Stevie was saved from a backyard in South Carolina (along with another dog called Wonder), where he had been chained up, likely for all eight years of his life. He was absorbed by the Lancaster Region SPCA, that works closely with other rescues, including Diamonds in the Ruff in New York. When Diamonds in the Ruff learned about Stevie, they instantly knew they needed to make him a member of
When Stevie initially arrived in the care of Diamonds in the Ruff, it was clear that he had a lot going on. Along with being blind, Stevie was also handling fleas, worms and missing fur. Eventually, they likewise recognized he had an old corn cob stuck in his intestines, and he needed to undergo surgical treatment to have it removed. On top of all of his clinical issues, his foster family also had to be patient with him as he adjusted to life inside with a caring family.
” He slept the majority of the way [home], but would begin growling and barking every so often in his cage,” Erin Boyd, Stevie’s foster mom, told The Dodo. “We knew he was just protecting himself. When we got home, we brought the crate inside, and he would not come out. We were extra cautious, knowing he might not see and us not recognizing him yet.”
As Stevie began to recover both physically and emotionally, he began ahead out of his covering, and it had not been long before he ‘d changed right into the greatest mush of a dog. His foster family liked viewing him experience so many firsts– including getting his very own bed for the first time.
Stevie’s foster family knew that he had likely never ever had a soft canine bed to sleep on previously, so they made sure to give him one. As soon as he really felt how soft it was with his paws, he was so excited and instantly began jumping for joy.