Trevor’s person died and the family couldn’t keep him, so at 12 years old, he ended up at the shelter. Physically, he was in pretty good shape, except for being blind. Senior dogs generally don’t do well in shelters and being blind, he found the shelter especially stressful.
Trevor is smart and sensitive. He is so smart, that he fooled people into thinking he could see. He uses his other senses to detect things that don’t belong in his environment – squirrels, other dogs, strange people – and it makes him very anxious. It makes it challenging to take him out and about. We have consulted behaviorists and trainers and he is making progress. When he feels safe, he is all about love and snuggles.
We have no idea what he is. His DNA test said Chihuahua, Miniature Dachshund, Shih Tzu, Boxer and 40% “other.” The “other” must be what manifested because he doesn’t look like any of the listed breeds. Regardless, he is 25 pounds of beautiful and now able to feel the love and care from his new and forever home.
Update: After over a year in his wonderful home, Trevor’s health and anxiety worsened and we could no longer help him be comfortable and secure. He was a real character and his Final Refuge mom went above and beyond to give him the very best life possible. When it was time, he was sent on with much love and sadness. We are thankful for dedicated fosters like Trevor’s who take on very challenging pups and give them the best life possible.