Dog who needed both eyes removed is searching for a new home

Meet Rosie, a two-year-old terrier who’s in need of a loving home.

When Rosie arrived at Hope Rescue Centre, she was already blind, but went on to have both eyes removed as she was suffering from painful glaucoma.

Now fully recovered from her surgery, the dog is ready to find a new family – one that will have the patience to help her navigate her surroundings.

Rosie doesn’t let her lack of eyes hold her back.

She’s still friendly and playful, but just needs a little time to suss out where she is and avoid bumping into things.

‘Rosie does require some extra attention on walkies due to her lack of vision to avoid her bumping into things/falling off curbs,’ say shelter staff.

‘However Rosie manages remarkably well, her foster home has been working hard to teach her cues to let her know what’s coming up and it does not take her long to map out her surroundings.

‘Rosie is looking for experienced owners who have a secure garden so she can freely explore the garden without the need for a lead.

‘Rosie is wary of new people and does need to be gently introduced to them but with the help of a few treats it doesn’t take her long to get used to a new person, once she knows you she is very affectionate but does prefer not to be picked up.’

Along with having the time to help Rosie settle into her home, any owners will need to have a household without any children under the age of 14 or any small animals, such as cats.

Owners will also need to be cautious on walks, as while Rosie can’t see, she still loves to give animals a chase.

She’d prefer to be the only dog in her future home, but staff reckon she would benefit from having a calm dog pal to buddy up with for walks.

‘She can take time to get comfortable with new dogs and will shout on the lead towards them but she does get her confidence up after a few meets and enjoys their company on walks,’ says her online profile.

‘Rosie is very clean in the house and once she is familiar in her environment can be left for a few hours.

‘Rosie did struggle with resource guarding her food when she first arrived in her foster home but they have been working hard to overcome this but new owners will need to be aware she will still need space around high value items.

‘Rosie will react at passing traffic so will need to be walked away from roads and although very eager to get in the car she is easily stressed when travelling.’

So yes, she does have some particular needs, but in return for this extra care, you’ll get a lovely companion with a brilliant energy.

Shelter staff said: ‘Rosie will make a wonderful addition to the right home, who can look past her disability and see the active and playful side of her but also the sensitive girl that does need reassurance in a noisy world.’

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