Finding a home for a special needs dog can be challenging. But after seeing videos of the foster dog, Petey, Randi Snarr and her boyfriend realized they wanted the blind and deaf dog in their lives.
Some people may have dreaded the prospect of having a special needs dog, but his foster mom assured them that Petey was exactly like any other dog.
“He likes to play with toys. He loves to go on walks. He tries to play with dogs, and he really is just a very loving, snuggly boy,” Petey’s foster mom, Cathy Overfield said.
Just when Randi Snarr met Petey, she understood Petey’s only desire was to love people. “When people first meet Petey, they can’t help but fall in love with him,” said Randi.
But before Randi could feel confident adopting Petey, she needed to make sure the blind and deaf dog and her dog, Tucker, got along. Randi and her companion, fortunately, had no cause for concern.
The second Tucker and Petey met, they tied themselves up in their own leashes to play with each other. “They were immediately best friends for life,” said Randi. “It went really well.”
Petey may not be able to see or hear, but he more than makes up for it with his heart. “He has brought so much love and learning and excitement,” said Randi. “He was meant to be part of this family.”