Scarlett, a blind 2-year-old Shih Tzu, joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in April 2018 after travelling over 450 miles from New Jersey. Weighing in at approximately 8 pounds, this teeny girl was having difficulties finding a home in NJ and was therefore transferred to the care of BCFS. This story has a very happy ending as Scarlett found her perfect forever home with new mom Joy and fur sister Hailey.
Joy is simply ecstatic to have Scarlett in her life. She is just a tiny cling-on wanting to be by her side constantly. She has a very good appetite. When she finishes her food she goes to Hailey’s dish to sniff and finish off what she has left. Scarlett also finishes her treats before Hailey and then likes to stand by in case Hailey does not finish hers.
Joy is still working on housetraining. Scarlett suffers from separation anxiety and Joy does not leave her for too long and does take her when and wherever she can. Scarlett just loves the car rides.
Within a short time, Scarlett navigated around the house remarkably well. Her blindness does not seem to stop her as she climbs up the steps outside to come in the house and she climbs up 5 steps from the lower level to the entrance landing and then another 5 steps to the upper level. She jumps up on all the couches, but going down is difficult.
All of us at BCFS are very happy that Scarlett has found her perfect forever home.