Update on Blind Dog Needing Rescue

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A Plea To Save A Blind Dog

Wagbrag followers may recall, we sent out a plea last month for someone to please rescue a blind dog who was about to be euthanzied at a county animal shelter in TN.  Because of the dog’s laid back and friendly personality, he quickly became a favorite among the shelter staff members, and they desperately wanted someone to adopt this special dog before his time was up.  Shortly after we posted the dog’s story, Saving Furry Friends, a pet rescue organization in Tennessee, came forward and saved the dog.  He was was quickly placed in one of their foster homes and he now goes by the name “Chance”.

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Chase meeting Dash in his new foster home

Adjusting In His New Foster Home

I reached out to Carolyne Watembach, the director of Saving Furry Friends, for an update on Chance and to find out how he was adjusting to his new foster home.  She informed me that Chance is doing well and is adjusting without problems.  When they first arrived at the foster home, she helped Chance practice going up and down the steps from the porch to the yard.  Chance had the stairs mastered after just a few tries.  He is not the only dog in the foster home.  But as expected, Chance was happy to meet his new four legged friend.

 

Should He Be Adopted?

I asked Carolyne, although Chance is blind, is there any reason why he should not be adopted.  She was quick to reply, “Chance is wonderful, and because of his kind personality, he is liked by all.  His blindness should not deter someone from adopting him”.  She also advised that you just need to give him a little time to memorize the layout of your house and he’ll be fine.

If you are looking to add a new dog to your family, please consider adopting Chance.  A blind dog can make a great pet, and believe it or not, they do not require that much more attention than one who can see. Susan Giordano, Professional Dog Trainer and owner of K9U, provided us with some great tips for living with a blind dog.

< Read  Tips to help your blind dog live comfortably >

Want To Meet Chance

Please contact:
Carolyne Watembach, Director
email:  [email protected]
 
 Saving Furry Friends, Inc.  
Website: https://www.savingfurryfriends.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SavingFurryFriends
 


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WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.

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