Either way, get ready for the canine equivalent of all these qualities with Devito the blind dog. Poor Devito hasn’t had the easiest start in life, and was found by rescuers on the side of a busy street in Milwaukee eating roadkill to stay alive. They brought him to the Oshkosh Area Human Society, which is an animal shelter that helps abandoned dogs and cats find forever homes. Before they were able to put 6-year-old Devito up for adoption, though, they had to get him some urgent medical care.
He is great with other dogs (Picture: Oshkosh Area Humane Society) He has a condition called progressive retinal atrophy, which had already made him blind. However, to make him more comfortable he had surgery to remove both his eyes, and now simply has skin and fur where they once were. He also had to have six decayed teeth removed, but is now recovering in a foster home.
Devito is currently living in a foster home (Picture: Oshkosh Area Humane Society) Despite his health issues, Devito would still make an amazing companion, and is ready to be adopted by someone who wants all the love from this 60lb gentle giant. On the Human Society website they say in Devito’s bio: ‘I’m about as sweet as a dog can be! I love people, and I do well with other respectful dogs.
Imagine having this beautiful sleepy boy in your life (Picture: Oshkosh Area Humane Society) ‘As a matter of fact, it might be a good thing for me to live with another dog because I can’t see and they could maybe help me out!’ Because of how dogs often use sound and smell to do things, Devito doesn’t need too much assistance around the home once he knows where he’s going. He can also live with children, as long as they’re aged five and up and can understand that he can get startled if people don’t give him a little warning before touching him and petting him.