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- Cocker Spaniel
- Cocker Spaniel
- Troy, VA
- White / Cream
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats, children.
- Prefers a home without
- Other animals.
Buttons is available for adoption, but ONLY to a family living in the Troy, Virginia area (or within a one-hour drive). She has been accepted to a marketing program focusing on special needs pups, and she MUST be made available for a couple of photo shoots, one in September (in Troy, VA) and one in New York City, in October.
This sweet girl was originally thought to be blind, but she does seem to have some very limited vision. This beautiful petite girl is 14 weeks old, already spayed and ready for her forever home! She is deaf, and has some vision impairment. This little sweetheart does not let her disability slow her down one bit! She is very playful, loving and brave! She has learned to go up stairs, and is learning that going down stairs is pretty simple too! She is doggy door proficient, and is working on housebreaking. She is crate trained, dog, kid and cat friendly. She has the cutest and softest ears ever! Please visit The Dodo facebook page for a video that was filmed on 7/24 of Buttons and her brother, Apple Jack.
Buttons, her brother and 2 sisters are pure bred Cocker Spaniel who pups came to GDU from a family who did not realize that their two Cocker Spaniels carried a recessive Merle gene. Four pups out of a litter of 9 were born deaf or deaf and vision impaired. They reached out to GDU to help.
Buttons is deaf and blind, but is doing well with her touch training.
These sweet, sweet babies will need a home with someone willing to put in the time and dedication it takes to first, care for a Cocker Spaniel, and second, care for a special needs Cocker Spaniel. They must be groomed diligently and regularly. They are people dogs and do not do well alone all day. Deaf and vision impaired pups need consistent training to keep them safe. Deaf dogs are trained with sign language, vision impaired dogs are trained using touch signals. They are all doing very well in foster, learning basic commands and skills needed to be wonderful companion dogs.
Please, please . . . do your research before applying for one of these pups. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application, which can be found under the 'forms' tab at www.greendogsunleashed.org
GDU currently asks a minimum adoption donation of 300.00. This minimum donation does not even begin to cover the actual expenses each animal has while in rescue, but does go directly towards vet care for our rescue animals. Green Dogs Unleashed is otherwise funded solely by the angels and volunteers willing to donate time and finances. This minimum donation includes DAPP; rabies, if age appropriate; heartworm test and preventative, if age appropriate; flea and tick treatment; and neutering or spaying, if the animal is medically sound for surgery. The foster family may include a small transitional bag of the food they have been on, and perhaps an item they may have grown attached to while in their foster home.
For more information about our mission and for an application for adoption, please go to www.greendogsunleashed.com.