Stevie was rescued from a South Carolina backyard (together with another dog named Wonder), where he had been chained for much of his eight years. The Lancaster County SPCA, which works closely with other organizations such as Diamonds in the Ruff in New York, took him in. When Diamonds in the Ruff learned about Stevie, they knew he had to become a part of their rescue family right away.
When Stevie initially came to Diamonds in the Ruff, it was evident that he was dealing with a lot of issues. Stevie was battling with fleas, worms, and lost fur in addition to being blind. They eventually discovered he had an old corn cob lodged in his intestines, which required surgery to remove.
His foster family had to be patient with him as he acclimated to living inside with a loving family, on top of all of his medical difficulties.
Stevie’s foster mom, Erin Boyd, told The Dodo, “He slept most of the trip [home], but would start snarling and barking every now and then in his kennel.” “We realized he was only trying to protect himself.” We took the container inside when we arrived home, but he refused to come out. We were particularly cautious since he couldn’t see us and we didn’t know who he was.”ERIN BOYD
His foster family enjoyed seeing him go through so many firsts, such as sleeping in his own bed for the first time.
Stevie’s foster home recognized he had probably never slept on a soft dog bed before, so they made sure he got one. He was so pleased when he felt how soft it was with his paws that he instantly began jumping for glee.ERIN BOYD
Stevie now needs to do his little leaping dance whenever he comes across a dog bed. He’s just overjoyed to have something that’s supposed to make him feel nice and comfortable, and he needs to show it to everyone.
“He bounces, chews on a toy for a few seconds, and then goes asleep,” Boyd added.
Despite his blindness, Stevie has settled in nicely at his foster home, and everyone is amazed at how far he’s come.
“He’s really intelligent,” Boyd said. “He rapidly figured how how to go about my place.” He can go inside the home from the backyard, via the garage, and up the three stairs. When he walks in, he knows to wait for a reward in the kitchen and to leap up my little circular ottoman to go onto my bed. He sleeps a lot, but he enjoys cuddling, going on walks, chewing on noisy toys, and kissing!”
Stevie is presently available for adoption, and he’s seeking for a local family who understands and values how unique he is. He requires a home without other pets and, ideally, someone who is home frequently and can provide him with the attention he lacked during his first eight years.ERIN BOYD
“Someone who will simply cuddle up on the sofa with him, take him on walks, let him soak up the sun, and shower him with love,” Boyd added.ERIN BOYD
Stevie has been through a lot, but he believes everything will be alright now that he has his cozy dog beds and a lot of humans to adore him.ERIN BOYD