Updated May, 2020
She is now able to go down stairs on a leash and is learning quickly how to do stairs on her own. She also does not mind our cat and actually plays with him most of the time now instead of chasing him.
Kennedy was a 3 month old stray that came to a shelter surgical center in Alabama to get spayed. She crashed after surgery and when she finally awoke, she was blind, having seizures, and could not walk. After a few weeks of being in a foster home, she finally gained enough strength and confidence to walk and explore her surroundings. Kennedy is now 5 months old and has improved tremendously, but still has not fully regained her sight.
Kennedy is now ready to find her forever home with people that can understand and embrace her needs as a pup with vision loss. Kennedy is not completely blind: she can see shadows, light, and some objects at a very close distance. She mapped out her foster home quickly and gets around almost seamlessly now. Kennedy is able to walk on a leash, knows how to ‘sit’, can go up stairs (but not down yet), and is crate trained. One smart cookie!
Kennedy’s favorite things include running at the dog park, taking walks with her dog house mates, playing with any and all toys, and being outside in the fresh air. She is not a particularly cuddly girl, and sometimes even gets startled when being touched, but when she first hears your voice in the morning she gets super excited and does the cutest wiggles! Kennedy has a slight head tremor from her lingering brain damage, but that does not stop her from having fun. When she is most excited, she runs around the yard with her hind end completely tucked and her chin up high! If you hear a fog horn or a pig snort, it’s probably just Kennedy having a good ole nap! She has truly come so far since her surgery and her transformation has been amazing to watch.
Kennedy would do best in a home that is one level since she will be a larger dog and cannot go down stairs at this time. She enjoys the other dogs in our home and looks up to them so much, but she can become on edge when there is a lot of commotion and might do best with just one or two other calm dogs in the home. Because she is fearful when new sounds, smells, or physical contact is introduced, she would do best in a home with no young children. Kennedy is a wonderful girl that got a second chance at life. She lives each day to the fullest and would love a home with humans that will do the same with her! To watch videos of her please click here and here.
Kennedy was adopted on July 1, 2020.
- Sex Female (spayed)
- Size Medium (17)
- Age 9 months old(approx. DOB Nov 29, 2019)
Good with other dogs? Other
Good with cats? Other
Good with children? Unknown
Currently fostered in Irondale, AL. (Transport is available)
- Vision Vision impaired(Cause: Brain damage as a result cardiac arrest/hypoxia post-operation)
mild head tremors as a result of her brain damage
Kennedy is looking for her forever home. If you think it could be yours, read more about Adopting from BDRA before submitting your application below.
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