Blind, diabetic dog travels from LA to new home in Edmonton
Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:12AM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:17PM MDT
A California dog is getting a new “leash” on life in Edmonton.
Mikey is a blind, diabetic Maltese who gained fame online after his owners lost their home and were forced to give him up.
Because of the dog’s special needs, the family had a hard time finding someone to care for Mikey. Fearing that he would be euthanized at a shelter, they took to social media to find the dog a new owner.
Carol Albrecht of Edmonton stepped up to adopt the dog, sight unseen, after the recent death of two of her dogs.
Mikey arrived at the Edmonton International Airport on Tuesday night, and Albrecht says he’ll fit right in.
“You can’t put into words what a senior dog gives you,” she told CTV News. “Puppies will run all over, they’ll give you puppy kisses, and little stinky puppy breath kisses, but a senior dog will look at you with old eyes, and they don’t expect anything. They are so happy just to be loved.”
A group donated $1,000 to cover Mikey’s flight to Canada.