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Brimlee is a beautiful, gentle 10 y.o. Pug. He has the sweetest little curly tail that he happily wags in appreciation for any attention you may spare. He is wonderful with other dogs, has lovely house manners, and is an easy keeper. When you kneel down, he leans his whole body in to yours as if to soak up as much love as he possibly can. This boy is pure heart and could not be easier to love. Some dogs just seem to have poor luck, such is the case with Brimlee. Brimlee, like so many dogs, he was purchased from a pet store as a young pup. He gave his whole heart loyally to his family but sadly, they did not give Brimlee the care that he needed. This sweet muffin was allowed to get up to 37lbs. That put such a strain on his body and the result was that Brimlee was diagnosed with Diabetes. Soon after, he lost his vision to cataracts. If this was not enough, his family had made the decision to end his life. Thankfully, they reached out to a rescue group and while that rescue declined to help, TBIN heard about his case and stepped in. Despite all of this, Brimlee gathered himself up, faced the changes he was forced to endure and remained a sweet, affectionate, wonderful soul. His bravery and resiliency are nothing short of inspiring. Diabetes is not a death sentence and once regulated, dogs can live a normal, happy life. While the transition was initially hard on him, he has adjusted and is doing beautifully. Brimlee receives two insulin injections daily - this is very, very easy to do and the insulin is inexpensive. Brimlee is a gentle boy who just wants a soft pat on the head, a comfy bed to lie on, and a place to call home. Please do not let the fact that this boy is blind and has Diabetes scare you away from considering him. We are more than happy to help anyone learn how to care for him! A home with a fenced yard would probably be best but he can walk on lead (condo/apartment dwellers just need to realize that he cannot go down steps and would need to be carried). He is a gentle soul so older kids would be fine (the little ones might be too much for him since he is vision impaired). Another Pug or similarly size companion would probably be great, too. Blind dogs tend to do well with a sighted friend as they can follow the sound of other dogs and learn to navigate their surroundings more quickly. That said, if a human family member is home more often than not, we think he'd be fine as an 'only' dog, too. Brimlee is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, has been dewormed, has had a full senior profile (blood work and urinalysis), recently had a dental, and is microchipped. If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Brimlee, please complete an Adoption Application : http://www.toybreedsinneed.org/adopt-1.html
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