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: 
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Boudini



Contact Information:


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

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

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




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:



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.




 
Ellie
 
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




Name: Ellie

Sex: Female (altered)

Breed: Hound mix

Age: 9 ½ years

Location: Charlotte, NC

 

Vet/Medical Info: Ellie is spayed and heartworm negative. She received Bordatella vaccination on 12/13/2011, DHLPP and one year rabies on 12/19/2011 along with kennel cough.

 

Owner Info: Ellie is currently being fostered at Dog Days of Charlotte. She was originally pulled from Gaston County shelter and has been with them since March. They are looking for a rescue who can take her on. Ellie is an indoor dog with the run of the house, she is housebroken and leash trained. She is an outgoing girl, good with adults, dogs and small animals. She seems to adapt well to new situations. They are unsure what her eye conditions is, she sometimes runs into things and has trouble identifying where sounds are coming from, but she hasn't seen a doctor specifically for her eyes. Apart from that she is a very healthy girl.


Update 11/18/14: Miss Ellie continues to wait.  She is doing fine where she is but would love a house in the country!


Update 8/23/24: Miss Ellie is doing well. She is starting to show her age a bit now and our walks are a bit slower and shorter. She is still playful with my other foster dogs and loves dog toys and sleeping on the sofa. But, she is a country dog stuck in the city so if we could find the right home for her to live out her days, it would be great.


Update 6/15/14:  Miss Ellis is happy in her current foster home but would be happier in a forever home!  She has been waiting for almost two years!    


Update 4/12/14:  Ellie is doing well and is dreaming of her very own home in the country!  



 
Khen
 
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


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:

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



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:

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


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


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
*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


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

 
Chewy
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


Chewy is an adorable Basenji whose owners have made the heartbreaking decision to re-home him because they can no longer meet his needs. They feel that Chewy needs a home with a fenced yard so he can have freedom to exercise and play outdoors.

 

Name:    Chewy

Age:       11 years

Sex:       Male (neutered)

Breed:    Basenji

Location:  Charlotte, NC


Vet Info: Chewy is confirmed neutered and weighs 32 pounds. He is completely blind and partially deaf. He is heartworm negative. He is current with all vaccinations and microchipped. He is on Soloxine for his thyroid.

 

Update 8/24/14: Basenji is doing well and still is in need of a new home!  Please share his information!


Owner InfoChewy is an adorable Basenji whose owners have decided to re-home him because they can no longer meet his needs. Chewy suffers from hypothyroidism and needs constant access to water and the outdoors so he can relieve himself. Chewy’s owner works very long hours and is not able to take him outside every couple of hours. They feel that Chewy needs a home with a fenced yard due to his urinary incontinence so he can have freedom to exercise and play outdoors.

 

Chewy has been with his owners almost his whole life. He is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house; he is housebroken and leash-trained. Chewy’s owner described him as good with men, women, and teenagers, as well as cats and female dogs. He said since losing his eyesight within the past two months, he has been very confused. He has nipped at a friend once when the friend pushed him out of his corner of the couch but it was “nothing major.” Chewy's owner also says that Chewy has extreme anxiety issues and doesn't do well in a crate.

 

Chewy’s owner says, “This will be one of the hardest things that I have had to do in my life , my wife and I love him so much but because of love we feel that finding a good home for him is the best and unselfish thing to do.”


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

 
Sugar
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


Sugar is adorable and friendly!  The local rescue that has her is out of room, and so Sugar needs a new home!


Name:  Sugar 

Age:  3 years     

Sex:   female/spayed   

Breed:   shih tzu

Location:  Alabama


Vet Info: The vet confirmed that Sugar has a spay scar. Sugar has some vision but "not much." The left eye has atrophy/scarring of the globe, probably due to an injury. She has dry eye in both eyes. 

Owner Info: Sugar is a very calm, passive, and loving little dog who was rescued 6 months ago from certain death at the local shelter by a local rescue, but the rescue does not have room to keep her. She weighs 8 pounds. She is housebroken and leash trained. She understands "do you want to go out?" She gets along well with other animals and is also good with people of all ages, including children. Her vision has been improving since the dry eye has been treated (she needs drops daily). Her current owner said she is up to date on her shots. She is precious, and looking for a new home!

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!!


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

 
Gracie
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


Gracie is a beautiful puppy in need of a new home!  


Name:   Gracie

Age:     8 months old on 10/4/14

Sex:      female/spayed

Breed:   Australian Shepherd

Location: Arkansas

 

Vet Info: The vet said that Gracie is a "sweet girlwho is healthy except for being blind and deaf (congenital condition). She was recently spayed and is up to date on shots. She has not yet been heartworm tested. 

Owner Info: Gracie has "episodes" that her current owner has been told could be seizures, and so she needs an MRI. The episodes are triggered when light is turned on in a dark room. Gracie's current owner cannot afford any specialty care, so wants her to have a home where someone can afford her medical care. Gracie is 30 pounds right now and was going to be euthanized by her breeder until her current owner stepped in to adopt her. Gracie is housebroken and gets along with people, dogs and cats. Gracie is a wonderful puppy who is in need of a loving home!

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Benjy
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


Benjy is a sweet little fellow who was recently diagnosed with diabetes.  He has also recently become partially blind, and his elderly owners are having a great deal of difficulty caring for him.  They are very much hoping for rescue as soon as possible!  

Name:     Benjy
Age:       DOB June 2009
Breed:    Jack Russell
Sex:       Male (confirmed neutered)
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Vet Info:  Benjy is confirmed neutered.  He is up to date on his rabies vaccine and is next due on 4/26/2017.  He is heartworm negative.  Benjy weighs 21 pounds.

Owner Info:  Benjy is a sweet little fellow who was recently diagnosed with diabetes.  He has also recently become blind, and his elderly owners are having a great deal of difficulty caring for him.  They are very much hoping for rescue as soon as possible!   He was originally purchased from a breeder.

Benjy is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house, he is housebroken and leash trained.  He's a smart boy and knows the commands, Sit, Stop, and Go!  Benjy is good with people of all ages and with female dogs.  He's never been around male dogs, but he just ignores the female dogs, and they believe he'll be just fine with male dogs, too!  He is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never bitten or snapped.  

Benjy wasn't feeling well a few months ago and couldn't hold anything down.  His caregivers write, "He was diagnosed with diabetes and requires 2 insulin shots per day. With the medicine his appetite returned, he was energetic, and happy until the eye conditioned developed".  They describe Benjy as being partially blind, with a glaze over his eyes, and that it's progressing quickly.  He misses the doggy door and will bump into things.  Benjy is a sweet little boy and they hope he can find rescue!

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Fatts
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


Fatts is an adorable little fellow who was saved from being euthanized at a kill shelter by someone who has pulled dogs for us.  She is now hoping for our help!  Fatts has been nursed back to health and is now ready for rescue so he can find his very own forever home!

Update: 11/16/14-  Fatts feels great now that he has lost some weight, and he is still waiting for his forever home!!

Name:   Fatts
Age:      9 or 10  years
Breed:    Chihuahua
Sex:       Male (confirmed neutered)
Location:  Chattanooga, TN

Vet Info: Fatts is confirmed neutered and heartworm negative.  He is up to date on vaccines and is due for his next rabies vaccine on 9/17/15.  Fatts weighs about 12 pounds.

Owner Info:  Fatts is an adorable little fellow who was saved from being euthanized at a kill shelter by someone who has pulled dogs for us.  She is now hoping for our help!  Fatts has been nursed back to health and is now ready for rescue so he can find his very own forever home!  Fatts is blind from cataracts.  

Fatts is an indoor dog who is crated, he is housebroken and leash trained.  He is good with both men and women and male and female dogs, and currently lives with several other dogs.  Small children may be too rough for him.  

Fatts is not possessive of toys, treats, or food.  When he first arrived from the shelter, he would snap if the other dogs ran into him, but he does not do that any more.  He has never bitten.  

One eye with redness is currently being treated with eye medication, and he is a good boy about getting his medication!  His caregiver writes, "Other than being very overweight he is healthy. He was over 14 lbs when I got him. He is 12 or under now and feeling better every day. He still needs to lose weight but slowly. He is missing some teeth but does not affect his eating..... He gets around great and is a happy boy. He was loved at one time because he was neutered and they almost fed him to death.  He is crate trained and housebroken when let out on a regular schedule. He is a good boy with many years left."    Fatts is a sweetheart and just wants to sit in someone's lap all day!

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

 
Stickers
*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


Name:   Stickers
Age:       Unknown
Breed:    Shih Tzu or Lhasa Apso?
Sex:      Female (not spayed)
Location:  Corpus Christi, TX area

Vet Info:  Stickers is not up to date on vaccines and has not been heartworm tested.  She weighs approximately 12 pounds.

Owner Info:   Stickers is an adorable little girl who was found in the country.  She was so full of "stickers" she couldn't walk, and was very thin.  The good samaritan who found her took her to the groomer and is caring for her as best she can, but her husband doesn't want to keep Stickers, and she works full time and isn't able to give Stickers the time or attention she needs.  She is very much hoping for rescue for Stickers.  She has had Stickers for two months.

Her caregiver writes that Stickers is about 95% blind (from scratched corneas due to dry eye), but she can see light and shadows.  Stickers is also deaf.   Stickers is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house, she is not housebroken or leash trained.  Her caregiver writes that she sleeps most of the day and will follow you if you walk in front of her.  

Stickers is a kind and gentle girl, and is good with people of all ages, both male and female dogs, and cats.  She currently lives with two other dogs and two cats and she is very cat friendly.  She is not possessive of toys, treats or food and has never shown any aggression.  They also note she never barks.
  

Please contact:  os@blinddogrescue.com

 
Gracie
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


Gracie is a beautiful and sweet little girl whose owner has suffered some losses and is unable to stay in his current home.  He will not be able to take Gracie when he moves, nor can he afford to give Gracie the proper care she needs.  He is very much hoping for rescue for sweet Gracie!

Name:   Gracie
Age:      11 years
Sex:      Female (confirmed spayed)
Breed:   Chihuahua / Yorkie Mix
Location:  Annapolis, MD area

Vet Info:  Gracie is confirmed spayed.  She is up to date on her rabies and distemper vaccines and is due for her next rabies vaccine in 2017.  She is heartworm negative.  Gracie weighs 10 pounds.  Her owner writes that she needs some dental work.  

Owner Info:  Gracie is a beautiful and sweet little girl whose owner has suffered some losses and is unable to stay in his current home.  He will not be able to take Gracie when he moves, nor can he afford to give Gracie the proper care she needs.  He has gotten Gracie her rabies and distemper vaccines in the hopes that she will find a new home or rescue!  

Gracie is almost completely blind, but her owner writes, that she can see light and dark and maybe some shadowy figures. Gracie is an indoor dog with run of the house, she is housebroken and leash trained.  Her owner writes that Gracie "is a very low key, calm dog and doesn't require much maintenance. She will come if called."  Gracie is good with people of all ages, both male and female dogs, and cats, and currently lives with three other dogs, who also will need to be rehomed.  Gracie is not possessive of toys, treats, or food, but did snap when she was woken up from sleeping because she was scared.  She has never bitten.  Gracie's owner wants us to know that "she is a very friendly, and a bit timid dog."

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

 
Cooper
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


Cooper is a very handsome and sweet fellow whose owners are raising their newborn grandson.  Cooper is having difficulty around the newborn and this has become a concern.  He is being kept penned up more than normal and is becoming depressed.  They feel Cooper needs more than they can provide.  They are very much hoping for rescue for sweet Cooper.

Name:    Cooper
Age:       DOB 2/2012
Breed:   Yellow Lab/Great Pyrenees
Sex:       Male (confirmed neutered)
Location:  Peoria, IL area

Vet Info:   Cooper is confirmed neutered.  He is up to date on vaccines and is next due for the rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccines on 6/4/15.  He is heartworm negative and receives the Proheart Injection, which is next due in December.  Cooper weighs 85 pounds.

Owner Info:  Cooper is a very handsome and sweet fellow whose owners are raising their newborn grandson.  Cooper is having difficulty around the newborn and this has become a concern.  He is being kept penned up more than normal and is becoming depressed.  They feel Cooper needs more than they can provide, and they write, "Quality of life being penned up with no other companion has disclosed a behavior where Cooper becomes "depressed" acting and lack of appetite."  They are very much hoping for rescue for sweet Cooper.

Cooper is an indoor dog confined to one area of the house, he is housebroken and leash trained.  He is completely blind and they write that his eyes appear normal and are green in color. Cooper is a smart boy!  He knows several commands including, Stop, Step, Slow Down, Stay, Lay Down, Sit, Come, and Do Not Eat!  Cooper is good with both men and women, but a home without children is recommended.  They also tell us that Cooper is great with other dogs.  "Our sons have dogs and one is a rescued boxer mix and the other is a lab great Pyrenees as well, only with vision.  They all get along great."  Cooper is also good with cats.  

Cooper is not possessive of toys, treats, or food, and has never shown any aggression.  He perks up around other dogs (he loves when their son brings his dog over - he becomes a different dog and his appetite improves!), and they want us to know that he's an awesome dog!  They write, "Cooper is an awesome obedient dog. He just needs to be around other dogs for companion. He would not be good in a home with newborn children as we have experienced with our own grandson".

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