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Squeek"s vision is improving. She has gained more sight in her good eye and will chase after toys, your feet, or whatever she sees. She even chased a grass hopper, following him around as he jumped. Squeek loves to run and play with other puppies, dogs or anyone who will play with her. She loves to sneak up to the large adult dogs and bark at them. They will bark back at her and she will fall to the floor in submission, then get up and do it again. She loves to play.
About me and my mom: MEET SQUEEK! When Squeek came to us, she was so frightened all she did was squeak. Because of this adorable little noise she made, we decided the name fit her! Squeek came to us when one of our volunteers was working at a vet's office and a man brought her in. He brought Squeek into the office in a cardboard box, claiming he could not keep her because he was afraid his other dog would kill her. When the volunteer went to make some phone calls, the man basically ran from the office before anyone could stop him, leaving Squeek abandoned. She was six weeks old then and upon assessment, we found that she is blind in one eye with restricted vision in the other. We then realized exactly why the man didn't want her. We believe this man bred a litter of puppies (a common practice in this area), and couldn't sell Squeek because of her being blind in one eye.
Through our work, she is learning not to be scared of what she can not see. Even with her only being able to see out of one eye, Squeek can function as any other puppy can. Her sense of smell and her auditory senses are higher than most dogs due to her blindness.
While in foster care, Squeek has been with everything from one pound kittens to 100 pound Rottweilers. Squeek loves to have the company of any animal or person. Once she recognizes your scent, she will follow her nose to you, where ever you may be. This also goes for your voice and the sounds of your footsteps. Her foster family has noticed that Squeek responds to tapping on the floor. She will come and pounce on you once she finds you. When you hold her, she will climb on your shoulder, and play in your hair. Also, she will quietly come to your feet, and nibble on your toes. She is an adorable little puppy, and will steal your heart immediately as she has done for all of our volunteers and foster family. Squeek is playful and will play with any dog or cat that is gentle enough to play back. She can, and will, live a long and fulfilling life, regardless of her blindness.
Squeek's perfect home would include older children and adults that could be aware and conscious of her only having sight in one eye. It is important that her owners are responsible, and are capable of creating a set routine for Squeek. For example, her new family needs to be aware of places in the house that are not friendly to Squeek. Balconies and stairs can be dangerous to a pet with partial sight. It may take some time for Squeek to acclimate to her environment, but once she does, she won't run into anything. Other dogs would be great with Squeek, as long as they are non-aggressive and are gentle enough to play with her while she is a puppy. Squeek will maintain a low to medium energy level throughout her life and will need regular exercise. A family that is willing to give Squeek a structured and safe life, with love and attention, is all that she wants and needs.
Breed: Lab X
Weight: 9 pounds
Age: 12 weeks
Special Needs: Blind in one eye