located in New Jersey
I need to find a home for Griff, my 4 year old border collie who
is blind, and I am looking for any help in placing him. He started
going blind at about 7 months old, due to an infection that attacked
the blood vessels to his retinas. We managed to eradicate the
infection, but the damage was done, and the blood vessels continued
to deteriorate, until he became completely blind at about a year.
His eyes today are permanently dilated, but he is in no pain, he
just can’t see.
He was always a super sweet pup, and he adjusted to his
blindness. He can find his way around on his own in familiar places.
He knows how to do a few steps, up and down, and can play small
games of fetch smile emoticon:-) He has a great recall. He knows day
from night, with little cues I have worked out for him, such as
different crates, tv background noise, etc. I kept him intact until
his third year, as I wanted the hormones to help build muscle mass,
as he was not going to exercise as much as the other dogs. He is now
neutered and up to date on all his vaccines and is in good health.
|Griff loves attention, and is friendly to everyone
he meets. He does well with other dogs in his household after a
gentle, gradual introduction. He much prefers to be in familiar
space with familiar friends, so is not a candidate for lots of leash
walking. He does need to have a crate available to him as it is his
‘safe’ space to relax, as he cannot see what is going on.
It is time to find him a home as all his household friends are
graduated to working border collies, and he cannot hang out with
them anymore. When he tries to keep up with them, he risks getting
hurt. He would do best with some outside space, fenced preferably,
or at least not near any busy areas, with people who want a smart,
affectionate, moderately active dog, who would love to hang out with
them. Apart from trying to get pets and attention, he is pretty low
key. He is about 38 lbs.
If anyone knows anyone who might be interested in a canine
homebody, please have them contact me. And for those of you who do
rescue work, please keep Griff in mind. He is located in Central
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