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My name is Talullah:Needs gentle touch CT!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Madison, Wisconsin - Talullah:Needs gentle touch CT
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I'm being cared for by:
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - WI

Facts about Talullah:Needs gentle touch CT

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance will transport within reasonable distance. This little girl is located in Connecticut.

* Name of Foster DOG:
Talullah
* Primary Breed
Chihuahua
* Mixed Breed
Yes
Primary Color
Black
Secondary Color
Gray, Blue or Silver
Coat Length
Short
* Gender
Female
* Size when grown:
Small
* Age
Senior
Date of Birth
(if known or best guess):
09/01/2005
* Level of blindness:
?Totally blind
* Cause of eye issues:
?cataracts
If your foster has seen an Ophthalmologist,
What is the diagnosis?
Total ?blindness?
thought to be due to ?cataracts
, did not believe Talullah is in pain. Previous examination by another vet determined corneal edema with neovascularization. Permanent disabilities include blindness, deafness, and ?vestibular disease.
What was the vet's findings?
Permanent ?blindness
(corneal edema with neovascularization), Ideopathic Vestibular Disease, Deaf, otherwise heartworm negative, up to date shots. Tally recently visited the vet for a UTI. She is returning on Sept. 12, 2016 for a follow up visit and possible x-rays. Tally had dental disease and lost several teeth as a result.

Information:
Tally was mistreated for years. Her health needs were not addressed and she was aggressive with humans, I believe from fear as nobody seemed to touch her or show her love. She lived in a cellar for 4 years in a filthy crate. She was matted and thin. Because of her disabilities and lack of human touch and affection, she still rejects other humans and animals, although she will lay on the couch with Stuart, my other chihuahua and Rosabelle my other BDRA adopted dog. It took me 2 months of sitting in her pen daily so she could get used to me. Then she let me put my hand on her head. Now, she allows me to hold her, bathe her, and provide other services, such as nail cutting. She loves for me to hold her and rock her. She can be very loving and communicates with me by whining. If she is whining I know she needs love, food, water, or to go to the bathroom or some other assistance. If I don't get to her in time, she howls and I come running. :)

Although she is not house trained, she will seek out a pee pad to go on. Sometimes she misses. She used to spin for long periods of time daily, but now she only spins when she is eliminating or if she perceives she is under extreme stress. The minute I touch her, she stops.

At night she is in a pen in the house with her canvas crate, which she likes, for safety reasons, however I do let her walk around the finished basement and kitchen too. She is supervised at all times when she is walking around the room. She spends time on the deck with me and I will let her go on the grass. She does not do well with a collar or leash largely because of the vestibular disease and balance issues. I also use a baby monitor at night so I can hear her and Rosabelle (BDRA adoptee) at all times. Tally requires a tremendous amount of time, touch, and love.
The Board of Directors for Blind Dog Rescue Alliance has voted against the use of electric fencing effective immediately.

About Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - WI

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of volunteers spread throughout the United States (and even a couple in Canada) who are dedicated to advocating for blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing dogs in shelters, helping blind dog owners, and educating the public. We formed in 2009, though our members have many years of experience in rescue, and in blind dogs.

Our Adoption Process...

Interested in adopting a BDRA Dog? Simply fill out our application. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered,
up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm and flea/tick preventive.

We ask a $300 adoption fee. This does not begin to cover the vetwork we do on our dogs, which is why
we are always fundraising!

Keep in mind that Blind Dog Rescue Alliance will transport dogs to their potential adopters. So do not let distance discourage you.

The Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of Invisible/Electronic fences on Blind Dog Rescue Alliance dogs. This policy will be effective immediately.

Please email info@blinddogrescue.com with any questions.