If you are looking for the sweetest dog possible, look no further! Popeye (we call him Ty) may be blind, but he doesn't seem to know it. His other senses have definitely compensated for his lack of sight. He is very intelligent and quite trainable. Within 24 hours he memorized the layout of the house and yard completely and could recognize the difference between the TV and each of our voices in the house.
Although listed as 3 years old, Ty seems very young. Not sure if this is just the Boxer in him, but he trots, sits and behaves like a young puppy. He loves to be cuddled and have his head rubbed, and he collapses into a complete mushball when you scratch his belly.
Ty absolutely adores to play with toys and can find just about anything you hide. Like most Boxers, he is energetic and requires daily exercise; otherwise, he becomes restless. He is very independent and loves to wander the yard sniffing, smelling and generally exploring. He will play by himself, jumping and leaping in the yard for long periods of time.
Because he is both very playful and very, very inquisitive, I would not recommend he go to a house with very young children. My 11-year-old son holds his own with him, but he is excitable and could easily knock down a younger child. I also worry that because he is so inquisitive he may chew a toy not meant for him or fall due to a toy that has been left out.
He is gentle, passive and submissive with my two female dogs. He would do well with another dog who is friendly, as he loves to play and cuddle. This involves rubbing himself side-by-side against the other dog, and my deaf female gets startled and upset. (She can't hear him coming and he can't read her body language!) Even when she has growled and tried to mount him though, he is a playful sport and just submits to her. He is very easy to get along with.
Ty really is a sweetheart and has the potential to learn so much with the right person. If anyone is interested in adopting him, please fill out an adoption application and come out to meet him.
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