Harley is blind. At just a year old she was surrendered to Daviess County Animal Control in Owensboro, KY, USA. Her owner explained that little Harley couldn’t get along with the other dogs in the house. Harley’s limitations made her difficult to place; it’s hard to find a no-pet household looking to adopt a special-needs animal. No rescues would take her because she can be aggressive with dogs and cats. She compensates for her blindness with her heightened sense of hearing and smell, which can sometimes get her into trouble. On the other hand, she is very loving and affectionate with humans.
It would have been easy for this high-kill shelter and staff to give up on Harley too, but they didn’t. They did everything possible to give her the chance she deserved. When an opportunity arose to take her to a dog trainer in Indiana, they asked for donations to assist with covering the expenses. The little dog that had stolen my heart through the shelter Facebook page and Petfinder.com deserved her chance and I was able to collect $200 to help with training. I also asked to adopt her. After her training was completed, Harley came home to live with me the rest of my four-legged family.
Harley is bright, energetic and tenacious – everything a Jack Russell Terrier is known for. She is also the biggest love-bug; one great big heart wrapped in an 8.8 lb. furry package. She loves laps and long walks. We’ve had a few bumps in the road, but we’re making progress. Harley may not be perfect, but she’s perfect for me.
I am forever grateful to the Director, staff and volunteers at Daviess County for all the work they do to assist the animals in their care in finding their forever homes.
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