“Well, Hello!  My name is Sunshine and I am a pomeranian mix. The vet says I’m probably about 11 years old.  In November of 2019, I was adopted by a senior lady. I kept her company and made her smile,  in return she fed me-LOTS. I weigh 22 pounds now and to help me move better and be healthier, I need an adopter who will help me shed some pounds through gentle exercise and diet.  My senior adopter is no longer able to take care of me so I went to live with her daughter but the environment is too stressful for me. Thankfully, I can stay until the perfect home is found for me. Will you help me find that home?

“When I was adopted, I could see, but since my adoption, I have lost my eyesight. My human’s daughter took me to the vet recently for a check up and he couldn’t say why I’d lost my vision. My adopter should be willing and able to get me back to the vet and get me the treatment I need to be as healthy as I can be for the rest of my life. That is my true hope: that my next home will be my real forever home!

“At this time I live with 3 other dogs and cats. The dogs are young and active. I am not a fan! This could be because I was attacked at a dog park by another dog; that dog really hurt my legs! I would probably be just fine in a home with other mature, mellow dogs. I don’t bother the cat because he doesn’t bother me. Respectful, older kids that want to pet me gently are nice. But because I’m blind, I need to be made aware that they are going to touch me. Imagine not being able to see what was coming at you!

“I respond to baby talk, I love it in fact! I get excited when my name is called and I’m a good girl for grooming. People like me to sit in their lap because I’m soft and cuddly. I do like to go for walks too. If someone could take the time to help me learn how to walk on leash, I would certainly enjoy that.

“If you carry me out to potty, I will do my business. I will also use a potty pad when I can find one.  Being blind doesn’t stop me from leading a normal life! I just need an adopter who will be patient and understanding with me while I learn the layout of my new home. I can get a little anxious when I run into things but give me time and a calm environment and I just know I’ll thrive!

“I have wonky knees, the fancy term is luxating patellas. I hear this happens often with small dogs like myself. I can’t manage too many stairs. I am accustomed to having a human around but when my caregiver leaves me, I do OK. I will bark to let you know someone is at the door but I am not described as a barky dog.

“I am truly a loving girl who longs for a home with someone who will take good care of me and help me adapt to life without sight. I know I can do it and I believe there’s someone out there who needs me as much as I need them.”

Sunshine is posted for her caregiver in Marysville, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org 

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.