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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Age: Adult (D.O.B. 01/01/2004)
Size when grown: Small
Level of blindness: Complete
Cause of eye issues: Unknown.
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Unknown
Currently being fostered in: Virginia
*BDRA will transport the dog a reasonable distance, to an approved adopter, at no extra cost, even if out of state.
3/15/14: Hachi was a stray in Philadelphia and ended up at the shelter in February of 2014. He charmed everyone there, and they were so glad when BDRA stepped in to rescue him!
Hachi came to his Virginia BDRA foster home in March and he is settling in so well. He is an older dog, so has some older dog issues. He has a heart murmur (grade three) but requires no medication and sailed through his dental surgery last week with no trouble at all. His teeth (he only has ten) were thoroughly cleaned and will need to be monitored, as they should be for all older dogs. Hachi’s bloodwork that was done just before his dental came back fine! He is also heartworm negative.
Hachi has a torn ligament in his hind leg and hops sometimes, but pain meds keep him comfortable and allow him to bear weight on it. The vet does not feel it is a good idea to try to repair the leg, and said often small dogs do well with this kind of leg issue since they don’t weigh much.
He is blind in both eyes for reason(s) unknown. His eyes are in good health, though. He does have a condition called nystagmus, which means that the eyes move back and forth sometimes. It does not cause him pain, and he does not need medication for his eyes. He cannot see but he hears very well! And he can smell food very well too!
Hachi is a gentle dog who loves to be held and petted. He has beautiful, thick hair that feels very soft! Sometimes he will give a warning growl at a dog who tries to sniff at him, and he is not really keen on getting his ear medication (to clear an ear infection he has had since leaving the shelter), but otherwise Hachi is calm and lovable. He gets along with the other dogs in his foster home and will often sleep near them. He will usually come when he is called. He loves to eat. He is housetrained and crate trained, and is learning about the leash and harness (he tries to shake them off sometimes). He is fine around our cat.
Hachi probably would not do well with very small children but would likely be fine with older children and teens.
Hachi is looking for a very, very special home, with someone who understands older dogs and who wants to give him all the love and care and attention he deserves.
If you are interested in adopting Hachi, please fill out our
The Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of Invisible/Electronic fences on Blind Dog Rescue Alliance dogs. This policy will be effective immediately.
If you would like to donate to Hachi's care, please send to:
PO Box 63401
Philadelphia, PA 19114