The Vancouver SPCA branch is looking for a loving home for a seven-year-old blind Shih Tzu named Prince.
“This little Prince is looking for a kingdom with a guardian who will take care of his unique needs. He has lost his home, his eyesight, and is hoping someone will fall in love with him,” wrote the SPCA in a release.
Prince’s owners surrendered him to the Vancouver SPCA because they were unable to pay for surgery to remove his remaining damaged eye.
He is currently recovering and adjusting to losing his eyesight. The SPCA notes that Shih Tzu’s are prone to eye problems and ear infections so Prince’s new owners will need to ensure they are keeping his ears clean and visiting the groomer and vet for regular checkups.
“He will need a patient guardian, who will give him time to adjust to a new home. This is a whole new world for him,” said SPCA Vancouver branch manager Jodi Dunlop.
He loves going for walks but needs to be kept on a leach while he is outdoors. “Prince is a friendly little dog who loves to cuddle and will sit on your knee,” added Dunlop.
The group also says that he requires a quiet home without other animals or kids because they startle him.
If you’re interested in adopting Prince, visit the Vancouver SPCA at 1205 E 7th Avenue, 604-879-7721.