She travels, she swims in lakes, stomps around in creeks, goes on walks, hikes through woods, climbs mountains, goes jogging (ok, maybe she does only make it two houses down before she gets winded, but she jogged!) She just eased her way through a crowd of 500+ people at the Gays Mills Apple Festival in Wisconsin. She visits state parks, roadside parks, city parks, and attends parades. She just took a tour of the most haunted place in Iowa that was featured on the Travel Channels Ghost Adventures. She attends sporting events and cleans up Kool Aid stained kids faces. She fetches, she plays, she digs toys out of the toy box, just like all the other dogs do.
She cuddles, she loves with all her might and she gives life 100%. But the main thing she does is inspire, because she does everything without sight. She is completely blind.
She doesn't require any special accommodations. When she travels, we take treats, poop bags and water, just like with any other dog. She knows how to find her food, she knows how to find her bed. She gets around the house with ease.
Jo Jo (Flo Jo) is a very eager to please girl. She loves kids and is very gentle with them but can accidentally bump into them and knock them down, so older children would be best. She is the perfect house dog, she is kennel trained and house broken. She never makes messes in the home, the house is just like you left it when you return (with the exception of toys out and we did have the "napkin tornado" event when I left the package of napkins out). She has little spurts of energy throughout the day and then naps the rest. She knows all of her commands and is very obedient. She needs a home with no other dogs or cats as she needs to be the center of your universe.
Jo Jo walks well on a leash and has a Halo to assist her on outings but seldomly has to use it. Jo Jo has been blind since birth but gets around as any seeing dog would. She loves toys and is able to track them by smell. After Jo Jo learns her surroundings, she is able to master her way around as if she is not blind. She is fully functional and self sufficient. People watching her have no idea that she is blind due to how well she gets around. She is very people oriented so a home where someone is home most of the day would be preferred.
Although Jo Jo is blind, she still travels and "sees" the world and has probably been to more places than most seeing dogs have been. She has quite a resume of places she's traveled to, she just needs to add a last name to her resume.
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