Our Featured Pets

Open Door has so many wonderful animals that would love to become part of your family. Maybe one of our featured pets is the perfect fit for you!

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Heya buddies! My name is Topper- BOO! Hahaha did I spook ya? Don’t worry- I’m a softie. Yeah, I can see where some people think I’m pretty scary. That used to be kinda my job- a junkyard dog should be big, with a big bark just like me! But all that time, I had other dreams. I mean, who really WANTS to be on the end of a chain, skinny and missing half their hair? Who wants the only thing people know about him to be “big dog, big bark”? There’s a lot more to me than that, you know. For example, did you know I LOVE toys? Scratch that, no- I’m OBSESSED with toys. I can hear a squeak a mile away. If I don’t have toys, I’ll play with a rock. I’m not even kidding. And did you know I’m super smart? Try me- show me any kind of treat puzzle and I’ll have it worked out in like five minutes flat. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! And, of course- I already said I was a softie, but it bears saying twice. I’m a teddy bear. I’d rather have affection than food. See? You miss out on a lot if you just dismiss me as a junkyard dog.
So this shelter thing, though- compared to my old life, it’s actually pretty sweet. But I hear it’s just a step on the way to something even sweeter: a home of my own. I have a few requests, of course- I’d like to be an only child. I’d like a super-soft dog bed. And I’d like a whole basket full of toys. I’m eight years old- after eight years without all that stuff, I think I pretty well deserve it now.
So have I got you convinced? Come out and give me a chance- get to know me a little. Tell me a few dad jokes and throw the ball for me. I bet you anything we’ll be best pals in no time.

Available for adoption at:

Open Door Animal Sanctuary
House Springs, MO (near St. Louis)
(636)671-3643