Sheree's Dog Rescue was founded in 2007. We are a team of 11 volunteers rescuing and fostering small breed dogs.
SHAMROCK is a Yorkie mix. That boy is a gem! He was surrendered by his family along with several other dogs who were adopted, but not SHAMROCK, because of his vision impairment. He has cataracts that are cause problems seeing. His vision problems are the only thing that stands in his way of a happy life. He has no vision at all because his cataracts are so severe.
It is obvious that the total loss of vision is recent because he trips and hits everything. He has not adapted to being completely blind.He gets very nervous when he is left alone. He tends to panic when he hits things and he gets so nervous that he tries to move fast and trips even more.
We truly want to give this baby a second chance and do everything we can for him to find a forever home, and not remain in rescue until the end of his life. Shamrock has a lot of love to give a family, many good years and he is still very alert. Please help us give him that chance.
Posted on February 14, 2017
Post-surgery recheck was excellent!
Posted on February 13, 2017
Shamrock had cataract surgery this morning and did excellent!
He regained complete vision! We picked him up and was getting on everything. He was so excited, he was shaking. When he realized he could see us, he ran around us, wanted to play and his has not stopped wagging since!
Posted on February 09, 2017
Blood work done, CBC panel done, retinal testing done. We are ready for Monday, Feb 13!
We will post a video of him went he gets out of surgery and realizes he can see again.
Posted on January 30, 2017
The surgery is scheduled for Monday, Feb 13! We are so close to the goal that I wanted to be sure he could go in as soon as we have the funds to pay for the surgery.
Please spread the word for this awesome boy. He is so deserving of our help!
Posted on January 27, 2017
SHAMROCK is being very good at having the steroid drops in his eyes to make sure the cataracts will not cause inflammation and damage the retina. He does not fuss about it and sits quietly while we put the drops in his eyes.
He wants to play with the others so badly and he tries, but ends up alone as he can't follow the others running around and jumping. He tries to listen to what is going on around him, but then, loses track of where his playmates are.
Posted on January 24, 2017
GOOD NEWS! SHAMROCK passed the retinal tests and his eyes are good to have cataract surgery!!!
He did great, no scarring, no funky stuff behind the lens, etc.!
AND, SHAMROCK was chosen to be the Weekly Wish of the Pound Wishes fundraising website!
The test is only good for a month. We only have one month to raise the funds to give this little gem the gift of vision. He currently has zero vision as he has juvenile cataracts.
PLEASE SHARE, we can do this for him!
Posted on January 23, 2017
GOOD NEWS! Shamrock had the retinal tests today and he came out of it with flying colors! Everything went well and his retinas are not damaged, therefore, he can have cataracts surgery anytime.
His bloodwork is perfect and the doctor thinks that he has juvenile cataracts. If he can have the surgery, he will have his complete vision back! Right now, he does not walk on a leash as he has zero vision.
I can tell he has not adapted to that so far as he hits furniture and walls and is very hesitant about walking on a leash, even if I talk to him constantly so he can follow my voice.
The retinal test is only good for a very short time before surgery. Please share Shamrock to your friends and family. He is so deserving and we would love to give him the gift of vision.
That boy is a true gem!
Posted on January 18, 2017
Shamrock will have a retinal test on Monday, January 23, to check if the retinas are damaged. If they are in good condition, he will be able to have cataract surgery.
So Monday, he will have bloodwork done and the retinal tests. We will have the results on Monday afternoon and we will post!
Posted on January 16, 2017
Shamrock just came back from the ophthalmology clinic.With rescue discount, surgery for both eyes would be $3500 and today's visit and meds came to $143.22 after rescue discount.
The surgery needs to happen very soon otherwise his retinas may be damaged. She said he is not an old dog too. He has juvenile cataracts and has no vision at all right now.
Please help us give Shamrock what he needs to be heathy and happy!