I volunteer at a local shelter. We got in a 10-year-old, blind, deaf poodle. The owners said if the shelter didn't take him, they would leave him in the street to be hit by a car. I agreed to foster him, and got him cataract surgery to restore his sight in one eye. The poor boy also needed 21 teeth pulled. He had to wear a doggie diaper in the beginning because no one had trained him. He fit in with my other dog, loved us very much, and was so comfortable that we foster failed. Unfortunately we only got 26 months with him and he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I'm currently writing a children's book about him.