Samuel

Samuel (PJ Get The Bag) – male, red, born May 13, 2017, age 3. No cats. Tattoos 57B-70505. Special Needs Diagnosis: Phthisis bulbi vs Microphthalmia…..Samuel saw the best canine ophthalmologist available – Dr Carl Budelsky, for evaluation. His vision is steady and consistent in his normal-vision RIGHT eye. He has learned to depend upon his right eye. It is totally healthy, and will lead Samuel through the rest of his happy long life. His left eye has no vision. It is actually smaller in size than the good eye, but no one ever knew that until Dr Budelsky told us. You’d only notice that at times, he holds the blind eye partway closed. What happened? Either one eye never developed properly, or very early in life it was injured. Either way, there is no need/purpose for any drops or medication. There is no surgery for correction. So his adopter has to be willing to accept this as a final diagnosis, and that Samuel will live by his one good eye. He is a very happy loving boy, so I don’t feel sorry for Samuel. He loves balls, especially squeaky ones. You could call him a little shy, and slow to respond to new people. Kids and commotion scare him. He sleeps through the night. Samuel raced for 1 short year at Palm Beach, but his racing history of multiple collisions making his vision challenges known. His last race was December 19, 2019 and surprisingly he won it! Samuel has learned good house manners. He can still have a very happy, long, healthy life with a patient, experienced adopter that understand how to give him time, patience, and security. He has sleep startle and is jumpy in new environments. Samuel gets along very well with the 4 resident greyhounds. Unfortunately, he killed a cat in Florida foster home, so we know he is high prey. He loves a fenced in back yard (a requirement for adoption with this boy). He walks well in deserted areas, but the moment any traffic or bicycle or scooter comes by, he panics. He might be very content just being in a fenced yard (with no leash walks) for his future retirement. It will take him more than the normal amount of time to get to trust you, especially if you want him to come up to you for affection. He crates very well – that is his go-to “safe spot” so that will be a requirement during his transition. He will need to see Dr Carter for neuter/dental. We pay vetting expense; adopter transports to vet and picks up after surgery. Current on vaccines.