- Breed: Anatolian Shepherd
- Sex: Male
- Age: Young
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Color: Brown with Black Markings
- Good with Kids
- Good with dogs
- Up to date with shots
Hi everyone. Meet Fandogh, one of the most unique dogs ABL has ever been asked to rescue. Fandogh (meaning Hazelnut in Iranian) is a 5 mth old Anatolian shepherd puppy who was found at 6 weeks of age, weak, starved and near death at a construction site in Iran. Fandogh has recovered well from his near starvation, with one exception – he is blind. It is not understood why Fandogh cannot see. An ultrasound showed that his eye structure is perfectly formed. An ERG (electroretinography) showed that the retinas receives light and the message is sent to the brain but the brain is not able to make an image. So because Fandogh’s blindness is not understood, it is not known if he will ever recover his sight. Because of his disability, Fandogh has had no success getting adopted in Iran and the shelter who rescued him is no longer able to care for him and have asked ABL to help find him a home.
This engaging little guy doesn’t know that he is disabled. He loves, plays and enjoys life as much as any sighted dog. Fandogh has a sweet, very charming personality and a gentle, playful temperment. He gets along great with other dogs (cats are unknown although chasing cats is not likely something Fandogh would be very successful at) and would benefit from having another dog in the home to help guide him. Experience with a blind dog would be a benefit but ABL can provide assistance with training Fandogh as we have two members who have raised dogs that are blind from birth. We are looking for a loving person willing to foster or to foster to adopt Fandogh so we can bring him to Vancouver as soon as possible. His adoption fee is $300, which will include his spaying at 6 mths of age.