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iDog is the apple of Kate’s eye

March 5, 2010
iDog and Kate

After featuring in yesterday’s Herald Sun, the little one-eyed Jack Russell cross dubbed iDog by the Home’s staff, has been adopted.

iDog was hit by a car a few days ago, the impact ripping his eye from its socket. He was brought to The Lost Dogs’ Home and was immediately transferred to the hospital where he was sedated so the prolapsed eyeball could be surgically removed.

Michael and his family fell in love with iDog when they saw him in the paper.Already sharing their family home with much loved Jack Russell ‘Buddy’,who has a congenital paw defect, a missing eye didn’t worry them at all!

They called the Home immediately and were one of twelve people who wanted to give iDog a loving home. ‘It’s was wonderful to receive so many calls from such kind and generous people’ said the Home’s General Manager, Sue Conroy.

Not having any young children in their family and the fact they were already used to living with a dog with a disability, made Michael and his family an obvious choice as iDog’s new owners.

Also family dog ‘Buddy’ who is described by Michael as a dog that ‘gets along with everyone’ has the right outgoing, confident personality that will compliment iDog’s more timid and nervous disposition.

With two university aged children living at home and a new mate in ‘Buddy’, iDog will be given the time and reassurance he needs to improve his self-confidence. iDog is doing well adjusting to life with one eye, now that he is living with a doting family prepared to give him love
and time he deserves, he will only continue to thrive.

Like iDog there are other dogs needing a loving home and a second chance in life. Dogs from the Home cost $275 and puppies are $290. The adoption price also includes a free lesson with Planet K9 training to help dog and owner get off to the best possible start. Visit www.dogshome.com to view all dogs and cats for adoption.

You may also want to test your knowledge as a pet owner at www.petlicence.com.au.

After featuring in yesterday’s Herald Sun, the little one-eyed Jack Russell cross dubbed iDog by the Home’s staff, has been adopted.