Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blind Dachshund Finds His Forever Home - Again

Meet handsome longhair 'Simon,' and his new forever human Lizzie Katz, who hail from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Simon has had a tough life - he ended up on the euthanasia list at a crowded Indiana shelter, and was then shipped to a shelter in New Hampshire with better prospects.  He was adopted in 2008 after a few weeks in the new shelter, but was returned last week, when a toddler in his household was scaring him. 
Third times a charm as they say, and it looks as though Simon has finally found his perfect match:  his new human is studying occupational therapy and "is used to adjusting for the needs of those challenged with disabilities."
Miss Katz said "He already knows where anything is... you would never guess he is blind. He's the best dog in the world."
Read all of Simon's story at Foster's Daily Democrat.


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear about this wonderful new beginning for Simon, it's heart warming. Good luck to both Simon and his new mom Lizzie.

kalyxcorn said...

our boys both went blind, padua first and then kep years later. the vet warned us that padua might not adjust well but he handled it like a charm, thanks to following his brother around, using him like a little lead dog til he relearned where everything was. Padua would walk all the way from the family room into the kitchen and foyer and up the stairs into the kennel in our bedroom without hitting a thing. blindness is not a disability when it is combined with the resilience and spirit of a doxie.

Debi & Ringo said...

Simon is just gorgeous! I pray you will have a wonderful life together :D

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