Energy Level 4 - Needs 1 hour of a mixture of off-leash playtime and or mental stimulation every day.
I am Andouille and I am a 12lb 6 month old baby boy. I have special needs because I am Blind. My foster kept one of my sisters so that I could continue to learn how to be a puppy.
I have learned to run and play and I use my sister as my guide. My adopted family will have to understand that I need supervision and when they can't watch me, I need to be crated or in a baby proof area. I will always need to be on leash because the outdoors is a very scary place for me as well as new environments. Being blind is a lot different than being deaf as a dog because I find my way by smell, hearing, and memory, and I do make mistakes. Training will require patience, consistency, Routine, Routine, Routine and kindness. Since I've never been sighted, things that can be taken for granted, like stairs, could cause an accident. Please take your time with me, don't force me, I will always be your baby. If you want to be my ESH (Emotional Support Human) please fill out an application.
I am crate trained ( I hold my potty to go outdoors, and I can find my crate and go in on my own, and I like it)
These things will take time:
Walking on leash
All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.