- Bobert is the sweetest, mild-mannered puppy I’ve ever met. He, of course, loves to chew on his toys like a normal puppy and absolutely loves being held and cuddled.
- Has Cerebellovestibular Disease and Blindness. The cerebellum is part of the central nervous system and located at the base of the brain. The cerebellum is involved in the coordination of moving the body, such as walking around, reaching for something, or just turning the head. It is what provides us the balance and equilibrium we know as we move throughout our day. Animals with this condition experience uncoordinated movements, balance issues, and a head tilt. Despite incoordination, animals with cerebellar deficits are often able to eat, play, and perform other activities much like a normal pet and are believed to live a very good quality of life. Hearing impairments, visual impairments, or complete loss of vision and hearing is possible.
- Bobert is completely blind and only has moderate hearing impairment. His tear production is normal but may require medication in the future. He is able to move around, eat and drink, but does so with ataxia. Medications have been started and he appears to have shown some mild improvement as a result. We believe his condition may have been caused by an untreated infection. He will need to be monitored by a community veterinarian every 6-12 months.
- For the adopter: This pet should be allowed to set it’s own pace and live in a home where things are routine and consistent. It is important not to move furniture around often, because he could hurt himself from bumping in to them. He will be okay with other pets as long as they are calm since he can easily become scared and overstimulated.
If people are interested in adopting Bobert, they can give us a call at (210) 655-1481 or visit our main location at 11300 Nacogdoches Rd. San Antonio, Tx 78217. Our website is adltexas.org and their profiles will most likely be loaded by Monday, if not sooner.