Lima is the most special girl and just 4 years old. Seriously one amazing canine who continues to blossom. She came as an owner surrender where she had a 2 year old child she doted over. There was conflict with the other female dog in the home. Two girls in the same home is often an issue but once she was at BRLA we realized she could not see well which likely added to the challenge. She saw a vision specialist that confirmed her sight is failing and that she will eventually be blind. She has progressive retinal degeneration and developing cataracts. Poor girl is losing her sight and then had to endure the stress of being in a kennel. The kennel was the worst place for her and the stress built up and started showing in her being afraid of new things. Luckily Lima has enjoyed being fostered outside the kennel and she is a different dog.
She LOVES kids and one of her foster home had a couple of them. On walks she is drawn to the sound of children playing. Lima is the perfect nanny. She can still be a little afraid/defensive of some new people but mostly now (and with the help of a confident owner) she may bark at first but once she realizes the coast is clear she is loving and giving kisses. She is the biggest wiggle butt.
Lima LOVES balls. She has squeaky ones that make her so happy. She still has some sight and loves to play fetch. She will play all day long. This is where kids come in very handy. A home with a yard would be best as inside the house, her balls tend to go under furniture and she then wants you to get them for her. All the time. She will bring you toys, and press them into you to ask you to play. This comes with some funny sounds as well. Lima can be persuasive. And she loves the water, plays in the hose, in puddles, the ocean and even likes to get a bath.
Lima is housebroken and crate trained. After just a few days in foster she is able to be home alone, outside the crate without issue. She deserves a home where someone is home more than not for when she goes completely blind. The perfect home for Lima would be one bustling with family members she is familiar with (once she meets and likes someone she remembers) and activities. She loves to be engaged with her humans and loves spending time with everyone.
Lima is fine on walks seeing other dogs but she does not want to live with another one. She has walked with other calm dogs (and confident handlers) and even played with a Boxer pup, but she really wants and deserves to be the only dog in the home.
She is the absolute best snuggler and has the perfect balance of playful and mellow. She does love to play and gets the zoomies. Lima can still see some and we have started her on some optical supplements to try and prolong her seeing. When you spend time with Lima, you do not see her disability, you see her ability to live life and love to the fullest.
To see the transformation of Lima from stressed out and reactive at our kennel to silly and happy in foster is remarkable. The right home will enjoy her boundless love and gratitude forever.