Thea is a very cute little chunky monkey who loves her treats! Calm, relaxed and gentle, she’s fairly easy to handle as long as you accommodate her blindness. And though she is blind, her ears and nose work quite well – she’ll walk directly toward you if she smells a treat in your hand! This sweet girl quickly learns the layout of new rooms and surroundings so she can move around despite her blindness. She also understands how to get into cars (even though she needs a bit of help getting her bottom up) and rides very well in the backseat. She doesn’t bark much, and sleeps soundly through the night.

Physical attention works best after Thea becomes used to your voice and presence – before long she’ll accept pets, and will actively seek out your lap if you’re sitting on the floor. She may not be super snuggly, but she likes being close to her people, is very friendly, and makes a lovely companion.

Thea will thrive in an adult only, dog experienced home where she’s the only dog and there are no children. (A mellow cat is a possibility though.) She’ll love being close to someone who has time to take her for walks to help her regain her girlish figure, and is patient when she explores the world around her with her nose instead of eyes. She can move at a trot for a while, with short, meandering breaks between. She has walked a full mile and she never slowed down. She needs a calm home to help her regain her confidence and to bond with someone who can let her feel loved for the rest of her life! Can you give Thea a home fit for a queen?

Thea is posted for the Seattle Animal Shelter. Her Animal ID is #37815228. She is currently in a foster home and not at the shelter. If you are interested in meeting her, please fill out a Dog Adoption Application, available at and email it to  Alternatively, you may fill out or drop off the application at the Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W (1 mile south of the Ballard Bridge, at the corner of W. Armory Way). The shelter is open five days a week (Wednesday – Sunday), from 1 pm – 6 pm.

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


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