We are a small rescue doing our best to place a blind dog, Tanner, who has been a resident at our facility for several months. Here is his story:
Meet Tanner. He is a 1 year old, neutered male fox terrier mix. Cataracts on his eyes prevent him from seeing. The vet said that a surgery done by a specialist may be able to improve his vision, but the surgery is beyond the financial scope of the rescue. He is housebroken, knows basic commands, and has a unique way of playing fetch. If you bounce a tennis ball off a hard floor, he listens to it and then will run and fetch it, bringing it back to the sound of your voice. He recognizes people by your voice. If you are one of his people, he will jump up and cuddle with you, rubbing his head on you like a contented cat. He loves to be pet and told he is a good boy. Nothing makes his tail wag more than attacked a stuffed dog toy! If he hears an unfamiliar voice, his instinct is to be overly defensive, making it difficult to adopt him out when potential adopters (or, to him, strangers) come to visit him. He reacts the same way to other dogs, often growling, because he cannot see them to to read their body language. He really needs a patient owner who can help him learn to trust and to blossom into a great dog.
Wild Dog Rescue
2525 Blue Star Highway
Fennville, MI 49408