Poodle Mighty Midge is searching for a place to call home after watching all his brothers and sisters leave the RSPCA’s Sheffield Animal Center with their new families
He has watched all his siblings secure new homes after being rescued by an RSPCA inspector – but is still waiting for his turn.
Poodle Mighty Midge, who is no more than three-months-old, was taken to the RSPCA’s Sheffield Animal Center by an inspectorate team earlier this year.
Despite being a sought-after breed, Mighty Midge hasn’t been able to secure a new home, possibly due to having cherry eye.
Unlike humans, dogs have three eyelids rather than two – and their third tear gland can become swollen and red developing into ‘cherry eye’ as it creates a small pink bulge which covers part of the eye.
The Blue Cross says ‘cherry eye’ commonly protrudes from the corner of the eye nearest the nose.
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They said: “Cherry eye is a common condition inherited in certain breeds of dog, and in rare cases, it can arise in cats.
“Although unsightly, cherry eye doesn’t normally cause any discomfort to dogs or cats unless it is left untreated and complications occur.”
But Mighty Midge won’t have to suffer with cherry eye for much longer as vets will be correcting his condition when he is old enough to be neutered.
Despite being a tiny puppy, Mighty Midge is said to have a “big character” and is courageous, adventurous and “super friendly” with people and other dogs.
An RSPCA statement reads: “He just wants to please. He is into everything wanting to be involved.
“He sleeps in his little bed on the floor by the side of my bed all night. He is used to traveling in the car and it sends him to sleep in his carrier.
“He doesn’t wee or poo now until early morning. He is used to going in the garden but uses puppy pad too.
“He is a delightful little man with lots of love and kisses to give. We know he is a little different but this amazing baby also deserves his forever sofa, just like his siblings have found.”
The food-loving dog can live with children and other dogs – but still needs to learn that “it’s OK to be alone” sometimes. He will need to be taken to training classes to help him grow into a well-rounded adult dog.
If you’re interested in rehoming Mighty Midge, or any other dogs at the RSPCA’s Sheffield Animal Centre, contact their team on 01142 898050.
The center is open 12.30pm to 3.30pm every day except Wednesday.
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