Blind dog searching for home after almost starving to death on the streets


Doru has been described as an ‘amazingly trusting and affectionate dog’ despite everything he has been through – and would make a great family pet to the right owner

Doru is searching for a permanent home

He has nothing but love to give – but has been unable to secure a home due to his disability.

Doru, who is between three and four years old, is completely blind – and keeps being cast aside by potential owners who don’t want a disabled dog.

Little Doru was picked up as a stray and is currently living with foster carers in Lancashire – but is desperate to secure a permanent home.

Currently underweight at just 13.5kg, the medium-sized dog is slowly gaining back fatty tissue and lost muscle.

A spokesperson at Blind Dog Rescue UK, who had launched a rehoming appeal, said: “Doru is a very good and friendly boy. He is good with other dogs and people. He hasn’t been cat tested.

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Doru was picked up as a stray
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He weighs just 13.5kg
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Blind Dog Rescue UK)

“Doru would love a home with a garden and can live with another dog for company.”

He has been described as an “amazingly trusting and affectionate”, who has lots of energy and loves his walks.

However, he can get nervous when walking in unfamiliar settings and would need to stay close to his owner on a lead.

Doru’s foster family said: “He is not bothered by house noises and ignores cats, squirrels and ducks in the park.

“He is quite quiet. He is very quick to learn and now sits and waits on command and has stopped snatching treats. He is gentle and playful with other dogs.

“Doru has been known to jump on tables and kitchen surfaces still and is very ‘hungry’.

Doru enjoys spending time with people and other dogs
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“He is clean in the house mostly but still needs monitoring. He can be restless in the evening.

“All in all, he’s an absolute poppet. A dear little dog.”

Blind Dog Rescue UK works to rehome blind and partially sighted dogs who have been subjected to the “worst of humanity yet still have an astonishing capacity to adapt, love and become perfect ambassadors for blind dogs everywhere”.

Many of the dogs in their care have been victims of abuse, neglect, disease or trauma – and struggle to survive in shelters.

A Blind Dog Rescue UK statement reads: “It is incredibly difficult for sighted dogs to survive any length of time in these shelters let alone blind or partially sighted dogs.

“We need to get these dogs quickly and secure their immediate release and treatment.

“These dogs may have been deliberately blinded, involved in road traffic accidents or long-term sufferers of painful conditions such as glaucoma.

“They need veterinary care and to be given the safety and comfort of a foster home in which to start healing.

“Here they are given love and affection and a warm bed – possibly the first they will have experienced in their lifetimes.

“At this point we are able to start assessing and promoting these wonderful dogs for forever homes.”

To adopt Doru, or find out more information about him, contact Blind Dog Rescue UK via their website www.bdruk.org.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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