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Calliope was one in a litter of puppies born at a shelter then split between there and a rescue group. She is what's referred to as a Lethal White Aussie. She was born fully deaf and almost totally blind. Her vision doesn't extend past 3 feet from her nose and may not be anything more then shadows or shapes. Despite her handicap, Cali behaves like any other normal dog. She uses her nose to get around and plays quite easily with the other dogs we have. She does tend to bump into objects that aren't solid (screen doors, railings, fences) and will bark at sounds that vibrate into the ground (ac units, construction equipment). Cali is 1 year old, currently unspayed and about 30lbs. Her vaccines, heartworm and flea prevention are all up to date. Calihas a microchip.
I have been fostering Cali since she was 8 weeks old. We never intended on keeping her as long as we did but the shelter she came from burned down. Despite my knowledge of training and patience, I feel she would do better with a family who has more experience with deaf and blind dogs. Our time is also running short. My family has to make a cross country move from Texas to North Carolina. Ideally we'd like to find a permanent home for her before we go but if arrangements can be made with people in Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina or Georgia we can drop her off as we head out to the east coast.
Thank you for any and all help
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Leth ... sieRescue/
If you post in this Yahoo group, they have a special group for the Carolinas. LWAR-C.
Just got an answer about Calie.
Christine... and Bailey, playing at the Bridge
?/1999 - 10/25/08
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