If you live in the Kangra District of H.P. and are interested in adopting Sukh, please call 98828 58631 Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 5pm to set up an appointment to meet him and fill out an application.
If you are in Canada and want to adopt, please see application below.
Story: Sukh was one of the lucky ones. He had lived a decent life on the streets with the help of a local feeder of street dogs. Until one day, she noticed he could no longer see. On examination, we found out that he has a mature cataract in his left eye and severe lens laceration in right eye, the reasons behind his partial blindness. We decided not to release him because he couldn’t survive on the busy streets.
Currently he can see partially and eat, sleep and do his business on his own. His vision could improve after eye surgery, but not completely. After discussions as a team and with our head veterinary doctor, we decided not to have Sukh’s eyes operated on locally. Local doctors do not have a lot of experience in doing these kinds of complicated surgeries. Due to lack of proper medical equipment and proper knowledge, there were many cases in the past where the dog with initial stages of cataract loses their complete vision after undergoing surgery. We don’t want to put Sukh through this.
This is why a Canadian adoption could change Sukh’s life for the better. Not only does he need a family to call his own, but someone who will step up and offer him the possibility of a life changing surgery.
Personality: We named him Sukh – it means happiness. It is the perfect name for this gorgeous sweetheart who absolutely loves being around humans. He is one of those dogs that is just longing for a home. Many street dogs like freedom, but Sukh, as soon as we put him on a leash it was like he had been doing it his whole life!
He gets around really well using his senses of smell and sound. However, he needs a special home where people are aware of his disability and can be patient and gentle. When you first meet him, you will need to let him know you are there, talk to him gently, and sniff you until you become familiar.
Sukh loves to be petted around his neck and rump and to show it he becomes very animated and excited! He makes a funny growling noise when he gets excited and happy. He is such a gem! He walks well outside, he is very curious about his environment. He doesn’t get nervous on the roads. At the shelter he loves getting treats while sitting, going for walks and hiking, and cuddling and playing with the team.
He is ok with other dogs around him, but mostly he doesn’t seem to be interested. Sukh would prefer a home with humans who respect his boundaries.
Who will have the chance to be part of Sukh’s rescue story? Apply to adopt and help Sukh today! See application below.