Dogs Trust Leeds is hoping love is in the air this Valentine’s Day for Hector, a blind eight-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was found as a stray.
For Hector, love truly is blind and he is hoping that his lack of eye sight won’t put off any potential new owners.
Hector is a lovely dog, and a firm favourite with his canine carers. But this Valentine’s Day, he is hoping that someone will give him the pawfect furry-tail ending.
Sarah Hey, Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Leeds said: “Hector is an absolutely wonderful dog, and we would hate to think that someone abandoned him because he is blind. He has so much love to give, and just wants a lovely home to see out his retirement years. He will make a lovely rewarding pet in the right home, and just needs a patient owner.”
Blind dogs quickly learn to adapt and use their other senses. However, the new owners would have to ensure that they take his blindness into account as he should not be let off lead to run around outside the confines of a safe garden. The new owner should incorporate texture changes near any obstacles to reduce the risk of him running into things. The staff at Dogs Trust Leeds can advise new owners on tips for this such as gravel spread around the outskirts of the lawn or about a foot or two away from the fencing.
If you can give Hector a loving new home, call Dogs Trust Leeds on 0300 303 0292 or visit the centre at York Road, LS15 4NL.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for nearly 17,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 Rehoming Centres across the UK and one in Dublin.
For more information about the charity’s work please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk