Courtesy Listings

The blind and visually impaired dogs listed below are in shelters and rescue groups throughout the United States and Canada. They are listed as a courtesy and are not affiliated with Blind Dog Rescue Alliance. BDRA has not evaluated these dogs, and makes no guarantees to their temperament.

If you are interested in adopting any of these dogs, please contact the shelter or rescue directly.


Ranger (I am blind)
Dog • Young • Male • Medium
Please contact: Lab Rescue Ok, Inc. Broken Arrow, OK

Ranger Will here.  I am a super special boy.  You see, I was born with osteochondrodysplasia, which caused my front legs to be shorter and has made me blind.  You might be sad for me, but I am such a happy, smart boy that you soon realize I am able to live a wonderful labbie life.  I’m in a foster home and they are teaching me commands as well as scent recognition.  As you’re reading this I am probably out on a walk with my foster dad.  We like to take long walks while I smell all the wonderful smells along the way.  Please consider adopting me into your family.  I am only 10 months old so I can grow and learn with you.  You can apply to meet me at www.labrescue.net.  Thank you!
https://www.petfinder.com/dog/ranger-will-40669645/ok/broken-arrow/lab-rescue-ok-inc-ok89/

Diva (I am blind)
Dog • Adult • Female • Medium
Please contact: One Love Animal Rescue Mount Laurel, NJ

Diva is my very special blind foster girl. She entered my life in August of last year and has left a lasting “paw print” on my heart. I was so nervous and scared at the idea bringing a blind dog into my home. I purchased the best-rated raising a blind dog books and did my best to prepare…. but you know what?…my instructor, teacher and friend was able to teach me everything I needed to know and that was Diva herself. She has been blind her entire 7 years of life, her attitude is “I got this and I will show you” and show me she did. Diva showed me she was very adaptable to a predictable environment, Diva showed me just a few carefully chosen words would keep her out of trouble, Diva showed me that all dogs can be off-leash and MOST IMPORTANTLY Diva has taught me to slow down and listen, there is so much to be experienced through the pleasure of sound.
Diva has her own FB page
https://www.facebook.com/Blind-Dog-Off-Leash-1841101579479…/
Many wonderful folks follow and comment on Diva’s page and her life as my foster dog. They say “you should just keep her” “she looks so happy”. I love Diva. Her perfect forever home is out there. She NEEDS TO BE THE ONLY DOG. I run an animal rescue, there are so many dogs (besides my 4 personal dogs) in and out of my home. She is not comfortable with all the dogs around and just WANTS to be with her “person”. I KNOW her PERSON is out there. Her person will snuggle and love her all day long. Her person will embrace the %100 devotion Diva is ready to give. Her person will be open to learning and loving life even more through the gifts Diva has to offer.
When Diva’s PERSON arrives, I will cry tears of joy and sadness. I will cry because I will be so overcome with joy that she will get the life she so rightly deserves and sad because selfishly I will miss my dog friend, my early morning cranberry bogs buddy and my end of the day snuggle partner.


Oscar (I am blind)
Dog •  Young • Male • Medium
Please contact: Buddy Up Animal Society Portland, ME

Oscar is a young pup, believed to be just under a year, who was found in the middle of a busy highway in the South-Bronx emaciated and disoriented. The good Samaritan who found him reached out to Buddy Up to help find him a home, as she already has 3 large does of her own and Oscar is a special needs pup.

Oscar is fully blind, but considering this he gets around incredibly well. He loves being around other dogs and people, but if he is spooked/scared he gets anxiety and can nip fearfully and also has anxiety-inducing seizures. For these reasons, he will not be placed in a home with young children and needs a quiet, comfortable home where he won’t be overly excited with any excessive activity going on.

For more details on Oscar’s rescue story, please visit his fundraiser page here: https://www.gofundme.com/special-needs-blind-oscar

IF you’d like to help this guy by fostering or adopting, PLEASE fill out an application through our website www.buddyupanimalsociety.org

Info@buddyupanimalsociety.org


Simba (I am vision impaired)
Dog •  Adult • Male • Medium/Large
Please contact: Wags Fund or email info@wagsfundrescue.com Houston, TX

Howdy!

My first family had to move when I was just a puppy, and I was left in a friend’s yard. There, all alone, I gradually went nearly blind from juvenile cataracts and then my retinas detached. Now I only can see a little out of one eye. I was all by myself in the yard, so I invented a digging game where I dig and then listen for where the dirt falls. It’s the only way I had to amuse myself.

The family whose yard I was in got tired of having me there, and brought me to the vet to have me put down. The vet took me in, half bald and covered in fleas, heartworm positive, and nearly blind.

I’ve been treated for heartworms, neutered, and you can see my hair has regrown beautifully. The ophthalmologist says they can do surgery to help keep my retinas from detaching the rest of the way, so I may be able to keep what vision I have, and the wonderful people at WAGS will help my forever family fund the procedure.

My foster family had new puppy and two other dogs, with whom I love to play. I can wrestle with another big dog like nobody’s business! I love to run in the yard when the other dogs run or fetch. If you leave me alone in the yard, I will get bored, and start to play by myself. Usually I dig holes and listen to the dirt fall.

Sometimes the cat darts by, and all I see is something running, so I trot over to see what it is, but it’s just the boring cat and not a squirrel, so I leave him alone.

The kids pet me sometimes, but mostly I just stay out of their way, because when they run around and I can’t see them, it’s a little tough for me to play along.

When I’m not playing, I love sitting quietly in my crate, which is my safe place to eat. Over months I have learned what chew toys are. I have gotten to ride in the car (I love it!), and more love than in the rest of my life.

I love being pet and I howl and whine excitedly when I hear my foster mom come home from work. Come pet me!

The only thing I don’t like is being scared. If there’s loud noises/yelling or I think I’m in trouble, I hide in my crate. Don’t chase me, because I’ll feel cornered. Just let me calm down, or offer me treats so I know you’re not going to hurt me. I wish I could talk because then I could tell my people whether I was beaten, or just am scared because I can’t see well and can’t tell whether the noise is directed at me.

I would love a family with another big dog! Cats, small dogs, and school aged children are all fine with me, too. I don’t mind boisterous play but I wouldn’t like to live with a family that sounds scary — so please, no yelling at sports on the TV! ​

Please also check out my blog Fureverandalways

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Ghost (I am vision impaired)
Dog •  Adult • Male • Medium/Large
Please contact: Pawluvernetwork@gmail.com York, PA

Dec 7th, 2017. Please help Ghost find his furever family for the holiday. He really REALLY really wants to be a furfamily member. He is being well cared for in foster but cant be fully integrated and is getting a little sad.

Update November 16th 2017 Ghost is totally ready to find his forever family and he deserves it so very much!!!! Please share and help him find his home for the holidays.

Update 11/3/17. Verrrrrry…soon This awesome boy will be ready to find a special family to finally call his own. He had been through SO much…..he is a TROOPER!!!! Please share and help us find him a furever family. Ghost gets along with other dogs as long as they show him respect and patience. Though he is completely blind, he can hear well and is extremely tolerant if given verbal reassurance and some simple ” notice” when you are going to interact with him. He loves attention and affection and is playful and curious. He is crate trained and likes his crate for security. He loves kids but cannot be startled so older understanding children would be best. He is not aggressive but will try to bite if suddenly startled (understandable and easily accomodated). Fully vetted. Email Pawluvernetwork@gmail.com for application. His foster family adores him and can speak with interested adopters at length about his needs.

GHOST needs your help just one more time…..
After settling in, getting proper medication and seeing a veterinarian we are sad to report that ghost is going to need both of his eyes removed. Chronic infection is just causing him a problem and neither eye is functional. Looking to get this done ASAP so he can get on the road to recovery and find his forever family! I guess the good news if there is any is that we have found an absolutely phenomenal vet willing to do the surgery pretty much at cost for $300 this is miraculous and I’m extremely grateful. Funds are needed to assist with his surgery as we have already gone over the original budget of $800 which is to be expected for all the Care he has needed. I can tell you one thing he is totally worth it! If you can find it in your heart and wallet to make a pledge please comment below. Huge thank you to Ashley Angstadt and family for fostering him. It’s a huge undertaking and it has certainly not been easy….And thank you to Kari Coble for hooking us up with Dr Brian to get this very deserving boy the care that he needs!


Molly (I have reduced vision)
Dog •  Adult • Female • Medium
Please contact: Cat Assistance, NY

Molly is a 6 year old MINIPOODLE MIX a DOODLE- 26 lbs. A lovely family dog that is very well behaved in the home and with children. She LOVES to cuddle and her favorite thing in the world is a good belly rub! She only barks for a few seconds when you get home, otherwise she is as quiet as a mouse.

She was very neglected when we took her in. We had her fully examined, clipped and groomed- (She was full of mats! 4 lbs to be exact) so she is now shaved but her coat will grow in long and soft-

Molly is flourishing in her foster home, now that she has been spayed and groomed. She loves cuddling with her foster family and playing with her foster doggy sibling. She doesn’t play with toys, but she can’t resist a bully stick! She has low energy in the house, and perks up to take a walk outside. She is completely content sleeping on and off for most of the day.

Molly already knows how to sit and stay! We are now fine tuning her skills so she can learn to sit and stay even when there’s no treat involved.

She has the beginning of cataracts, but she manages to get around just fine. Once she scales the house a handful of times she is a pro at navigating- just keep her away from the stairs. She won’t know they’re there. (She can climb up and down stairs. You just have to make sure she finds the first step and she’s all set!) The rescue will help with surgery if needed. Molly is located in Stamford, CT.

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Wendy (I am vision impaired)
Dog •  Adult • Female • Medium
Please contact: Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation, NV

Senior dog Wendy was waiting for her owner to pick her up from the Winnemucca shelter but she never showed up to claim her. After weeks of waiting, the shelter staff was becoming increasingly concerned for Wendy’s health. Wendy was showing signs of shelter stress and needed to get out of there a.s.a.p.

WARF quickly responded and arranged transport for Wendy to a foster home in Incline Village. She soon showed her very sweet personality, began eating at once and went out the dog door to explore the yard. It is clear that she was an indoor family pet.

Wendy is a special needs dog with limited eyesight and will need a home that is easy for her to move around in. She loves to explore the fenced yard, lie in the sun, snuggle, go on leashed walks and just hang out with her humans. She will be best with someone that is home a lot. She gets along with dogs but shouldn’t be with a tiny dog due to her vision. She loves humans, even kids, but we feel she would do better with responsible people that would remember to push the chair in or not leave things in her path to stumble over. She is a sweet angel of a pup that deserves a special home.

If you are interested in adopting Wendy, please email me @carlsontahoe@gmail.com for more info or go to http://www.tahoewarf.com and fill out an application to adopt Wendy. ~Senior Female English Pointer ~10 years + ~Special Needs due to limited eyesight and hearing ~Weight about 35-40 lbs. ~Spayed ~Good with dogs ~Not sure about cats ~She loves kids but probably not a good idea to live with them ~She is very sweet natured ~Sleeps on a dog bed at night ~Walks on leash

Wendy was recently diagnosed with stage 1 Kidney disease and put on prescription dog food plus Proin. This runs about $100 a month for both. We are actively looking for sponsors for her vet bills so the burden will not be placed on her future forever home owner.

Cj and Wendy
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Jovie (I am vision, hearing impaired)
Dog •  Adult • Female • Medium
Please contact: Brookline Laborador Retriever Rescue, PA

12/9/17 Jovie is still looking for her forever home!

Jovie is a three-year old purebred dainty teacup of a black Labrador. She is feisty and funny and full of life. She adores children, most other dogs (as long as she can be the boss), and cats. She loves nothing more than to go on long, long walks or “sniffs” and to cuddle on the couch or in bed with her favorite humans.

And you would never know that she is blind and mostly deaf from birth! She has no limitations in terms of her mobility – she quickly “maps” new areas by touch and scent. She can scale steep stairs with no problem and happily uses steps to make her way into her Mom’s bed. Nothing stops this little spitfire!

Jovie does struggle with separation anxiety, which is understandable given her loss of two senses and her history of being shuffled around between families. But the good news is that this is easily alleviated as long as she has a canine companion!

This dog is the love of the world and will be happy in a variety of settings – a busy family with another dog, a companion for a family member who is homebound, or someone who is able to take her to work or works from home. A quiet more rural setting would be ideal, as the myriad of sounds in an urban setting confuse and disorient her.

Jovie is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, heartworm negative and receives daily eye drops. Her eyes will need to be monitored from time to time. Unfortunately, she is not a candidate for eye surgery. But, it will only take a few minutes with her to realize that her blindness in no way limits her ability to lead a happy, healthy Labrador’s life – the last one to realize she can’t see is Jovie, as she’s never experienced the world differently.

Please consider taking this lovely, sweet dog into your hearts and home. You will be forever grateful that you did. Click here to view a video of Jovie.

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Dog •  Senior • Male • Small
Please contact: A Reason To Believe Rescue, WV

Available to adopters in DE, MD, PA, NJ, CT, or MA.

12/9/17 Potter is still looking for his forever home!

10/5/16 update: Potter is now healthy and ready for his forever home! This little guy loves people and loves to eat! He’s a senior and his sight is not good and seems to be getting worse, so it would be best for Potter to be the only pet and live in an adults-only home. He is paper trained but not completely housebroken. Potter hoards things and loves to sleep on his foster mom’s clothes…he takes comfort from her scent. He likes to rough house with his foster mom. At this point in his life, he basically wants nothing to do with other animals. Potter is a people pooch seeking a retirement home! 10 years 12 lb.

History:

Intake Condition: severely matted and crying because it hurts to move. Found maggots eating at him. Blood work was a mess. He was unwilling to eat at first. Clearly Potter was at death’s door when I found him.

7/15 update: Before and after photos uploaded. Before=July 6th and after = today July 15th We still have a long way to go physically but mentally and emotionally I can already see the change

7/19 update: Yesterday evening I got home and checked on Potter- he was fine, happy to see me, had eaten most of his special food, had drank lots of water and had peed three times on his puppy pad. A hour later I go back in and run his bath & he won’t stand up, is whining, and is growling at me. So I call doc and we decide that it’s his skin. It obviously hurts. We stop the steroid just in case and gave him some pain medication I had on hand- continue the antibiotics. A little bit later and he was fine so I was sure it was his skin. All checks through the night and this morning he is his regular self. Took him in to see doc for labs and his liver is way off, his WBC count is up and his platelets have stopped going up, so we’re stopping some meds, starting others, changing food, and shooting for an ultrasound tomorrow. He needs a liver biopsy but is far too unhealthy to survive a surgery. So we’re still in the woods. Currently he’s riding shot gun and is pain free. On the bright side, Doc was really happy with how his wounds are healing.

7/21 update: Potter’s liver ultrasound was good.


Foxi (I am blind)
Dog • Pyrenean Shepherd mix • Young • Male • Medium
Please contact: One Planet Rescue, CA

12/9/17 Foxi is still looking for his forever home!

Meet Foxi! A courageous, blind, 4 year old Sheltie , who has had his share of truly bad times. With ears cut, tail broken, and infected eyes, a kind angel spotted him and immediately jumped into action. After a thorough vet visit, including all vaccinations and neuter, Foxi was determined blind, but his eye sockets were healthy so removal of his eyes was not necessary.

As you can imagine, he was, and still can be, timid around humans, however he has shown ZERO fear aggression. Foxi is currently living with a foster family , and is slowly coming out of his shell. He loves the companionship of other dogs and is finally experiencing the joy of rough housing with his foster siblings.

Foxi’s bold personality is still not accustomed to walking on a leash so he needs a lot of love and patience and once he knows his ‘person’, he will follow them to the moon and back! Good news is, he is finally eating well and is ready for his loving pet parent(s) to guide, direct and love him. Foxi is a beautiful spirit who, at no fault of his own, experienced some horrific times. But here at One Planet Rescue, we believe Foxi is here to experience unconditional love and inspire us to be better human beings.

Foxi is currently being fostered in SF Bay Area
If you like to learn more about Foxi or better yet to arrange and meet him, please fill out our online application: https://www.tinyurl.com/AdoptMeNow


Joey (I am partially blind)

Pitbull Terrier • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact: Helping Hand 4 Animals • Omaha, NE

12/9/17 Joey is still looking for his forever home!

Meet Joey who is with Helping Hand 4 Animals in the Omaha, NE area. He has been waiting for a home of his own for 7 months now. Joey is partially blind due to severe trauma to his head. His life so far has been a series of neglect, abuse, abandonment, and disappointment but he still loves all he meets.

Joey needs a home, not a kennel for the rest of his life. Approximately 3 yrs old, Joey needs a secure home with no other pets, no small children (under the age of 13), as he startles easily, a fenced yard is preferred.

Contact Helping Hand 4 Animals at:

Email: helpinghandro@gmail.com

https://helpinghand4animals.com/


Red (I have impaired vision)
12/03/17 Still looking for his forever home!
Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact: Swampy Paws • Killian, LA

12/3/17 Red is doing well! He is a gentle giant. He is almost 100 pounds now. He has reached full maturity now that he is over 2 years of age. He has okay day vision but his night vision is limited. I do not think we will get any more progress in him gaining better vision. However, he has improved so much that we are just happy he gets around so well.

Big Red is ready for a home! His story is truly one of a survivor.

Red was found by a vet tech who works at one of the clinics we use. He had been a stray in the area and there were no vision problems. Then the next day he showed up and was totally blind. She took him to the clinic and contacted us. We had him examined at Southern Veterinary Eye Care and treatment was started. The doctor thought perhaps it was a viral issue. He prescribed steroids to see if that would help. Well, it did. Slowly over a few weeks to a month his vision improved enough that we placed him at the Denham Springs Animal Shelter. We had no foster homes available for a large dog. Shortly after that the Great Flood happened. Red was placed on the roof with all the other dogs. I was frantic when I heard this. Fortunately he was rescued and transferred to ARNO in New Orleans. When their foster home could no longer keep him, I asked for him back.

He is now heartworm free! He is with me and I can tell you this is the sweetest big (70+ pounds) boy and if I could I would keep him. But he deserves to be the center of attention in a home. He is great with kids and other dogs and even passed the cat test here. His vision isn’t normal, but it is certainly adequate enough for him to run through the woods at my farm! His night time vision is not good but he does not bump into anything. He is just cautious about going out at night so he will not roam around the yard, but just stays close to the house and patio. He is crate trained and does well in the house for a few hours at a time. His only problem is that he wants to play too rough with the little dogs. He does the play bow thing and then paws them.

If you are looking for a large INSIDE dog, then please let me know. While he likes to be outside and spends a couple of hours at a time outside, we do not want him living outside. He is a dog that needs to be near his human companion. Red is approximately 2 years old.

A fenced yard and home visit are REQUIRED to adopt.

For more info call 225-772-8836 or 225-369-1999 you can also email swampypaws4@yahoo.com


Dale (Deaf)
12/02/17 Still looking for his forever home!
Catahoula • Young • Male • Large
Please contact: Canine Castaways • Arcadia, Florida

NAME: Dale
BREED: Catahoula
SEX: male
COLOR: White with red
AGE: 2 years in May 2016
WEIGHT: 65 lbs

LOCATED IN: Arcadia

Dale is very athletic and needs a family to match. He loves to run, run, run! He also loves to play outdoors and to play with other dogs around his size. Once he has had his work out, Dale wants to be a lap dog when you’re sitting on the couch. Dale is still a little nervous when meeting new people, but warms up quickly. He loves the water, has learned how to swim and knows several hand signal commands

He has no peripheral vision at all, but can see approximately 15 to 20 feet. If you approach him from the side, he does not see you. Of course he supposedly can’t hear anything but I have my doubts on that. They are certain tones, especially loud, low tones, that he will respond to.

If you are interested in adopting please Complete our Adoption Application by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://www.caninecastaways.org/#!adopt/c6mv

MEDICAL INFO:

The following has been or will be done for this puppy at the appropriate age…
– Basic Exam by Veterinarian
– Spayed or Neutered
– Placed on heartworm preventive
– Basic Bloodwork
– Microchipped
– Intestinal Parasite Exam and medication
– Vaccinations
– Placed on flea preventive

ADOPTION DONATION: $150

This adoption donation helps to cover the vet expenses for this puppy including heartworm preventive which is dispensed at the initial vet visit and then goes with the dog at adoption. All vet records will be provided to adopter.

Visit us at https://www.caninecastaways.org/


Chip (Vision impaired + Deaf)
12/02/17 Still looking for his forever home!
Catahoula • Young • Male • Large
Please contact: Canine Castaways • Arcadia, Florida

NAME: Chip
BREED: Catahoula
SEX: male
COLOR: White/brown
AGE: 14 months as of Aug 2015
WEIGHT: 60 lbs as of Jan 2015

NOTES FROM FOSTER FAMILY:

Chip and his brother Dale come to us together and are very sweet pups! Due to genetic issues Chip is deaf and has limited vision. His Brother Dale is deaf but his vision is ok.

They are available for adoption now and ready to start their lives with their new families. They can be adopted together or to separate homes. Deaf dogs do great with some basic training and are wonderful companions!

If you are interested in adopting please Complete our Adoption Application by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://www.caninecastaways.org/#!adopt/c6mv

MEDICAL INFO:

The following has been or will be done for this puppy at the appropriate age…
– Basic Exam by Veterinarian
– Spayed or Neutered
– Placed on heartworm preventive
– Basic Bloodwork
– Microchipped
– Intestinal Parasite Exam and medication
– Vaccinations
– Placed on flea preventive

ADOPTION DONATION: $150

This adoption donation helps to cover the vet expenses for this puppy including heartworm preventive which is dispensed at the initial vet visit and then goes with the dog at adoption. All vet records will be provided to adopter.

Visit us at https://www.caninecastaways.org/


12/3/17 Charity is still looking for her forever home!
Belgian Dutch Shepherd • Adult • Female • Large
Little German Shepherd Angels • Cherry Valley, California

ABOUT CHARITY (I’M BLIND)
12/3/17 Charity is doing well and has adjusted to her blindness.
Charity is a beautiful six year old female Belgian Dutch Shepherd who is blind in one eye and has a cataract in other. She was dumped at a shelter. The current owner rescued Charity from the shelter three years ago.

She is a retired search drug dog officer. She will search in soft dirt or gravel but does not dig. She is very healthy. She has been spayed, is up-to-date with all shots and is micro chipped. Charity is good with people but is not recommended for a home with children under the age of ten. She is good with other dogs.

She loves to be loved. She will make you laugh and is very sweet.

Charity is only available for adoption in California, Nevada or Arizona. If you’re interested in adopting Charity please email littlegermanshepherdangels@gmail.com