Ashliegh Goebel, Special for The Republic | azcentral.com 11:40 a.m. MST February 26, 2015
Papillon mix Jackal has needs after surviving an attack from a larger stray.
- Jackal lost an eye in an attack and has cataracts in his remaining eye.
- Blind dogs can learn to get around the house just fine using their other senses.
- Jackal is a homebody who prefers being carried everywhere.
Jackal is a 6-year-old Papillon mix with a red-and-white coat and weighing 19 pounds. He has some special needs.
Jackal was rescued by Emergency Animal Medical Technicians as an injured stray out in Surprise on Feb. 12. He had been attacked by a much larger, stray dog. He was covered with wounds and one of his eyes had ruptured.
Veterinarians had to surgically remove his eye and found out that he has cataracts in his other eye so his vision is very limited. He’s basically blind.
As a result, Jackal needs an owner who will go slow with him at first.
Blind dogs can learn to get around the house just fine using their other senses, but it’s important that you don’t move furniture around and make sure he doesn’t slip out the front door.
He is more of a homebody-type dog who likes sleeping in on the weekends, lounging around the house, relaxing on the patio while lying at your feet, and he loves being on your lap.
He seems to be housetrained and crate trained, but he prefers to be carried everywhere.
Jackal is available Sunday at noon at the Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee is $110 and includes his neuter surgery and vaccines. For more information call 602.997.7585 and ask for animal ID number A505125.