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Love at first sight for owners who adopt dog with no eyes

Dogs Trust staff are celebrating after a rescue dog who had to have both his eyes removed has headed off to a new home. 

Four-year-old Patterdale Terrier, Goldie, who had to have both of his eyes removed due to serious medical issues, arrived at Dogs Trust Merseyside in 2018. 

Georgina Lowery, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Merseyside, says: 

“He was a very happy boy and loved chasing a ball whenever he had the chance, but despite his fun and loving personality, for months Goldie was overlooked by hundreds of visitors, and then Kevin and Liz came along!”  

Kevin Moon and his partner Liz Chapman from West Derby went along to the Huyton-based rehoming centre and after chatting to staff about Goldie, they were introduced. It was a case of love at first sight for them, with Goldie immediately forming a bond with them. 

Kevin says:

“Our 14-year-old dog Tyson passed away in December and Liz in particular felt the house was so empty without a dog. We definitely wanted to give a rescue dog a loving home and after we saw Goldie, we wanted to meet him. Tyson had lost his sight and so we knew we could look after a blind dog. 

“We knew straight away he was the one for us and we just hoped we were right for him. We wanted to give him a second chance after everything he has been through. He is amazing, just the same as any other dog! 

“He is really playful and in fact his hearing is so good he still has his favourite toy that he played with before losing his sight as he can hear where it lands! He is perfectly healthy and very happy, as are we now he is part of our lives.” 

Georgina says:

“We are absolutely delighted that Goldie has found his forever home. It’s a great start to the new year! He really is happier than ever.

“We all shed more than a few tears as we watched him leave but we know he is going to have a wonderful life, the life he deserves, with Kevin and Liz and that’s all we ever wanted for him.”

To find out about dogs available for adoption please call Dogs Trust Merseyside on 0151 318 1339.