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Pappy

Samoyed

An adotable dog in Philadelphia, PA

  • Adult
  • Medium
  • Male



Name: Pappy (Paprika)

Sex: Male

Breed: Samoyed

Age: 8 years old (approx. DOB: 1/01/04)

Level of blindness: Completely Blind.

Cause of eye issues: Mature and hypermature cataracts

Health issues: None.

Weight: 55 lbs

Good with dogs: Currently working on introduction to new dogs

Good with cats: Unknown at the moment

Good with kids: Yes

Currently being fostered in: Pennsylvania

*BDRA will transport the dog a reasonable distance, to an approved adopter, at no extra cost, even if out of state.

Information:

September 23, 2012: Pappy is a sweet 8ish year old purebred samoyed who came from a hoarding situation. It is unknown as to where he was before then, but it is suspected that he was a puppymill survivor. Although his alledged hoarder may have had too many animals and Pappy was neglected, it is obvious from his personality that he knows what love is. He is very affectionate with all humans and loves nothing more than to be kissed and petted. Not knowing what to do with toy and normal dog entertainment items, Pappy prefers to go for leash walks and snuggle up with you on his bed. You, his human, are his entertainment!

Pappy is completely blind and can not differentiate night from day. He is fearful of new environments and is terrified if crated and confined to a small area. In his foster home, Pappy has his own 10x20 room that is babygated from the rest of the house. He feels very secure here, but wishes he could be with his humans.

Introducing him to other dogs will take a very patient owner. Because he cannot see the other dog's body language, Pappy automatically assumes that he must defend himself and will snarl and lunge towards his perceived 'danger'. He is getting used to the smells and sounds of the house dogs and now greets them at the gate with a wagging tail. We are hoping that in time, he will feel safe and be friendly without the safety of the gate barrier.
If you are looking for a very grateful and snuggly canine, and are willing to patiently teach him to trust other dogs, then Pappy is your man.

Wasabi had a poor start in life. He was rescued from a hoarder in West Virginia and was one of 60 dogs living in a two story "house". The windows were blackened so no one could see and and also no sunlight could come in, either. It is guessed that these dogs never saw the light of sun until they were rescued. Wasabi is positive for ehrlichiosis, and is currently on antibiotic treatment for it. He also has a middle ear infection which is throwing his balance off a bit, but that does stop him.

Wasabi is a sweet, kind, and gentle soul. He loves to have his ears scratched, and chin rubbed. He will come up to you and want to be in your lap. Wasabi is 38 pounds of pure joy!

So make room for this guy and fill out an application to adopt him today!

Wasabi had a poor start in life. He was rescued from a hoarder in West Virginia and was one of 60 dogs living in a two story "house". The windows were blackened so no one could see and and also no sunlight could come in, either. It is guessed that these dogs never saw the light of sun until they were rescued. Wasabi is positive for ehrlichiosis, and is currently on antibiotic treatment for it. He also has a middle ear infection which is throwing his balance off a bit, but that does stop him.

Wasabi is a sweet, kind, and gentle soul. He loves to have his ears scratched, and chin rubbed. He will come up to you and want to be in your lap. Wasabi is 38 pounds of pure joy!

So make room for this guy and fill out an application to adopt him today!

Wasabi had a poor start in life. He was rescued from a hoarder in West Virginia and was one of 60 dogs living in a two story "house". The windows were blackened so no one could see and and also no sunlight could come in, either. It is guessed that these dogs never saw the light of sun until they were rescued. Wasabi is positive for ehrlichiosis, and is currently on antibiotic treatment for it. He also has a middle ear infection which is throwing his balance off a bit, but that does stop him.

Wasabi is a sweet, kind, and gentle soul. He loves to have his ears scratched, and chin rubbed. He will come up to you and want to be in your lap. Wasabi is 38 pounds of pure joy!

So make room for this guy and fill out an application to adopt him today!

Wasabi had a poor start in life. He was rescued from a hoarder in West Virginia and was one of 60 dogs living in a two story "house". The windows were blackened so no one could see and and also no sunlight could come in, either. It is guessed that these dogs never saw the light of sun until they were rescued. Wasabi is positive for ehrlichiosis, and is currently on antibiotic treatment for it. He also has a middle ear infection which is throwing his balance off a bit, but that does stop him.

Wasabi is a sweet, kind, and gentle soul. He loves to have his ears scratched, and chin rubbed. He will come up to you and want to be in your lap. Wasabi is 38 pounds of pure joy!

So make room for this guy and fill out an application to adopt him today!

Wasabi had a poor start in life. He was rescued from a hoarder in West Virginia and was one of 60 dogs living in a two story "house". The windows were blackened so no one could see and and also no sunlight could come in, either. It is guessed that these dogs never saw the light of sun until they were rescued. Wasabi is positive for ehrlichiosis, and is currently on antibiotic treatment for it. He also has a middle ear infection which is throwing his balance off a bit, but that does stop him.

Wasabi is a sweet, kind, and gentle soul. He loves to have his ears scratched, and chin rubbed. He will come up to you and want to be in your lap. Wasabi is 38 pounds of pure joy!

So make room for this guy and fill out an application to adopt him today!

Update: 2/4/2012

Lipton is now 1 year old and weighs 31 lbs. He is doing great and his motor skills are improving daily. Lipton loves to run, stretch and play ball with the dogs in his foster home. Lipton still seems to be hopping when he runs but he is getting faster at it.

He is still stiff at times and seems to hyper extend his front legs and walks like a foreign soldier and hops when he runs. As you can see in his videos this does not slow Lipton down from playing.

Lipton enjoys all toys and especially loves to chew on Nyla Bones.

Lipton is still very curious of the cats but does not seem to want to harm them he just plays rough which some cats may not enjoy. I do not let him unattended where he is in contact with the cats.

Lipton is a total lovebug and is housetrained but sometimes it takes Lipton a little longer than most to go to the bathroom. Lipton very seldom will use the bathroom on leash and he goes for walks daily.

He understands the sign for sit ,come and no/stop. He loves treats ,mealtime and playtime outside. Lipton loves to go outside and walk around the yard investigating. He walks well on a leash and is very good traveler.

Lipton sleeps in a crate in the bedroom at night and is in an expen during any daytime hours his foster family is away from home and where he can see the other dogs in the home.

He loves other dogs in his home and is very friendly with them.

He does not like strange dogs to run up to him as he will give a little silent snap.Not sure if it is he is beng protective of me or because he is Deaf and Blind in one eye and he feels threatened.

A cat free home may be best for Lipton or a home with a tolerant cat.

A fenced in yard is preferred for Lipton as he does enjoy to be able to stretch his body out, it is also improving his motor skills as it is also for Lipton's safety.

Lipton does not have any recall and can not be off leash outdoors.

If you are interested in adopting Pappy, please fill out our
adoption application.

If you would like to donate to Pappy's care, please send to:

BDRA

PO Box 63401

Philadelphia, PA 19114

Contact Info

 

Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - PA

Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 877-BLIND-01

Email: [email protected]

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