We estimate Red, a petite Redbone Coonhound mix, to be 8 yrs old and approx. 55lbs. Red is completely dependent upon Moonie as her seeing eye dog so they must stay together for her sake. Owning a blind dog is a very rewarding experience, having her companion & guardian would be double the blessing!
Moonie is an extremely friendly and silly guy! When you sit down on the floor, he approaches you and playfully tries to knock you over so he can lie next to you and demand a tummy rub! Red is constantly exploring, so eager to learn every area of every environment she is in. She walks with such pride and confidence that you cant help but find her personality inspiring.
Red hasn't let her blindness take her spirit; she loves the sound of a friendly voice and relishes a good back scratching! Moonie & Red are so HAPPY all of the time! They have GREAT manners, walking on leash like a couple of pros. Volunteers and staff have a good feeling that this duo is housetrained as well! We also feel they would do just fine with cats. Moonie & Red have been together their entire lives. As Red developed blindness, Moonie stayed at her side. Her vision continued to deteriorate & she looked to her companion to guide her.
We did have Red tested to see if surgery could restore her site, but sadly, pre-operative testing showed that even with cataract surgery, her retinas were too damaged to allow her to see again. She is still as happy as could be with her best buddy, Moonie! He continues to be her beacon of light even though she now exists in complete darkness. Where there is one, the other is right there, exploring the world together.
Our hope for them is a long & happy life with a family who will cherish them, as much as they cherish each other. Please open your mind, heart, and home to this duo, they deserve it, more than we will ever know! To fill out an adoption application for Moonie & Red, please fill out an adoption application and we will get you right in to meet them! (Note: somany people love these two that their entire adoption fee is coveredby sponsors).
THE GREAT NEWS!
It took a long time but they finally found their perfect home this week, and even have kids with which to play! We are so happy for them both, and grateful to the family that saw their worth!