13-Year-Old Blind Dog Who’s Looking for His Forever Home– It is so wonderful to have a senior dog as a pet. They are usually potty-trained, have outgrown destructive puppy behaviors like chewing everything in sight, and make great TV watching companions.
The TikTok account for @Youngatheartpets recently uploaded a video of a beautiful blind dog they have available for adoption named Elmer and he’s just the sweetest thing ever.
As a result of people wanting to adopt younger dogs or puppies instead of senior dogs, it’s so important to give them homes.
@youngatheartpets My name is Elmer. I’m a sweet 13-year-old maltese mix who was found as a stray, and no one ever came looking for me. So now I am here at Young at Heart to get all the love and care I need while I wait for my forever home. I'm a little guy at about 8 pounds. As the sweet and docile guy that I am, I tend to spend most of my time relaxing on my bed or couch, and enjoying affection from my human friends. I am blind, but get around well with a halo to ensure I don't bump into things, and I also get eye meds daily. I would do best in a quiet home, as a lot of noise or hustle & bustle can overwhelm me. I do well with other calm dogs, and would probably do just fine with cats. I love massages and being loved on, doing treat puzzles and finding treats in snuffle mats, and getting lots and lots of love! My nose and my ears work great, so I love playing games that involve both, and I loooove for you to tell me stories, sing to me, and just talk to me. I also LOVE rides in the doggy stroller around the neighborhood. I'm such a sweet guy, I hope there is someone out there that wants to snuggle and spoil me in my golden years. Is that you? [Elmer is available for adoption within 150 miles of Woodstock, IL. Link in bio to apply. Learn more about our adoption radius here: @Young at Heart Senior Pets .] #yah_elmer #seniordogsoftiktok #blinddog #blinddogsoftiktok #seniordogsoftiktok #youngatheart #adopt #adoptseniordogs #adoptseniors ♬ Can't Help Falling in Love – Haley Reinhart
During the video, the rescue posted the following sweet description: “My name is Elmer. I’m a sweet 13-year-old Maltese mix who was found as a stray by no one.
While I wait for my forever home, I am here at Young at Heart to receive all the love and care I need. At about 8 pounds, I’m a little guy. My sweet and docile nature allows me to spend most of my time relaxing on my bed or couch, and receiving affection from my human friends. I am blind, but get around well with a halo so I don’t bump into things, and I also take eye medications every day. Noises and hustle & bustle can overwhelm me, so I’d do better in a quiet home.
It is likely that I would get along fine with cats and other calm dogs. My favorite things to do are get massages and be loved, do treat puzzles, find treats in snuffle mats, and get lots of love! I love to play games that involve both my nose and ears, and I love when you tell me stories, sing to me, and just talk to me. My favorite thing to do is ride around the neighborhood in the doggy stroller. I’m such a sweet guy, I hope there is someone out there that wants to snuggle and spoil me in my golden years. Is that you?”