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Keith McCord ReportingYou've heard about "seeing eye" dogs to help the blind; well, can the reverse happen? The Humane Society of Utah needs a "seeing eye human" to adopt a blind dog!
It's a four-month old Catahoula-mix, not all that common of a dog. But it has the personality of an Australian Shepherd. This dog is friendly and plays well with others, she just can't see!
Meet Pepper, a typical puppy, a bundle of energy. You'd never know that she's blind. MacKenzie Madsen is Pepper's temporary foster parent. She's helped out the Humane Society in the past with taking in animals. But this certainly is a first.
MacKenzie Madsen: "She acts like a normal puppy. She likes to chew, she loves other dogs. However it's difficult for her when she goes down stairs."
Pepper is available for adoption. She was born blind, though veterinarians aren't sure why. Other than her sight, she's healthy in every way.
Gene Baierschmidt, Humane Society of Utah: "You know this is one time where we need a seeing eye person, an this would make pet, and great disposition and a friendly animal."
Gene Baierschmidt of the Humane Society says Pepper is spayed, potty trained, loves people and as well as other dogs and can be adopted for 75-dollars. Just remember, if you're interested, Pepper will need some extra TLC.
Gene Baierschmidt, Humane Society of Utah: "It'll take more attention because she might bump into some obects. But what we've is seen she's able to eat normally and has good sense of hearing and smell."
MacKenzie Madsen took Pepper in six days ago and hasn't had any problems. She sleeps right
MacKenzie Madsen: "She walks a little bit gingerly at first when she gets out of the car, or trying to find the curb. Once she gets to know you and knows that you're in charge, she's excellent."
It's pretty rare to have a blind dog at the Humane Society, but it's not the first time. They had one about 10 years ago, and did adopt that one out to a good home. If you want Pepper, call the Humane Society of Utah.