The Mayhew animal home in Harrow is appealing to the public to find homes for two blind dogs in its care.
Nine-year-old Shih Tzu Tallula and eight year old Cockerpoo Bella are blind in both eyes but still live their lives to the full like every other dog.
Tallula is looking for her third home after she had to have her eyes removed after developing infections which then turned into ulcers.
Her family at the time made the decision to put her out of pain by removing her eyes after they weren't responding to the treatment that the vets gave her.
When Tallula was about eight years old her owners decided to rehome her with a family friend, but Tallula had only been with her new owners for seven months when they decided to bring her into The Mayhew for adoption.
The Mayhew’s Dog Adoption Officer, Lisa Guiney, said: “With her playful and confident nature, being blind clearly doesn’t bother Tallula at all.
"She has so much character; she loves playing with her toys, snores like a trooper and will even chat back to you if you talk to her.”
Meanwhile, Bella was born in Long Beach, California but became blind earlier on this year and was given two different diagnostics, one said she was suffering from glaucoma and the other thought she had cataracts.
In February earlier this year, Bella’s owner made the decision to move away from America to London and despite her efforts, Bella’s owner was unable to find accommodation which would allow for dogs and had to put her up for adoption with The Mayhew.
When she arrived at The Mayhew their vets gave Bella a full check-up and were able to give a more definite diagnosis on her condition and discovered that she had a progressive degeneration of the retinas, which doesn’t need any medical treatment or cause her any discomfort.
Ms Guiney said: "Bella is a very sweet, calm and gentle dog who is well behaved and sociable with people, other dogs and cats. She is such an affectionate girl and especially loves it when you rub her belly.
"Blind dogs can absolutely live happy and fulfilling lives, and they can still do all the other things that dogs with vision can do, including playing with toys, going for off- the-lead walks and managing staircases.
"With blind dogs their other senses tend to become heightened as they will start to rely on their hearing and scent more."
If you are interested in adopting either Tallula or Bella then please visit The Mayhew website or call 020 8962 8000.