KEANURescue Me ID: 23-12-06-00296


Alaskan Malamute / German Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Name: Keanu Age: 3-4 years Breed: Alaskan Malamute/German Shepherd dog mix, 75 pounds Sex: Male, neutered Location: Spokane County, WA Keanu is with Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL). For more information, please connect with them at: Website: Keanu's Profile: Facebook: and Email: [email protected] Adoption Application: From WAMAL: Keanu experienced corneal inflammation followed by rapid onset of blindness. WAMAL had diagnostics performed by a veterinary ophthalmologist who diagnosed him with Uveodermatologic Syndrome, an auto-immune disease. Sadly by the time he was surrendered to WAMAL, the ophthalmologist said that there would be no hope of restoring his vision. Since he was to be blind no matter what, WAMAL ultimately proceeded with enucleation surgery so that his inflamed corneas would not continue to bother him, and he would not later face painful glaucoma which is typical in cases where enucleation is not performed. So far he has not shown significant dermatologic symptoms of the disease; the ophthalmologist said that in many cases those symptoms either never emerge or are purely cosmetic (depigmentation), so the hope is that Keanu will not need a lifetime of steroids and immunosuppressants. He's adapting well to being blind, and now WAMAL just needs to find him a furever home that can meet his special needs. He needs an understanding family who can assist him with adjusting to this big change in his life. Keanu walks well on a leash, but slowly, relying on his human to help guide him. He enjoys the outdoors, sniffing the fresh air and listening to the neighborhood sounds. If he had a fenced yard, he could learn to explore it on his own and gain some of his old life back. Keanu is also perfectly happy to sit by you all day long, cuddling, and getting belly rubs. Wherever you are, he is eager to be there beside you. This guy deserves a caring furever home! More about Keanu: Up-to-date with vaccinations Heartworm negative tested 2/2023 Good with dogs/Good with kids/Good with adults: All Reaction to new people: Friendly Good with: everyone he's met - people, kids including babies, male/female dogs, large/small dogs, even cats (this is very unusual for malamutes!) House trained Has special needs Adoption fee: $500 Birth date: 6/15/2020 (not exact) Color: Black with White Activity level: Moderately Active/Moderate energy level/Exercise needed: Moderate Yard required/Requires fence: Any Type Has Basic Training Owner experience needed: Breed Likes to vocalize: Some Grooming: Moderate Housetrained: yes Bite history: None Behavioral history: No known issues. Keanu is crate trained, and hasn't shown separation anxiety or resource guarding. Seems to be adapting well to blindness and his spirits have improved considerably after enucleation since his inflamed eyes are no longer constantly hurting him. Even while he was in pain was still a sweetheart. Adoptable in Washington or Oregon **Owner Surrender Disclaimer: These are blind and visually impaired dogs who are living in homes or are with other rescues, but their owners can no longer keep them or their rescues are looking for placement for them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding the information posted.**


Spokane County



  • Neutered
  • Blind

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