Oakland Animal Services’ Spotlight Series will highlight a different available animal each week leading up to Maddie’s Matchmaker Adopt-a-thon on June 9 and 10. Throughout the weekend, dog and cat adoptions will be free to qualified homes, and, better yet, each successful adoption will earn the shelter a generous donation from Maddie’s Fund from $500 to $2,000.
This week’s Spotlight Series animal—Chyna—like so many of OAS’s animals—was dropped at the shelter door. But unlike most other animals at the shelter, Chyna is blind. This Chow Chow/Pomeranian mix was just a few weeks old—a lovely blonde bundle of fur and energy—when she arrived. Now a little older and ready for a home of her own, she still hasn’t met anyone she doesn’t like. She is currently featured on NBC’s Bay Area Proud Pets.
A blind animal like Chyna is going to need an adopter as special as she is. Potential adopters should have another dog in the home so that Chyna can learn her way around the world a little bit more easily. And adopters will want to keep in mind that although blind, Chyna is still a puppy with a LOT of puppy energy. And, finally, while she won’t get very big, she will need all the typical puppy care along with some added accommodations for her blindness.
Chyna is just one of the many wonderful animal companion matches that will be possible at OAS during Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon. Hours are Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch for more information here on our website or come see the shelter—and Chyna—for yourself at 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA.
UPDATE: Chyna has been adopted!