Frosty is a beautiful, 10 year old American Eskimo with failing eye sight, and may only see shadows. She needs to find a new forever home or rescue ASAP. Please help! If you find you cannot help her at the moment please share her story and pass it on. Thank you. Matt her current owner writes the following:
Our dog, Frosty, is about 10 years old, she weights around 30 lbs and is an American Eskimo. We adopted frosty back in 2003 when we were volunteering at the Humane Society in our hometown in upstate NY. At the time they Humane Society didn't know what to do with Frosty since she was nervous around so many strange people. My wife and I noticed that in
isolated situations she was a very sweet dog. We immediately agreed to adopt her after they informed us she was going to be put to sleep. We relocated to VA in 2004 with Frosty where she became familiar with small apartment living. She has had exposure to both cats and ferrets. She has never had any issues with either (until the later reference). About 4 years ago Frosty starting having strange episodes where she was losing her balance and could move. They would only last for about 10 min and then she would be able to calm down. Our vet identified this as a seizure which she stated was common in Frosty's breed. She had a handfu! l more of them over about a 6 month period and then they suddenly stopped and she has not had one since. At that same time the vet identified that her vision was failing. She estimated that her blue eye had almost no sight in it and that Frosty could really only see shadows. I do not remember if this was cataract related. This has greatly limited her ability to play in the yard or have any real active play in the house.
In 2010 our first child was born and just this February we were blessed with a second child. We have attempted to get Frosty acclimated to the children but due to their sudden and unpredictable movements she is very tentative. It is obvious that she cannot determine what they are and in an act of defense she barks and has blindly snapped. She has never done any harm until earlier this week. We are not clear on the circumstance but we think the cat was walking by her bed while she was sleeping and must have startled her causing her to lash out at the cat. The cat was not seriously harmed but the idea of this happening to one of the children has brought us to the conclusion that Frosty must be relocated.
Frosty is very friendly to the people she knows and recognizes. She is a very loveable dog but she does require more effort than a typical dog. She does not jump fences nor does she dig holes. She is house broken and she does not chew on anything. She currently stays in our bedroom all day on her dog bed. She does not have any bad habits that I can think of. She has experience with a dog crate but has not been in one in several years. She was spayed in 2003, her last does of heartworm was in March of this year, it was Heargaurd product sold through the Vet. We decided not to continue the medicine as she no longer spends any time out of the house. She prefers to be inside where she is familiar with her surroundings. Our Vet is
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