His previous owners surrendered him at the shelter claiming they couldn’t provide for him. He was in terrible conditions and blind -the shelter suspected a backyard breeding situation gone bad. They knew he would have a hard time finding a home so they shared his story over and over until it reached the right people over 2,000 miles away. And it was really the right people because they were willing to drive for 33 hours to meet him and see if he was a match. Fortunately, he was and now this beautiful dog has a loving home.
It was mid-April when the 5-month old Bulldog puppy was surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA. He was malnourished, scared, covered in feces, had a large abscess under his chin and he was blind. After some tests, they determined he had a rare congenital defect in both eyes: his irises are stuck to the back of his corneas causing scarring, which means that in the future he may develope glaucoma.
They named him Batty and gave him all the love and care that he needed. He was placed in foster care until they could find him his forever home but they knew it would be hard; blind dogs are never the first to go home. But that didn’t stop the shelter who turned to the power of social media hoping someone out there would be willing to be his family.
And that’s where Cassidy Kraus and Brett Weyers come in. This couple has a blind dog of their own called Soto and they knew they could give Batty the home he deserves. The only problem is that they live in Wisconsin (more than 2,000 miles away) and they needed to meet Batty to see if he was a right match to Soto.
That didn’t stop them though. The three of them drove for 33 hours all the way to Sacramento and the results were even better than expected. Both dogs immediately loved each other and that meant Batty had found a home.
On the way back, both dogs behave great. They stayed in a hotel and they woke up really early to play and chase each other around (in the best way two blind dogs can chase each other). The couple posted on Facebook:
“He is absolutely wonderful. So full of love, cuddles, and playfulness. Our hearts are so full of love right now and we cannot wait to start this journey with him and show him just how awesome the Packers and snow can really be!”
Batty is now called Agos, short for Agios that in Greek means saint. He has been home for 3 days and so far he is doing great. It seems to me it will just get better and better. We can’t wait to give you an update of Agos in his new loving home!