Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week 2016
What do pets who suffer from blindness, deafness, and have black fur have in common? They’re less likely to be adopted from shelters & are considered “less adoptable.”
Blind Hero Dog Visits Schools To Teach Kids About Acceptance
Noah, rescued from a backyard breeder, was born blind and disabled. But now he's spreading a message of acceptance to schools in an effort to stop bullying and inspire people.
Blind Shelter Dog’s Best Collie Buddy Acts As Seeing-Eye Dog
River the Jack Russell Terrier is almost completely blind, but her best friend, Daisy, acts as her seeing-eye dog. They're looking for a home together.
My Dog, Skippy, Reviews Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs
The Muffin's Halo is a product that helps blind dogs stay aware of their surroundings and stop before they bump into things. My blind dog, Skippy, reviewed it!
Blind Dog Plays Fetch [VIDEO]
Kellar was originally trained to play ball with the commands "hot" and "cold". We later added "warmer", "passed it", "left" and "right". The process took about a week for the basic commands.
One-Eyed Puppy Adopted By Man Who Is Blind In One Eye
A man who has been blind in one eye since the age of 15 adopted a one-eyed puppy. Now the two are best buddies.
Firefighters rescue deaf and blind senior dog from sinkhole
It happened in Buffalo, N.Y., in February, and it happened again in Maryland — a dog fell into a sinkhole; except this time the pooch was blind, deaf, she fell in solo.
A blind dog and a deaf dog become inseparable friends
Employees at Marley’s Mutts were concerned if a deaf pooch named Eve would find a forever home; then, the Catahoula Leopard Dog mix met a blind dog named Dillon.
Military Working Dog loses vision, finds new home
German Shepherd Asur is a distinguished United States veteran, a former Military Working Dog (MWD) who spent the better part of his life as a bomb-detection canine with the U.S. Marines. After serving his last year of duty in Afghanistan, it was time for Asur to return to the U.S. But for Asur, retirement brought […]
Blind Dachshund turns artist to help dogs in need
Last year, Hallie’s various paintings fetched more than $15,000 and all of the proceeds went to a small southwest Washington animal rescue organization.
Blind dog and “Seeing Eye” cat are inseparable
A blind dog from Wales is up and moving again thanks to his new buddy — a stray cat turned Seeing Eye companion. Eight-year-old Labrador Retriever Terfel was diagnosed with cataracts, a common eye condition that caused the lenses in his eyes to cloud over and become opaque. As his cataracts continued to worsen, Terfel […]
Blind senior dog rescued from river
When Dennis Carter and his wife came home to Florida last Friday after a short vacation, all they could think about was giving their beloved dog Elsie a hug. But when they called for her, Elsie didn’t come running, and after a quick search around their Hillsborough County home, the Carters realized to their horror […]
Blind puppy adopted by baseball team
Fans of minor league baseball team the Albuquerque Isotopes will have something new to cheer about this season in addition to the great plays on the field. The newest Isotope is a 6-month-old German Shepherd mix named Stevie Wonder, and he really knows how to work the crowd. The adorable pup has already become a […]
Prepping your house for a visually impaired dog
Dogs can adjust to navigating around the house using their senses of smell, touch, and hearing, which all become elevated when they lose their sight. Use scent markers and mats with different textures to mark doorways or obstacles the dog could bump into. And you may want to block off any stairs in your house […]
Training a blind dog
When training your blind dog, make sure to use positive reinforcement and consistency in your commands and methods. Dawn Rehus, a certified pet training instructor, recommends using a clicker for training because it provides the dog with a consistent sound that he can associate with a positive reward. Clicker training promotes catching behavior; when your […]
Approaching and greeting a blind dog
Because a blind dog cannot see you, it is important to remember that she may be a little hesitant or defensive at first. “Most blind dogs are very sensitive to movement,” Dawn Rehus, a certified pet training instructor, advises. “People generally want to put their hand in the dog’s face or pet them right away.” […]