Ray

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Ray: 3-year-old blind male black Lab mix 79 lbs Not yet nuetered

Background: Originally found as a stray up in Humboldt County [Who the heck “loses” a blind dog? Give me a break!], we have named him “Ray”. We have Ray in a foster home but really want to place him in his forever home soonest.

What Ray’s Rescue Rep says: Ray gets along great with people and other dogs, but this recent change in scenery has Ray out of sorts. He is settling in as his foster but he is no doubt confused, unsure, and anxious – takes a while to calm and settle down. He is not yet house-broken so will need to be well supervised. Would probably do great with another calm/adult dog in the home. A blind dog relies considerably on his/her sense of smell, hearing and, obviously, touch. Caring for a blind dog requires a unique approach:

https://www.care.com/c/stories/6299/17-tips-for-living-with-a-blind-dog/

https://www.purina.co.uk/dogs/health-and-nutrition/dogs-with-special-needs/coping-with-blindness

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-help-a-blind-dog/

Medical: Besides being blind, Ray appears to be in superb health. Maybe a few pounds overweight. Current on vaccinations, heartworm negative, microchipped. Recently neutered. We recently took Ray to a doggie eye specialist who determined Ray is suffering from progressive retinal atrophy and is completely blind in both eyes; this condition is inoperable; he was probably sighted when he was young but progressively lost his vision due to some hereditary issue. His lack of vision does not diminish his spirit and zest for life.

Ray is currently located in Oakland.

If you are interested in adopting Ray, please contact Rescue Rep Dave at 415-686-4248 or david.c.ely@sbcglobal.net.

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