Stevie, the furry canine, was saved from a backyard in South Carolina where he had been tied up for eight years alongside his furry buddy Wonder.
Stevie grew up under the care of the Lancaster County SPCA. This organization works closely with other rescue groups, including Diamonds in the Ruff from New York. Upon hearing about Stevie’s situation, Diamonds in the Ruff was motivated to welcome him into their rescue family.
Upon his arrival at Diamonds in the Ruff, it was evident that Stevie had a lot to deal with. In addition to being visually impaired, he was also suffering from fleas, worms, and hair loss.
After a thorough diagnosis, it was discovered that the poor pup had an aged corn cob stuck in his gut and had to undergo surgery to have it removed. On top of this medical problem, his foster family had to give him time to adapt to his new loving environment. According to Stevie’s foster parent, Erin Boyd, he spent most of the journey home sleeping but would occasionally bark and growl from his crate.
Upon arriving at our home, we soon discovered that he was just trying to protect himself. We decided to bring the box inside but were initially hesitant as we had not yet gotten to know him and he was visually impaired. Despite our reservations, he refused to leave.
As Stevie started to recover both physically and mentally, he started to open up and reveal his true nature. It wasn’t long before he transformed into an affectionate pooch who loved nothing more than cuddling up with his foster family. His caretakers were delighted to witness Stevie’s many firsts, such as snoozing in his very own bed for the first time.
Stevie’s foster parents ensured that he had a cozy dog bed, knowing that he probably never had one before. As soon as he felt its softness with his paws, he started jumping in excitement. Now, every time he sees a dog bed, he performs his little leaping dance. He is thrilled to have something that’s meant for his comfort and happiness, and he can’t help showing it to everyone around him.
According to Boyd, Stevie jumps around, chews on toys for a bit, and then falls asleep. Despite being blind, Stevie has adapted to his foster home and has made impressive progress. Boyd even praised Stevie’s intelligence, saying he quickly learned how to move around the house, from the backyard to the garage, and up the stairs without any issues.
Upon his arrival at home, Stevie has learned to anticipate a reward in the kitchen before jumping onto my bed with the help of a small circular ottoman. Aside from these little pleasures, he delights in cuddling, going on walks, chewing on squeaky toys, and giving kisses to his human friends. Stevie is presently up for adoption and would love to find a family in close proximity who could appreciate his individuality. Ideally, his new home should not have other pets and have someone present frequently to care for him as he may have missed out on this during his first eight years.
Boyd mentioned that Stevie needs someone who can offer him companionship while lounging on the couch, going for walks, basking in the sun, and showing him affection. Despite his difficult past, Stevie is now content with his cozy dog beds and the numerous individuals who have grown to love him. He has faith that things will work out just fine.