Birth Date: 9/18/2015
Huge Hearted Super Hero Needed for Beautiful and Loving London!
Shortly after London arrived at RDRP we started to notice that something was not quite right. He seemed to have some trouble tracking objects, did not notice bright colors, and gently bumped into a few things. RDRP immediately made an appointment with Ophthalmologist Dr. M.A. Salisbury and we learned that our soft-hearted and calm boy London has Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), a genetic eye disorder that will eventually lead to blindness.
Patience, understanding, and open-heartedness for London will bring back a meaningful, enormous and extra special relationship like no other. The sooner a caring person comes into London’s life the better, as we have no concrete idea of just how much he can currently see, or how long his vision will continue. The sooner he can “map out” his new home the sooner his “normal” life can happen, and he will live a Greyt life! We believe he is nearly night blind and still has a lot of day vision with possible blind spots. London is taking a recommended vision care supplement (Occu Glo) to possibly promote sight longevity.
We have a wonderful volunteer who has a beloved Greyhound with the same disease who has worked hard to ensure her baby will lead a happy, fulfilling and meaningful life. Greyhound Gavin is actually a Certified Pet Therapy Dog and part of the Paws To Read Program and loves working with the children! Gini will be happy to talk to anyone who wants to open their heart and home to London and offer tips and techniques for success!
“London Bridge is falling down”and London’s ears keep falling down. They keep falling down, over and over again. This big fawn, sophisticated male, just can’t keep those ears up. Actually, he is intentionally sending a “Cuteness Alert” out to visitors. So run here -you have got to see this! On second thought, you can just take a leisurely drive out to the adoption center to see this happen because he does it all the time. These folded over ears flop into a regal bow tie on top of his head. Most breeds of dogs have a set of predictable ears. But you can expect over 10 variations of ear placements from Greyhounds. His exaggerated ear movements indicate his superior alertness. While his ears are signaling all over the place, check out how amazing the rest of him is to ponder. What he really enjoys is taking a walk with a significant human. This big boy walks like a dream on a leash, tall and close to your thigh. He craves human companionship and will be your loyal fan. If there ever was a big fellow (with quirky ears), filled with sweetness on the inside and softness on the outside, it is London….whose ears keep falling down.
Meet the Greyhounds the 2nd Sunday of every month at our Open House from 1-3 pm. See the event calendar for more information.
Please fill out our Adoption Application prior to coming if you are serious about adopting.
Imagine life with a retired greyhound…
Can’t adopt a greyhound right now but would love to help London?