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Puppy dumped due to blindness finds home just in time for Christmas

Blind Rottweiler dog-happy
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A three-month-old Rottweiler puppy who was found wandering alone through Hyde Park, London, has got his Christmas wish: a forever home in time for Christmas.

By Natasha James

Published on the 06/12/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Oliver the Rottweiler puppy certainly didn’t have the most auspicious start to life. Found wandering alone through Hyde Park, the little guy had been abandoned by his previous owner.

Thankfully, a kind passerby took pity on the pup and took him to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home where centre workers discovered he was completely blind.

A mystery pup

With no chip and no way of knowing where he came from, it’s difficult to say exactly why he was abandoned but it does seem possible that it was by breeders who thought he’d be difficult to sell because of his blindness.

But, at this time of year, we all want to hear good news and there finally is some for little Oliver, he’s found his forever home just in time for Christmas.

Oliver Twist

And it seems that the pup’s personality is really coming through now he knows he’s safe.


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Despite his sight loss, he’s managed to acclimatise himself to his new home and likes to take his food bowl to his owner when he’s hungry – earning himself the nickname Oliver Twist!

We wish little Oliver all the very best and hope he has the happiest of Christmas – he deserves it!

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