Meet Viola, a girl whose Special Soul outweighs her Special Needs.
Viola is a 4-year-old, 45-pound Professional Level Snuggler. She is made up of a number of breeds (we have Embark results!) that have come together to make an Outstanding Pup.
Viola does have some challenges. She is deaf and has sight in only one eye. This does not present as much of a challenge for her fosters as one might think. She gets around like any other dog! She learns commands through the use of hand signals (we can help you learn how to do that). She underwent cataract surgery to restore sight in one eye and her sight in that eye is improving every day.
Viola has a lot to offer the right home. She is completely housetrained and hasn’t had a single accident in either her southern or northern foster home! Although she is NOT a fan of cats, she makes dog friends easily. A canine companion could help her navigate the world, although she learned both her foster homes quite quickly! She even won over the “cranky” resident dog in her foster home, and now they snuggle up all the time!
Her Southern foster mom tells us she’s actually quite an easy dog to care for. She will need eye drops for the rest of her life to maintain the vision she has (as well as regular ophthalmologist appointments), but her behavior and her manners are impeccable. She is learning hand signals every day and seems eager to be a good girl for you! She has adapted very well to being vision impaired. She could only see moving objects that were right in front of her face before her cataract surgery, but she learned her way around her foster home almost immediately! It took us a while to realize she WAS vision impaired!
If you love to nap? Viola is your girl. Viola is a WORLD CLASS cuddler and a top-notch napping buddy. Sunday afternoon naps on the couch are her favorite. She also loves being outside and laying in the sun. Outside, she also enjoys a good round of zoomies around the yard.
Viola’s only real vice is that she LOVES shoes, so they can’t be left laying around where she can get them. If leaving your shoes laying around the house is a bad habit of yours, Viola will train you quick!
Viola would love a home where her humans are around a lot, and/or where she has a dog friend of similar size or larger who will play with her. Because of her size and physical limitations, we recommend a home with older children who understand her condition and are dog savvy. She would also love a house with a backyard where she can sunbathe and do zoomies when the spirit moves her. Also, she requires a tennis ball of her own to entertain herself with. She loves to toss it to herself and due to her limited vision, she occasionally ““loses”” it and has to find it, which she finds SO fun! It is really adorable to watch.
Viola is such a sweet soul and has been one of her foster’s favorite dogs (and she’s met plenty of dogs in her foster career). Viola is a WONDERFUL dog, and her future adopter will quickly realize that they have hit the absolute jackpot!!!
Breed: American Bully, Boxer
Embark results: 31% American Bully, 28% Boxer, 15% Chow Chow, 12% APBT, 6% American Staffordshire, 8% Supermutt
Age: 5-6 yrs old estimated
Weight: 45 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
Medical: Deaf and partially blind. Will need to have eye drops for the rest of her life and a recheck with an ophthalmologist every 6 to 12 months.
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes over 12
Good with Dogs: Yes. Wants to play too rough for most dogs that are much smaller than she is.
Good with Cats: No - no exceptions
Adoption Fee: $350.00
MPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.