, TX


Wally and Opal's Owner

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About Wally

Wally is a deaf sweetheart of a dog. For now, he's reactive to dogs while on leash, but we're working on it! He is doing much better these days, goes to weekly play days with loads of other dogs, and we continue to work with a trainer. Overall, being deaf certainly doesn't slow him down. He LOVES to play fetch and he always wants to be near his person! He's playful, cuddly, and loves everyone.

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 6 years old
  • Weight: 55 lbs
  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    He should be monitored around children. He's gentle with little ones and mostly just wants to lick the food from their hands and faces!
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    One on one/in a small pack and in a familiar environment, he's much better, but he is reactive to other dogs while on leash. For any dogs staying in our home, I will ask for the opportunity to introduce the dogs in advance of the stay to make sure all parties are comfortable!
  • Gets along with cats: Yes
    He mostly ignores them, but occasionally tries to chase them on walks.

Special Requirements

Wally is deaf, so he uses hand signals for all of his communication! It also helps to give him lots of affection and emote with your face. We also use an e-collar as part of his training. I'll teach you how to use it, if you are unfamiliar! Basic principles: used with every command, not as a punishment, and start on a low setting, then turn it up as necessary.

About Opal

Opal is a big ole goof, as well as being friendly, playful, and chill in equal measure. She gets along with other dogs, likes to play chase best of all, and will enjoy about 35% of a game of fetch, too! She also loves curling up and stretching out on her favorite spot on the couch.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 years, 9 months old
  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Breed: Plott Hound
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    She can be a little physically overwhelming when first meeting children, and she absolutely LOVES them!
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    Opal gets along well with dogs and likes to be in charge. She enjoys playing chase and (in brief spurts) fetch, as well as wrestling with her doggie friends.
  • Gets along with cats: No
    Opal tends to be pretty chill and loves a good nap/cuddle. She also loves walks and ripping up soft toys. She can be finicky about eating her regular meals, but will usually make up for any missed meals on the next pass.