Blind Pekingese has lots of love to give her forever family

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Poloma is a 2 year old Pekingese that currently calls the Arizona Animal Welfare League home. She is a special dog that had to have both of her eyes removed for medical reasons.

She was originally found as a stray, but is going to make the right family a wonderful companion.

AAWL spokeswoman Emilie Sinur said Poloma has adjusted very well to the loss of her eyes.

"Her other senses are really in tune," Sinur explained. "She can hear really well. She follows you around. She'll  actually comes up to you, finds your feet and sit down -- wants to be picked up and loved."

Sinur said special-needs dogs like Poloma often are overlooked at the shelter.

"People are shy of the extra effort it's going to take," she explained. "She will really will make some one a really good pet."

While not necessary, Sinur said it would be amazing if Poloma had a patient canine companion -- a seeing-eye dog -- to show her the ropes.

Gimme Shelter (Empty the shelter event)
Saturday, Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rock star themed event benefiting teen group's trip to Tucson
Adoptions fees for all animals:
Under 1 year - $50
1 year and over  - $25