It's now 10 months since we adopted blind Podenco Bocelli from Blind Dogs UK, and rescued by volunteers working in Spain with Ibizan Hound Rescue. The vet thinks his blindness was caused by an untreated eye infection when he was tethered and starved on the end of a chain in the Lorca region of southern Spain. He can see shadows, but his sense of direction is governed by his acute hearing and amazing nose!
Trained to walk up a ramp into the back of our car, each Sunday morning we take him and his housemate Rosely to a local private dog park where Bo enjoys wandering freely and confidently, in his own little world. Once a month he goes to the local Dog Cafe where he finds his way around the tables and chairs and he's also been to the coast and paddled in the sea - always on lead there!
So for anyone who has a dog losing its sight, don't be concerned, they adapt amazingly well to life. And if you are thinking of adopting a dog, why not one from Blind Dogs UK - they deserve a forever home too.