Meet Barney. Barney and two of his litter mates are purebred Chocolate Lab puppies that were turned over to LR by a breeder who was unable to sell them since they have a minor defect of their eyes. These puppies are super cute and are looking for their forever home where they will be loved and cherished for the wonderful loving puppies they are.
All three puppies have the following eye conditions and prognosis:
Micropthamus - which is a developmental abnormality that causes the eye(s) to be smaller than the size of the normal eye.
Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM) - which is where during development small strands of the membrane over the pupil fails to fully dissolve. They all have iris to Cornea Pupillary membrane attachement.
Corneal Endothelial Diyspalsia - which is a cloudiness to the eye at the attachment of the PPM.
There are no surgical cures nor is any medication required to treat this.
The good news is that all three dogs do have fairly good vison in the effected eye and normal anatomy and vison in the other eye. None of these conditions is progressive so no further medical care or decrease in vision is anticipated.
Barney has been in his foster home since 5/26 and is pretty much completely house trained and crate trained and sleeps through the night quietly in his crate. He loves to play and wrestle with the adult Lab in his foster home. Since he is a puppy he likes to chew but he is not mouthy with humans and is pretty good about chewing on the doggie chew toys he is given. He knows sit and will sit for his meals and treats and is working on down. Barney is a love and loyally follows his foster parents everywhere, always ready for a belly rub or a snuggle.
If you are interested in adopting Barney, please visit the Adoption Info page to submit an application.