found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.
Fiona is a fabulous little poodle mix who is curious, very playful and very friendly. She is approximately 4 years of age, weighs about 12 lbs, is spayed, up to date on vaccines and has been micro chipped. Fiona is blind but that does not seem slow her down at all. In fact, many people are surprised to learn she's blind when they first meet her. She's very smart and can learn the layout of a house within a few hours. She climbs stairs easily and navigates around quite well. To keep her eyes healthy, she requires eye drops twice a day, but she doesn't seem to mind having them put in. (cost is approx. $40 for a bottle that should last about 5 weeks). The drops will be needed for the remainder of her life.
Fiona prefers to be where you are. She's not clingy, she just seems to feel safer knowing you're there. She loves to cuddle and nap on your lap. She also LOVES to play tag in the backyard, and she's fast! If you clap your hands and run, she'll jump around and chase after you. You can direct her by voice and by hand clapping while you're playing. She's very social and loves to greet people by walking on her back legs!
The hardest part with Fiona is remembering that she is blind. She gets along so well, we often forget that we need to be her eyes when out for walks. When walking her on leash (or exploring a new area), you just need to guide her with words. I use the word "careful" when she is nearing steps or objects so that she learns to slow and be cautious. Also, be mindful of her play area for holes, pokey objects and railings/fencing with large gaps.
We are looking for a household without young children for Fiona. Because she is blind, she does not know to move out of the way or react to situations as a sighted dog would. She also doesn't know to close her eyes to protect them if something is coming towards her face. We also feel she'd be happiest in a home where she isn't left often alone for long periods of time (she thrives on people/pets being around her). She would be fine during a typical work day if she has a gentle canine companion to keep her company. She needs to be in a home that she can be walked/exercised daily as she's still young and has plenty of energy.