Tuesday, February 2, 2010


***Great news! Our wonderful Rescue partner in Maine is going to take Sebastian!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH SUE AND JANET!***

We are very saddened to report that Sebastian is out of time and only has about a week before he must leave his foster home. His foster graciously agreed to take him in after he lost his "adoptive home" over the summer and we have not been able to permanently place him. His foster mom has numerous other dogs and she just cannot keep him any longer. Unfortunately, we have absolutely nowhere for him to go. Our few volunteers are swamped with many dogs due to our adoption-coordinator's car accident and going to one of those homes would not be appropriate based on his needs. We have been emailing the Mini- Aussie Rescues, but have not yet heard back (cross your fingers). In the meantime, he needs a new foster home ASAP.

Sebastian is a special needs dog who needs to go to the right home. He would do best in a home as an only dog or 1 or 2 other dogs his size or larger. Sebastian is blind, but he is able to get around fairly well. However, because of this, he will need some modifications as well as PATIENCE. Special needs dogs are not typically for the novist. A home with a fenced in yard is a must. Sebastian adores water (he enjoys wading in a baby pool in the summer and will even try to "swim" in big bowls of water too!). He is a loving boy who needs someone to work with him. He enjoys going for walks tremendously and walks well on a leash. Sebastian is not especially crazy about being crated, so he would not do well in a home where he is crated for long periods of time. He is not completely housetrained yet and will need to work on that. This boy has alot of love to give if he can just find his forever home where he knows he is safe.

PLEASE call Allison at 901-240-9848 if you can help him or know someone who can.

1 comment:

Bobbie @ Silverwalk said...

Let me assure anyone considering Sebastian that blind dogs are very adaptable. I adopted a blind 6 y/o Bloodhound female two weeks ago - like I needed more dogs - HA. She, who had been a breeder dog and in her kennel most of her life, has taken to the house w/gusto. She used her radar nose to work her way up the stairs into the house after coming in through the dog door! From watching her, she uses her nose even more than her ears and hearing to find her way around. She is slow about moving around but not timid or shy. Give Sebastian a chance. If he would tolerate multiple dogs, I would have him here but we would be no better for him than his current wonderful foster.