Ray Charles Blind Golden Retriever Steals Hearts
When Andrew Fales got word that a nearby breeder was going to euthanize an otherwise healthy Golden Retriever puppy from a recent litter just because the pup is blind, Fales knew he had to do something.
Helping blind dogs can benefit visually impaired people
How studying canine retinal disease helps researchers gain a better understanding of the ailment and perhaps even curb the spread of the hereditary disease.
Blind dog overjoyed to see his family for the first time after sight-saving surgery
Video: An Irish Terrier, who lost his eyesight to canine diabetes, had his vision restored thanks to a $5,000 surgical procedure and correcting his chemical imbalance.
Six-year-old girl saves blind, overbred Boxer left to die in hole
The elderly blind Boxer dog showed signs of excessive breeding, dehydration, and starvation; donations are being taken for the animal’s care and treatment.
Blind Pug Xander becomes therapy dog
Surrendered by his owners after an accident robbed him of his sight, Xander helps those who are hurting and has a special affinity with abused spouses and children.
Seeing-eye pup and blind brother are flourishing at new home
Update: Jermaine and his blind BFF Jeffrey were the subject of a photo that quickly went viral; find out how the Pit Bull-Lab mixes are adapting to their new forever home.
Adorable dog siblings find forever home
UPDATE: Two homeless sibling dogs who were featured in a cute photo that went viral, have been adopted by a couple from Springfield, Delaware County in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia rescue hopes family adopts blind dog and his loving brother
The two dogs were picked up as strays and are getting plenty of attention on the Internet, but “just because you’ve seen them, doesn’t mean they’ve been adopted.”
Living with a blind dog
Finding out that your dog is blind can be a scary bit of news at first; wondering how you and your dog will adjust can leave you feeling sad and unsure. No doubt — whether you are a new adopter and are bringing a blind dog into your house for the first time, or you […]
Why do dogs go blind?
Dog blindness can occur due to many factors, including cataracts, glaucoma, trauma, injury, and more; genetics may also play a role in this disability.
For more information
If you have a blind dog in your life and are looking for advice, Karen Belfi, president of the Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, recommends visiting the Owners of Blind Dogs Yahoo! page. Here you will find support from experts and others who own and love their blind dogs. Considering adopting a blind dog? Check out […]
Toys and games for you and your blind dog
Just because your dog can’t see doesn’t mean that she can’t have fun with you: There are plenty of games and toys that are perfect for interacting with your blind dog. Because a blind dog relies so heavily on smell and hearing, it will be helpful to select toys that activate those senses. Dawn Rehus, […]
Socialization is key
Attending obedience classes with a professional training instructor will not only give you the tools you will need during the training process, it will provide a time for your dog to socialize with the other dogs in the class. Socializing is a very important activity and can help to bring a blind dog out of […]