I've lurked here off and on and generally found you all to be an awesome resource for all sorts of pet questions.
H and I have a 5 1/2 year old shih tzu who is extremely social. Before I got my new job and we moved, he went to doggy day care and loved to play their ambassador. Since the move, we don't have a similar facility in our area, and he has been terribly mopey and lonely. Dog park trips are not cutting it. So we got permission from our landlord and started looking for another dog.
Found one. His name is Leo and he's 4 years old and seems to be similar in personality (very chill) to our dog, Archie. We visit shelter, see him, spend time, fall in love. He's mostly blind. The way the shelter described him was that he can see shapes and shadows, and with daily eye care will continue to do so for the rest of his life.
Wednesday night I am taking Archie to meet him, and if they get along Leo will be joining us on the trip home.
I would really like to know if any of you have experience with blind dogs and know of ways to make the transition to life with us easier. The shelter said they'd have a couple people help with the introduction since this will be their first blind/sighted dog meet and greet. Also, any advice on potty training a dog with a vision deficiency would be greatly appreciated (former breeder, we get to start from scratch).
And here's the cuteness reward. Leo: (Since I can't seem to make any pics of Archie link correctly.)