DOG OF THE MONTH
There is no place like HOME
Breed: mix breed | Age: 3 years old | Male
When Relu came in our care, his ex-owners forgot to tell us he is blind. Or maybe they didn’t bother to know that, considering how neglected he was: dirty fur, infection in and around his eyes. After first grooming session, Relu look was completely transformed.
Being so well adapted to live without actually seeing, he fooled us in the first days. At first walk on leash outside the shelter, we noticed that he avoids things in a strange way. We sent him to the vet and who confirmed that the dog is blind and needs a surgery. Relu was hospitalized because the days after eye surgery are very important for proper healing. Back in our shelter, Relu is waiting for a good family to open heart and house door for him.
When he came in our care, Relu was possessive with his food but this is understandable considering he couldn’t see and just heard and smell other (new) dogs around. We decided to keep him alone in the kennel because he was already stressed: he was abandoned from his home, he had surgery etc. Positive aspects: Relu walks on leash, he is sociable and kind with people, we recommend caution when doing sudden moves around him, e.g. instead of grab him quickly, you need to gently talk and pet him, before take him in your arms. As long as you keep in mind that he is a special dog with special needs, he will be a perfect dog for a family with no other pets.