American Eskimo Dog

Not available for adoption

Bacchus is a beautiful, 12-year-old dog who was a stray in South Carolina and he ended up in the shelter. Then he came up to Virginia to his Blind Dog Rescue foster home in February 2020.

Bacchus looks most like an American Eskimo but is very likely a mix. He weighs 14 pounds; he has been working on putting on a little weight since he arrived and he is filling out! He had an eye removed at the South Carolina shelter and does not seem to have any vision in his remaining eye. He has good hearing. He had a dental in South Carolina and was neutered there too. Unfortunately, Bacchus has tested positive for heartworms and so has begun the American Heartworm Society treatment protocol.

Bacchus had some trouble with his right rear leg, but is now on two pain meds and they help so much! He is able to walk much better and seems much more comfortable! However, because of his positive heartworm status, Bacchus has to spend a lot of time resting and relaxing in the indoor expen at his foster home. He is generally quiet except when the other dogs start barking or when he knows food is being prepared. And sometimes he barks for a little attention.

He is excited about the idea of eating; when he first arrived, he needed to be handfed part of his meal in order to eat it all, but now he eats his meal on his own. He enjoys treats. What he loves most of all, though, is attention from people. He loves to be held and REALLY loves belly rubs! At the groomers and at the vet clinic, Bacchus has become known for rolling over for a belly rub anytime anyone is near! Bacchus also likes to give kisses.

Bacchus was a little growly with the three dogs who live in the foster home when he first arrived (although he never snapped at them and was never aggressive toward them) but now he is very comfortable around them, and either ignores them or wants to play. He hasn’t growled at them for weeks! When the cat comes near, he barks but does not growl.

Bacchus is comfortable with a leash on. He sleeps quietly through the night. His coat is as soft as it can be. His hair was longer when he first arrived in Virginia and he recently got it cut. He was very well-behaved at the groomers.

Bacchus has not been around young children so it is not known how he would be with them, but Bacchus does seem to be a little more cautious than most blind dogs are, and so would be most comfortable in a home with older children and adults.

Bacchus is going to be ready for his forever home before too long. In the meantime, he is writing a blog about his adventures in his foster home, and he hopes you will check in often to see how he is doing. And he hopes you will be thinking about whether your home might be the perfect forever home for him (but he says not to apply to adopt him unless you like giving belly rubs!). Click here to view his blog.

Bacchus is forever in our hearts.

About Me

  • Sex Male (neutered)
  • Size Small (13)
  • Age 15 years, 6 months old(approx. DOB Jan 1, 2008)
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Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Other
Good with children? No


Currently fostered in Fairfield,VA. (Transport is available)

Health Info

  • Vision Completely Blind(Cause: left eye removed/right eye cataracts)

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