A crippled dog has shown a remarkable affinity with humans despite being abused and abandoned.
Palomo, who is completely blind, was discovered shivering behind a car, but rather than hissing at his rescuer, he "hugged" her.
When in the presence of humans, the two-year-old canine is said to "wiggle with happiness," but he has yet to find a permanent home.
Blind Dog Rescue UK is looking for a home for the crossbreed, who is presently being fostered by a family in Cornwall.
"Palomo was abandoned in a street near the home of one of our shelter volunteers," a spokesperson for Blind Dog Rescue UK said.
"She was alerted by her neighbours, and she immediately went to check for him.
"Our volunteer offered him a treat, and he was so touched by the gesture that he easily emerged from his hiding location.
"He didn't snarl or bite her at any point." He hugged her on the opposite."
Palomo has been described as a "happy little dog" that has adjusted wonderfully to his blindness, which veterinarians believe is a genetic feature.
"He quickly assimilated into his foster family and became the neighborhood's sweetheart," the spokeswoman continued.
"He's kind and affectionate with everyone, demanding to be held in your arms like a baby."
"He never makes any aggressive gestures and only wants to have fun with you or get closer to you.
"Every morning, the volunteer walks him to the shelter with her so he doesn't feel abandoned."
"He enjoys being around people, and this should be considered while adopting."
Palomo can live with other dogs, cats, and children over the age of ten, and would like having his own garden to run around in and play with other animals.
"Despite his blindness, he is not timid or reserved, and he is always trying to make friends." the representative continued.
“Many of the dogs in their care have suffered abuse, neglect, disease, or trauma, and are fighting for survival in shelters.”
“It is exceedingly difficult for sighted dogs to survive any length of time in these shelters, let alone blind or partially sighted dogs," according to a statement from Blind Dog Rescue UK.
"We need to get to these dogs as soon as possible so that they can be released and treated."
"These canines could have been blinded on purpose, involved in traffic accidents, or long-term patients of terrible illnesses like glaucoma."
"They require veterinary treatment as well as the safety and comfort of a foster home in which to begin their recovery."
Have you ever met a dog or cat who has been blind from birth? Think of how they must see the world. We should help blind pets see again - because they all deserve to be happy.