The following article is part of an ongoing effort to help homeless dogs in and around Toronto/Hamilton area find suitable and loving homes. Sometimes this effort extends even further, since there are so many dogs that find themselves in dire circumstances. Currently, the need is great but the homes are few. Your help is desperately needed.
Bringing home a puppy can be challenging enough, what with potty training and learning other house rules. Add to that a blind puppy and the challenge would be even greater. It would certainly take a true dog lover and a patient person to take on such a task.
Loyal Rescue of Peterborough, Ontario recently took in Stevie Wonder, a baby miniature Pinscher that is blind. Aptly named, this little boy is just 8 weeks old and weighs in at a hefty 2 pounds. Currently, he is staying in a foster home in London but truly needs a loving home of his own.
This special needs puppy is “doing well considering his difficult start in life,” says his foster mom who added that his littermates picked on him for being small and blind. “He really is a confident boy who loves to run around the kitchen and bother the other dogs… wanting to play but not knowing how.”
Adorable but vulnerable, Stevie Wonder was rescued from a puppy mill where he would have had a terrible life. Since he is so young, he is not fully housetrained yet but despite his disability, this dog learns quickly. He needs someone who is home during the day to ensure that he gets out for frequent potty breaks.
It is advised that he not be put in a home with small children since he is so delicate and could easily be hurt. This little guy needs to be handled with care. If you think you have the time, patience and guidance to give to a young puppy please email [email protected] put “Pet Inquiry: Stevie Wonder PFId#18369930’ in the subject line. If you are considering adopting this dog, you can submit an Application Form through the Loyal Rescue web site.
***Loyal Rescue would like to take Stevie Wonder to a veterinary ophthalmologist to see if there is anything that can be done to help restore his eyesight. However, the initial consultation is about $150. If you cannot adopt this boy but would like to help him, please contact his foster home at [email protected]
Loyal Rescue is a foster service totally run by volunteers. There is no actual shelter and each pet is placed in a private foster home.