I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
NOTE: The video listed is about a different dog, Rudolph, and is to show the amazing things you can do with a blind and deaf dog.
Our little Muffins may look a little different to you. She's what's known as a double merle. Muffins is 6 yrs old & a larger sheltie. Unscrupulous breeders sometimes produce shelties such as Muffins. Indeed she did come to sheltie rescue from a breeder. Indiana Sheltie Rescue offered to take Muffins into our group when the national sheltie rescue network was asked to help Louisville Sheltie Rescue by taking all of their shelties because the foster home was having a surgery that was to take a lengthy recovery time . Hoping that others would help our group if we were in need we extended help and took 2 Kentucky shelties .
It was helpful to me to have the benefit from the first foster home to know what to expect Muffins to be like and how to help her get accustomed to new surroundings. Muffins is partially blind & partially deaf. At some point she had a lump in or on her left ear which was surgically removed leaving some scar tissue on her ear. Just wiping her ear with a baby wipe has kept it clean . Muffins has quite a personality & has settled in nicely at her foster home. She gets on well with other dogs & enjoys the company of humans. The vet has diagnosed that Muffins sees light & shadow. I dont know how that decision was made but I cant argue with it. Muffins clearly follows me around the house and yard. She navigates our steps easily and has no trouble finding her dinner bowl - ha ha! Muffins can hear sufficiently enough to live easily in my home too. Indeed it would not be a good idea to have her loose on her own but in a safely enclosed area she gets on just fine .
Muffins apparently thinks sofas or big dog pillows are the best place to sleep and will play with the other dogs and with toys. Muffins is helped around by wearing a harness. She is used to the kind that hook on her back. I understood that Muffins doesn't do well in a crate & she has not been using a crate at my house.
I hope that a special adopter will see the value in giving a home to this special sheltie who really is quite beautiful with her white coat. I have taken her out to our pet store booths and she greatly enjoyed the outing and meeting everyone that stopped to say hi! Giving a home to a sheltie with disabilities might offer it's own unique and special rewards to that lucky person that takes the chance. It has caused me to pay special attention to how she may see or hear something and much more aware of the world around me - and Muffins. There are no other known health issues with Muffins except that I hope to her about 10 lbs lighter .