July 12, 2012
SAFE!! XX URGENT!! CA, Galt "Sam" Blind Rat Terrier **Precious**
Sam is an adorable, blind, Rat Terrier looking for a new forever home or rescue ASAP!!! His current owner is heartbroken, but due to circumstances beyond her control Sam needs to find a new home by the end of August. Please help!!! If you find you are not able to help at the present time, please share his information quickly. Thank you. We have the following information:
Sex: Male (altered)
Breed: Rat Terrier
Age: 12 ¾ years
Vet/Medical Info: Sam is confirmed neutered. He's current on vaccines. Dhpp is next due
3/26/2014, and rabies is next due 3/29/2014. They have no record of any heartworm testing and no other relevant medical information.
Owner Info: DOB September 1999. Sam's owner is 80 yrs old and has lost her home and has to move out of state to live with her son. They do not have fenced yard or facilities for Sam. He would have to live in a small laundry room which isn't big enough for him to move around. She has checked with local vet's office, friends and other family members and no one is able to take the him. Sam is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house, he is housebroken but not leash trained. He knows the commands stop, no and lay down.
He is an outgoing boy, good with adults and older children. His owner has never teased him with food but he does like to hold on to his toys. Since he has been blind he doesn't play much with his stuffed toys. He used to chase the neighbors cats, but no more since he can't see. He adjusted well when he lost his sight, he has two rooms plus the laundry room and gets around them just fine, uses the dog door to go outside in fenced yard. I don't move things around so that he doesn't get confused. He goes to his water and food bowl and his bed.
He has adapted well to being blind. He is healthy otherwise and likes to be near you. He likes to lay near you and nap. He sleeps well. Sam had cataracts and some bleeding pressure behind his eyes. Had eyes removed and prosthetics put in. So he just looks like hes asleep. He is white with 3 Large black spots and black, white and tan on his face with black ears. He is a cute dog. He doesn't run anymore and walks slowly. When excited he will go around in circles and bumps into things but generally he does very well. He is in good health, his nails get trimmed every 4 weeks or so. He is current on his rabies vaccination and dog license. Sam's owner hopes and prays we can find a home for Sam, she will miss him terribly but will be leaving her home the last week of August so it is imperative that she finds a home for him before then. Thank you so much, Sam will come with his bed, blanket, food and water bowls that he is familiar with and his owner will try and send a donation to help in our endeavors with these animals that people can no longer keep.
For further information, or to adopt or rescue
Phone: (209) 745-3350