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Blind Terrier And Best Friend Seek New Home

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:58 pm

An animal welfare charity is looking for a new home for a blind terrier and his guide dog companion.



Zak, a ten-year-old Parson Russell, lost both his eyes five years ago after a severe infection and now relies on the help of fellow terrier Lily. The inseparable pair are currently being looked after by the Blue Cross after their owner moved abroad last month and was unable to take them with her.

The charity is desperate to keep the ten-year-olds together but is struggling to find a new home for them. "We’re really keen to keep these two together as we worry he’d be lost without her.” said acting centre manager Sarah Bussell. "Lily stays by Zak's side all the time and is very patient. She knows he is different to other dogs."

Zak uses his heightened sense of smell to follow Lily when they go on walks and his female friend nudges him in the right direction when he strays off course. Despite his disability the Blue Cross says Zak is just as loving as any other dog. "Zak is a very affectionate chap and he enjoys attention," said Ms Bussell. "Because he can’t see, his other senses are heightened and his little tail starts wagging as soon as you walk in."

The adoption centre based in Tiverton, Devon is appealing for anyone who would like to take on the pair to get in touch. The number to call is 01884 855291.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/A-Blind-Terrier-Is-Looking-For-A-New-Home-With-His-Guide-Dog-Companion-After-Their-Owner-Emigrated/Article/201104215970109?lpos=UK_News_Second_UK_News_Feature_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15970109_A_Blind_Terrier_Is_Looking_For_A_New_Home_With_His_Guide_Dog_Companion_After_Their_Owner_Emigrated


I can't imagine these two cuties will be without a loving home for long I love you xxx

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Re: Blind Terrier And Best Friend Seek New Home

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:21 pm

Feelthelove wrote:An animal welfare charity is looking for a new home for a blind terrier and his guide dog companion.



Zak, a ten-year-old Parson Russell, lost both his eyes five years ago after a severe infection and now relies on the help of fellow terrier Lily. The inseparable pair are currently being looked after by the Blue Cross after their owner moved abroad last month and was unable to take them with her.

The charity is desperate to keep the ten-year-olds together but is struggling to find a new home for them. "We’re really keen to keep these two together as we worry he’d be lost without her.” said acting centre manager Sarah Bussell. "Lily stays by Zak's side all the time and is very patient. She knows he is different to other dogs."

Zak uses his heightened sense of smell to follow Lily when they go on walks and his female friend nudges him in the right direction when he strays off course. Despite his disability the Blue Cross says Zak is just as loving as any other dog. "Zak is a very affectionate chap and he enjoys attention," said Ms Bussell. "Because he can’t see, his other senses are heightened and his little tail starts wagging as soon as you walk in."

The adoption centre based in Tiverton, Devon is appealing for anyone who would like to take on the pair to get in touch. The number to call is 01884 855291.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/A-Blind-Terrier-Is-Looking-For-A-New-Home-With-His-Guide-Dog-Companion-After-Their-Owner-Emigrated/Article/201104215970109?lpos=UK_News_Second_UK_News_Feature_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15970109_A_Blind_Terrier_Is_Looking_For_A_New_Home_With_His_Guide_Dog_Companion_After_Their_Owner_Emigrated


I can't imagine these two cuties will be without a loving home for long I love you xxx

Oh I so hope someone takes them, I would have them myself if I lived in my own house and did not have a landlord to worry about. We already have two, I don't think he would allow two more!

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Blind Terrier And Trusty Companion Find Home

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:34 pm

sassy1261 wrote:

Oh I so hope someone takes them, I would have them myself if I lived in my own house and did not have a landlord to worry about. We already have two, I don't think he would allow two more!


Hey Sassy I love you xxx A happy ending!!! Smile Smile Smile xxx

A blind terrier and his guide dog friend who were in need of a loving owner have found a new home.



Animal welfare charity Blue Cross was desperately looking for a home for Zak and Lily after their owner moved abroad and was unable to take them with her.

Elaine and Steve Pickering, from Littleborough, Greater Manchester, heard about the inseperable pair's plight and came to the rescue. The couple drove the 250 miles from their home to the Blue Cross shelter in Tiverton, Devon, to pick up the newest additions to their family. They said they were "overjoyed" to meet the 10-year-olds.

Blue Cross acting centre manager Sarah Bussell said they received "hundreds of calls" from people wanting to adopt the terriers. “Zak and Lily’s story has touched the nation and the reaction has been truly overwhelming. We’d like to thank everyone who got in touch with us and either offered a home to these dogs or gave us a financial donation. We are incredibly grateful for your support."

Despite his disability the Blue Cross says Zak is just as loving as any other dog.He uses his heightened sense of smell to follow Lily when they go on walks and his female friend nudges him in the right direction when he strays off course.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Strange-News/Blind-Terrier-Zak-And-His-Guide-Dog-Companion-Have-Found-A-New-Home-With-Steve-And-Elaine-Pickering/Article/201104315975208?lpos=Strange_News_Second_UK_News_Article_Teaser_Region_3&lid=ARTICLE_15975208_Blind_Terrier_Zak_And_His_Guide_Dog_Companion_Have_Found_A_New_Home_With_Steve_And_Elaine_Pickering

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Re: Blind Terrier And Best Friend Seek New Home

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:51 pm

Thats lovely and so nice to know. xx

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