He has been rescued!
“Adorable, precious and loving” are just three of the adjectives used to describe this handsome senior dog. “Could be anytime” (that he might be killed) is what a shelter worker said about his fragile status at the overcrowded shelter. Quinn is blind and that makes him scared at the shelter. However, when a visitor comes and talks to him, he melts. He knows commands and loves to cuddle. But he can’t see, so when he’s outside he bumps into the fence, and he even has a hard time finding treats in someone’s hand. The thought is that his vision is bad because of glaucoma, not cataracts.
But when you watch his video, it’s clear that Quinn is adorable! He is able to find the toys (and he loves squeaking them), and he found the blanket and lay down on it to play with the toy. He loved the tummy rub the volunteer gave him.
Everyone who has interacted with Quinn has fallen in love with him. He’s gentle, sweet and affectionate. He’s smart, and he’s probably still adjusting to having almost no vision. It’s doubly sad that he has been abandoned in this state (he was found in a field). Instead of helping him through his loss of vision, he was abandoned when he most needed loving support.
One visitor wrote:
Such a sweet boy. You need to sit in front of him so he can smell you and talk softly to him; he loves it. He even shakes when you ask him. Such a great, great boy.”
Another volunteer visited with Quinn and could not praise him enough. This dog is a lover! He has charisma, and while some dogs might get aggressive or overly scared at the strange surroundings, Quinn just appreciates any loving he gets. The volunteer wrote on Quinn’s Facebook page:
“He cannot see, so you have to get really close and sit right in front and talk softly and once he catches your smell, he just melts. Knows commands. Was out in yard with a volunteer last week and did wonderful. He’s is not okay kenneled because he can’t see. Once you get right up close, he lays down. The vet tech thinks glaucoma, not cataracts. Wants him saved. She loves him.”
When asked about whether Quinn might be killed for space, a shelter worker stated, “Because he’s been here for almost a month, every day is precious. He has been here since the 30th, and there has been little interest in him. The shelter is full. He’s not only blind, but there is a notation of a wound on his head. It could be anytime.” So Quinn could be killed any day. He should be considered urgent.
Quinn is a neutered Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever mix. He’s very handsome. He is six years old, and he’s been at the shelter almost a month. Quinn’s ID# is A484849. He is located at the San Bernardino City Shelter, 333 Chandler Pl., San Bernardino, CA 92408. Their phone number is (909) 384-1304. There is more on his Facebook thread. He has another Facebook page with more pictures. His status can be checked on his PetHarbor page.
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