Age: 7 years
Breed: Silky Terrier
Weight: 15 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Probably
Kid friendly: Yes, but kids 8+ in the home please
House Trained: In progress
Crate Trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: From a shelter in Texas
Adoption Fee: $300
From the Foster:
Blondie is just the sweetest, gentlest girl you'll ever meet. She has micro-eye, where her eyeballs didn't develop properly during fetal development, and the resulting eyes are small in the sockets, and have no vision. They are an odd color, also. Since she has been like this her whole life, it is all she knows, and she is totally happy and well adjusted being a blind dog. She has no pain from them, but may require lubricant drops. When you talk to her softly, she will literally look right at you and put her nose on your face. She is the epitome of "Seeing with her heart."
With a few small modifications (keeping the open staircase blocked off and initially helping her to get to know a new space) she navigates the home like any other dog, and even does stairs.
Blondie is a very affectionate girl, and all she wants to do is cuddle with her people and be around them. It is hard to tell if she was potty trained before coming, as she still has some accidents, but that is expected with a dog who is still getting familiar with her surroundings. She is having less accidents all of the time.
She has no issues at all with other dogs, but isn't really interactive with them, and isn't playful with them. She would do fine in a home with other dogs, but would also be fine without. She was fine when our 8 yr old grandson wanted to pet her. I don’t foresee any issues with children as long as they are old enough to understand that she can't see them to get out of the way (so best without infants or toddlers).
She has had no exposure with cats in our home, but would likely be just fine with them. She seems to enjoy squeaky toys.
She sleeps all night in her crate. 8+ hours with no crying whatsoever. She cried for a half hour the first two nights and we moved the crate into our bedroom on the third. No problems since then.