People United for Pets (PUP) was asked to help and we are so glad we did. All dogs PUP pulls from California have health certificates, as required by Washington State.
When Jerry (Jerad) first came to stay with us we knew he was blind. But our hearts sank when we discovered he was also deaf.
We wondered how he could possibly cope with two such challenging obstacles.
But we were amazed and impressed at how quickly he showed us he had already overcome them.
We were even more surprised at how securely he settled into our hearts.
And even though we can't explain how he negotiates his life the way he does, we do know we are very grateful that PUP was able to save him.
We feel very lucky to be his foster family, and we know this cheerful, appreciative little guy feels the same about us.
PUP's main goal is to find this loving poodle a home where he can florish with his condition and get all the love and attention he so deserves.
It is amazing how dogs can continue to have a happy heart and kisses abound when they've come from such dire situations. It will take a special family to welcome Jerry, but we know one is out there for this guy!
Jerry is blind (he has had one eye removed due to a case of painful glaucoma) and is becoming deaf.
Jerry will likely need to get a pressure test for his remaining eye, which sadly might also need to be removed.
While in his foster home he has turned out to be an amazing little guy who epitomizes the saying, "to know him is to love him."
He is a friendly, gentle, well-mannered little dog who has had to deal with a lot in his life, and, as a result, is very appreciative of the smallest acts of human kindness.
He has adapted very well to his blindness and deafness in his foster home.
He knows his way around the house and yard, follows his foster family around the house during their daily routine and is the first one in the kitchen when he smells dinner being prepared.
Jerry gets along well with the other dogs and the elderly cat in his foster home and sleeps quietly in his crate at night. He is very good about going outside to go potty and, once there, takes care of his business quickly.
He jumps up on the couch when he wants to cuddle and jumps back down when he has other interests elsewhere.
He carefully chooses his three favorite toys from among many others in the toy basket when he is ready to play. He loves going on walks and he trots along confidently on his leash by his masters side, even while walking in unfamiliar places.
He doesn't bark at visitors and, instead, greets newcomers to our house with a wagging tail and kisses. He's an inspirational little dog with a wonderful spirit.
* Male Poodle mix, possibly with Bichon
* Approximately 8 years old, 13 pounds
* House-trained and crate-trained
* Requires a fenced yard
* Good with other dogs and cats
* Dog respectful children, 12 and older because of his blindness
* Adoption fee: $75
If you reside within Washington State and think you have room in your home and heart for Jerry, click here to see his Petfinder Profile.
People United for Pets (PUP) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization specializing in small and toy breed dog rescue. They are located in Western Washington State.
Countless dogs are without homes and in need of assistance. These are dogs who would make wonderful and faithful companions if only they could connect with the right person or family. PUP has made it their mission to help them do this.
Update on Jerry
Jerry has been adopted!