Hospice care needed for the sweetest blind dog in the world

Meet Raiden; he is seven-years-old and is currently in boarding in Cypress, California. Rescued early last week by K-9Kismet from the Animal Friends of the Valley Shelter, he hasn’t had the easiest time. Raiden is blind, and even though two different families had adopted him, his lack of sight was too difficult for the adopters to handle, and each time he was sadly returned although shelter volunteers stated:

“… he deserved a great home with someone who will be patient while Raiden takes his time to learn his surroundings. He is a good boy, but gets a little anxious in new environments. He just wants to feel safe since he can’t see that he is safe. An ‘ouchy’ tumor on his penis has been removed. He needs a place to recover and also away from the stress of being in a shelter. He has more love to give than any seeing dog…”

And for the last week, the rescue has been hoping that very special person would come along to give Raiden a second chance. When rescued from the shelter, he headed into what was hoped to be temporary boarding until a new home could be found, but all that changed on Wednesday. Raiden is now in need of a foster home who can give him hospice care – he only has from two to six months to live. The small tumor on his penis was benign, however veterinarians discovered a larger mass in his groin area identified as squamash carcinoma, neoplastic and already detected in his lymphatic system; his prognosis is terminal.

“We are no strangers to cancer here at K9 Kismet,” the organization’s Facebook page sadly updated about Raiden’s future, “and we know that dogs need to will to fight. Let’s get Raiden out of boarding and into foster so he has something to fight for. Let’s rally behind him and show him what love really feels like and let him die, when he’s ready, with peace and dignity. Let’s give him a home. Please help us…”

Share this boy’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. Raiden does get along with other dogs when introduced slowly. Any questions pertaining to his care, fostering or adoption can be addressed to K-9Kismet.

(Photos of blind Raiden courtesy of K-9Kismet)

 

 

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23 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    I sure hope some Very Caring Person will find it in their Heart of Gold to help the little man find a few months of compassion, gentle hands, love and patience!!! to let him feel love of life before his passes to the Bridge….

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  2. linda says:

    Blind dogs do very well after getting used to new surroundings. If people had more PATIENCE Raiden would not have ended up homeless again.

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  3. Danielle Petrey says:

    I’m temporarily in Cali for military training. I have 5 weeks left. I would love to take this sweet boy until I leave. Hopefully that would be enough time for the rescue to find someone else…

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  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    PLEASE – there HAS to be someone who can foster Raiden in the few months he has left – he so deserves to be in a home with people who will love him – this is so heartbreaking – all he requires is patience and unconditional love. PLEASE HELP HIM!

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  5. Christina says:

    I have a 15 year old blind dog and I find it disgusting that someone would return a blind dog due their vision. This unfortunately could happen to humans as they age, and we don’t put them in homes just because.

    My blind dog has his challenges but with my help he lives a happy life.

    Those 2 owners should be ashamed. They knew he was blind before they met him. Close your eyes and think who traumatic it would be to go back and forth to new areas.

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