Blind rescue dog adopted from Battersea by south London family
blind pooch has had a second shot at life after he found his furever family.
Seven-year-old Griffin has started a new life with a new family, after having a difficult start to life.
The adorable Cocker Spaniel was taken into animal welfare charity, Battersea, as a stray and has spent months building his confidence back up to get him ready to be rehomed.
A spokesperson for Battersea said: “Griffin arrived at Battersea as a stray and so the charity’s dedicated staff knew very little about his history or character.
“On arrival to Battersea’s Old Windsor centre, Griffin was a little worried of his new surroundings, but slowly settled in and loved nothing more than having a gentle fuss and snuggling up with his favourite people.”
The cuddly pooch was taken out for long walks to build relationships with staff, which is when they noticed he kept bumping into things right in front of him.
After an array of tests, it was found that Griffin was partially blind, and would eventually have no eyesight at all – but the adorable boy has never let this stop him.
“He would spend his days using his nose to explore his surroundings and have a good sniff of everything he could set his nose upon,” they said.
And now it has been a happy ending for Griffin, who has found a loving new home – despite his health concerns – with a family in South London.
Talking about Griffin becoming part of the family, Karen and Rob said: “Griffin is such a kind, affectionate and sweet-natured dog and he has made our house a home again after losing our 15-year-old Springer Spaniel last year.
“While he never lets his blindness phase him, Battersea provided us with lots of support and reading on caring for a blind dog. We have equipped the house with an array of rugs and different flooring to help him navigate his way around.
“We can’t imagine life without this little chap now and we are looking forward to taking him on lots of walking holidays with the family. We are so grateful to Battersea helping us to find Griffin. The staff guided us through the process with ease everyone we met throughout was so lovely and helpful. We can’t thank them enough!”
If you think you could offer a rescue dog a loving home, find out more on the Battersea website.