LOVE at last! – ZELLIE


Zellie, a one-year-old blind dachshund, came to Much Love after her owners refused to pay for the surgery needed to remove a swallowed peach pit. When she arrived, she was so scared of the world she couldn’t see. But after some time with trainer Phil Butcher at My Master’s Voice and being in a loving foster home, Zellie came out of her shell, showing us all what a loveable girl this doxie could be. So when Steve from Emeryville, CA contacted Much Love, we were hoping that this would be her chance for a forever home. He said from the moment he saw Zellie’s picture on Much Love’s web site, he was smitten. We arranged for one of our volunteers located in the San Francisco area to perform the home check, which Steve passed with flying colors. He then flew down to Los Angeles to meet with Phil, who filled Steve in on the responsibilities and challenges that would come with owning a blind dog. More than up for the task, Steve headed back home with his new companion. Over the last month, the two have been taking lots of long walks, going on playdates with dachshund friends and gallivanting through the campus of UC Berkley, where Steve is employed. Looks like these two are proof that you really can find true love on the Internet.

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