“He's very sweet and gentle, despite being through hell,” Simone told The Dodo. “He doesn't nip or cower or spook. He trusts humans completely despite everything he's been through.”
A vet assessment revealed that Stevie was suffering from a painful eye infection, which required both eyes to be removed, and the pup also tested positive for heartworm. But through all his treatment, Stevie proved to be loving and quick to adjust to new situations.
“Stevie adapts quickly,” Simone said. “He likes being around other people and dogs. We communicate via touch, [and] he's great on a leash.”