Mike and Deb Harris just got married and they had been looking for a dog that would fit their little family and their lifestyle. Deb would occasionally check online animal listings at Furry Friends, a no-kill animal shelter, located nearby Palm Beach Gardens. Luckily, the shelter took part in an empty-the-shelters event which gave potential parents the opportunity to adopt dogs at a low cost or even for free.
The couple went to the event where they saw a fluffy blind senior dog named Sweet Potato Pie or also known as Pie. Deb had already seen his photo before and she had already tugged her heart even then. And they knew that they wanted a calm dog so it made perfect sense for them to adopt a senior dog like him.
Pie was just so nice, gentle, and calm when they met him and it was just a match. So, they took him home with them.
It was a whole new adventure for Pie to navigate in his new home but he was very resilient. He adjusted faster than they expected. And while still occasionally bumped into furniture and walls, he definitely memorized his steps and recognized his favorite places by scent.
But his biggest challenge was walking with a leash. He didn’t really know which way he was going so he could really fall off the curb. Still, he kept going through every obstacle. He would fall but he would stand right back up again.
Pie definitely loved his new home and family, especially his dad Mike. Whenever Mike would come home from work, Pie would run all over the house searching for his voice. As for Mike and Deb, they also quickly grew to love him. And though they were also still learning the ropes of how to care for a special needs dog like him, they were definitely all in it for him.
Source: Daily Paws