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After 8 Years In Chains A Blind Pup Receives His Very First Bed

 This sweet pup has had a rough life and is still in need of a forever home! Do you know someone who could take him in?

Stevie, an eight-year-old dog, was discovered chained up with another canine companion. Unfortunately, the canines were probably chained for the most, if not the entirety, of their lives. The pup was taken in by the Lancaster SPCA and cared for until he was transferred to Diamonds in the Ruff in New York.

Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer and foster-based rescue organization that primarily serves Niagara and Eerie counties. The group was created in 2011 with the sole purpose of assisting in the euthanasia of as many animals as possible.


Thanks to the continued work of organizations like Diamonds in the Ruff, 3.2 million animals are adopted from shelters around the United States each year.

Stevie was not only plagued by fleas, bald patches, and heartworms, but he was also completely blind.

Further investigation revealed that the little dog was suffering from digestive issues. Medical attention was not only required, but also urgent.


Stevie's intestines were clogged by a corn cob, necessitating emergency surgery.

Because of these problems, Stevie's foster family had to be patient and supportive while he adjusted to his new existence.


As the dog continued to recuperate and adjust to his new circumstances, his true personality began to emerge!

Stevie's foster family enjoyed watching some of his "firsts" that he missed out on as the dog began to come out of his shell.


Stevie finally got his first bed, which was full of plush and foamy bliss!

The dog adores his new bed. He is frequently seen leaping up and down and rubbing his paws on it. Every time he goes to bed, he jumps up and down with delight! Stevie is overjoyed to have such a comfortable place to sleep.


Stevie's foster mother is Erin Boyd. In a recent interview with the dodo, she expressed her admiration for Stevie's swift shift. We understand how difficult it must be for a dog to suddenly discover comfort after years of mistreatment, but Stevie appears to be on his road to happiness.


Stevie, while being blind, compensates for his lack of vision with his acute senses of smell and hearing.

Stevie is currently available for adoption while he searches for his forever home.

Stevie is looking for a home where he will be lavished with love from his human family. He would prefer to be the only pet in the house, but if required, he would accept a low-energy friend.


Stevie requires a family who can offer him regular snuggles and attention because he missed out on a lot of love as a child.

Stevie has heartworms, so having someone to drive him to his visits is essential. If you live in or near Lockport, New York, and want to adopt this gorgeous dog, you may fill out an application on the Diamonds in the Ruff website.

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