“Buddy” came to us on August 15th, 2014. Completely blind, Buddy was likely born this way. As a young energetic hound, Buddy’s blindness was a challenge for him and he had to discover new ways to figure out how to maneuver around his environment with his visual impairment. One of Buddy’s eyes was causing him a great deal of pain and needed to be removed. When we went public with Buddy’s story we received overwhelming support from our community to help with the cost of his surgery.
Once Buddy had his surgery, the next part of his journey was finding him a perfect forever home. We knew his adopter would have to be someone special. In most ways, Buddy was a typical puppy but in other ways he had challenges that we knew not all adopters would be able to address. By November a wonderful family had opened their hearts and their home to Buddy. We spent time with them to ensure they understood the challenges that they would need to overcome and to ensure they felt they were up to the task. Their current family dog accepted Buddy and acted like a perfect “big brother”. After nearly three months of living in a kennel, Buddy got to spend his first night in a real bed, snuggled up to his new brother. We are so thankful for the support we receive from our community, especially when we’re faced with cases like Buddy’s. We can’t save animals without our volunteers, donors, supporters, and of course, adopters. Thank you for everything you do!