A blind Samoyed named Tasha, who was in death row, is now functioning as a certified therapy dog and service dog.
Tasha was rescued by the Wichita Animal Action League (WAAL) from the Kansas Humane Society death row in the fall of 2015 and was trained at the Hutchinson Kennel Club.
Tasha. Photo Courtesy: Ken Lockwood, Eagle Valley Raptor Center
He was dumped by his previous owners in the parking lot of Wesley Hospital.
Tasha assists Ken Lockwood, who has a back injury, by helping the latter with his balance. The blind Samoyed also howls like a wolf when she detects that Ken’s sugars get low.
Ken says the blind Samoyed can run around his property of 20 acres as if she has eyes, could jump in his truck, goes up and down steps.
She also uses the sidewalk as a guide, uses a doggie door, and is potty trained. Of course, Tasha knows how to take care of herself so she won’t be hit by a car in the driveway.
Impressed by what she sees with Tasha, Ken now encourages others to adopt dogs with disabilities as they make great pets will love their owners you forever.
It’s been five years since Tasha was saved from death row, and Ken is thankful to God for using WAAL to save her.
The Samoyed, known as the smiling sled dog, is the 59th most popular dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The breed was described as powerful, tireless, agile, highly functional, bred for hard work, and impervious to cold.
The Samoyed’s mouth has upturned corners that not only give it a perpetually smiling face but also keep them from drooling, which in turn prevents icicles from forming on their faces.
To know more about the amazing Samoyed, watch the following YouTube video by Animal Watch: