This adorable little guy is Stevie. He's a six month old blind/hearing Catahoula Leopard Hound, who came to us from a county kill shelter in Louisiana. He was bred merle to merle, resulting in blindness. He hears very well, and is cute as a button- and very, very sweet and gentle.
He is very smart and figures out voices and his surroundings very quickly. He's a happy little guy and he's very resilient. He really has no clue that he's missing anything and he certainly doesn't consider himself disabled- it doesn't slow him down one bit. Stevie is very dog friendly, too.
His best friend is Baby, another pup of the same age who is deaf, but has full vision. These two are quite the pair together. Baby is Stevie's 'eyes', and Stevie is Baby's 'ears'. It's an amazing sight to behold these two extra sweet dogs helping each other on walks, at play time, and they adore each other.
We'd really like to see Baby and Stevie adopted together. They are great dogs separately, but the magic between them is undeniable, and amazing to watch. We are of the opinion that both of them would have better quality of life together.
Are you that special family that wants to see the magic of 'specially-abled' every day that is able to adopt Baby and Stevie together? To meet them, please complete our on-line adoption application:
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