Despite these challenges Keller has a friendly personality and will lick your hand upon greeting you. She has adapted pretty well to her lack of vision but does bump into some objects as she is learning her new surroundings.
Amazingly, Keller's foster family advises that she is also house-trained. Since she has learned where the back door is she will go outside when she has to go potty.
Because Keller is blind she is very cautious when she wanders around inside or out. And she does not need as much outdoor space as a sighted dog might want either. She would do fine in a small house or an apartment as long as she has access to go outside for potty time and her owner could take her for daily exercise walks on a leash. Keller quickly bonds to her person(s) and is very affectionate.
At her foster home she is living with several other dogs... and they all now get along fine together. Keller was a bit nervous at first because she did not know anything about the other dogs but as soon as she could tell the dogs apart she quickly learned their personalities. Since she could not see she distinguished them by smell and by sound. Each of the dogs wears a small bell that makes a unique sound.
Thanks to many pledges of support from the Miracle GSD Network and many other private parties The Thulani Program was able to move quickly and rescue Keller before her time ran out at the shelter.
We are just starting to learn more about Keller T. and as we do so we will update her bio. Please check back here for any updates on her.
Since Keller has been accepted into the GSRNC Thulani Program she will receive lots of love and pampering and will also receive any medical care necessary to her well being.
As soon a Keller is ready The Thulani Program will be looking to match her with a forever adoptive home that will care for her for the rest of her life. Keller will come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys. AND... her medical expenses are covered by The Thulani Program for the rest of her life.
If you want to learn more about Keller T, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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