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.

Henkshe (I am Blind)
Dog • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact:  Rescue the Underdog Long Island, NY

Henkshe or as we call him Hank was rescued from Egypt.  He is three years old.  He is blind.  His blindness is thought to be done by human cruelty. 😩   He was roaming the streets of Egypt and picked up by an Egyptian resuce.  Henkshe arrived to One Love Dog Rescue Inc in the United States a few months ago.  Henkshe is very sweet and loving with his foster mom.  All he wants is to be lying with his head in your lap getting his face stroked.  He loves to go on walks.  Unfortunately due to his blindness and history of abuse he does suffer from Anxiety.  He would do best in a quiet home with no children.  He gets agitated with new scents.  It would take a short time to gain his trust and then he will love you unconditionally.  He will also be very protective of his owner.  That is why a home with not a lot of people traffic would be best for him.  Henkshe is currently living in a foster home on Long Island NY.  Please reach out to the rescue  at or the foster direct at with any questions or to inquire about adoption.

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Bono (I am Blind)
Dog • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact:  One Planet Rescue Emeryville, CA

Meet Bono, an 8-year-old Lab/Chow mix.  He’s climbed the highest mountains. He’s run through the fields. Only to be with you … but he still hasn’t found what he’s looking for.

Bono came from humble beginnings and a family whose love was conditional — his entourage left him at a Southern California shelter, blind with no one to turn to. It’s not exactly the solo career this loving, gentle guy had in mind.

One Planet Rescue promised Bono he’d make a comeback. We pulled him from the shelter, transported him to the Bay Area, and placed him in a fabulous foster home. With people to love him. Every day is a beautiful day!

Our furry rock star is good with both dogs and people, but hasn’t encountered young kids or cats on tour. Because he’s blind, he needs patient “seeing eye people” to show him around the house, help him to his food and water bowls, and of course, teach him where his VIP snuggle spots are. His foster mom tells us he’s a a quick learner. After just a few days, he had the layout and routine down. (Including pit stops. He knows to potty outside and tells you when he has to go!)

Bono’s favorite things include taking walks, getting pets, a good brushing, and movie nights with family. He loves car rides too. He is good with other dogs, other animals. He has been living with another dog and has met many other dogs since we pulled him from Downey Shelter. If you are interested in Bono please contact ​

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Boots (I am Blind)
Dog • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact:  Castoff Pet Rescue  Blairsville, GA

Hold onto your heart- Boots is about to steal it!! Boots is a 2 year old Amercian Bulldog mix. He’s a low rider but weighs in at 70 lbs. Boot is blind, but that doesn’t stop him one bit from enjoying life! Boots seems to like other dogs, but he hasn’t been officially cat tested. He has passed by many cat cages and have never reacted. Boots is a gentle giant, just wanting to lean up against you and fall asleep with his head in your lap. Boots would be gentle around children, but because of his weight and build, he could accidentally knock a very young child over. Then he would smother them with kisses. We are teaching Boots to walk on a leash and he is learning very quickly. You could also use a harness if needed. We want Boots to have the life he dreams about- with a stable, loving family who will appreciate his special needs. A fenced in yard would keep Boots safe and provide him with the exercise he needs. He seems to be housebroken too! This is a VERY smart, loving, affectionate dog who deserves the best life ever. Please call (706) 781-3992 or email for more information or click here to fill out an application!

Everest (I am vision impaired)
Dog • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact:  Oromocto & Area SPCA  Oromocto, NB, Canada

Everest is an active and goofy 5 year old male boxer mix that loves people. Although has been through a lot in his short life, he is now making the most of his new found freedom and the fun snow banks. Everest does have cataracts and is vision impaired (he likely can see shadows) but he doesn’t let that stop him. Everest is very active and playful! He would do best in a home without cats (he doesn’t like them) or dogs and only older children (due to his sight). Everest hopes that someone will see what a special and fun guy he is and the  wonderful potential he has to be the very best canine companion. This bouncy boxer deserves it! To find out more about Everest please contact the Ocromocto SPCA.

Grant (I am vision impaired)
Dog • Adult • Male • Large
Please contact:  Bellwether Harbor  Fremont, MI

Handsome Grant came into the shelter as a stray. He is a sweet, friendly guy that loves everyone that he’s met. Kids are lots of fun, but due to his nearly 95lb size and lack of depth perception, very small children may be knocked over. Other dogs are great, too. His current playmates are a deaf Cattle dog and a 22lb terrier mix. They are a lot faster than him, but Grant does his best to keep up! Cats are interesting, though a well-placed swat reminds him to back off very quickly.

Veterinary ophthalmologists have diagnosed Grant with bilateral generalized retinal atrophy with some cataract development. They believe that he is completely blind, however, he seems to be able to see movement and drastic color differences.

As is common in blind dogs, Grant can be a bit tentative in new environments. He is much more confident when accompanied by a person or another dog when checking out new spaces.

Grant’s approximate date of birth was 5/1/13 and his date of arrival was 9/6/17. He is a brindle and white Boxer or American Bulldog mix.

Grant is currently living at Bellwether Harbor in Fremont, MI. Please feel free to contact us at or 231-924-9230 with any additional questions. Applications for adoption can be found at

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Shelby (I am blind)
Dog • Adult • Female • Medium
Please contact:   Jake Wish Rescue San Jose, CA

Meet Shelby, a 10-year old beautiful bully who loves nothing more than to lay down with her person and have her belly rubbed. She is a very sweet girl that will bring her adoptive family a lot of love and companionship. While she does not live with children, we think she’d be fine with older kids who understand how to interact with her.

Shelby was first rescued about three years ago. Her owner was no longer able to care for her and now she’s found herself in foster care again. She was diagnosed with diabetes and while it’s well under control with twice daily insulin shots, it has led to her total blindness. As all blind dogs do, Shelby has adapted well. She also had some tumors removed in the past that were benign but will eventually come back.

Shelby is a strong and happy dog who shows no signs of slowing down, but because of her age and condition we are not sure how long she has left. We would like her to be in a loving home where she can be an only dog and get the loving attention she so enjoys. Please share Shelby and contact if you’d like to meet this special girl!

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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…/
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:

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

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


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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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 for more info or go to 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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Potter (I am vision impaired)
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.


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:

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:


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

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


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:!adopt/c6mv


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


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.

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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


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:!adopt/c6mv


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


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

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

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