10 week old blind chocolate lab puppy, 15 lbs
Little Tyson is a darling, super sweet little boy who is blind (caused by a congenital condition where the retina detaches, called retinal dysplasia, for which there is no surgery or fix). Tyson really doesn’t know what it’s like to be sighted, so blindness isn’t a big deal for him and he gets around beautifully. He’s completely adorable with his soft chocolate coat and amazing puppy breath. He loves to be held, loves to snuggle and he gives lots of kisses. He adores other dogs. He is learning so much from the foster’s two dogs, following them around the yard and snuggling with them. We think it is very important for him to have another dog in his new family, so he can continue to model their behavior and have a buddy. Tyson adores his toys and loves the squeakers. He especially loves crackling empty water bottles. He is a typical lab and loves to eat too!! Tyson is a smart puppy and cocks his head when you talk to him. Even tho he can’t see you, he listens to every word. He is learning to use a crate, tho most of the time he’s in a puppy play pen when he needs to have nap time or for sleeping during the night. Unlike most puppies, Tyson doesn’t use his sharp puppy teeth on you…he’s very gentle. But he does like chew toys. He travels very well in the car and sleeps for most of the ride. He is 80% housebroken too. He is afraid of the water right now and isn’t happy about baths. He will probably never be a swimmer, but he will definitely learn that water is OK with continued gentle exposure to it. As always, and especially in Tyson’s case, we want someone to be home with him during the day or be able to take him to work. He needs his people. Blind dogs are really amazing. They completely learn where everything is in your home and maneuver around as well as a sighted dog. You just can’t rearrange the furniture a lot. His sense of smell will more than compensate for his eye sight. Blind dogs can retrieve and do normal dog activities. And Tyson is ready to take it on. He’s a mellow and easy going puppy. He just needs a special family to love him! And loving him is so easy to do.
For more information on Tyson, please call Judy @ (831) 261-3409. Tyson is located in Gilroy.