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.


Bandit (I am blind)

Australian Cattle dog mix • Adult • Male • Medium
Please contact: Adopt a Homeless Animal Rescue • Baltimore, MD

Bandit is blind and in need of special attention:

Bandit is AAHA’s 7 year old Australian Cattle dog mix still in search of his forever home! He has been with the rescue for some time now, but we have come to know him well and have discovered what a playful, fun dog Bandit can be despite his limitations of being blind, and some secondary fearfulness which is easily managed.

Unfortunately his eye condition cannot be corrected, but other then yearly check ups, does not require medical intervention at this time.

Bandit is a great pup who would enjoy the peace and quiet of a loving home! His needs are not that much…a fenced yard to roam and sniff around in, a soft dog bed to sleep on at night, and yummy treats that he really looks forward to getting from the volunteers who walk him!

While he waits for his furever home, AAHA is also looking for experienced dog walkers to have regular socialization/walks with Bandit. He walks very well, and can keep up with the fastest of walkers. Until the time comes when he finds his special person to love him like we do, we want to keep him active, appreciated, and loved!

Please contact us if you can help, or want to learn more about this special dog!

For more info email aaha_rescue@yahoo.com


Diva (I am blind)

Lab Terrier Mix • Adult • Female • Large
Please contact: info@oneloveanimalrescue.org • 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. She is pure joy and I hope you will all SHARE for Diva so her PERSON can get to read this.

For more info email info@oneloveanimalrescue.org


Red (I have impaired vision)

Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact: Swampy Paws • Killian, LA

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)

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: http://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 http://www.caninecastaways.org/


Chip (Vision impaired + Deaf)

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: http://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 http://www.caninecastaways.org/


Magoo (I’m Blind)

Shih Tzu – Poodle mix • Adult • Male • Small
Please contact: animalsrule.org/

ABOUT MAGOO (I’M BLIND)
Please contact:  ​info@animalsrule.org

Meet Magoo.  Just about the cutest puppy ever!  He and his 2 other siblings were dropped off in a box at one of our Vets offices.  It took us a few days to figure out that he is completely blind.  Magoo is very healthy, his eyes have developed normally, he just cant see out of them.  Our Vet thinks either the mom dog was vaccinated early on in her pregnancy, which is a no no,  or that she had a virus that effected the sight of the puppies. Magoo is an amazing little puppy.  As long as he’s adopted into a home with another dog he will do great.  Magoo is currently in foster care with other dogs and doing wonderful.  The other dogs in the home are Magoo’s eyes and Magoo’s ears and nose will lead his way.  Its amazing to watch.  Magoo picks up on things so quickly and will be very easy to train.  He can hear you walk and just follows you.  Or,  he will hear you in the other room and make his way to you.  He already has his foster home memorized and knows the daily routine.   Magoo is a very happy, healthy little guy, full of love, tail wags and kisses. We ask that you have another dog in the home young enough and playful enough for Magoo to bond with. He will not be able to go to a two story house, or a house with a swimming pool or pond.  Children must to be over the age of 12 please. Magoo is sponsored by: 1. Helen Evers honoring the memory of her friend Marlene Dantzer’s cat Peaches.

Magoo is in foster care and can be seen at our Saturday adoption event from 11am – 3pm at Creative Pet Supply -305 North Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731.   Please submit an application of interest first and read our adoption process link. Please, do not call the Pet Supply Store.  For a rapid response please contact us via e-mail at: info@animalsrule.org

Magoo – Male, Shih Tzu – Poodle mix, DOB 4/24/16, neutered, current on all vaccines, dewormed, microchipped, must go with another dog he can bond with, kids over 12, no swimming pools, no two story houses, cat safe 


Helen (I’m Blind)

Shih Tzu – Poodle mix • Adult • Female • Small
Please contact: animalsrule.org/

ABOUT HELEN (I’M BLIND)
Please contact:  ​info@animalsrule.org

Meet Helen.  Just about the cutest puppy ever!  She and her brother Magoo (also available) were dropped off in a box at one of our Vets offices.  It took us a few days to figure out that they are completely blind.  Helen is healthy, her eyes have developed normally, she just cant see out of them.  Our Vet thinks either the mom dog was vaccinated early on in her pregnancy, which is a no no,  or that she had a virus that effected the sight of the puppies. They are amazing little puppies. As long as they go with another dog they will do great.  They are currently in foster care with other dogs and doing wonderful.  The other dog in your home will be Helen’s eyes and her ears will lead her way.  Its amazing to watch.  The puppies pick up on things so quickly and they will be very easy to train.  They hear you walk and just follow you.  Or,  they will hear you in the other room and make their way to you.  They already have their foster home memorized and know the daily routine.   Helen is a very happy, healthy little girl, full of love, tail wags and kisses.  She is crate trained and sleeps in her crate at night with no trouble at all.  Sometimes she just goes into her crate all by herself and puts herself to sleep.  She also knows how to sit on command.  We ask that you have another dog in the home young enough and playful enough for Helen to bond with.  She will not be able to go to a two story house, or a house with a swimming pool or pond.  Children must to be over the age of 10 please.

Helen is in foster care and can be seen at our Saturday adoption event from 11am – 3pm at Creative Pet Supply -305 North Harbor Blvd. San Pedro, CA 90731.  Please submit an application of interest first and read our adoption process link.Please, do not call the Pet Supply Store.  For a rapid response please contact us via e-mail at: info@animalsrule.org

Helen – Female, Shih Tzu – Poodle mix, DOB 4/24/16, spayed, current on all vaccines, dewormed, microchipped, must go with another dog she can bond with, kids over 10, no swimming pools, no two story houses, she is cat safe  

https://youtu.be/YclwuA7AWZY


Charity (I’m Blind)

Belgian Dutch Shepherd • Adult • Female • Large
Little German Shepherd Angels • Yucaipa, California

ABOUT CHARITY (I’M BLIND)

Charity is a beautiful six year old female Belgian Dutch Shepherd who is blind in one eye and has 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.

If you’re interested in adopting Charity
littlegermanshepherdangels@gmail.com


Catalina (I’m Blind)

Mixed breed (?) • Adult • Female • Medium
Pound Dog Found Dog, New Jersey

ABOUT CATALINA (I’M BLIND)

Blind and abandoned, Catalina roamed the streets until an animal control officer was able to bring her to the local animal shelter. There she was given much love and care until she found her way to Pound Dog*Found Dog Rescue. Catalina’s specialists tell us she was either born without sight or lost her sight shortly after birth. Don’t feel sorry for her – after a day or two in a new environment she’s got it down! Don’t call her a poor girl – she’ll happily jump on your lap or show you her favorite toys. Catalina loves belly rubs and tussling with toys but is just as happy snoozing at your feet or lounging with the resident dog on the sofa. Catalina’s ideal home would be with adults or very mature respectful children or a low-key household with a consistent routine. She loves car rides and little adventures but is uncomfortable with loud noises. She loves to be spoken to for direction, and she’s a fast learner. Catalina is house trained, crate trained, spayed, microchipped and up to date with vaccinations. Despite her classification as special needs, Catalina is truly a low maintenance companion. Interested in giving this beauty a home? Extra points for blind dog experience! Applications at Blind and abandoned, Catalina roamed the streets until an animal control officer was able to bring her to the local animal shelter. There she was given much love and care until she found her way to Pound Dog*Found Dog Rescue. Catalina’s specialists tell us she was either born without sight or lost her sight shortly after birth. Don’t feel sorry for her – after a day or two in a new environment she’s got it down! Don’t call her a poor girl – she’ll happily jump on your lap or show you her favorite toys. Catalina loves belly rubs and tussling with toys but is just as happy snoozing at your feet or lounging with the resident dog on the sofa. Catalina’s ideal home would be with adults or very mature respectful children or a low-key household with a consistent routine. She loves car rides and little adventures but is uncomfortable with loud noises. She loves to be spoken to for direction, and she’s a fast learner. Catalina is house trained, crate trained, spayed, microchipped and up to date with vaccinations. Despite her classification as special needs, Catalina is truly a low maintenance companion. Interested in giving this beauty a home? Extra points for blind dog experience! Applications at www.pounddogfounddog.org.


Ringo (I’m Blind)

Pitbull • Adult • Male • Large
Home at Last Dog Rescue, Pennsylvania

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ABOUT RINGO (I’M BLIND)

5.5 yr old visually impaired pitbull, can see some shadows and big movements in brighter light. Big strong boy, 86lbs. Very sweet, housebroken, crate trained. Gets along with other dogs. He is with Home at Last Dog Rescue (www.homeatlastdogrescue.com) and interested applicants can contact homeatlastdogrescue@yahoo.com.


Zion (I’m Blind)

Golden Retriever Mix • Adult • Male • Medium
Raleigh, NC

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ABOUT ZION (I’M BLIND)
Zion is 10 years old, 65 pounds, neutered male. He was surrendered to the local shelter by his owner back in April. We took Zion into rescue, treated his heart worm and ear infections. We also discovered that while Zion is a sweet boy with people, he can be dog reactive. We’ve done training and worked with him and this behavior can be moderated – especially with a good handler and a non-reactive dog – but it’s still there and Zion needs an only dog home. It’s not aggression, more about humping, Zion is just a but of a dominant, humpy guy. Zion is blind – we don’t know why – but is an excellent “navigator” and loves going on walks in the neighborhood daily.

If you’re interested in adopting Zion please contact Julie Rigby (919) 673 – 6794


Mack (I’m Blind)

Bulldog • Adult • Male • Large
Indiana Bulldog Rescue, Indiana

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ABOUT MAC (I’M BLIND)

Mack is Adoption Ready
Intake type: Owner Surrender
Intake date: 01/10/2016
Age: 3 years
Gender: Male
Weight: 67 lbs
Energy level: Medium
Good with other dogs: No
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Yes
Object aggression: None
Special needs: Blind
Medications: None noted
Crate trained: Yes
House trained: Yes
Adoption fee: $550

Mack is a big old boy that loves his foster parents. He loves to be near all people but, since he can’t see, smaller children tend to make him nervous. He seems to get along with most smaller dogs, but medium to large dogs makes him nervous and sometimes he can show aggression. Due to his limited vision, we recommend slow introductions to any dogs and constant supervision to prevent any possible issues.

Mack spends most of the afternoon napping on a comfy chair and just wants to be with everyone. He likes to lay in the sun listening to the neighborhood dogs, and sometimes talks back to them. Even though he can’t see anything he shows a lot of trust and is fearless. He loves to go on walks and likes to jog in parks on a leash. Just be aware of objects for him to avoid bumping into if on a busy sidewalk. He is a fairly calm, easy dog to have. He is completely housetrained and crate trained, and can also be trusted alone in the house with out being kenneled.

Check out these adorable videos of Mack to see first hand how adorable he is and how he doesn’t let his blindness stop him!


James (I’m Blind)

Dog • Beagle Mix • Baby • Male • Medium
For The Love of Paws, Inc. Huntsville, TN

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ABOUT JAMES (I’M BLIND)
James has the purest of souls. He’s never been nasty to another animal or human being. He is very docile. James was born blind. Despite his challenges James learns to familiarize with his surroundings. He becomes very comfortable in a safe controlled environment and will play like a normal dog. James is very submissive. Because of this he has a tendency to be bullied. He needs to be placed in a home with other submissive animals. He is friendly with cats and dogs of all sizes. James is a bit shy at first but once he figures out you have the treats he will be your best friend for life. James becomes afraid and uncomfortable when being picked up because he is blind so he tends to stiffen his entire body. With some time and trust this issue can be resolved. Because James is blind he will be placed in a home with a fenced yard. No exceptions. Even though James cannot see you, he can smell you from a mile away. He loves to be baby talked. Some of his favorite things include chew toys, raw hides and treats. James can be a bit of a couch potato. So if you are looking for a chill dog who is satisfied with you watching movies on the sofa while he gets to lay with you he is your man!! He also loves to eat. James could easily become over weight because of his love for food but with a proper diet this should be no issue. His challenges call for a special home and he deserves to hear the love in your voice and the touch of your hand. James will live a long healthy life given the chance that a loving person or family opens their home to him.

James is neutered and up to date on vaccines. If you’re interested in adopting James please email scloveofpawstn@hotmail.com. Adoption fee $100

MORE ABOUT JAMES (I’M BLIND)
Spayed/Neutered • Special needs • Current on vaccinations • Primary Color(s): Red, Chestnut or Orange • Secondary Color(s): Black • Coat Length: Short