Blind dog with ears like Dumbo is desperately searching for new home

Blind dog with ears like Dumbo is desperately searching for new home

He loves cuddling up to his favourite humans and would spend the entire day in your arms if given the chance.

Six-year-old Danko, who has ears like Dumbo the flying elephant, is up for adoption with Blind Dog Rescue UK – and can be rehomed anywhere in the country.

The crossbreed is currently in foster care in Norfolk, where he has been working on his separation anxiety.

Danko has retinal atrophy, an inherited disease that causes slowly progressive blindness over a period of time, and is now completely blind.

A spokeswoman said: “He loves his cuddles and is fine with other dogs but struggles with lively and playful ones.

“Danko would love a home with a garden and needs another dog for company as he does suffer separation anxiety if left by himself.

“He would prefer older teens rather than young children.”

Blind Dog Rescue UK works to rehome blind and partially sighted dogs who have been subjected to the “worst of humanity yet still have an astonishing capacity to adapt, love and become perfect ambassadors for blind dogs everywhere”.

Many of the dogs in their care have been victims of abuse, neglect, disease or trauma – and struggle to survive in shelters.

A Blind Dog Rescue UK statement reads: “It is incredibly difficult for sighted dogs to survive any length of time in these shelters let alone blind or partially sighted dogs.

“We need to get to these dogs quickly and secure their immediate release and treatment.

“These dogs may have been deliberately blinded, involved in road traffic accidents or long term sufferers of painful conditions such as glaucoma.

“They need veterinary care and to be given the safety and comfort of a foster home in which to start healing.

“Here they are given love and affection and a warm bed – possibly the first they will have experienced in their lifetimes.

“At this point we are able to start assessing and promoting these wonderful dogs for forever homes.”