“We’ve had experience owning dogs with special needs and have no children, so we were ready to accept the challenge of caring for a blind dog,” Dowdy, Oreo’s dad, told The Dodo.
Oreo has always been a very sweet and playful dog, but unfortunately, after going through so much in a short amount of time, he developed severe separation anxiety, which his new family only discovered after watching a video feed of Oreo home alone.
“A few weeks into our trial adoption period, I decided to set up a video camera to see how Oreo and Doc were interacting when alone in the house,” Dowdy said. “The last thing we expected was separation anxiety. We saw that Oreo began panting, pacing and barking from the minute we left until we got home.”