Friday, October 22, 2010

Being blind does not stop me from being a loving companion.

Update: Ray was adopted on October 23rd!

Ray is an enthusiastic little trooper.

He is a Shih-Tzu, neutered male, about 8 years of age, debuting for adoption today.

At the time of rescue he was near a busy intersection, in extreme danger of being struck by a vehicle.  It was evident he was blind and suffering from a very severe ear infection that had him tilting his head sideways.

We had his ear infection treated and he recovered well.  While Ray gently bumps furniture and other obstacles as he learns new spaces, he needs you to speak to him before touching him.  Otherwise, he can get agitated and anxious, so an adult-only home is required.

Ray seems to do best with other dogs around, or a person who can be with him most of the time, so he doesn't feel lost and disoriented.  If you have stairs or a pool at your home, they will need to be gated (baby-gate or other obstacle) for his safety and protection.

Ray has tremendous loving potential.  Please ask for him by name when you visit.