Sunshine’s Magic is black, while Mickey is golden. Magic and Mickey have known love and good care all of their lives. Several years ago Mickey lost his vision and surgery to restore his vision was unsuccessful. Magic became Mickey’s “seeing eye dog” and he now guides Mickey! Although a bit overweight, they both have a nice moderate energy level and get very excited about going for walks. Mickey follows Magic closely when outside on the leash. They played mostly in a fenced yard and had not had regular leash walks in the past. In their former home the boys carried on confidently and happily, with Mickey’s blindness not hindering him because he was in familiar surroundings. They love people, lived with cats, and get along with other dogs. They are perfect car riders and sit quietly together for the ride. Our SGRR volunteer, who drove them to the vet clinic, told us, “They are very sweet and loving. Mickey was on the go as he got out of the car. I would not have noticed that he is blind right away, as he wanted to explore and walk. Mickey definitely needs leash training, while Magic is better on leash. They are beautiful dogs with their thick wavy coats.”
Magic and Mickey have been examined by our vet and it was discovered that Mickey had glaucoma. To relieve this painful eye condition, Mickey had a procedure called an enucleation, where the eyeballs of the dog are removed. In spite of how upsetting this may sound, it is a fairly conventional procedure that dogs adjust to very well. Mickey was no exception - there is such a difference in his demeanor! Freedom from pain has resulted in a wagging tail and hugs to his favorite vet tech at the animal hospital.
The first night following surgery, Mickey and Magic needed to be separated. The bonded brothers “spoke” to each other with barks of reassurance. After some time at the vet clinic, they have settled down into a routine. They love being petted and sit together without competing to take treats gently. Magic is like a teddy bear with a sweet face, and a thick, fluffy coat. Golden boy Mickey will be back to his handsome self with his golden waves once his fur grows in over his surgery site. Medicine to treat Mickey's skin and ear infections is also helping him feel so much better.
Like Disney characters wishing on a star, Magic and Mickey are wishing for a forever home with a quiet, consistent atmosphere. Many kind people have provided homes to blind dogs and say they are amazing in their ability to adjust, moving around easily when furnishings are left in the same place, listening for a familiar tap or whistle to locate their human, and “mapping” their home with the help of mats placed near their important things like a food bowl or door. Magic and Mickey also help each other, with sweet Magic willingly stepping aside for his brother.
When Magic and Mickey’s wish comes true and they have a home in which to receive love and a consistent home routine, they will be just fine. They need a chance, and for that wish upon a star for it to come true. If they touch your heart, please ask about them. They would do best with a fenced yard and older children. These boys are a joy, and are longing to have their own humans again.
If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt Mickey (and Magic).
If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.
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The information provided on each dog is based on observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will act in your home.
SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)**
Puppies under 6 months $650
Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550
Young dogs - Special Needs $450
Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450
Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350
Senior dogs - Special Needs $300
Young Bonded Pairs $850
Senior Bonded Pairs $750
**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.
A contract is signed the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring the rescue to a vet within 7 business days. The dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. If your vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog is returned and a full refund is provided.
Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and we do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! The rescue retains title to the dog and can never be released or sold. Should the adopters no longer be able to keep the dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer caring for their Golden in a way we see fit. Adopters then have to agree to follow up visits as needed.
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