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Animal Connections is an all-volunteer rescue group who matches homeless animals with people through our foster-to-adoption program.

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Swiffer is a 2-3 year old terrier-wire haired dachshund mix who weighs about 10 lbs. We just found out he is blind in one eye. Although the eye ball itself looks normal and is healthy, the vet eye specialist could detect no vision. His other eye is fine, even though it may look a bit different with a blue ring around a brown center.

Swiffer enjoys going for walks but has to go at his own pace, and can drift to one side. Due to his reduced vision, he tends to bark at anything he sees on walks. He sometimes has difficulty going down stairs and his foster mom uses a ramp. He enjoys playing with the other small dog in his foster home, as well as playing with toys. He will charge some of the cats on occasion, but then stops once he gets to them, especially if they stand their ground.

Sometimes he likes to be held as long as his good eye is looking outward so he isn't startled by noises. Other times Swiffer just wants to do his own thing. He is housetrained using a doggy door. We think he would do better in a quiet home without young children running around. Some steps may be ok. His foster mom thinks he is an adorable sweet dog (and she has been doing this for 15 years!)
Our adoption fee is $200.00, which includes all vaccines, heartworm test and spay/neuter.

If you are interested in Swiffer or any of the other Animal Connections dogs please email us for more information or an application!

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