A deaf and partially-sighted puppy is hoping for his forever home after checking in at Dogs Trust Darlington. ChronicleLive reports that Blue, a one-year-old crossbreed pup, arrived at Darlington in December 2021, where the veterinary team confirmed he was deaf and diagnosed his visual impairment.
Blue has been enjoying the new hydrotherapy facilities as he waits for a new owner. He visits the hydrotherapy suite weekly to use the underwater treadmill.
Speaking about Blue, Dogs Trust Darlington assistant manager Sharon Boult said: “Thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, whose support helps to fund our wonderful canine carers, we’re able to give dogs like Blue all of the extra love, care and attention they need whilst they are with us. Blue is a gorgeous boy, who doesn’t let his impairments stop him!
“He’s a cheeky chap, with plenty of love to give, but his new owners will need to be able to dedicate the time needed to meet his needs. As he is still so young, he is hoping for an adult-only family who will be confident and committed to continuing his training.”
Blue can live with another medium-large-size dog as he would benefit from a doggy role model to show him the way. He is blissfully unaware he is any different to any other dog and he has lots of doggy pals at the centre.
He is looking for a home with people who are initially around for most of the day and can slowly build up his leaving hours once he has settled in. His visual and hearing impairments haven’t stopped him from having a zest for life.
Anyone who would love to give Blue his happy ending should visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming to view his profile. The adoption process can then begin.
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