Dogs Trust

Marcus the blind Border Collie looking for loving new home

A partially-sighted Border Collie at Dogs Trust West London is in need of a forever home this National Blind Dog Day (August 23). 

Eight-year-old Marcus is a clever chap who is blind in his left eye and only has a small amount of vision in his right, due to a medical condition called retinal degeneration. 

But he doesn’t let it hold him back – in his six months at our Harefield rehoming centre, he has learnt how to use a ramp to get in and out of the car safely. 

Marcus is also developing his ability to be confident while walking near traffic and has even been to a local park to practice.

Dogs Trust London Rehoming Centre Manager Richard Moore said:

“Marcus has so much love to give and just needs the right person to come along and give him a forever home. He’s such a happy chap and just needs someone who can give him that extra special care. 

“Marcus likes it if you’re constantly talking to him so that he can hear whereabouts you are – and that you are still there. He loves figuring things out with his nose and using things such as snuffle matts and puzzle feeders and knows commands such as ‘sit’ and ‘down’ and is learning ‘on your bed’ at the moment here at the centre. 

“He just needs a quiet home to retire to and would need to be the only pet in a home with a garden and children aged over 16.” 

Marcus runs and plays just as much as sighted dogs, especially with scented toys or toys that jingle so he can hear or smell them. 

If you think Marcus could be the canine companion you are looking for, please call the rehoming centre on 01895 453930.