One-eyed rescue puppy named Wink struggles to find a home in Toronto


Our hearts officially melt. A Toronto-based rescue organization called Peanut Mutter Rescue (PMR) is still looking for a home for an adorable puppy named Wink, who was brought to town from Jordan earlier this month. PMR is hoping to find a foster home for Wink, but despite her good looks, few apply to take her home.

PMR founder Nisa Gunduz told Curiocity that she was “surprised at the lack of nominations received” for Wink, but that it was a “sign of the times” for animal rescue organizations right now.

Photos of the happy-looking puppy garnered a lot of attention on their Facebook page, but it didn’t lead to many nominations. According to Gunduz, the number of people interested in adopting or fostering a dog has declined now that life is slowly returning to normal.

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“So many people adopted during COVID and more dogs than ever are being returned to shelters overseas, so rescues are swarming with dogs with far fewer adoption requests,” Gunduz said.

“Wink has only been released for adoption for three days, but at the height of the pandemic, a post like hers would have generated 30 to 40 applications during that time. “

Gunduz and his partners Al-Rahmeh for Animals frequently rescue dogs from Jordan, where many of them suffer horrific abuse. Transporting them to Canada is an expensive process, and the only way they can continue to save dogs like Wink is if more people are willing to adopt them.

Wink is described as a typical “happy, playful, friendly and loving” puppy, who should weigh around 55 lbs as an adult. Photos shared by PMR show her running and gently looking at the camera. PMR also shared a video of her rescue, which shows how far she has come since she was found.

Hopefully it won’t take much longer for Wink to find his new family.


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