The Mayhew animal home in Harrow is appealing to the public to find homes for two blind dogs in its care.
Nine-year-old Shih Tzu Tallula and eight year old Cockerpoo Bella are blind in both eyes but still live their lives to the full like every other dog.
Tallula is looking for her third home after she had to have her eyes removed after developing infections which then turned into ulcers.
The Mayhew’s Dog Adoption Officer, Lisa Guiney, said: “With her playful and confident nature, being blind clearly doesn’t bother Tallula at all.
“She has so much character; she loves playing with her toys, snores like a trooper and will even chat back to you if you talk to her.”
Bella was born in Long Beach, California but became blind earlier on this year and was given two different [diagnoses], one said she was suffering from glaucoma and the other thought she had cataracts.
In February earlier this year, Bella’s owner made the decision to move away from America to London and despite her efforts, Bella’s owner was unable to find accommodation which would allow for dogs and had to put her up for adoption with The Mayhew.
When she arrived at The Mayhew their vets gave Bella a full check-up and were able to give a more definite diagnosis on her condition and discovered that she had a progressive degeneration of the retinas, which doesn’t need any medical treatment or cause her any discomfort.
Ms Guiney said: “Bella is a very sweet, calm and gentle dog who is well behaved and sociable with people, other dogs and cats. She is such an affectionate girl and especially loves it when you rub her belly.
If you are interested in adopting either Tallula or Bella then please visit The Mayhew website or call 020 8962 8000.