Blind, Abandoned Dog Finds Happy New Home By Caroline Golon
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What began as a sad story of an abandoned, disabled Golden Retriever became a tale of love, hope and happy endings.
According to the Pet Collective, when he was just a puppy, Kanga was found in a California field with his brother. The two dogs were taken in by a Long Beach Shelter and soon rescued by the Golden Retriever Club of Greater LA Rescue.
Kanga isn’t a typical dog. He was born blind and with congenital defects in his front paws. While Kanga’s disabilities don’t keep him from being “a happy, cuddly dog,” according to one rescue volunteer, they did make finding a home for him somewhat of a challenge.
It took 8 months, but the perfect forever home came along.
“It was instant love,” says John, who adopted Kanga. John already had one dog, Gracie, who welcomed Kanga with open paws and helped the Golden Retriever find his way around.
It didn’t take long for Kanga to learn the ropes. “I don’t think he’d ever climbed stairs before…but within a day or two Kanga’s bounding down,” says John. Kanga quickly learned how to find his water bowl and even play ball with Gracie. The Golden Retriever navigates by listening for Gracie’s footsteps and following her around.
“It gives me such pleasure seeing him…finding his way around my house,” says John.
Now the trio are one happy little family and Kanga’s world is filled with games, snuggles and treats.