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Our featured pet....Vinnie


Vinnie is a 6 year old black and white male Shih Tzu. Vinnie is a sweet, loving sight-impaired dog . Vinnie weighs 17 pounds, and is neutered, microchipped, and current on his shots. Vinnie is housetrained and uses the doggie door. He is leash trained and rides well in the car. Vinnie is sight-impaired and probably sees light and shadows. However, when you speak to him, he looks at you like he can see you as he tips his head to the side listening. He is smart and gets around the house and yard well. Vinnie is fantastic with everyone he meets, and is friendly with other dogs. He loves meeting people and other dogs while out at the park or greeting visitors to his foster home. Vinnie enjoys poking around the back yard or the park and playing with squeaky toys. He loves being with his human inside or outside in the yard. He has a wonderful temperament. Donít let his lack of vision scare you. Having a dog without vision isnít much different than having a sighted dog. Vinnie quickly learned where the furniture, dog beds and water bowls are in his foster home. His sense of hearing, touch and smell are excellent. He depends on the sound of your voice and footsteps and responds easily to voice commands. Vinnie will do best in a single-story home with a back yard, a doggie door and a stay-at-home person. A retired person or couple or a work-from-home person looking for companionship would be ideal. A single-story home with another small dog or cat would be great, but he will also be fine as an only dog. If you would like to open your heart and home to Vinnie, please contact Elaine at 510-651-5928 or e-mail and include your phone number and a little information about the home you will provide.

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