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Age: about 9 years
Sex: Male (neutered)
Breed: Akita Mix
Location: Jacksonville, FL area
Vet Info: Bubba is confirmed neutered and is up to date on vaccines. He is heartworm negative. Bibba has advanced cataracts in both eyes. He can see shadows but is almost fully blind. Bubba weighs 60 pounds.
Owner Info: Bubba is an Akita mix who has been with his current owners for about 5 years but they now have an active one year old child and Bubba can get startled and protective easily in an unpredictable environment. They have tried many avenues to find Bubba a new home with no luck yet. They write, “Bubba is a good dog but his blindness prevents him from being fully aware and trusting his environment and other people/animals.”
Bubba is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house. He is house-broken and leash-trained. Bubba is described as nervous and shy. Bubba's owner says Bubba occasionally shows aggression toward her husband if he startles him while sleeping or plays too rough. She says he is very protective around the baby. There was an incident a few months ago when Bubba snapped at his owner when he was trying to get Bubba out of the bedroom. It was dark and Bubba was sleeping next to the baby's crib. Bubba's owner grabbed his collar and Bubba snapped at him. His owners also have a female husky and she and Bubba get along fine. Bubba is not possessive of toys, treats or food.
Bubba's owners also say Bubba is in great health other than his eyes. He is very energetic and loves to run and jump and take walks.
*Owner Surrender Disclaimer: These are blind and visually impaired dogs that are living in homes, but their owners can no longer keep them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding their temperament.
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