When Lola, Tiny and Teddy were surrendered to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control because their family was no longer able to care for the dogs, Pet Rescue Report immediately shared their story through social media. In an effort to procure a home for the dogs, including blind dog, Lola with her special needs, the shelter asked supporters to concentrate on finding the friendly dogs a home – and not to dwell on why the family had to leave the dogs behind:
“This was a very difficult decision for the family, and we ask that rather than making negative or unkind comments, we focus instead on trying to find the dogs a home where they can stay together. They are all about five years of age. Tiny and Teddy are male Chihuahua mixes who are protective of their friend Lola. Lola is a very sweet pitbull/beagle mix who is blind.”
The three dogs were closely bonded, and Chihuahuas Tiny and Teddy protected and guided blind dog, Lola every step of the way. The shelter waived all adoption fees for the dogs and performed the spay and neuter procedures for no charge. It was their primary wish to find the perfect home for the trio.
And for advocates who thought the kind folks at the shelter could have done more to keep Lola, Tiny and Teddy with their family, volunteers even offered to find temporary housing, although that option was not exercised. Many thanks to all of the readers and advocates who anxiously shared the plight of the dogs. Thanks to so many people, and the compassionate staff at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, the dogs have been adopted – and yes – they are all together. Have a happy life blind Lola, Tiny and Teddy.
(Photo of blind dog Lola, Tiny and Teddy courtesy of MCACC)
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