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    Friskie - id this breed?

    I have been contacted by a shelter -- the one where I got Willy. They have this small white dog named Friskie, photo attached. He has not been adopted because he is blind. He is age 11 years. They want to know if I will take him. I am trying to sort out what breed / mix he is, what do you think?

    Here is what I know so far: male, neutered, UTD, non-shedding, 90% blind (I've asked for more info, if this is cataracts, glaucoma etc). Gets along well with dogs and cats. Belonged to a couple, wife did, husband had to move in with relatives, can't care for dog or self.

    I will see a dog with a Halo at the pawty later today, so that will give me more information to make a decision. For those not familiar, here is a link to the Halo for blind pets:
    http://www.muffinshalo.com/
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    Friskie is part sweetheart and part adorable!

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    Definitely looks like there's Westie in there, and maybe Yorkie!
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    I don't know what breed the dog is but he looks cute to me. Poor fella--he needs someone like you to take him. I'm sure you would give him a good home and know or find out what exactly to do to give him the best kind of life he can have. Good Luck!

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    Another reason I mentioned Yorkie is, besides his smaller than Westie build, Yorkshire Terriers are also prone to a blindness that can come about almost overnight, and though it doesn't seem to bother THEM much, a friend had to rehome theirs when this happened as they lived in a house with a couple flights of stairs and he fell down them twice accidentally, but would howl if they put up a gate so he couldn't get to them.
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    That's interesting, thanks Karen. And thanks everyone for the breed info.

    Not sure I can take this on at this time. Waiting to hear more about what they know re his blindness.
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