THIS DOG IS "SPECIAL NEEDS"
- Breed: Shih tzu Mix
- Male / 7 years / 19 lbs
- Medium Energy
- House Trained
- Needs a secure yard
- Needs a house (no shared walls)
Requirements: Adult only home, calm environment, home with yard. (Note: Aston is fine with other dogs as long as they aren’t high energy. So a low energy dog that is happy just co-existing is fine.)
Aston has come such a long way throughout his two and a half years with us and he is SO ready for his forever home! Due to some horrible past abuse, and despite the valiant efforts of vets, Aston had to have both of his eyes removed a while ago but has adjusted really well to life as a blind guy. Understandably, this adorable guy does still have some issues with trusting new people and it may take him a few weeks until he becomes comfortable with someone. He just needs someone willing to give him that time. We are sure these issues are a combination of the trauma that he experienced in his past and the fact that he’s blind.
The key to Aston’s trust is to allow him some time to get to know your voice and smell, he must always know when you are going to touch him and this can easily be done by using your voice in a soft matter and allowing him to smell you first. Once he trusts you he has no issues with getting love and giving love, he will follow his person around like a little shadow but at the same time can be independent and is content just knowing you are in the room. He does not let his vision slow him down on walks and moves confidently with no issues when on leash. Because of Aston’s bite history and the fact that he can be overwhelmed in busy situations, he cannot be around children and needs a calm environment in an adult only home. He also needs to have someone around often. A yard for Aston would be amazing too as he loves to trot around and sunbathe.
Can you believe in Aston and make his dreams of a forever home come true?
If you'd like to take this dog home for a 1 week trial adoption please apply to adopt