PRESS RELEASE: Pet Network Seeks Home for Blind Dog and Companion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 31, 2017

Kara Fox, Director of Outreach and Development

(775) 832-4404 ext. 108

kfox@petnetwork.org

 

Pet Network Seeks Home for Blind Dog and Companion

 

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV — On July 7, a special pair of dogs came to Pet Network Humane Society who have captured the hearts of our staff. We rescued Honey and Buddy, two dogs that were confiscated from a severe home environment. Honey, a 14-year-old Dachshund blinded due to neglect, requires constant guidance. Luckily, she has Buddy, a 4-year-old German Sheperd/Pyrenees mix, who has taken on the role as her service dog. When the Lassen County Animal Shelter in Susanville, Calif. called us to take the two dogs, they required that Honey and Buddy be adopted together.

“He navigates her world and they can never be separated,” said Peggy Speers of the Lassen County Humane Society.  

Indeed, the two are inseperable as Buddy guides Honey, shows her where food is located, and introduces her to strangers. He even pushes Honey’s bed toward her, and makes sure she is always within his view.

“Buddy really is her eyes,” said Heidi Todd, Pet Network’s Shelter Manager. “He allows her to meet people, experience her environment, and enjoy playtime with toys. He really does care about her. He’s her real life guardian angel.”

Although Honey recently had a mammary tumor removed and is blind, she is in good health. She is very sweet and wags her tail when you call her name. She listens well, and staff guide her by stomping their feet. Buddy is also very sweet, and loves to go on walks and play fetch. He is the most joyful when he is with his Honey, and they cannot be separated.

We are looking for a forever home for these two dogs, who need to be adopted together. It will take a special family to adopt these two unique dogs. If you can give Honey and Buddy a fresh start, call Pet Network at (775) 832-4404 or visit us at 401 Vilalge Blvd. in Incline Village, Nev.

 

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Pet Network Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the generous donations and support of the community to continue our life-saving work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting homeless and neglected animals into loving homes. Visit www.petnetwork.org for more information.