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Immingham Dogs Home searches for a home for German Shepherd with no eyes Benedict





A ‘super loving’ dog with no eyes is searching for his forever home.

Staff and volunteers at Immingham Dogs Home, near Grimsby, say they would be celebrating if a family was found for this two-year-old German Shepherd after he came to them in November last year.

Online, videos of Benedict have received more than 30,000 views but not a single application has come through for this pooch, who has many people rooting for his happiness.

Benedict has been looking for a home since November. Pictures: Immingham Dog Rescue
Benedict has been looking for a home since November. Pictures: Immingham Dog Rescue

He came to the rescue home with a severe pressure infection which caused him to lose one of his eyes and unfortunately, his previous owners were not able to pay the medical bills.

Although he is now healthy, the illness resulted in Benedict losing his remaining eye, meaning he is completely blind.

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“He is amazing and super loving, he just has no eyes, and I do think that puts people off sometimes,” said Kelly Magee, who runs the rescue.

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This unique German Shepherd is said to have not let his lack of sight affect him - he continues to play, can be trained and will not go anywhere without a ball in his mouth.

“You can be walking down the road with him and there will be a bin in front of you and he will walk around - he doesn’t bump into things,” Kelly added.

Since January, Benedict has been living with a temporary foster family who adore him, but on Monday (March 25), it will be time for him to return to the kennel.

Benedict enjoying cuddles on the couch with his foster family
Benedict enjoying cuddles on the couch with his foster family
The two-year-old German Shepherd never goes anywhere without a ball
The two-year-old German Shepherd never goes anywhere without a ball

“I cannot say how overjoyed we would be if he was rehomed, not just the staff but the volunteers too,” Kelly said.

“They ask all the time if he has found a home, and I think there would probably be about 40 people celebrating if he does.”

Benedict would be happy with two walks a day, a sofa and a ball.

He is fully vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and can live with a calm female dog, although he has yet to encounter a cat and would prefer children over 12.

“Just because he has no eyes, it doesn’t make him any more difficult, he is just like any other dog.”

More information and adoption forms can be found here.

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