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The following dogs are available through other organizations or as independent 
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We present them solely as a courtesy to the organization or owner. 

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Blind Dogs Deaf Dogs Wheel chair Dogs 3 legged dogs Dogs with Minor Challenges

Blind Dogs
Blind dogs can live an almost normal life, please visit The Owners of Blind Dogs.   
To see how easy it can be to live with a blind dog, please visit

Milo is a very special Senior boy who needs a very special home.  He lost his eyesight about 2 years ago and now his family is losing their home.  He may have some hearing loss, also.  This beautiful guy may be a Senior, but acts like a pup:  an enthusiastic bundle of energy (typical Pointer!)!

Milo is on Thyroid meds (about $7 a month) and has some skin issues,  both of which are being managed nicely with medication, diet and lots of loving attention.  Milo weighs about 75 lbs. and is trimming down on the thyroid meds. Because of his blindness he needs to be in a home that is a safe, patient environment.  Milo is your typical Pointer and still full of energy.   He would do great with someone familiar with Pointers and their need for mental and physical stimulation.  Milo would love to find that special person who is looking for a nice walking partner and someone to cuddle with at the end of the day.     

He gets along well with other dogs, and even cats!  This boy is one of sweetest pups you'll ever meet (not a bad bone in his body).  He really deserves a loving homeThanks to donations Milo was able to get the medical attention he needed, but we still need to do follow-ups and hopefully get him into a doggie eye doctor!  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.  If you or someone you know might be able to donate or consider fostering or adopting Milo, please contact:   Robyn at 775-240-5142,  or Linda at 775-530-1752, is neutered, house-trained, current on shots and located in Carson City, NV.     

Thanks for listening to Milo's story!

Slippers, a pure bred white collie, is 3 years old, house trained, up-to-date on shots and is neutered.  Slippers has limited sight and hearing but a heart and spirit that are ten feet tall!  He really needs to have at least one other dog in the house and is used to having his human around a lot too.  He is a wonderful passenger in the car and a really smart young man.  Slippers is a nice size boy, weighing in around 70 pounds. Five minutes with Slippers will melt your heart! If you are interested in meeting Slippers, please call Collie Rescue SEPA (south east PA) 
215 793 9298 or e-mail

Ray was wondering the streets when he was picked up by Animal Control. He was brought to a local Shelter where he waited for his family to reclaim him, but that never happened. The Shelter notified Atlantic County Canines for help, and without hesitation, we took him into our Program. 

This special little guy is looking for someone with a big heart who can give him the home he deserves in his golden years. Ray is a senior at 10+ years old. His sight and hearing aren't what they use to be, but that doesn't stop him from being the sweet little soul that he is! Ray is affectionate and gentle, and he loves treats. At 16 lbs, this guy will make a nice lap companion. Ray is really hoping that a caring family will step up and give him a loving home.

Atlantic County Canines
P.O. Box 17
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215 

Deaf Dogs
For information on living with a deaf dog, please visit Deaf Dog Education Action Fund.

Blanco is a Male Bulldog Mix approximately 2-3 years old.  He is such a gem.  We have discovered that his hearing is very limited if he is not completely deaf.  He seems to be dog friendly, loves to go for long walks and is such a well mannered loveable guy. 

Blanco is available for adoption at the Savannah Chatham Animal Control located at 7211 Sallie Mood Dr Savannah, GA 31406.  

Please contact One Love Animal Rescue at: or 912.572.1251 with any questions.

Hi there! My name is Shaggy and I am a super special pup waiting for my big break in life.  I'm a true Heinz 57, a mix of dachshund, shepherd and who knows what, and am just over 2 years old. I am full grown at 45 pounds. I'm deaf, but that doesn't stop me one bit. I'm neutered, up to date on shots and housebroken. I am looking for a loving, dog savvy home.

Before the nice people at Pet Rescue saved me, I went from one home to another because no one knew that I was deaf and could not hear them. Now I am in a foster home with other dogs, but can't wait to be the center of someone's universe, their only pet. I just love to be with my people and want nothing more than to just cuddle up with you and roll over for belly rubs. I may be able to share my home with another dog, although I do like to keep my food and toys for myself; I prefer not to share them. No cats for me, as I will chase them and not stop.

I love car rides and looking out the window. I like to go for walks and run and play in the yard. A fenced yard is REQUIRED for me. I am very food motivated and would be extremely responsive to learning and special sign language training.

I'm a very happy pup and my tail is always in constant motion.

Wheel Chair Dogs
We have a wonderful adopter of a fabulous wheelchair dog that has offered to speak with anyone needing assistance with your paralyzed dog.  Please contact Elizabeth at 

We will not be accepting anymore paralyzed dogs into the rescue.  The 6 we are currently caring for have filled our spaces for wheelchair/incontinent dogs.  Thank you.

Jessie is a red heeler paralyzed from the hips down so she can only get around by scooting around with her front legs. She is currently housed in a kennel while looking for a home, but can not be housed for very long. 

She is roughly 4 years old and is very loving towards people but not other dogs. She eats well and has no broken bones or fractures. She has no problem using the restroom but it would help if she could stand on her back legs. 

Jessie would love you the moment you met her if you give her a chance.

To contact us please email

George Oscar Bleuth (GOB) - 4yr old, 50lb, lab

"I have a second chance at life...can I spend it with you?"
Prepare to be charmed by this electric wiggle machine (no magic required). George is ready to meet his special someone and go home!
The future was not always so bright for this little ball of energy. If fact he was within 30 minutes of not having any future at all. George was literally snatched from the euthanasia table by APA! staff. George had been hit by a car that roughed him up pretty badly and fractured his spine.
With a lot of TLC and physical therapy (and a few of his favorite turkey hot dogs) he is doing well. George is housetrained, and loves hugs, car rides, naps in the sun, and resting his head in your lap. He gets around great with his walker and is surprisingly very fast. He may never qualify for the Boston Marathon, but he will make a great companion to keep you company all day.
In addition to his foster dad, he loves women and other dogs! And he has been in APA!'s cat building frequently and doesn't seem to mind cats in the least.

George is ready to settle into his forever home with people to call his own. Even after he is adopted, APA! will continue to cover his rehab and medical appointments.  
Are you ready to be greeted every day with excitement and kisses? That's George's spirit shining through...loving and grateful. And happy to be alive. 

Bolt is still available for adoption.  Treasure Valley, Idaho.  Bolt is not in a wheelchair, but he probably will be when he gets older.  He was born without a tail and does not have full control of his back end.  He can leap and run and get on the couch and into the car, but sometimes his back feet knuckle under without his awareness and he has broken two toes.
And because he does not have full control of his hind end, he doesn't always void properly and is prone to frequent urinary tract infections.  Three or four a year.
I leave the hair long on the front of his back legs as he drags them through the doggie door and that gives him good padding and I scissor in a little puff where a tail might be. 
Bolt is 3-4 years old and had an awful childhood living outdoors in harsh weather his first two winters.  He had diareah and they didn't clean hm up and flies laid eggs and maggots ate the flesh around his anus.  This has healed well, but he must be shaved regularly back there to stay clean.  At least twice a month.
He so appreciates and loves being an indoor boy now and is the most snuggly, sweet affectionate being I've ever met.  He was given up because he killed barn cats.  And he occasionally gets overly excited and barky about little dogs, especially females.  Otherwise, he is a delight to have in my home.  He plays well with everyone else, With several little dogs, he will lay down to play with them when he gets tired.
If you would be interested in bringing this wonderful boy into your home, call Teresa at 208-384-1227 or e-mail at  And if you have not had a standard poodle before, look up FAQ at Poodle Club of America for more information.

(not currently in a wheelchair)  Robbie, who was adopted by the present owner from a Philadelphia shelter, is a very happy, sweet, compliant beagle-terrier mix, roughly three years old, weighing about 40 lbs., and fully house-trained.  Physically, Robbie was in extremely good health until November 2013, when he had to undergo emergency surgery for a ruptured vertebral disc (IVDD).  Though at first he lost the use of his hind legs, his spinal cord was not completely severed; he regained limited sensation and mobility, and with extensive rehab learned to walk again.  His gait is very unsteady and he must wear protective robber booties on his hind paws to prevent damage from dragging (and also to help with traction on smooth surfaces).  He can walk for short distances but cannot be allowed to engage in active play (no dog park, for example; no jumping or climbing).  He loves people and other dogs, and he remains energetic, with a good appetite and demeanor.  Robbie also has separation anxiety, which has continued to be resistant to treatment both behavioral and pharmacological.  So he would do best in a household with multiple caretakers and, ideally, at least one other dog.  His present owner, who lives alone, canít manage this combination of physical and behavioral challenges.  He hopes that Robbie can find the right forever home with you, and he would be very happy to send you more information, pictures, videos, etc. and to talk with you about arranging a visit in or near Philadelphia.  Please contact him directly at

Three legged Dogs

Admiral was found tied to a tree, underweight, with a broken femur and severe atrophy.  A good samaritan untied him and took him to the shelter where he quickly became a staff favorite.  The shelter was amazing and got him the FHO surgery he desperately needed to repair his femur.  It was determined that it was an old injury.... he had likely had a broken femur for months.
We'd hoped he'd regain the use of his leg, but the damage to his hock could not be undone (he would have had to wear a brace and be on pain meds permanently). We discovered he also had a severe infection in his pelvis and once that was cleared up, we determined the best course of action was to have his leg amputated - he is now finally pain free with his medical care behind him.  He's ready to find his forever home and is definitely CGC/Therapy material.  He loves all people, dogs, and even small animals (he lives with and hangs out with a bunny). 

Dogs with Minor Challenges

Bowie came to us severely matted and could barely walk properly. Since he's been regularly groomed he's really enjoying walking normally. He walks well on a leash and he thinks cats are just fine companions. Bowie has been with us since July and keeps getting overlooked for younger dogs. He's got dry eye and will need Optimmune (eye ointment) daily the rest of his life.  While he's approximately 9 years old he is still very happy-go-lucky, quite grateful to have another shot at life, and certainly not going to let his dry eye get him down. A home without small children would likely be best for him. Are there any angels out there who would take on a special guy like this? He's so loyal and loving, it's such a shame that he's getting bypassed because of his age and condition. He's got so much life left in him and so much happiness left to share.

The Humane Society of Charles County - Waldorf Md - 

Mo-Mo is a 4yr old Boxer / Great Dane / Mixed and was treated for Distemper. So far it appears there will be a residual tick that is affecting his left leg muscles. As the pictures show, he is active and it is not letting it get in his way. TMo-mo is still available and being housed in my home. He is a sweet loving guy who still acts like a puppy and very playful. Our family has taken him to a local lake where he was just awesome going into the water. He did swim in deeper water but only when we where they next to him. Mo-Mo is current on all vaccines, neutered, and micro-chipped. If we could find a loving heart and a happy home locally, we would place him at no charge as his adoption amount has been taken care of already. If it is out of the area and he has to be shipped, the adopting family would have to pay for those services.

If you are interested, have questions, or to schedule a personal viewing, please contact Ms. Laurie Jane Eberle, volunteer for Love of Animals, Visalia Division, Visalia, California, at 559-799-3937 or 2807

Hi everyone! My name is Arnie, and I would love to be your best friend! I get along with everyone and love to play! I walk kind of funny and lose my balance sometimes because the doctors say have a condition called Myotonia Congenita. I take on the world at a slower pace, but I don't mind--you should see my huge muscles! Arnie is currently in foster care, if you would like to meet with him please contact Animal House at 970-224-3647.

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