Cherish is the angel that you've been looking for! All she needs is someone to help her as she needs to be given her daily dose of insulin. If you're worried about the cost of medicine, all that will be covered when you adopt her, including food!
Cherish is complete angel, and the wings are there to prove it, but she is in dire need of a guardian angel now. The 3-year-old pit bull is currently residing at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Mission Hills, California. People reports that she was moved there after being surrendered at a shelter. Even though Cherish is adorably cute and friendly, she seems to have trouble finding people to adopt her. You see, even though she's cuddly, playful, adorable and affectionate, Cherish is also blind and diabetic, and that seems to be quite a cause of concern to potential adopters.
Even though this may be a reason to worry for some pet parents, this causes no concern to Cherish herself. “She is incredibly sweet and affectionate and very wiggly when she knows someone is trying to interact with her. She makes these adorable piggy snort sounds and tap dances with delight whenever she gets attention,” Best Friends dog manager Amanda Hamilton said in a statement.
ButCherish does need a little help with finding a forever home. The only small thing that she needs tending to is that her new parents will have to give her her daily dose of insulin, but surely that is not too much of a task. I'm sure that's a small price to pay, especially when you're getting to take home a cute little munchkin! Cherish even had a little photo shoot to show just how precious she is.
The photos show her wearing a dog's "halo", which is a product designed to help visually-impaired animals avoid bumping into things. Honestly, it just makes Cherish look more angelic, especially with the wings! Cherish really needs someone to say "yes" to her and take her home. Best Friends, the animal welfare organization, too, hopes they find a long-term foster parent for Cherish.
Whoever is willing to take Cherish home need not worry about the expenses, because they will be supplied with all the food, medical care and products Cherish needs to lead a happy, healthy life. Best Friends will also teach this individual home to give Cherish her daily insulin shots. The organization also feels that what Cherish really needs right now is a happy, healthy home, with a lot of love and cuddles.
Cherish is an absolute angel, complete with a halo! Blind and diabetic, the shelter environment is no place for this 3-year-old to thrive. The adorable little gal never turns down a moment to smize for the camera! She loves that her glam squad at Best Friends Los Angeles acquiesces her requests for photo shoots, complete with wings of her own la a Victoria's Secret Angel. While Cherish is getting the care she needs at Best Friends, nothing beats the healing powers of a loving home and extra TLC. Cherish deserves someone who will, well, cherish her! She's looking for a longterm foster or a forever home.
Most people shared their own experience with having a diabetic dog, while some spoke about how they would have loved to adopt Cherish. Sharon Grubbs Fritz wrote: If I didn't live in Texas I would love to have her she would fit right in our family I have a male pit that has hearing problems high blood pressure and hemriods. Wendy Cleaveland added: My dog is diabetic and blind. He does great! He gets around the house without a problem and he walks well. I help steer him using his leash when we walk, otherwise, he uses his nose.
Terry Valois-Tougas commented: My beloved pup had diabetes and went blind. I never thought I could give him shots, but it was doable. The vet will teach you. The blindness killed me but he got along very well. Praying someone gives this sweet girl a chance! Lynn McCauley wrote: I'm touched by this dog. I would foster her long term. I'm in Florida. I had a rescue boxer for fourteen years. Took care of her all way to the end.