June 18th, 2016:
Today Spencer had to be put down. We enjoyed the past year chasing balls, swimming, and snuggling. He was the biggest goof and would frequently end up falling over stuff just to pop right back up and continue his journey. He loved to steal balls from Huey and carry them around outside. When a ball would go under the couch he would paw at it and try to get it.
September 21st, 2015 Update:
Spencer has decided that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with his foster home. He has been such a love and so much fun. Since his eye removal he has become a very playful dog. He likes to try to play fetch and found a squeaky toy he absolutely loves to play with. He is a ball of fur and needs constant brushing but he is fine with that. He loves to be petted, push his head against ours and boy does he lick a lot.
August 28th, 2015 Update:
He is a delight!!!!! I received him from his first foster home and he came into my home and settled right in. He has limited sight in his right eye and blind in the left. We had his teeth and eye evaluated by the vet and she recommended a dental (Done on Sept 24th) and his eye removed due to elevated pressures. We had the eye removed last week and boy has he become more active and playful. He likes to play fetch and if he cannot see where it goes he uses his nose. He does need to lose some weight and so far it appears that he just is fat and it is not due to thyroid. I did take him on a walk (we don't have side walks) and he has to walk on the left so he can kind of see cars. He eats fine, sleeps good and doesn't go on furniture.
August 8th, 2015 Update:
Spencer is a wonderful, affectionate dog who wants nothing more than to be in the middle of everything that is going on. He is patient and gentle with young children and gets along very well with other dogs and cats. Spencer has no vision in his left eye and fairly good vision in his right, but he gets around remarkably well. We didn't really have to do anything special to accommodate his blindness once he learns the lay of the land. We have several sets of stairs which he has no trouble negotiating and as someone who has never had a dog with a vision issue before, it took no time at all to acclimate to him. He needs a couple extra prompts here and there so he can focus on where you are, but other than that he is a big bundle of love who loves nothing more than to be around people.
Spencer has been to the vet for a good once over. Both ears are being treated for an infection and he's on antibiotics for hot spots. His "good eye" was examined and everything checks out fine although this should be monitored in his new home.
He also had a full grooming, so he is not only more comfortable, but he is handsome as ever.
Spencer is a wonderful senior and we would like to see him go to a home where he can be showered with attention and given the freedom to move around as he likes. He's a big lover, so it would be great if he could be the center (or close to the center) of attention.
July 25, 2015 Update:
Spencer arrived at his foster home and is settling in very nicely. He’s a big ol’ senior who is as sweet as ever. He’s completely blind in one eye, but he gets around just fine. Stay tuned for more updates on this big guy!