Darla was born blind. One eye has been removed.
Location: South Carolina
Coat Length: Short
Size when grown: Small
Level of blindness: Complete
Cause of eye issues: Congenital Blindness. Right eye has been removed.
General health: At the time of her exam, she had a bit of alopecia on the dorsum, inner thighs, paws and abdomen. This was treated and she has had no recurrence. Blind, otherwise healthy.
Good with dogs: Other (Can be okay once she knows the other dogs. Prefers her humans to herself.)
Good with kids: Other (Would have to be older children as she startles easily)
Good with cats: Other (Unknown)
Darla is an extra-special one year old Beagle girl. Darla LOVES belly rubs, playing with fabric-type toys and blankets, loves treats and gets super excited every time we come home. Once we have played with her for a bit, she does settle down and just enjoys her time with us, on a lap, watching tv, laying at our feet - she isn't too picky! She loves to eat and especially enjoys frozen peanut butter Kong treats. She does have some neurological issues which cause her to spin when she is excited and nervous. It doesn't seem to bother her at all and it makes her that much more special. She is completely blind, but that doesn't slow her down. We nick-named her "Dora the Explorer" because when we are outside, she LOVES exploring the yard, will sniff every leaf, blade of grass and stick - preferring to gnaw on any of the sticks she finds, even if they are too large for her to drag :) She isn't afraid to scale the rocks around our pond, walk on uneven surfaces or even to navigate stairs. She knows the command for "step" and that alerts her that there is a step coming up or down. Darla loves to be near her people. In the beginning, she was quite frightened, but once she knew she was safe and secure, she settled in quite well. She does startle easily, so I would recommend a home with older children and/or adults. She would do best in a home without other pets as sometimes it can be difficult for her to relate to other dogs. She has not been cat tested. She needs someone to be home with her more often than not as she is potty trained, but if you wait too long between potty breaks, she will have an accident. Our vet believes it could be from her neurological component. She doesn't always recognize the signs to tell you she needs to go out. If you take her out frequently, she is fine. If you can't, we do use a crate with potty pads and are able to clean it once we arrive back home.
Darla is a little lover and I know she can work her way into your heart as she has worked her way into ours. Why not give this sweet, young girl a chance?
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