He was cast aside by his owners after losing his sight – and is now searching for a new place to call home. Five-year-old Stevie is up for adoption with Blind Dog Rescue UK after being taken in by a private shelter in Bulgaria.
The adorable crossbreed, who is completely blind, will be flown over to the UK once his new owners have been found. A statement from the charity reads: “Stevie is a hunting dog who was likely abandoned due to his sight loss.
“Stevie is a sweet boy and friendly once he gets used to his new surroundings.
“He is fine with cats but the usual care should be taken given that he was a hunting dog.”
Stevie would love to live in a home with a garden and another dog who he can play with.
“He would like an understanding and caring home with adopters who are sensitive to the needs of a blind dog who’s been through hard times in bad hands before rescue,” the statement added.
Blind Dog Rescue UK works to rehome blind and partially sighted dogs who have been subjected to the “worst of humanity yet still have an astonishing capacity to adapt, love and become perfect ambassadors for blind dogs everywhere”.
Many of the dogs in their care have been victims of abuse, neglect, disease or trauma – and struggle to survive in shelters.
A Blind Dog Rescue UK statement reads: “It is incredibly difficult for sighted dogs to survive any length of time in these shelters let alone blind or partially sighted dogs.
“We need to get to these dogs quickly and secure their immediate release and treatment.
“These dogs may have been deliberately blinded, involved in road traffic accidents or long term sufferers of painful conditions such as glaucoma.
“They need veterinary care and to be given the safety and comfort of a foster home in which to start healing.
“Here they are given love and affection and a warm bed – possibly the first they will have experienced in their lifetimes.
“At this point we are able to start assessing and promoting these wonderful dogs for forever homes.”