Is there anyone that can pull this baby?
http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/dis ... id=6928043
Old English Sheepdog
Very sweet and needs a good companion home. Ba Ba is vision inpaired he can see some but the vet did't know just how much. He adoption fee is $100.00 and pays for his mandatory neuter.
Joplin Humane Society
|Oh, the cute baby. I gree with the 4 mos estimate - Chewie is almost 5 months and looks a bit bigger. That pup is adorable!|
|Is their anyone close that can go and get him out.
I'm in SC, but will take him in if I can get him here.
|I emailed the shelter on Thursday and asked them to let me know if they have any problems placing him... I haven't heard anything. Hoping this means they've got some good families that are interested.
If anyone is interested in adopting a dog that is vision challenged, note that most dogs are very capable of mapping out their surroundings. Yes, they will bump or run into things at first and then on occasion later when they aren't paying attention but it's part of the learning process. Blind dogs run, play and do just about everything that a "normal" dog can do. One of the most challenging things I found is teaching a blind or severely vision-challenged pup to step-down. You just need to build the trust so he knows he's safe when you give the command. Super tasting treats are a must along with your being right next to them while you help them down each step. We started with a short flight and later she wanted to take on the basement steps. I supported her while we went through the moves and eventually she got the hang of it.
A couple other unique commands we use with Kaytee are careful, step-up and edge. With "edge" I'd take her paw and place it at the edge of the bed or couch when she was up on it and say the word so she could feel the drop off. It's also important to make sure there aren't sharp objects at his level both indoors and outdoors (like branches, lawn ornaments, etc. You need to take more drastic steps to protect the eyes even though they don't function properly. And if you rearrange the living room, lead the dog around a few times to show him/her the changes. And be sure to keep doors or sturdy gates closed so the pup/dog won't fall down a flight of stairs .
Here is an address for the Blind Dogs website- http://blinddogs.com/sitemap.htm and here is a book that was recommended by Michigan State University's Animal Hospital when we had Kaytee down there for an evaluation- "Living With Blind Dogs" by Caroline D. Levin RN. Most of what you learn about living with a blind dog is learned as you go and you'll be simply amazed at what a blind or vision challenged dog can do.
|I would not worry about this baby, he is with a Humane Society and the dogs are always safe there. Besides, he is a pup and they will have no problem finding him a home, everyone loves a puppy, its the seniors that nobody wants.
I do have one contact in MO and will email her and let her know.
It is always better if a breed rescue finds a home.
|I see that BaBa has been adopted.
My husband spoke with the Humane Society today and they thought they had someone coming in this weekend. Maybe they couldn't wait! He is soooo cute.
My husband was told that the Joplin Humane Society does euthanize some of the dogs that enter and it indicates this on their website. I know many Humane Societies will if a dog becomes ill or is not coping well... some also will if they run out of space... they simply have no choice because of our disposable and irresponsible society.
THE JOPLIN HUMANE SOCIETY has
· A vision - to reverse the percentage of animals euthanized as compared to being adopted into loving and caring homes within the next 5 years.
"...The Society is committed to increasing the number of adoptions of shelter animals and further accepts the responsibility of reducing the number of animals that must be euthanized due to the lack of placements and space. The Society is further committed to a humane method of euthanasia..."
So if you're ever interested in a dog at a shelter or Humane Society, be sure to follow through as quickly as possible. His or her life may depend on it.
|Yeah for BaBa!!! Hopefully he has found his furever home that will provide the love, care and support he deserves!!!!
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