RED & MOONIE FOUND A HOME!!
STRAIGHT FROM PETS ALIVE WEBSITE here's what was posted when Red & Moonie needed to be adopted:
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 and Red (pictured above) have been at the shelter almost a year. Red is blind and Moonie was her "seeing-eye" dog. He took very good care of her, and she depended on him a great deal. He would walk next to her on unfamiliar paths, so that their shoulders touched and she would know the way. He would nudge her to her food bowl, before going to eat his own food. He wo uld help her into her dog igloo when it was chilly, and see her settled, before he settled himself. They had both been abandoned in a parking lot.
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!
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."