Seeking Special Adopter for Blind Senior Dog

By Hope Bidegainberry on February 15, 2018

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is seeking potential adopters for a ten year old blind female Chihuahua named Ingrid.

“Ingrid is a very sweet petite dog”, said PHS/SPCA’s Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.  “Since she’s blind she will need a home and family that will be able to provide for her special needs.”

Ingrid was brought into PHS/SPCA as a stray on January 6 wearing a sweater with the words “Free Hugs” on it.  She did not have any identification tags nor was she microchipped.

No one came forward to claim Ingrid so she was placed for adoption at PHS/SPCA’s Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion in Burlingame.
“Despite being blind, Ingrid is playful and loves to cuddle,” according to Tarbox.  “She’s just like every other dog who wants love, attention and a safe place to call home.”

Ingrid’s adoption fees are waived through the month of February as part of PHS/SPCA’s Senior Sweetheart adoption promotion. She is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Ingrid was treated through PHS/SPCA’s donor funded Hope Program, which provides animals like Ingrid a second chance by treating medical and behavior issues. On average the Hope Program saves more than 150 animals a month.

People interested in meeting Ingrid can visit the PHS/SPCA shelter at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame or call at 650-340-7022. The shelter is open for adoptions 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Potential adopters should arrive at least an hour before closing time to complete an adoption.

PHS/SPCA is an open door shelter that accepts all animals regardless of age, health or even species.

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