Blind dog who wants to be cuddled like a baby is looking for a new home


Two-year-old Palomo has been described as a ‘tender and very cuddly’ dog despite everything he has been through – and would make a wonderful addition to any household

Palomo loves human company
Palomo loves human company

Despite being abused and thrown aside, a disabled dog has shown an incredible bond with humans.

Palomo, who is completely blind, was found curled up under a car trembling with fear but instead of growing at his rescuer, he “hugged” her.

The two-year-old dog is said to “wiggle with happiness” when in the company of humans but despite this, he has been unable to secure his own home.

The crossbreed, who is currently being fostered by a family in Cornwall, is up for adoption with Blind Dog Rescue UK.

A spokesperson from Blind Dog Rescue UK said: “Palomo was abandoned in a street near the home of one of our shelter volunteers.

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He was found curled up under a car
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“It was neighbors who warned her and she immediately went to look for him.

“Our volunteer gave him a treat and he was so happy with this gesture that he came out of his hiding place without any problem.

“At no time did he growl or bite her. On the contrary, he hugged her.”

Palomo has been described as a “happy little dog” who has perfectly adapted to his blindness, which vets believe is a genetic trait.

“He immediately integrated into his foster family and became the darling of the whole neighbourhood,” the spokesperson added.

“He is tender and very cuddly with everyone and begging to be in your arms like a little baby.

“He never makes any gesture or sign of aggression and only seeks to be able to have fun or get closer to you.

“Every morning, the volunteer brings him to the shelter with her so that he does not feel abandoned again.

“He loves being with people and when adopting this should be taken into account.”

Little Palomo can live with other dogs, cats and children over aged 10 – and would love to have his own garden where he can run around to play with other animals.

The spokesperson added: “Palomo is a very happy and affectionate young dog with everything and everyone that crosses his path.

“He is always looking to make friends and despite his blindness, he is absolutely not shy or reserved.”

Palomo can be rehomed anywhere in the UK
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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 Palomo, or find out more information about him, contact Blind Dog Rescue UK via their website www.bdruk.org.

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George Holan

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

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