Blind Dogs Rule!


These are blind and visually impaired dogs that are living in homes, but their owners can no longer keep them. These dogs are with their owners, and are not in BDRA foster homes. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding their temperament.



PLEASE NOTE: We are posting these dogs in hopes to find them new homes, not to humiliate or "bash" the current owners of these dogs. Please do not try to get in touch with the person listed under a dog's "Contact Information" if you are going to say hurtful or judgmental things. Please respect our rescue and the work we are trying to do in order to give these dogs a second chance at life.



If you have any questions about these dogs, email: 
Please visit our OS blog for more information on owner surrender dogs available for adoption:
  


 
Boudini
 
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4




 
Name: Boudini
Sex: Male (altered)
Breed: Bulldog Mix
Age: 3-4 years
Location: Breinigsville, PA

Vet/Medical Info: Boudini is neutered. He was vaccinated for both rabies and distemper 11/1/11. Heartworm, Lyme and Ehrlichia tests were negative. He is a good natured, friendly dog. Appears to have no sight in his left eye and healed corneal abrasion in right eye. Boudini had a routine dental and ear cleaning and a nail trimming on 3/21/2012. He was given Tresaderm for his ears to be administered for one week.

Owner Info: A few months ago Boudini was found walking down a busy highway. He was taken in and vetted and neutered but now her landlord has said she has too many dogs (3 others) and he has to go.  Boudini is an inside dog with run of the house, he is housebroken and is leash trained but is a strong walker and does pull.  He gets along with other dogs and adults. Children/young adults unknown, although is friendly with everyone on his walks.  He gets along well with owner's other pets.  Boudini does not like to be crated and has destroyed both metal and plastic crates.  He does well in the house.

Update 4/12/15: The OS Team has heard from Boudini's owner and he is still waiting for his new home!  Please continue to spread the word for Boudini!
Update 11/18/14: Poor Boudini has been waiting since July of 2012 for a new home!  Please help him if you can!!

Update 8/24/14: Boudini continues to wait.  And wait. And wait.  Since July of 2012!    :(     Please help Boudini find a new home!!

Update 6/16/14:  Boudini has been on our Owner Surrender list since July of 2012.  His owner really wants him to have a new home where he can get more attention and love!

Update 4/14/14:  Boudini is doing well but is still in need of a new home!




 
Molly
 
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4




Name: Molly

Sex: Female (altered)

Breed: Doxie/spaniel/terrier mix?

Age: 10 years approximately

Location: Tunnel Hill, GA

 

Vet Info: Molly was spayed 2/28/12 and also had a dental. She received her rabies vaccine on 5/28/12, but the vet's office has no record of her receiving any other vaccines. Molly has gone through the slow kill method of heartworm treatment and is on prevention now. She weighs 25 pounds.

 

Owner Info: Molly was pulled from a kill shelter in December to save her life. She is missing an eye, but that happened before she ended up in the shelter, and her owner doesn't know how it happened. Molly's owner is over her limit on dogs she's allowed to have and she's hoping to find Molly rescue/a new home as soon as possible. She says that Molly is a great dog and she deserves to be in her own home where she can be spoiled rotten and be the only princess!! Molly is an outdoor dog with a fenced yard, she is housebroken and leash trained. She is also great crated and in the house. She is good with both men and women and has never bitten or snapped at anyone. Molly does not get along with other dogs, mainly ones that are larger. Molly's owner has other pets as well, so it has been hard for Molly. Molly is a senior, but she is very sassy and fiesty and likes to "talk" to you. Her owner thought she was about 6 when she got her. She says that Molly is a great companion animal for people, just not other dogs. She has been fussy with the cats too, when they get on the side she can't see. She thinks it's a defense mechanism then.


Updates:


4/11/15  We've heard from Molly's owner and Molly is still waiting for a new home!  
"I have had her for 3 years and she was estimated between 8 and 12 then, so she is to the point it would be more like a hospice rescue. I would love for a sanctuary to take her but I think that is a dream. She lives with other cats and dogs but she can be ugly at times with them.  Thank you so much!"

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11/16/14 - Molly has been on the BDRA Owner Surrender list for over two years!  :(      She is STILL waiting for a forever home!!  She is living out on the deck and would love to be inside!!

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8/25/14 - Molly is still waiting for her forever home!  Please, please help her find one!

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6/15/14 - Molly continues to need a new home.  She is now living on the deck; she can't be with the other dogs because she does not get along with them.  She needs to be the only dog!

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4/20/14 - Molly is still looking for a new home!!  She has been waiting almost two years!

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11/23/13 -  Molly is still living in the backyard.  She really needs a new home where she is the only dog.

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Sept 15, 2013 - Molly's owner said that Molly still needs a new home. She is now living in the backyard.   

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August 9, 2013 - Molly is VERY, VERY URGENT now.  There apparently was a difference of opinion between Molly and another dog in her multi-dog household, and the other dog ended up with an eye injury.  Her current owner states that she cannot and will not keep Molly much longer.
 
Molly should be the only dog in her forever home.  Please consider Molly!  She needs a home right now!
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Feb 24, 2013 - We've heard from Molly's owner and she is now desperate for placement for Molly.  Molly should be considered urgent!   Molly will need to be an only dog.




 
Khen
 
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Name: Khen
Age: 11 years old
Breed: Lethal White Aussie
Sex: Male (confirmed neutered)
Location: Young, AZ
 
Vet info: Khen is confirmed neutered and is up to date on vaccines. He is heartworm negative. Khen weighs 78 pounds.
 
Owner Info: Khen's sanctuary has closed and he is in desperate need of placement. He is an outdoor dog with a fenced yard, he is not yet housebroken, but is leash trained. He is a nervous dog, but he is good with both men and women, and he is in good health. He can be food aggressive and human aggressive, but he is progressing!!  He went from not be able to be petted to now accepting pets with a calm person. He is responding well to walking on a leash now and wasn't a short time ago.  Khen is looking for a very special person to work with him and understand his needs.  His owner writes, "Khen is making good progress w some extra volunteer help. He is walking on a leash and he can be pet!! He can change his behaviors with the right amount of care & love. Please consider helping find a home asap!"
 
From his original post so you can see the progress Khen has made:
Khen is a beautiful Lethal White Aussie, born blind and deaf. Please help!!! Khen is in urgent need of a special Angel either directly or thru a rescue that will take his special needs and temperament into consideration when working with him! He was born blind and deaf. He is quite neurotic. He barks at the ground constantly. He can be human aggressive if one touches around his head. He is food aggressive. Will walk on a leash when one can get the leash on him.

Every dog deserves a chance to belong to a loving family, we want Khen to get that chance! Please help!!!

Update 11/19/14: Khen is still living outside & doing ok. Several other dogs have been adopted but unfortunately Khen needs someone with a special heart.  Please see if someone could take him. Another cold winter is upon those still remaining.

Update 8/23/14: Khen continues to wait for a wonderful home.  Please continue to share his information!

Update 6/18/14: Poor Khen is still waiting - he has been waiting for over a year!!! Such a beautiful boy. He needs someone who has the time to spend with him. 

Update 4/14/14:  Khen is still patiently waiting for his very own forever home!  

 


 
Polly
 
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com



Name:  Polly
Age:  3 years (estimated)
Breed:  Bulldog Mix
Sex:  Female (confirmed spayed)
Location: Palmdale, CA
Vet Info:  Polly is confirmed spayed and up to date on vaccines.  She is next due for her rabies, dhpp, and bordetella vaccines in February, 2015.  She has not been recently heartworm tested.  Polly weighs about 61 pounds.
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Update 11/16/14: Polly is still waiting for a forever home!  She has been waiting for almost a year!

Update 8/23/14: Polly is doing fine and still waiting for a forever home!!

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Owner Info:  Polly is a beautiful and sweet girl who was rescued from a sanctuary that had to close.  She is now very much hoping for a home of her own!  

Polly is completely blind due to cataracts. She is an outdoor dog with a fenced yard, she is housebroken and leash trained. Polly is a smart girl, and in just a few days, she's learned the command stop! Polly is good with men, women and teenagers, but due to her size, she would not be recommended to a home with younger children.  She is not possessive of toys, treats, or food.  

Polly's caregiver has been told by the sanctuary that she does not like cats and her caregiver keeps her away from her other dogs as she's afraid there may be a misunderstanding due to Polly's blindness.  Her caregiver writes, "Considering that Polly is blind I prefer not putting her together with my dogs, she has been with my dogs gate to gate, and there is not aggression, but my dogs are territorial.  I have taken her on walks down the block and to parks and she has not shown aggression."  Other than her blindness, we're told she is very healthy, but overweight.  Her caregiver says that she's a very loving dog and deserves a home of her own! 
  
And here's an update from her caregiver!   

Update 6/15/14:  Sweet Polly is still looking for a new home!  She is doing very well and has lots of love to share!  
Update 4/14/14:  Polly is still very sweet!  She is still waiting for her new home!  

2/16/14 "
Yesterday I took the day off and I went to a friends house who has an old dog.We put them together and they get along very nicely
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Moochie
*for rescue only*
 
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


11/19/14 update: Moochie is still waiting for his new home!  We've heard from his good samaritan, and he's "still running around and being a grumpy old man - lol!"

8/27/14 update: Moochie is living outside and doesn't get much attention.  He is a happy boy and is still doing well, but is lonely and really, really needs a new home!

6/20/14 update: Moochie is doing well and still needs a new home!!

5/25 update: Moochie has been moved from the neighbor's and is now staying with a friend of the person who found him, but they are unable to keep him and it's not known how long he can stay.  Moochie's good samaritan says he's a very sweet boy!  He loves people and his tail wags every time he hears voices!  He needs his eyes cleaned every day, and also needs daily eye drops.  She tells us he has some sight now as he's no longer bumping into things like he was before! He also has a skin condition that she believes is fungal, and she gives him a weekly bath which seems to be helping.  He's a very good boy!  She tells us he also gets along well with other dogs.

5/2/14 update: Moochie is now urgent!  He is trying to dig out of the neighbor’s home where he is staying.  They are trying to keep ahead of the digging but his good samaritan is very afraid that Moochie will end up loose and be lost again or hurt. 

Sweet Moochie was found in a ditch on 4/24 in an empty field by a good samaritan who is not able to keep him.  She is very much hoping for rescue for Moochie!  

Name:  Moochie
Age:  10 or 12 years (estimated)
Breed:  Shih Tzu?
Sex:  Male (not neutered)
Location:  Miami, FL

Vet Info:   Moochie has not been vetted.  He weighs about 20 pounds.

Owner Info:  Sweet Moochie was found in a ditch on 4/24 in an empty field by a good samaritan who is not able to keep him.  She is very much hoping for rescue for Moochie!  He is an outdoor dog and does not appear to be housebroken.  She wrote that his paws seem to have been burned and are painful for him to walk on, and he seems to be unable to close his eyes.   He does appear to see shadows but keeps bumping into things.  She checked that he is possessive of food, but has never bitten or snapped since he's been with her.    She says he's very well natured and a very happy boy!  He will even follow voices!  

Please read his caregiver's heartfelt email below:  
"hello i will tell you the story about Moochie! I found him wondering around in an empty field yesterday! He was hiding in a ditch by the time i got to him! Every time i would approach him he was very scared . Thats how i knew that he was blind! I fed him and he started to trust me more and more with each minute! I managed to put the leash around his neck and took him over to my neighbors house! i have 3 dogs  and they would not tolerate him there. I realized that something was wrong with his little paws cause he could barely walk without shaking with every step he took. i gave him a flea and tick bath and cleaned his dry crusty and puss filled eyes! He has a very good nature. He is wagging his tail at all times. His paws look like they have been burned but i am not sure! He appears to be an older male! I think that he is not able to close his eyes all the way! We named him moochie! Cause he likes to give kisses! LOl"

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Popeye


Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


2/10/15 Update: We've heard from Popeye's caregivers and he's still looking for his forever home!  Popeye has had some setbacks with Obsessive Compulsive activities like circling for a long time and can be destructive if left alone, but his caregivers wrote that he's still a sweet boy!

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11/19/14 Update: Popeye does well with the other dogs and cats in his home but his owner said he would really benefit from more one on one attention than she can give him.  Please continue to share his information!!


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8/30/14 Update: Popeye is doing very well.  He has fully recovered from his neuter and is ready for a forever home!!!


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7/23/14 Update: Popeye has been neutered ! 


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6/15/14 Update: We just got an update on sweet Popeye, who still is in need of a forever home. Here is the update:

Popeye is still doing great! Due to the neurological damage this poor boy has suffered along with his heartworms, neutering this boy has been a challenge. Luckily, we don't have any un-spayed females here, but we are hoping that with his neutering he might calm down a bit. Even with everything this boy has endured, he is still such a sweetheart that just loves to be cuddled.


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Popeye is a very lucky dog - in late October/early November, he was in the middle of the road with an eye popping out, starving, covered in fleas, and a wonderful person picked him up and took him right away to get emergency vet care, and she has been taking care of him since. However, she is now in the final months of her lease, and Popeye needs a new home!!!


Name:    Popeye

Age:       3 to 4 years

Sex:       Male (not yet neutered)

Breed:    American Staffordshire Terrier

Location: Central North Carolina area

Vet Info: Popeye had a rabies shot on 11/3/13 but has not had any others yet. He has not been neutered. He is heartworm positive and is being treated using the slow kill method. One eye has been removed and the other has little sight, if any. He has gained weight - from 43 pounds to 54.2 pounds. The vet clinic said that Popeye "is really sweet and has the best demeanor."


Owner Info: The owner wrote: We found Popeye in the middle of the road with one eye popping out of his head, starving, covered in fleas. He was a horrible sight, so we took him to the emergency vet. The vet informed us that he was most likely used as a bait dog in dog fighting. His eye was removed and the damage to his remaining eye has left him completely blind. He has put on some weight and is healthy now, so we feel it is now time to find him a permanent home." The owner found the dog in late October/early November 2013. Popeye is an indoor dog who is house trained and leash trained. He follows the commands to "come" and "step." He is good with people of all ages, good with cats, and good with female dogs. He does not get along well with larger, male dogs who have not been neutered - he will growl and bark. Popeye has never bitten or snapped. Once Popeye gains some more weight, he will proceed further with the HW treatment plus get the distemper vaccine and be neutered. Popeye has a FB page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/PopeyeNeedsLove The FB page says that the owners are in the final months of their current lease, so need to rehome Popeye soon!


Please contact: os@blinddogrescue.com


 
Porkchop
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Porkchop is a beautiful little guy who needs a home where he can get lots of attention and love!


Name:    Porkchop

Age:       1 year

Sex:       male/neutered

Breed:    Chi/Doxie/Corgi Mix?

Location: Southern Arizona

Vet Info: Porkchop is neutered and has had a one year rabies shot.


Update 11/18/14:  Sadly, Porkchop has still not found a home. He is SO SWEET! We did see a dog a few weeks ago that looked like his twin. It is a corgi / dachshund mix. So perhaps you can change the breed on his listing or mentioned in the write-up about him that we feel he is part dachshund or Corgi. He's very muscular and strong. Even though his mother was a Chihuahua mix, you would not be able to tell it by his appearance.


Update 8/23/14: Porkchop is still looking for a new home!  Please share his information!


Owner Info: Porkchop was taken in by a local rescue when he was just a puppy and has been with this rescue for 8 months. His vision issues became apparent as he got older, and he seems to see better at night. His eyes are reportedly healthy. He is 22 pounds. He is an outdoor dog during the day and in a crate inside at night. He is not yet housebroken or leash-trained. He is shy when he first meets someone but then warms up quickly and does quite well. He is a smart dog, and figures out things, like how to use a dog door, quickly. The rescue says that Porkchop is "a sweet dog and very easy to love!"


Please contact: os@blinddogrescue.com


 
Diamond
*for rescue only*

Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Diamond is a blind and deaf chihuahua mix who was surrendered to her current owner when her previous owner got evicted from her apartment and couldn't keep her. Diamond's owner has been trying diligently to find her a home where she can be cared for the way she deserves.


Update 10/17/14: Little Diamond still needs a home!!  


Update 8/20/14:  Diamond is still looking for her forever home!  


Name:    Diamond

Age:       10 years

Sex:       Female (spayed - not confirmed)

Breed:    Chihuahua mix

Location:  southeastern Massachusetts


Vet Info: Diamond's owner indicated that she is spayed but this has not been confirmed. Diamond is not current with vaccinations and has not had a heartworm test. She is completely blind and deaf. She weighs 10 pounds.


Owner InfoDiamond is a beautiful chihuahua mix who was surrendered to her current owner when her previous owner got evicted from her apartment and couldn't keep her. Her current owner has had her for two years and has been trying to find a suitable home for her but she fosters animals and has not been able to give Diamond the care and attention that she needs. Diamond is an indoor dog who is crated. She is house-broken and leash-trained. Diamond is described as nervous and shy and “she growls if she doesn't know you” but she has never bitten or snapped at anyone and is not possessive of toys, treats, or food. Her owner writes that with time, she can adapt to new situations; she needs to be worked with.


Diamond's owner wants us to know that she desperately deserves a home that can give her the care and attention that she needs. 


Please contact: os@blinddogrescue.com


 
Chloe
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Chloe's story is very sad - her owner is terminally ill and now Chloe is living alone in a pen, and is very depressed!  

Name:  Chloe    

Age:  3 to 4 years     

Sex:    female/spayed   

Breed:   mix

Location:  Arkansas


Vet Info: The vet confirmed the spay. 

Update 11/24/14: The OS team got an update today on Chloe:   Chloe is still in need, bless her heart, but she is happy and healthy for now! She still longs to belong to someone and it breaks my heart! She just can't get close enough to me when I go everyday. Definitely a lovely girl!

Update 10/3/14: Chloe is doing SO much better and is playful and running now. In two weeks I will be taking her to the vet to see if she might be able to stop taking the medications for the blastomycosis. He told me she may never be able to stop the meds, but I'm keeping my paws crossed. She is still blind in her right eye, but she is loving life now.

Update 8/25/14: Chloe has had a bit of a rough time over the past month; she redeveloped blastomycosis but she is getting the medical care she needs and is slowly improving.  She needs a loving forever home with someone who can give her the love and attention can care she deserves!

Owner Info: Chloe was originally a foster dog for the eldest member of the local humane society. The member is now 89 years old and is terminally ill due to cancer. He has 3-6 months to live. He does have a caretaker who owns dogs, but she cares nothing about his dogs. Chloe has been moved to a kennel off his property where she is alone and she is becoming depressed after being with other dogs for several years.  Chloe is a very sweet girl who loves to get as close as possible to people when they come to see her. She will nuzzle up under their chin. Chloe is partially blind after a bout with blastomycosis. She is blind in her right eye. After developing blastomycosis, she lost a lot of weight, so she is currently underweight. Also her depression is not helping the situation at all. She weighs about 30 pounds. She is not housebroken but does well on a leash without pulling, and is very obedient. She gets along with people of all ages and with dogs.  She is so lonely, and very much wants a home and love!

Please contact os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Track
*for rescue only*
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Update 11/19/14: Track is doing well but he's still very much hoping for a family of his own!

Information:

Track is a gorgeous Pit Bull Mix who was found on the side of the road between the highway and the railroad tracks.  The good samaritan who found him travels and works a lot, and is unable to keep him.  She would love for him to have a family and home of his very own!

Name:  Track
Age:  Unknown
Breed:  Pit Bull Mix
Sex:  Male (not neutered)
Location:  Central South Carolina

Vet Info:  Track has not been vetted.  His weight is unknown.

Owner Info:  Track is a gorgeous Pit Bull Mix who was found on the side of the road between the highway and the railroad tracks.  The good samaritan who found him travels and works a lot, and is unable to keep him.  She has not yet been able to find him rescue or a new home.  She would love for him to have a family and home of his very own!

Track is an outdoor dog with a fenced yard, he is not housebroken or leash trained.  Track is good with both men and women and his caregiver's two cats, which he seems "to shy away from".  She has not seen him with other dogs, but says he's very sweet and loving and believes he'd be fine with other dogs.  He is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never shown any aggression.

Track appears to have a swollen face with some abrasions and she writes that his eyes look cloudy and he scratches at them with his paw.  He does bump into things, and when he does, he will sit and then lay down.  He does come when you talk to him and make kissing noises.  

She says Track is a very sweet and loving boy and she "wants him to have a good life with a loving family and a happy healthy life."

Please contact os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Bamboo
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Bamboo is a deaf, vision-impaired Doberman pinscher who currently with rescue and is waiting for his forever home. 

Update: 11/16/14 - The OS Team got an update today on handsome Bamboo from his foster mom.  She wrote:  He has his routine. He is in my side yard during the day and in a crate in my bedroom at night. Now that it is getting cold he will move into my heated garage during the day.  He is in a state of limbo. I have two jobs and foster up to 5 Dobermans at a time so there is no time for advancement with Bamboo. He is smart and so loving. He is great with other dogs so he gets play time with my bunch and fosters when there is time to monitor it all.  With the right home his life could be so much more as he is so sweet and funny. 

Bamboo needs a home of his own!!

Name:    Bamboo

Age:       4-5 years (approx.)

Sex:       Male (confirmed neutered)

Breed:    Doberman Pinscher

Location:  AlbuquerqueNew Mexico area


Vet Info: Bamboo is confirmed neutered and weighs 60 pounds. He is current with vaccinations and is heartworm negative. He is microchipped.  The vet’s office said he was unresponsive to sound stimuli and has some vision but only when objects are right in front of him. They were unsure as to the cause of his impairments.  They added, "he is a really sweet guy!"   

 

Owner InfoBamboo is a deaf, vision-impaired Doberman pinscher who currently with rescue and is waiting for his forever home. No one at the rescue is trained to work with a dog with his impairments and they want to find an adopter willing to go through the training he needs to live a full life. Bamboo was a stray at the local shelter. He is an outdoor dog with a fenced yard, not house-broken or leash-trained. His current foster says he “is not good in the house, he will mark, put his paws on the counters and there is no way to correct him with our limited knowledge of how to deal with a deaf dog.” However, they also note that he is smart and “he is adaptable and learns quickly” and “a full food bowl is a tool that has worked so well.” Bamboo will even sit for his dinner! Bamboo is outgoing and good with men, women, and female dogs. His foster says “he has a high prey drive with small animals” and he is not good with cats or small dogs.  

 

Bamboo’s caretaker also says, “Like most rescue groups our foster space is quite limited. As long as Bamboo is here we can not rescue other dogs that are more adoptable. At this time Bamboo is fine spending the day outside with shade and a safe place to be all day and in a crate at night. Soon the weather will not permit that situation. Everyone loves Bamboo but he is a special case and needs the love and dedication of a forever home.”


Please contact os@blinddogrescue.com

Edward & Patch
*for rescue only*
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Patch and Edward are siblings, and both are in need of a new home.  Their current owner would like them to stay together, but also said she thinks they will be fine if they are separated.  


They are beautiful dogs!!


4/17/15 We've heard from Patch's and Edward's owner and Patch has been adopted!  She has her very own family with a little girl to love her and a big farm to run on!

Edward is still in need of rescue (he is the brown dog in the photos).  His owner writes that he's done very well without his sister and really deserves a new life.  "He has done very well without his sister around. In fact,  I think he may have become an even better dog. He has put on some weight and is looking healthier. We have tried different toys for him but he just doesn't seem to get it. So bones and biscuits for my boy.  I love him to pieces but my dog absolutely loathes him. He still needs his own family and the sooner the better."


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Update: 11/16/14 - A Thanksgiving miracle is needed for Patch and Edward!!   The OS Team heard from Patch's current owner who wrote: 


Patch and Edward are still here.  A lady was supposed to come get Patch almost a month ago and never showed up.  It has gotten too cold too fast and I'm afraid no one is interested in taking in two untrained outdoor dogs. Especially one that is blind. These two need a miracle. 



Names:  Edward and Patch  

Age:  two years     

Sex:  Edward (male)(brown dog in pictures) and Patch (female) - neither have been altered      

Breed: Great Pyrenees/Lab mixes   

Location:  Nebraska


Vet Info: Edward and Patch are up to date on shots. The vet has no other information on either Edward or Patch

Owner Info: The owner would like Patch and Edward to go together to the same home, but is also fine if they go to separate homes. Their current owner has had Edward and his sister, Patch, for the past four months. They belonged to family who could not take the dogs when they moved. Unfortunately, the current owner's male dog does not like having Patch and Edward in the home, so both dogs need a new home. Edward is 63-65 pounds and is not neutered. Patch is the same weight and not spayed. Patch can see. Edward has dilated pupils and can, perhaps, see shapes and shadows. Patch and Edward are outdoor dogs and are not housetrained. They do walk on a leash. Edward and Patch have only been to a vet once, and that was to get shots this summer. 

When asked how they are with men, other dogs, and cats, the owner wrote: "Edward is leery of men. He's never done anything to any one, he just steers clear. He won't go to my husband unless I'm with him and then he's fine. Cats are just a toy to Edward
 and Patch (they have killed a kitten). As for male dogs, I think if Edward and my dog were both neutered, they might get along better. My two are the only dogs they've been around." 

She knows that Edward is good with female dogs, women, and children of all ages. Patch is good with both male and female dogs, and people (men, women, and children) of all ages. 

The current owner also wrote: "Edward is a handsome devil with the sweetest disposition. He is always so happy to see me, well, I guess he can't really see me but he knows that I'm there and can't wait for some lovin'. Him not being able to see really doesn't seem to affect him much and I know he would be a great pet for anyone willing to take him in. Patch is a sweet and beautiful girl. She does well with my kids and gets along great with our lab. She loves to play with tennis balls and anything else you might give her." 

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Maddie and Mandy
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


10/25 I've just heard that Maddie and Mandy have a wonderful new foster home and are doing well.  They are still looking for their forever home!  
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Maddie and Mandy are beautiful Double Merle sisters rescued from a high kill shelter in West Virginia.  They were temp fostered until transport to New Hampshire to be long-term fostered, but unfortunately, the long-term foster reported that one of them bit her personal dog. The rescue does not have any other available foster homes, and the girls are currently in boarding.  Their rescue is desperately hoping they can get out of boarding and into another foster or adoptive home as soon as possible!   They are a bonded pair.

Names:     Maddie and Mandy (sisters)
Ages:       9 years
Breed:      Double Merle Australian Shepherds
Sex:         Female (spayed per rescue)
Location:  Southeastern New Hampshire

Vet Info:  Maddie and Mandy are spayed and up to date on vaccines per their rescue.  They are heartworm negative.  Each weighs about 35 pounds.  

Owner Info:  Maddie and Mandy are beautiful Double Merle sisters rescued from a high kill shelter in West Virginia. When they were pulled, they were filthy, matted, covered in their own feces, and had to be shaved down.They were temp-fostered until transport to New Hampshire to be long-term fostered, but unfortunately, the long-term foster reported that one of them bit her personal dog. The rescue does not have any other available foster homes, and the girls are currently in boarding.  Their rescue is desperately hoping they can get out of boarding and into another foster or adoptive home as soon as possible!   They are a bonded pair and have been together for 9 years. Mandy is blind and Maddie is deaf and blind.  

Maddie and Mandy are indoor dogs who are crated, they are housebroken but not leash trained.  They are described as nervous and shy for obvious reasons. They are great with men, women, and children and are very loving and affectionate.  Their rescue writes, "The boarding facility manager said they are very adapted to their kennel and play area.  It does not take them long at all to be acclimated. The manager is in love and spends time with them every day. She said if she didn't already have two, she would adopt them in a moment!"

Maddie and Mandy are nervous around animals they don't know. In boarding and at their short-term foster home, however, they did not have any issues and the short-term foster reported they were great with her other dogs.  They are not possessive of toys, treats, or food. Their rescue writes, "All who meet them say they are the sweetest girls!" and they want us to know they're lovable and playful! And very affectionate!

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Rocky
*for rescue only*
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Rocky needs a home where someone can take him to the vet and also where he can get some training.  He is a great little dog!  And so beautiful!


Name:  Rocky  

Age:   8 years    

Sex:   male/not yet neutered    

Breed:   Chi

Location:  Connecticut

 

Vet Info: Rocky has no vet, and the owner does not have the financial means to take Rocky to a vet. 

Owner Info: Rocky was in the streets and then found by his current owner about five months ago. They really love Rocky but they cannot afford any vet bills so want him to have a new home. Rocky is about 8 years old and weighs about 15 pounds. He is not housetrained or leashtrained. He is not current with vaccinations and has not been neutered. They wrote on 10/27/14:

"Rocky has been good with the people that have been around him, stranger or well known. He hasn't been around any male dogs or cats in the 5 months we've had him (so they know he is good around female dogs, because they have one, but no sure about male dogs and cats). He's been around children, teens & adults and what he does is ignore everyone cause he can't hear them. He's calm, not friendly, but not snappy either. When we first rescued him, we noticed that he couldn't hear, he was blind (although he does jump when he sees movement, so perhaps does see some) and that his hips weren't functioning correctly. He can't walk up or down the stairs, and he always falls to his left side, like he has no control over how he sits. His backside has gotten very bad within the last week, he keeps on chewing away, we're very worried. I am buying a cone today so he can resist the chewing/pulling. We checked for fleas before we let him inside our house. To my knowledge he has none. He paces in circles all day. He eats and drinks very well! When it comes to house training, we tried to get him familiar with newspaper, but it hasn't really worked. Plus he's deaf so I don't think we're doing a good job training a dog that can't hear us. It's very hard. Please help!"

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Buffalo
*for rescue only*
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


10/20 I have another update from Buffalo's owner that I wanted to share.  If you'd like any more information about Buffalo, please ask!  

In the email below, Buffalo's owner is answering questions about whether Buffalo has had any recent seizures, if he still has fluid in his brain, and what his issues currently are:

"Buffalo has not had seizures in a long time. And you are right, it would take another MRI to see if he still had too much spinal fluid in the ventricles of his brain. So, I guess the meds are working the way they are supposed to (but I cannot say that his sight is any better). He LOVES to be outside, playing and playing. Sometimes when we take him in he fusses and cries, but then we put him down by his water dish or food dish and he focuses on water/food. When I say that he "fusses," he makes a lot of noise, and then he cries, and then he stops. He's never wanted to bite any of us; my husband says he "throws a tantrum." I'd say wanting to stay out and play forever and ever and guarding his food dish are his ONLY "issues" other than his sight problem. I did give him a complete bath once--and I think he should be sedated for a bath. He loves to play in water outside--sprinkler system or his water dish--but a soap bath all over is frightening to him. He has in-the-sink with sprayer underbelly, feet, legs, and butt baths--doesn't like them, but endures them.

Buffalo is such a loving puppy--cuddly and he loves to be petted, have his tummy scratched, and his ears scratched especially. He's as cute as can be and loves to show off leaping and bouncing--he almost turns cartwheels. I am pretty sure that everything unfamiliar is still a problem for him, so he has to get used to "things" being where they are, but he loves all people. He has learned, "No," and "Buffalo come," and "careful!" or "easy, Buffalo!"--meaning that there is something he cannot see and he might consider changing direction--bushes or an incline or step or something. While he turns flips outside, he has to relearn walking on slick surfaces every time he encounters them--floors, tiles, newspapers even.

When I look at what I've written, I realize what a special person it would take to keep Buffalo moving in an optimum direction and to commit to his care and who wouldn't be afraid to receive his love in return. I've talked with my vet about this; we have a goal of Buffalo being a loving pet for someone--someone who will be firm with him when he cannot have his way--and who will be loving and affectionate, too. You can actually fall into those big, pretty brown eyes. His soul is so easy to touch; it's like falling in love…."


10/10 Here is an update on sweet Buffalo!   Such a precious face! 

Buffalo's owner is answering how much he currently weighs and if he is housebroken:

"Buffalo is a mini-Goldendoodle; he weighs about 16 pounds at this time, and he's a slim dog. We take him out on a schedule (schedules are best for Buffalo), and if we stick to schedule, we don't have accidents. If we don't stick to his schedule, we do.

Buffalo is doing better--makes me happy--My husband says that he doesn't "know if it's the meds or that he's getting more mature. He does still guard his food bowl. The vet said that he needed more doggie exposure, and we've companioned him with a very small, busy Cocker puppy. Mostly, they enjoy bark-fests for five min per day in the mornings. Later in the day, they are just there as a presence for the other, until Miss Cocker goes home in the evening. But he didn't guard his food before this pup came to keep him company. He does eat alone; she can't snatch his food."

9/14 You may remember the adorable little puppy, Buffalo, who was originally posted at the end of July.  His owner has been working with a neurologist and feels Buffalo is now ready for rescue!   

Briefly, a recent MRI showed a lot of fluid in the brain ventricles, but they feel no surgery is necessary, and Buffalo is on medication that will hopefully remove the excess fluid, and may also help his vision.  He has had seizures in the past and is somewhat uncoordinated, but this is improving.

His owner writes, "Today, we were all outside with little smart phone cameras trying to take some video of Buffalo running around full tilt. Zip, Zip…Big figure 8s and sailing jumps through the air--and not smacking into anything--just showing off. It's not just that he's blind and cute and all, but what he can DO while being blind. All we got were a lot of blurs and trees and grass; funny video, but no Buffalo in it."

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Buffalo is an adorable and very sweet puppy whose owner wants him to have a loving home with someone who has the resources to care for him.  

Name:    Buffalo
Age:       DOB 5/26/14
Breed:    Goldendoodle
Sex:       Male (not neutered)
Location: Southwest Colorado

Vet Info:  Buffalo has had his first set of puppy boosters and will be due for distemper and parvo vaccines on August 12th.  The person I spoke with at the vet's office commented that he is the sweetest thing!!  Buffalo weighs 6.6 pounds.

Owner Info:  Buffalo is an adorable and very sweet puppy whose owner wants him to have a loving home with someone who has the resources to care for him.  Buffalo was born at his owner's home. She wrote, "His mom injured him when he was two weeks old--a head injury, and now we notice that Buffalo has limited vision. His nose is so compensatory that we didn't notice any disability for a long time."  She also gave more details -  "Often, he'll just sit and watch my husband at work at his desk, following his movements, but there are depth-perception issues, and both eyes (that look quite normal) are affected to some extent."  Other than his blindness, Buffalo is a healthy puppy, and he lives with three other dogs.  His owner feels he will adapt well to new situations because "Buffalo loves everybody!"   He's just a happy and playful little fellow who doesn't know that he has any vision problem!

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Dale
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Dale is a blind dachshund who is fear-aggressive and having trouble adjusting to the new baby in the house. His family has tried training with a behaviorist but they are worried about a possible safety risk as their son gets older. 

Name:    Dale

Age:       6 and a half years

Sex:       Male (neutered)

Breed:    Dachshund

Location:  Washington DC


Vet Info: Dale is confirmed neutered and is up-to-date on vaccines. Next rabies is due 11/2015 and distemper is due 07/2017. He is heartworm negative. The vet’s office confirmed he is on medication for anxiety. Dale is blind due to SARDS – Sudden Acquired Retinal Disease – since June, 2011. He is otherwise in good health.Dale weighs 18 lbs. 


Owner InfoDale is a blind dachshund who is fear-aggressive and having trouble adjusting to the new baby in the house. His owners have tried training with a behaviorist but they are worried about a possible safety risk as their son gets older. Dale's family has had him since he was a puppy.


Dale is an indoor dog who is crated; he is house-broken and leash-trained. He has had basic obedience training and knows commands, sit, stay, come, and careful (which is used for “slow down because you may run into something.”) He has also taken two reactive dog classes. Dale is good with men and women and male and female dogs. The family also has a female terrier mix and she and Dale generally get along well. Dale is not protective of toys, treats or food. However he is fear-aggressive and there was an incident last year when he got scared by a little girl and nipped at her foot. It did not break the skin and Dale's owner writes it happened “because the adults weren't paying close enough attention.” Dale also gets into fights with the family's female dog, Penny, and this Spring, Penny attacked Dale and in the ensuing fight Dale bit Penny on the elbow and it broke the skin. Because of these incidents, Dale's owner feels he would do best in a quieter environment without small children or other animals.


Dale's owner writes, “Dale has his issues but he does adjust well. He has a wonderful personality that really endears him to people. People often have a hard time believing he is blind because he moves around so well and he's very trusting walking with others on a leash and even running.” She wants us to know that this is a heart-breaking decision for them but they want Dale to be happy and safe. She says they would be willing to take him back if a new home doesn't work out. They just don't want to see him put in a shelter or put down.


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Mike
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Mike is a very handsome mixed breed who was pulled from Animal Control by a smaller rescue.  He is blind in one eye.  He was in foster care for a while and his foster mom was working with him on commands to let him know that he was going to be touched on his blind side, and making great progress with him. But then she got orders (military) and he is back in the rescue's kennel, where he is very stressed and paces continually.  If unknowingly approached on his blind side, Mike will snap and try to bite, and once bit hard, so he needs a  foster or adoptive home without children.  His rescue writes that he is a really sweet boy and wants so badly to please, and just has a disability that needs understanding. They are very much hoping for a foster-based rescue with an experienced foster home who can help meet Mike's needs and who can help him blossom into the wonderful dog he tries so hard to be. 

Name:     Mike
Age:        5 years (estimated)
Breed:     Mixed (they write he looks like a mini St. Bernard)
Sex:         Male (confirmed neutered)
Location: Columbia, SC area

Vet Info:  Mike is confirmed neutered and up to date on vaccines.  He is next due for his rabies vaccine on 5/20/2015.  Mike is heartworm negative.  He weighs about 40 pounds.

Owner Info:  
Mike is an outdoor dog with a fenced yard and is not housebroken.  He is leashed trained.  His rescue writes that he is good with other dogs, but not cats. He does have a prey drive and is a more dominant temperament. They gave us more detail about how he is with other dogs:  "Mike has been great with all dogs, and he has been introduced to over a hundred since being here at rescue.  He is always the top dog though.  One larger dog (much larger than him) gave him the eye once and Mike put him in his place instantly.  The larger dog never messed with him again.  So if confronted, Mike will react.  But that is the only time he has had to and they never had a problem again.  He plays really well with the other dogs, but also does his own thing a lot in the play yard.  I think he is alone a lot because he is so consumed with pacing.  If we can get him to stop pacing the exercise yard, he will actually play.  He LOVES WATER.  He has a kiddie pool that he flops around in and it is so cute.  His foster mom actually moved away last night and came to say goodbye to him.  He jumped right up to be hugged immediately and you can tell he adores her.  I would say that he would do best with dogs that are bigger than him (at least not toy breed) just because he is more of the boss dog. He has been around a lot of small dogs too, but never in a home environment so I think if they ever got into a squabble, Mike could do some damage.  But I could be completely wrong too...I'm just overly cautious maybe.  I do hope someone is able to step up for him. He has so much potential if given the right chance." They also tell us that he's very loyal and will bond quickly!

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Sledge
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


2/22/15 Update:  We've heard from Sledge's owner and he is still looking for a home or rescue!  Please continue to reach out on his behalf! 

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Sledge is a very handsome fellow whose owner is no longer able to care for him as she has two small children.  She's tried Craigslist and posting him at a few other places, but has been unable to find a new home for Sledge.  She is very much hoping for rescue.  

Name:     Sledge
Age:         6 years
Breed:      Lab/Chow mix
Sex:         Male (confirmed neutered)
Location:  Houston, TX area

Vet Info:  Sledge is confirmed neutered and up to date on vaccines.  He was given a one year rabies vaccine on June 13, 2014, and also a puppy shot, minus the lepto.  He was tested for heartworm on the same day and is heartworm negative.  Fecal was also negative for parasites.  Sledge weighs about 60 pounds.

Owner Info:  Sledge is a very handsome fellow whose owner is no longer able to care for him as she has two small children.  She's tried Craigslist and posting him at a few other places, but has been unable to find a new home for Sledge.  She is very much hoping for rescue.  She's had Sledge since he was a puppy, where he was being given away at a local feed store.

Sledge is an outdoor dog with a fenced yard, he is housebroken and leash trained.  He is a friendly and loving boy, and good with people of all ages.  Sledge has never shown any aggression towards people, but since he lost his eyesight, he has become possessive over food and has shown aggression toward one of their dogs.  His owner writes that he did defend himself when their pitbull mix attacked him, but did not provoke the fight, and that he is not an aggressive dog.   They believe this was due to his sudden onset of blindness.  They believe Sledge has "glaucoma induced blindness. His eyesight is completely gone, his eyes bulge slightly and are 100% white."  Other than his blindness, they write that Sledge has no other health issues.

We asked for more detail about how Sledge is with other dogs:  "He is fine with my blue healer, he used to be an inside dog along with my blue healer. But when we had our first child we moved him outside. Then we got our third dog the pitbull mix and about a year later sledge went blind. Two of them had gotten along fine before he went blind which was approximately two and half years ago.  He is a generally good natured dog and still very young and healthy minus his eyesight...If given enough time I am praying that he finds a good home that can give him more attention than I can." 

They feel Sledge adapts well to new situations "as long as he has a leader to tell him where to go so he wont hurt himself running into things. He is very high energy so if left alone he can hurt his head a great deal."

They add that Sledge is a loving dog, and he just loves to the fullest!

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Spirit
*for rescue only*
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Spirit is a beautiful girl who was found wandering by a road, dragging a chain.  She would love a family to take care of her!!! 


Name:    Spirit

Age:       8-10 years

Sex:       Female (not altered)

Breed:    Chow or Chow Mix

Location:  South Carolina


Vet Info: N/A - this dog was a stray and the current owner can't afford to take her to the vet. 

Owner Info: The current owner wrote: "I picked up this poor baby from the side of the road last Saturday night after almost being hit by car and she was dragging a chain. I noticed she seemed hard of hearing, if not almost deaf. After a few days of being in a makeshift shelter in my yard, I brought her inside as the temperature was going to be in teens.I realized she was mostly blind when she had a lot of trouble going up porch steps the first time (now she is pretty good on them). I can't keep her as she doesn't seem cat friendly, and I have rescued cats inside and feral cats outside that have claimed me as home. She is in a 12 ft hallway now since that's the only place she can safely be in my cluttered home." Spirit weighs about 40 pounds. She is not spayed. She is housetrained but not leash trained. The current owner does not know how she would be with other dogs. Spirit does run into things in the house. The current owner wrote: "Spirit is a sweet dog and deserves to be pampered for the rest of her life after being on a chain and outside probably for all of her past life."

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Chip
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Chip is a beautiful mostly blind and deaf Catahoula Leopard Dog who is about 7 months old.  Chip and his brother were taken in by a rescue in Florida because the owner threatened to shoot them due to their disabilities. Chip is reported to be good with adults and teenagers as well as other dogs. Chip is leash trained and working on being housebroken. Chip would do best with someone who has experience with a visually impaired dog.

Name:  Chip

Age:  approximately 7 months

Sex:   Male (confirmed neutered)

Breed:   Catahoula 

Location:  Florida

Vet Info:  Chip is confirmed neutered, has not yet had a rabies vaccine and is on heartworm preventative. His rescue notes that he is a healthy puppy!


Owner Info:  Chip is currently with a rescue that said “Chip came to us with his brother Dale after the owner/breeder threatened to shoot them due to their disabilities. We feel that Chip would benefit by being with a group with more experience with blind and deaf dogs”.


Chip is reported to be good with men, women, 
and teenagers, as well as male and female dogs. He is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never shown aggression.
 

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Rocco
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4


Rocco is an adorable little min pin whose owner has been diagnosed with cancer and is unable to care for him.  He is currently staying with her mother but may not be able to stay there for long.

Name:     Rocco
Age:        7 years
Breed:     Min Pin
Sex:        Male (confirmed neutered)
Location: Vineland, NJ area

Vet Info:  Rocco is confirmed neutered.  He is up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative per owner, but this has not yet been confirmed.   Rocco is diabetic and his owner writes he is partially blind.  He weighs 7 pounds.

Owner Info:  Rocco is an adorable little min pin whose owner has been diagnosed with cancer and is unable to care for him.  He is currently staying with her mother but may not be able to stay there for long.  Rocco's owner writes, " Rocco deserves the love and care we have given to him over the years which right now I am unable to provide."

Rocco is an indoor dog with run of the house, he is housebroken and leash trained.  He is good with people of all ages, male and female dogs, and cats.  Rocco is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never shown any aggression.   Rocco's owner wants us to know that all he needs is love and attention! 

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Osa
*for rescue only*
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.co
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Email: janicesylvia@yahoo.com
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

1/26/15 update:  "She is doing wonderful she now weighs 35 pounds. she is going for hw treatment on February 9th and I am trying to have her spayed this week. I was going to wait until after treatment but she is getting alpha as she is feeling better so I am going to spay her before treatment."

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Osa is a beautiful girl who was pulled from a shelter by a rescue.  She is 12 years old, emaciated and blind, and was on the euth list at the shelter.   

Name:    Osa
Age:       12 years
Breed:    Beagle / Hound
Sex:        Female (not spayed)
Location:  Fort Worth, TX area

Vet Info:  Osa is not spayed.  Her rescue writes that the shelter gave her vaccines.  Osa is heartworm positive and has been diagnosed with glaucoma.  She'll need eye drops long term.  She is also anemic and is currently on doxycycline.  If future bloodwork is good, she will begin hw treatment.   If we do have a place for her, they will still pay for heartworm treatment and medical care (within reason) at their vet!  Osa weighs 27 pounds but is underweight.  

Owner Info:  Osa is a beautiful girl who was pulled from a shelter by a rescue.  She is 12 years old, emaciated, and blind, and was on the euth list at the shelter.   

Osa is an indoor dog with run of the house, she is housebroken and leash trained.  Osa is a smart girl and knows Sit, Come, and Lay Down!  She is good with people of all ages, male and female dogs, and cats.  She is not possessive of treats, toys, or food and has not shown any aggression.  In the two days she's been with the rescue, they tell us she has the house mapped out and is very well behaved!

Please read their heartfelt email from 1/6:
well we are a rescue too. lately my heart has been into saving the seniors I have saved 6 in the last month. the problem I am having with one I just pulled her yesterday. she is 12 years old and blind. I have had bloodwork done and she is very anemic and they have her on doxycycline and she has glaucoma in both eyes and is now on eye meds for that. she is also hw positive and not spayed . her owner did not take care of her and she is emaciated and weighs 27 pounds. I am having to board her and I would love to find her a sanctuary to go to...please help me help her.

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Lucky
*for rescue only*
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

A good samaritan found a small white dog walking in circles on a busy street.  She stopped and brought the dog home, and named her Lucky.  She's not able to keep Lucky, and is very much hoping for rescue for this very sweet girl.

Name:     Lucky
Age:        Senior (estimated)
Breed:     Terrier mix?  
Sex:         Female (not spayed)
Location: Tampa, FL area

Vet Info:  Lucky has not been vetted.  She weighs about 35 pounds.

Owner Info:  A good samaritan found a small white dog walking in circles on a busy street.  She stopped and brought the dog home, and named her Lucky.  She's not able to keep Lucky, and is very much hoping for rescue for this very sweet girl.

Lucky is an indoor dog with run of the house, she is housebroken (she cries to go out to potty) but not leash trained.  Her caregiver tells us that she hears OK, but does bump into things, and seems completely blind.  When she was found, she had little hair on her back half.  Her caregiver has given her three baths already and she's been a very good girl!  She sometimes tries to get out of the tub, but she has never shown any aggression at all.  
Lucky is good with people of all ages, and other dogs and cats, and currently lives with two dogs and two cats.  She hasn't shown any interest in playing with either the dogs or the cats and just leaves them alone.  Lucky is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never bitten or snapped.


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Bruiser
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

Bruiser is a very handsome fellow who is unable to stay in his current home.  They have younger children and another dog, and Bruiser has become increasingly aggressive since he's been blind (about four years ago).  His owners write that he is a sweet and loyal dog and would do great in a home with no other dogs or children!  They are desperately hoping to find Bruiser a new home who can give him the care he needs.

Name:   Bruiser
Age:      DOB 6/5/2005
Sex:     Male (confirmed neutered)
Breed:   Pug/Beagle Mix
Location:  Philadelphia, PA area

Vet Info:  Bruiser is confirmed neutered.  He was due for a rabies vaccination in August 2014.  He is heartworm negative.  Bruiser weighs about 40 pounds.

Owner Info:  Bruiser is a very handsome fellow who is unable to stay in his current home.  They have younger children and other dogs, and Bruiser has become increasingly aggressive since he's been blind (about four years ago).  His owners write that he is a sweet and loyal dog and would do great in a home with no other dogs or children!  They are desperately hoping to find Bruiser a new home who can give him the care he needs.
Bruiser has been an indoor dog with run of the house, although he's being kept crated.  His owner writes, "He used to have run of the house, but we've been keeping him in his crate during the day and when we're home (to separate him from the kids), but I don't like doing that."  He is housebroken and leash trained.  He can be possessive of toys, treats, or food, and has shown aggression to their other dog and the children.

Bruiser is completely blind and was diagnosed with Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration in 2011.  Besides his blindness, they write that he has no additional health issues.  They describe Bruiser as outgoing, and tell us "Yes, he's been an outgoing dog. He still likes to explore and even likes to play "fetch" by sniffing around for a thrown toy."

They also want us to know that he's sweet and loyal!  They believe he would do great in a home with no other dogs or children.


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Rosie
**for rescue only**
Contact Information:

Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Janice Sylvia

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

Rosie is a beautiful senior girl whose owner has moved into a home that doesn't allow pets.  The landlord is giving him a bit of time to find her rescue. We have asked for more photos and will update when we receive them.

Name:    Rosie
Age:        13 years
Sex:         Female (not spayed)
Breed:      Mixed
Location:  Tempe, AZ

Vet Info:  Rosie is up to date on vaccines per her owner but this has not been confirmed.  She is not spayed and has not had a heartworm test.  Rosie weighs about 60 pounds.

Owner Info:  Rosie is a beautiful girl whose owner has moved into a home that doesn't allow pets.  The landlord is giving him a bit of time to find her rescue.  Rosie's owner doesn't think she can see at all and describes her eyes as "completely white".  He also tells us she has a lump on her mammary area.

Rosie is an indoor dog with run of the house, she is housebroken and leash trained.  She knows the commands Sit and Come, and her owner writes that she's very well behaved.  Rosie is good with people of all ages and with male and female dogs and cats.  She is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never bitten or snapped, but will bark if someone is at the door.   His owner writes that for the most part, she's happy!


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Cindy
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

Cindy is a beautiful girl who was saved from a kill shelter in TN by good samaritans.  Poor Cindy was found under a church.  She had been shot in the face with shrapnel by some young children and became partially blind.  Her good samaritans have blind dog experience and are BDRA adopters.  They thought it would work out, but unfortunately, Cindy doesn't seem to like other dogs, even though she's loving, sweet, and very gentle with people of all ages.  They are very much hoping for rescue or adoption for Cindy.

Name:      Cindy
Age:          1 1/2 years (estimated)
Breed:       Shepherd Mix
Sex:          Female (confirmed spayed)
Location:  MA

Vet Info:  Cindy is confirmed spayed and up to date on her vaccines, including rabies, bordetella, and DA2PP.   She is heartworm negative per her good samaritan, but this has not yet been confirmed.  She is on heartworm preventative.  Cindy weighs approximately 40 - 45 pounds.

Owner Info:  Cindy is a beautiful girl who was saved from a kill shelter in TN by good samaritans.  Poor Cindy was found under a church.  She was shot in the face with shrapnel by some young children and became partially blind.  Her good samaritans have blind dog experience and thought it would work out, but unfortunately, Cindy doesn't seem to like other dogs, even though she's loving, sweet, and very gentle with people of all ages.  They are very much hoping for rescue or adoption for Cindy.

Cindy is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house, she is housebroken and leash trained.  Cindy sits and comes, and she also knows up-up and down-down for stairs!  Cindy is good with people of all ages and is overall healthy.  She is not possessive of toys, treats, or food, but has snapped, snarled, and growled at their other dogs when they approach her.  She seems nervous around other dogs and will shake out of fear, and they are doing their best to keep everyone separated.
  
Cindy's good samaritans say that she is very sweet with people and does well with children!  They write, "Other than the dogs she does very well. She walks around the house if they are outside and she loves to snuggle on the couch to sleep.... Please help us we tried to do the right thing and give her a loving home but we are unable to do so with Cindy."

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Gentle Ben
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

Gentle Ben is a purebred German Shepherd who was rescued from Craigslist when his owner was deployed to Korea and could not find someone to take him who understands blind dogs. His current caregiver is an experienced dog-owner but she and her husband are nearing retirement and did not intend to keep him long-term. They want to reduce the number of dogs in the house.


Name:    Gentle Ben

Age:      4 years

Sex:       Male (neutered)

Breed:    German Shepherd

Location:  Northern California


Vet Info: Ben has been blind since birth. He is neutered and current with vaccinations. He is heartworm negative. Ben weighs 90 lbs. His caregiver writes “he is in perfect health.”  

Owner InfoGentle Ben is a purebred German Shepherd who was rescued from Craigslist nine months ago when his owner was deployed to Korea and could not find someone to take him who understands blind dogs. His current caregiver wrote, "He is a great dog but I took him in to foster him to see that he did not get put down and to train him so that he would be more adoptable. I have had him for 9 months. My husband and I are close to retirement and need to reduce the "dog print" in our home. We love Ben very much but he is our fourth dog and we now travel a lot."


Ben is an indoor dog with run of the house. He is house-broken and leash-trained. Ben's caregiver has spent many hours training him and now Ben knows commands, sit, stay, lie down, go to your bed, drop it, “watch” when off leash and in potential danger, come and stop! Ben is described as shy and good with men, women, teenager, and kids, as well as male and female dogs and cats. His caregiver has 3 other dogs, 1 cat, and “various foster dogs have come through the house." She said that Ben is “fine when new animals come into the house when he is introduced and he is not surprised.” If he is off-leash and meets a small dog, he can react and snap out of fear, not aggression. She described an incident where this happened on an off-leash trail walk. A small dog ran up to him and growled at him. Ben picked up the small dog in his mouth and then put him down again. The small dog got a skin laceration from being in Ben's mouth. Ben then laid down in a submissive posture and was confused by what happened. He has never shown this behavior while on leash and meeting new dogs and has never acted out with the dogs in the house. For this reason, his caregiver says he cannot be off-leash in a dog park or environment where there are other dogs around and he feels insecure.


Ben's caregiver wrote that a lot of people do not believe that Ben is blind when they first meet him. "Since he has blind since birth, he has adapted flawlessly to his disability and goes about his business as though it doesn't exist."  She says he is very adaptable and wrote, "He adapted to his home with me immediately, mapping out the whole fenced property, and the entire of the inside of the house within a day." She feels that ideally, he would have a companion dog to help him along. 


She wants us to know that "his new owner will be richly rewarded with a pet that is completely tuned in, reliable, gentle and attentive."


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Khalua
For Rescue Only
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

3/19 Khalua's rescuer sent these new pictures.  Isn't she beautiful!?! 

Khalua is a beautiful blind Cocker Spaniel who was abandoned at a church.  She was saved by a good samaritan who rescues many dogs in Puerto Rico and does her best to try to find them placement. 
 
Name:    Khalua
Age:       4 years (estimated)
Breed:    Cocker Spaniel
Sex:        Female (not spayed)
Location:  Puerto Rico

Vet Info:  Khalua is not spayed.  She is up to date on vaccines including rabies and is heartworm negative.  Khalua's rescuer writes that the vet suspects she has glaucoma and that she is completely blind.  She is trying to raise money to take Khalua to an eye specialist and have her spayed.  Khalua weighs approximately 25 pounds.

Owner Info:  Khalua is a beautiful blind Cocker Spaniel who was abandoned at a church.  She was saved by a good samaritan who rescues many dogs in Puerto Rico and does her best to try to find them placement.  
As of 3/17, Khalua is in foster care.  She is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house.  She is not housebroken but is leash trained.  Khalua also has a skin allergy, but other than that, her rescuer writes that her overall health is very good.

They've only had Khalua a short time, but they gave us details about how she is with other dogs:  "I didn't know her very well yet but when I rescued her she was in my car with 2 other dogs and she was ok. In the clinic she's been normal with other dogs. She was a little anxious when I rescued her (which they believe is due to all the changes she has gone through)...  but when I'm with her she's loving and receptive. Since today she's with a foster family with 3 dogs and the lady told me that she was stumble into the house which is normal but  tomorrow we will talk again and will let you know how she's doing."  Here is her update from 3/18:  "About Khalua, she's doing very well with the other dogs in her foster home."

Khalua has shown no aggression and is not possessive of toys, treats, or food.  Her rescuer is hoping Khalua can have a better life here!  She tells us, "I'm a dog rescuer in Puerto Rico and have many other rescued dogs in different foster cares / boarding.  I assumed that Khalua was dumped for her disability. I would like to bring her the opportunity to have a new happy life that I cannot bring her because I don't have the space/economic resources to take care of her. She deserves a better life."  


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Liebchen
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

3/31:  Liebchen is a beautiful little girl whose 90-year-old owner just passed away.  His daughter is unable to keep Liebchen as she has three very large dogs, two of which may injure Liebchen.  She is desperately hoping for rescue or a new home for Liebchen as soon as possible.  No other family members are able to help.

Name:      Liebchen
Age:         8 years (approximately)
Sex:         Female (confirmed spayed)
Breed:     Poodle
Location:  Anaheim, CA area

Vet Info:  Liebchen is confirmed spayed and heartworm negative.  She is up to date on vaccines and is next due for her rabies vaccine in June, 2016.  Her owner's daughter writes that Liebchen needs daily eye drops for the rest of her life to prevent glaucoma, and that funding may be made available to support her eye care needs.  Liebchen weighs 10 pounds.

Liebchen's owner's daughter gave us more details about her vision:  "We believe that Liebchen is almost completely blind. One eye has had a full cataract for years. The second eye developed into a full cataract in December 2014. I took her to an opthamologist on 1/7/15 to see if we could have cataract surgery done. The Dr. conducted an exam of her retinal function too and said that she has Progressive Retinal Atrophy. One eye has zero retinal function. The other eye measured at 47. The Dr. explained that he does not like to do cataract surgery on dogs with retinal function less than 50. Apparently, some dogs have as high as 900 for this test. He went on to say that we could do the surgery but it would be a matter of months before she was completely blind again. We discussed it and felt that subjecting her to the trauma of surgery, etc. was not a good idea."

Owner Info:  Liebchen is a beautiful little girl whose 90-year-old owner just passed away.  His daughter is unable to keep Liebchen as she has three very large dogs, two of which may injure Liebchen.  She is desperately hoping for rescue or a new home for Liebchen as soon as possible.  No other family members are able to help.
Liebchen is an indoor dog with run of the house, and her owner's daughter gave us details about her being housebroken:  "My Father was in the hospital for 7 weeks, during which time we had to keep his animals at his apartment. Although we have had numerous people going into the apartment multiple times per day to potty and play with dog and cat, Liebchen started urinating on the living room carpet. I believe it was her way of expressing her frustration at the situation. Thus, whomever adopts Liebchen will need to start off with reminder potty training to get her back on track."

Liebchen is good with both men and women, but small children will likely frighten her.  Her owner's daughter writes that she can be possessive of toys, treats, or food, and she gave us more details:  "My Father was very frail and did not make Liebchen mind. As a result, she would "protect" him by standing on his lap, and would try to bite me if I tried to pick her up (while she was on his lap)....When Liebchen still had her vision, sometimes she would go into protection mode (for Dad) and would launch herself at me. She has bitten my finger once (and broken the skin), as well as biting my shoe (while my foot was in it). This behavior appears to have stopped once her vision went away." 

She also tells us that Liebchen will bark at other dogs, but she has not put her in the situation where she has been with other dogs.  Her suspicion is that Liebchen would do better in a household where she is the only dog.

Liebchen has made progress with her socialization!  Liebchen's owner's daughter writes, "Overall, Liebchen is a very healthy little dog who loves to play and enjoy life. She is in need of a home where someone will establish rules/expectations and not let her dictate who is in charge. I believe the vet also indicated she has had a heart murmur for years, but this has not seemed to cause her any problems...I hope you can help us find her a great home. She has become a very nice little dog as her socialization has progressed."

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Gino
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

4/6  - Gino is a very handsome little boy who was rehomed from a friend dying of cancer.  Gino's current owner feels he has no quality of life with him as Gino suffers from separation anxiety and his owner works 8 to 10 hours every day, and some weekends.  Gino's owner writes, "the more he is alone, the worse he is getting".  Gino's owner is very much hoping for a new home or rescue for Gino.

Name:      Gino
Age:        10 years
Breed:      Welsh Terrier
Sex:         Male (confirmed neutered)
Location:  Jacksonville, FL area

Vet Info:  Gino is confirmed neutered and up to dates on vaccines.  He is next due for a rabies vaccine on October 29, 2016.  He is heartworm negative.  Gino weighs about 13 - 14 pounds.  Gino's owner gave us more info about his eyes:  "Gino has had both eyes enucleated. He had cateracts in both eyes and was partially going blind. He chewed apart a steel kennel/cage and bent the wire and poked into one eye, that is when I had that one removed. The other the doctor said had a detached retina and was getting infected frequently and it was decided it would be better just to go ahead and remove that eye also."

Owner Info: Gino is a very handsome little boy who was rehomed from a friend dying of cancer.  Gino's current owner feels he has no quality of life with him as Gino suffers from separation anxiety and his owner works 8 to 10 hours every day, and some weekends.  Gino's owner writes, "the more he is alone, the worse he is getting".  Gino's owner is very much hoping for a new home or rescue for Gino.

Gino is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house, he is housebroken and leash trained.  Gino is good with both male and female dogs, but can be possessive with food.  His owner gave us more details, "He is beginning to snap at me if I try and get on to him when he has messed up the are where he is kept. Even though he is blind he is very stubborn about coming back into the house and will attempt to quickly move away from me when I go and get him to bring him inside."  He also tells us that Gino can find his way back into the house from outside, but does spend a lot of time spinning in circles and can get confused trying to get his bearings.

We asked for more details about Gino's behavior:
"Gino seems to be friendly and good with everyone he comes into contact with. He is loved by everyone at his groomers and at the Vet office. I don't have many visitors at home but at my old apartment he would roam through and visit some of the workers in the office downstairs. He was left to roam in the back yard area during the mornings and afternoons.  I believe that the snapping is because he is so unhappy about being locked away when I am not at home. Also if he messes in the house and I try and scold him. He has changed since I moved into the new house. Sleeps most of the time when I am home because he wears himself out when I am gone whining and trying to get out of the area I have him confined in."

His owner also wants us to know, "Gino is a good dog with a good spirit but just needs a home where people or other animals are around so he is not left alone. He loves to chase a full-size basketball around in a contained area and he will spend hours doing that. He is very aggressive with water hoses and sprinklers but is very gentle and does not mind a bath or being groomed. His groomer and his vet love him....I am desperate to find Gino a new home. I took on this responsibility and told his former owner that I would take care of him but he is becoming more needy as he gets older and I would love to have somewhere he could just 'retire' and enjoy the remainder of his life. Being cooped up in my house all day and only being able to roam a few hours in the evening is just not what he deserves."


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Peyton
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

Peyton is a beautiful little girl who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia.  Her owner/breeder is looking for a loving home for her, where Peyton will not be one of many dogs.

Name:    Peyton
Breed:    AKC Miniature Poodle
Sex:       Female (not spayed)
Age:      DOB 12/3/2014
Location:  San Diego, CA area

Vet Info:  Peyton's owner writes that Peyton is current with vaccinations and has given more details about her eye issues:  "she was born with a recessive genetic disease there is no dna test for called optic nerve hypoplasia. Her sire and dam were unknowingly carriers. Her parents have had all their other testing and have eye exams every year. Peyton has also had eye tests and photos of her optic nerves and diagnosed completely blind with the possibility of visual slight shadows although I consider her totally blind."  

Peyton is not yet spayed. Currently, she weighs about 8 pounds.

Owner Info:   Peyton is a beautiful little girl who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia.  Her owner/breeder is looking for a loving home for her, where Peyton will not be one of many dogs.

Peyton is an indoor dog with run of the house, she is not yet housebroken, but is leash trained.  She is not crated or caged, but does have access from the house to the yard.  Peyton is a smart little girl and already knows her name and "come!"  Peyton is good with people of all ages, male and female dogs, and cats.  She is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never shown any aggression.  

Peyton's owner writes that she is a very healthy and vibrant pup and she adapts very fast.  "Peyton is amazing at navigating around the house and yard without bumping into ANYTHING!  Maybe she can see just a bit but I think she has just heightened smell and hearing skills as if something (food) drops she will be the 1st to find it. LOL"

If you have any questions or are interested in having Peyton become a member of your family, please email os@blinddogrescue.com.  Please include your full name, location, something about your home and current pets, and anything else you would like Peyton's owner/breeder to know.  Please also include whether you give us permission to forward your email and contact information to Peyton's owner. Please be aware that Peyton's owner will carefully screen all applicants.  


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Dozer
For Rescue Only
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

Name:      Dozer
Age:        7 years
Breed:      Collie Mix
Sex:         Male (not neutered)
Location:  Jacksonville, FL

Vet Info:  Dozer is not neutered and is not up to date on vaccines.  His owner writes that he is heartworm negative, but this has not been confirmed.  Dozer weighs about 40+ pounds.  His owner writes that he completely blind due to cataracts, and has been blind about three years.

Owner Info:  Dozer is a very handsome fellow whose owner has to move due to circumstances beyond her control.  She writes that she is brokenhearted, but has lost all options and is unable to keep Dozer.  She has tried to find him a new home but has had no luck.  She writes that she is desperate and is running out of time, and does not want to have to take him to the humane society.

Dozer is an indoor dog with run of the house, he is housebroken and leash trained.  He is a smart boy and knows many commands, including, Sit, Stay, Lay Down, Go To Your Room, Bang (play dead), and Paw.  He is good with men, women, and teenagers, and cats!  

Dozer's owner writes that he is aggressive with other dogs, and gave more details."Especially male dogs because there was an incident with another dog on several different occasions that attacked him and now he gets nervous around other dogs and immediately goes into defense mode (and possibly attacks) before the other dog has a chance too. He can do well around female dogs but he has an issue with humping."  She adds that he will snap or bite if an animal tries to lay near or on him, or goes near his food.

Other than his blindness, his owner writes that he is very healthy.  He does have a bad flea allergy and also drinks a lot, but his owner writes he's been tested for diabetes and it came back negative.  She is really hoping Dozer can find a family who can spend a lot of time with him! 

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Rorie
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

Rorie is a sweet Pomeranian mix who has recently become blind and is having a hard time adjusting. Her owner feels she is not getting the attention that she needs because she and her fiancé travel a lot so she is now looking for a loving home for Rorie.

 

Name:    Rorie

Age:      6 years

Sex:       Female (spayed)

Breed:    Pomeranian mix

Location:  central Oklahoma

 

Vet Info: Rorie is confirmed spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She has not had a heartworm test. She started losing her vision last year and is now 100% blind. The vet’s office said they could not assign a cause for the blindness and her pupils are fixed and dilated. Rorie weighs 26 pounds.

 

Owner Info: Rorie is a sweet Pomeranian mix who has recently become blind and is having a hard time adjusting. Her owner feels she is not getting the attention that she needs because she and her fiancé travel a lot and she is now looking for a loving home for Rorie.

Rorie’s was adopted from a local pet store when she was a puppy. Rorie's owner recently moved in with her fiancé and Rorie is now stumbling into furniture and off the back patio. Rorie is an indoor dog who is crated. If she is left alone and out of her crate, she will get frustrated and pee on the floor. Her owner writes, “she is very sweet and not at all aggressive, even after going blind.” Rorie is good with people of all ages as well as female dogs and cats. She knows commands, sit and stay but “doesn't always obey.”

 

Rorie’s owner says that Rorie used to stay with a family member when she traveled but they have a pool in the back yard so she can’t stay there anymore. Rorie is now boarded at the vet very often. She wants us to know that Rorie is a very sweet dog who loves to be loved on.


Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

Xena
Contact Information:

Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851
Phone: (973) 454-7851

Email: OS@blinddogrescue.com
Phone BDRA: 1-877-254-6301  x4

4/11/15 Xena's caregiver shared how she got her name.  She is such a sweetheart!  

"I named her Xena after the warrior princess because she actually looked worse in person than in the photo.  I went to the city shelter to pick her up, Xena wagged her tail, licked me & was happy to be held.  She had to be in pain, but was still happy."

Xena is a beautiful girl who was rescued from a shelter.  She was going to be euthanized due to her severe eye injury.  Her caregiver cannot afford to keep her, and also writes that she needs a larger yard and more exercise than he can give her.  He is very much hoping for a new home or rescue for sweet Xena.  Her "before" and "after" pictures are attached.

Name:     Xena
Age:        about 1 1/2 years
Breed:     Coonhound Mix?
Sex:        female (confirmed spayed)
Location:  Houston, TX

Vet Info:  Xena is confirmed spayed and up to date on vaccines.  She is next due for her rabies vaccine on 3/27/18.  She is heartworm negative.  Xena weighs about 52 pounds.

Owner Info:  Xena is a beautiful girl who was rescued from a shelter.  She was going to be euthanized due to her severe eye injury.  Her caregiver cannot afford to keep her, and also writes that she needs a larger yard and more exercise than he can give her.  He is very much hoping for a new home or rescue for sweet Xena.  

Xena's owner gave us more info about her eye conditions:  "Xena was picked up by the city animal control with her left eye hanging out on a Friday. Due to the severity of her injury she was going to be euthanized. She seemed so sweet, I rescued her. I volunteer with a local rescue & raised money through them to have her eye removed, get her spayed & vaccinated. The vet thinks she have very limited vision in her 1 eye."  Other than that, he says Xena is very healthy.

Xena is an indoor dog with run of the house, she is housebroken but not leash trained.  She knows the commands sit and stay!  Xena is described as outgoing, and she's good with people of all ages and both male and female dogs.  She currently lives with several other dogs.

Xena is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never bitten or snapped.  Her owner writes that when she's in a cage at Petsmart for an adoption event, she will sometimes bark at other dogs walking by, but "I do not think it is aggression, just fear of not knowing the dog. When relatives have come to visit & brought their dog(s), she welcomes them at home."  Her caregiver feels that she adapts well to new situations.

Xena is a very sweet little girl!  Her caregiver wants us to know, "Xena is a sweetheart of a dog. She is very gentle & loving. She also loves to run and play with other dogs. I think she would do best in a home with a large fenced yard & other dogs to play with."

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com