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Because their spirits aren't broken

Disabled Dogs for Adoption  
from Pets with Disabilities

The following dogs are available for adoption from Pets with Disabilities - we are located in Southern Maryland.  WE WILL ONLY ADOPT DOGS INTO OUR REGION -which includes MD, VA, WV, DE, NJ, PA & NY (ie within a 6 hr drive of the rescue)

Please email us for additional information concerning a specific dog - the adoption process will begin with a completed application.

THANK YOU for your generosity!!

Make on on-line donation or send a check to 
Pets with Disabilities, 635 Clay Hammond Road,  Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Blind Dogs Deaf Dogs 3 legged & physical disabilities New Arrivals Unavailable

If you follow our website you may have noticed PWD rescues many hounds with disabilities.  You might ask why?  
I wanted to talked a little bit about the truth and the misconceptions of hounds.

One of the biggest misconceptions of hounds is that they are loud smelly stupid hunting dogs, and have no business being house pets.   Once these dogs  realize the comforts a home,  and it happens pretty quickly,  believe me the they LOVE  it, and a warm cozy home is far better than being a hunting dog.   And yes they can become lazy sofa pups.   

Many potential adopters fear their barking but in reality they are pretty quiet and many hounds end up homeless because they are quiet or hurt and can no longer hunt. Hounds were bred to hunt in packs of 2-4 dogs, so they are extremely social.  One of the greatest advantages of rescuing this breed of dog - we rarely have to worry about hounds with the other dogs at the rescue, and they will do GREAT at dog parks.  Most  hounds love people and generally do great with kids and if raised around cats  they do well with them as well.   They are not bred to be aggressive - most hounds don’t have a mean bone in their body and will do almost anything to stay away from a fight! 

Lastly, many people think they need Fort Knox  fencing,  and yes this might be true for some hounds but for the hounds we have rescued,  they  don’t stray away from their comfort zone.  I personally trail walk with one of our blind hounds, totally off lead, and she will never stray far from me or the trail.  She exemplifies the  character of a great hound.  Anyone that has met Megan,  truly understand the heart of a hound.   

Bottom line, they make great dogs to have here at PWD! - Joyce

Meet the Blind dogs at Pets with Disabilities
Living with a blind dog is very similar to living with a sighted dog - many of the blind dogs at the rescue where born blind, so they are fearless in their movements and have acute hearing and smelling senses.  They may bump into something, but it's usually only once.  When we open the apartments doors - they come out the door, down the hall, and into the yard without missing a beat.  They will all jump up on their futon beds, and they like toys, and some how they always know where their person is for the hugs and belly rubs.  We really like our blind rescues to have a fenced yard and railings on any stairways.  We encourage you to open your heart to a blind dog - they will repay you with their huge heart!!

Name: Charm 
Age: 7 years 
Breed/Weight: Border Collie/ 45 pounds 
Disability: Blind

History: Charm developed mature cataracts in both eyes which left her blind. Fearing for her safety on a working farm, her family reached out for help.  Her eyes have been examined and tested by an eye specialist upon arrival here at PWD to see if cataracts could be removed.   Unfortunately, after further diagnostics, surgery is definitely NOT an option.  She is NOT in any pain and handles her blindness like a champ.

Charm spent a couple of days with a PWD friend that has border collies - this is what she said: 

"OMG!  She is really a fabulous dog – VERY connected to people, when you call her, she comes right over, gives you a little “nose pop on the leg” and then jumps up to say hi as close as possible.  She was great with the other dogs, but didn’t really seem to need them around, she loved being part of a “household”.  We got home very late, so in the morning, she met the dogs, and then I put them all back to bed and left her out downstairs.  She did a complete “mapping of my house” – it was amazing to watch.  I decided to leave her be and went back to bed – about an hour later I heard her upstairs walking around the hallway – then she went back downstairs.  By the time everyone got up again, she knew where the kitchen counters were, where the door ways were, where the couple of
in-room steps were, the water bowls, the dog beds, the tables, chairs, etc… I was in awe.  Brilliant girl!!  I did not have to provide her ANY guidance after her “mapping” was done – in and out the door, up and down the deck, calling her from another room, up and down the stairs like any other dog.  

She does some herding, but only when the action is amped up and she feels she needs to be involved – ran FULL speed after my dogs in the back yard – but, other than that kind of “work” she was very content being with everyone, not really looking for “stuff” to do.  Only minor toy interest, she ate in the kitchen with everyone without issue.  She will only bark when she has something to say – ie: “ I know you’re behind the closed door, open it” – she did not bark at the door or new people, etc

At 7 yrs old – this is the first time she’s worn a collar.  She’s not crazy about being led by the collar, but she’ll go anywhere she’s asked to go by talking to her…

Her coat is soft and silky….  Her eyes are not the “cloudy” blind eyes, but instead they look like diamonds with a little sparkle.  She could have easily lived in my house – likes men, women and kids – LOVED my son when he came home for a couple of days.  She really needs a border collie person – not a disabled dog person.  She is not good with cats."

If you are interested in meeting Charm, please complete our Adoption Application

PWD Angel

Thank you to Yvette Broussall for being Charm's Angel

Thank you John and Bonnie Yurga for being an Angel to Charm
"In loving memory of Jasmine, our sweet Mena girl"

When we posted a video of this great friendship that evolved between two dogs here at PWD, over 1000 people viewed the kinship of a blind dog and 3 legged pup playing hard and having fun! We had interest in one but not both, until a young couple stepped up, and hated to see this dynamic duo broken up and asked if they were still available. Working the rescue every day and seeing the dogs establish relationships, is pretty awesome but to have them adopted together. Sonny became that playful seeing eye friend Patrick yearned for and this past week Sonny and Patrick were placed together, Wahoo!

I received a recent update from their adopters, " Sonny always checks up on his friend Patrick they still play hard together, rest together, and are really attached. Sonny always butts in to get that extra attention, but he truly loves his blind buddy. We feel truly blessed by these pups. Thank you PWD, you guys rock."

We love happy endings and this one is by far one of our best! A big thank you to this couple for opening their hearts to two loving dogs who formed a great canine bond here at PWD.

Name:  Patrick
Age:   2-3 years old
Disability:  Blind -both eyes extracted
Breed/Weight: Aussie/Cattle dog/ hound mix  - only 36lbs!

History:  Patrick was surrendered to a county shelter and was slated to be euthanized, because he was blind and needed immediate eye care.  Lucky for Patrick, he was rescued on St Patrick's Day, (hence his name Patrick) by an awesome rescue group in his area. They got him to safety, gave him the necessary vetting and contacted us to help find him a forever home.

Patrick is a sweet, peppy pup and has settled here quite nicely! He so sweet and VERY playful pup.  He has dealt with his challenges like a champ - he has no fear, will run full speed, engage any dog that wants to play - watching him you would never know he has no eyes! When he is not chasing dogs around the yard, he will find a toy, throw it up in the air and find it again -so darn cute to watch him play! Patrick is great with other dogs, cats and loves to be around people.  He will melt your heart. We fell in love with just seeing pictures of him and felt compelled to help this boy find a loving family.

Patrick will be a great companion dog to all families members - canine, feline and human - and will certainly bring out the best in all of them.

Name:  Sonny
Age: 1-2 years old
Disability:  3 legged
Breed/Weight:   Mix breed - only 38lbs! (we are going to call him a basenji mix!!)

History: Sonny was found as a stray with a bad injury to his back leg. This young dog was scheduled to be euthanized in the shelter, but thankfully our friends One by One rescue (an advocacy group in WV), pulled him and contacted us to help.

Sonny went into a fantastic foster home right after his amputation, (waiting for a spot to open up at the rescue) and his foster family fell in love. "Sonny, was a little shy at first, but quickly turned into his sweet loving self. He is crate trained and house trained and he really was a perfect house guest! He never chewed anything or had any accidents in our home. He does great with other dogs, and did not seem overly excited or the least bit interested in the cats. As he recovered from surgery, he became more confident and even more playful, as you can see from the video his disability does not slow him down! Sonny is a very lovable laid back dog, that loves hugs and back scratches, he is truly one of the sweetest dogs we have fostered."

Sonny arrived at PWD, and just as his foster family commented, he is a fantastic dog! He loves the company of people and other dogs. He plays hard but then will settle quickly.  He also seems to be a quiet dog, we have not heard him bark!  He is a gorgeous little mix, he has one of the softest coats, making him a great guy to snuggle with!

PWD Angel

Thank you to Jeremy and Angela Dover for being angels to Patrick.

Thank you Todd & Lynn Schaeffer for being an angel Patrick

Thank you to Sonny's angels, a PWD Alumni Lulu and her fur brother Matthew, 
saved their  allowances to help PWD dog

Meet the Deaf dogs at Pets with Disabilities
Living with a deaf dog has many advantages!  You can come in the front door, put your coat and bags down, before they know you're there and the greetings begin.  They are not thunder phobic.  The door bell does not create chaos.  Deaf dogs create a tremendous bond with their guardians - all communication is done with sight, so their eyes are always "on you".  We have met many people that have enjoyed learning "doggie sign language" and gotten creative in their heart connections to their dogs.  Deaf dogs seem to wag their tails as hard as any hearing dog, they love to chase their toys, cuddle, get belly rubs, and be with their person.  If you'd like a companion that won't complain about your singing voice or how loud you keep the TV - but will completely bond to your heart and moods -  experience the special relationship the deaf dogs love to have.

Meet the the 3 legged dogs and dogs with other physical disabilities - at Pets with Disabilities
We know these dogs have physical "disabilities" you can see - but they certainly don't have a disabled spirit.  They manage their missing leg or physical imperfection without missing a beat.  Their hearts are open, their eyes pleading for acceptance.  They may not be running marathons, but they will win your heart.

Name:  JACK
Age:  5 yr old
Disability:  3 legged
Breed/Weight:  He is 5 years old, German Shepherd/Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix, 3 legged, sweet boy!

History: Jack was hit by a car when he was 6 months old and severely injured his front leg. Jack owners finally relinquished him to a vet office where finally received care. 

Jack, has the best of both breeds, loyal as a German shepherd, but as playful as a young lab! He loves to play and run. He gets along with other dogs and cats! A fun dog, that will melt your heart, and will make a great companion.  After 4 years of being in a home he has found his way back to PWD. Jack's human dad was forced to move and could not take his friend with him.

He picked up our routine quickly and is enjoying running again- hoping to loose a few pounds. Typical to the Shepherd breed he is intelligent and loyal. He quickly forms an attachment to his people. We hope we can find him a great forever home quickly!

If you are interested in meeting him, please complete our Adoption Application

Age: 2 years old
Disability:  3 legged
Breed/Weight: German Shep mix, 40 pounds

History: Farrah came from a NC Shelter. 

Farrah reminds us a lot of our 3 legged Lucy, with her tail wagging happy spirit. She is now living in our home and has made great friends with Sandy, another shepherd mix. Farrah is very playful, but seems to be totally connected with humans, everyone is her friend. She loves the sofa and seems most content watching TV with me! She will be a very loyal companion dog!!

Farrah's heartworm treatment has been successful and she is ready for her new home!!

Farrah needs ANGELS - the heart worm treatment is very expensive.  Thank you for your generosity.

If you are interested in meeting her, please complete our Adoption Application.

PWD Angel

Thank you Todd & Lynn Schaeffer
for being an angel Farrah

Age: 3 years old
Disability:  One eye missing
Breed/Weight:  Greyhound mix, 40 pounds

History: Ginger was an owner relinquishment to a rural Virginia shelter

WINK WINK, Ginger is here! She needed us and she is SO THRILLED TO BE HERE! Always has a big smile on her cute face!   

The shelter was told by her old "owners" she was an independent girl, loved outside living.  REALLY? Upon arrival we immediately discovered, not only did she love inside living and the comforts of inside living, (clean beds, daily food, and no more ticks, fleas and mosquitoes) we can barely get her outside! She also adores the attention of humans and loves hanging with the other dogs. Unfortunately, Ginger had some months of neglect. 

Ginger has survived her heart worm treatment, and is now hw free and ready for her new home. She is one of the sweetest dogs, she likes being with other dogs, and is showing a lot of love for life.  She'll make a great companion to a lucky family.

If you are interested in meeting her, please complete our Adoption Application. 

PWD Angel

Thank you Jodi Chrystal for being an Angel to Ginger

Our Sarah has been adopted!! A good friend and past adopter met our little Sarah, and fell in love. She saw beyond her equilibrium problems and quickly realized she was a young vibrant alert pup, that handle herself like a champ. And as soon as Sarah got settled she realized just how smart this little dog really was! " Sarah has managed to find and gather every toy in our home and has become quite a sneaky little toy hoarder of our bunch. She is hyper a little bossy and just plain wild, we LOVE her! She has been sleeping on the sofa with me, and this is her landing pad, and toy gathering spot. What a hoot she is, thank you for letting her becoming part of our clan, she makes us laugh every day."

A big thank you to this family for adopting many of our disabled and senior dogs!

Name:  Sarah
Age: 6 months
Disability:  Cerebellum/equilibrium issues
Breed/Weight:   Beagle Mix/ 15 pounds

History: Sarah was rescued from an abusive situation. Some very kind people intervened, got her to safety, and called us for help. She is from rural West Virginia.

Sarah is a sweet, peppy puppy!  Sarah is 15 pounds of pure happiness, tail in the air wagging all the time, happy to be here and with canine friends that really enjoy her! Sarah has a cerebellum issue, as our vet simply explains "she will always have an unique funny gate but she otherwise is a very normal and healthy pup!"  She is a good sport - handles her disability like a champ.  She is very alert, knows the routine of the rescue and absolutely loves to cuddle with humans the most! She will melt your heart when you meet her.

Our sweet Marty will share his life with a new baby and a new feline friend!   We could not be  happier for Marty he, has found with a very rescue friendly family.   

A nice update on Marty from his new fur mom,  "We had 15 people over last night, and Marty was a wonderful host.  He was super sweet and playful.  He was gentle with all the children and never even attempted to steal any food.  He is finally sleeping thru the night and each day feels more and more comfortable with his new home. He is such a great addition, thank you for letting us be his family!"

Thank you for opening your home and hearts to Marty, we look forward to future updates. Marty really touched all of our hearts here! (as they all do)

Name:  Marty
Age:  2 years Old
Disability:  3 legged
Breed/Weight:   Beagle Mix/  23 pounds

History:  Marty was found as a stray and transported to a rural Virginia shelter.

Sweet Marty!  Marty came from one of the shelters we work with in Virginia. After Marty's amputation he stayed at the shelter for a couple of weeks for recuperation time and for a spot to open up here!  He became a shelter favorite and lived pretty much in their office.

The shelter staff had this to say about him: "Marty spent most of his days snoozing the hours away behind the front desk, he would greet everyone that came in with a wagging tail. He is a happy dog, loves belly rubs, and will wander over to us and gently put his head and paw on my lap wanting a little love.  He is a very quiet dog, in fact we really have never heard him bark here, and good with cats!" 

Marty is no different here... he has warmed his way into our hearts and now also lives in our office with 2 other dogs.  He's a petite, sweet boy that will fit into any canine home. He enjoys other dogs, is learning to play with toys and is a great cuddler.  He won't take up much room on the couch, and he'll melt your heart with those golden eyes. We know soon, there will be another LUCKY family joining the PWD adopter list when they open their hearts to Marty!

PWD Angel

Thank you Milley Groobie for being an angel to Marty

Thank you Timothy & Fran Cook
for being Marty's angel

Name: Sam
Age: 5 years old
Breed/Weight:  60 pounds, Hound  
Disability:  Front leg deformities

History:   Sam was adopted 4 years ago and thru no fault of his own has returned to Pets with Disabilities.   The adopter's life changed and they were no longer able to give Sam the attention and time he needed.

Welcome back Sam!  After being away for while Sam has settled nicely back into our rescue. He certainly loves the canine spirit and is now reconnecting quickly to the human spirit. The first day of his arrival, we found Sam curled up with one of our resident 3 legged dogs, Oscar. It was absolutely adorable!  Sam has very unique front legs, most likely born this way.  Although it looks awkward for us to watch him walk and run - this is Sam's normal. He is a bit older now, but still enjoys his daily walks around the rescue yard and then seems content to sit on the porch and watch the dogs play around him! He also loves warm baths! We promised Sam, we would find a new family that has canine companionship and will truly appreciate the hound spirit and his endearing front legs!  Sam is great with children, but NOT good with CATS.  

If you are interested in meeting him, please complete our Adoption Application.

PWD Angel Thank you to Paulette Bocian for being SAM's angel!

Thank you to Natasha Allen for being SAM's angel!

Charley's life has finally come full circle. Month after month people would ask if Charley had any interest, my answer was always be the same, not yet. Until NOW, when this young couple walk thru our gates, they met a few of our dogs, but Charley caught their eye and heart. Charley was their boy, and they knew it and so did Charley!

Finally, after spending almost 2 years at PWD, I am thrilled to announce Charley has gone home! At almost 5 years old, Charley has landed safely with this active young couple ready to show him what life and love is all about! They adore him! Yes, it took a while, but for Charley, the wait was worth every minute! We will miss you Charley, glad PWD was there when you needed us, but very happy for you!

A big heartfelt thank you to this very compassionate couple for adopting their very first rescue dog together!

A recent note from his adopters, " Charley sleeps with us, sits on the couch with us, he goes everywhere with us, he is awesome! I can't believe no one scooped this boy up, we feel so lucky, you made our year!"

Name:  Charley
Age:  3 years old
Disability:  Luxating patellas
Breed/Weight:   Doberman mix

History:  Charley was found as a stray.  He was picked up and returned to the same shelter he was adopted from 3 years earlier as a puppy.  The shelter staff hearts sunk when they saw Charley's condition.  A body that should have weighed 70 pounds weighed only 40 pounds.  He was skin and bones and walking like an old man. They rallied around this boy, contacted many rescues,  and we responded and said yes.  Charley is  true survivor.  

Charley's face says it all,  he has a strong handsome face and his eyes are worth a thousand words! He so appreciates where he has landed!  He loves his new orthopedic beds,  loves pets and is beginning to learn how to socialize with his 4 legged (and 3 legged) buddies.  A very smart boy that has learned a lot about dogs and humans in a very short period of time.  His body is beginning to fill out, but Charley's back legs will always look a little different then most dogs.  The good news is Charley does not seem to be in any pain and finally has the freedom to exercise and strengthen all of his muscles, he is stretching and beginning to jump up on his hind legs.  

He handles direction very well and will be a very loyal friend. Charley would love to be the constant companion to a strong leader - although he likes everyone, he would especially love to have a man in his life.

PWD Angel

We want to thank John & Bonnie Yurga
for being an angel to Charley.

Thank you Carla LaGrassa for being Charley's angel

Name:  Sylvester
Age: 3-5 years old
Disability:  3 legged
Breed/Weight:  Black and white, but he is mostly black with a touch of white, 12  lbs.

History: Sylvester was found as a stray in the south jersey area, with a badly mangled front leg that needed to be removed. The shelter reached out to PWD.

Sylvester is being fostered in Sewell NJ.  Per his foster mom  "Super sweet Sylvester is now ready to find his forever home!  His amputation site looks great and he has adjusted to his life on 3 legs. He is a big love bug and purrs as soon as you pet him.  Sylvester is FIV positive,  but these cats can live with non-FIV cats below are some links with info regarding fiv cats.  Sylvester was a little scared at first but within one week has made great strides, now finding him in different places and even sunning himself, he is feeling more comfortable around my smaller dogs, but still nervous around my bigger pups."     

Thank you Karen Quigley, for fostering Sylvester during his rehab time and getting to know him while he waits for his forever home.

If you're interested in adopting Sylvester, please contact Joyce at

PWD Angel

We want to thank Phylis Nelson for being an angel to Sylvester.

PWD Angel  Be a Pets with Disabilities Angel!
All the dogs at Pets with Disabilities, have special needs, otherwise they would not be here. In today's society dogs and cats can no longer get sick, old or physically disabled. Whether they were abandoned, rejected or someone's life changed and they no longer fit in, they are counting on us to help them transition to a new life. They will either stay with us, or they will be rehomed carefully to the right people or families. So if you see a dog in our rescue that tugs out your heart please become his or her angel. Thank You!!

For $350 (less then $1/day) - you can matter in the life of a dog - Receive an "angel magnet" and updates from your dog.....  or for just $30/month - sponsor a dog living at PWD or waiting for their forever home.

Meet the New Arrivals - at Pets with Disabilities
The following dogs have recently arrived at PWD - like all of our dogs, they will spend the next several weeks being evaluated by our vet team, appointments made, surgeries (if necessary) scheduled, and given lots of TLC for any recovery time needed.  They will also spend some time understanding the routine at the rescue - and getting comfortable enough for us to get to know them and determine the best type of home suited for each dog.  If you are interested in any of these dogs - we encourage you to fill out an adoption application and we'll keep you informed of their progress.  As with ALL of our dogs - we appreciate any financial support - especially for these initial weeks of vet care.

Disabled Dogs at PWD currently unavailable for adoption 


These dogs will have extended time at the rescue for healing, rehab or socialization.   
Pets with Disabilities needs on-going operational funds to support the care for these dogs.   
Along with being physically disabled,  these  dogs  were neglected  in other ways  and need extra 
medical  care from us;  or  dogs  that need to be quarantined and special monitoring;  
or dogs come to us with emotional scars and  need some extra TLC....... 
We hope in time these dogs will come around and a forever home will be found.   
We cannot carry the load alone.   Please generously support Pets with Disabilities.  Thank you

Name:  Chloe
Age: 6 years
Disability: (soon to be) 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Collie Mix, 40 pounds

History: Chloe was an injured stray in a SC shelter. They reached out to many rescues and we stepped up for her. Chloe will be undergoing surgery to repair her injured leg.

Chloe is being foster by wonderful friends and adopters near Charleston, SC. We are very thankful to them for getting her out of the shelter and into the safety of their home. Now that Chloe is starting to settle in, here is what they have to say about our new rescue....

"Cuddle bug alert!  From the moment she sees you, Chloe wants to snuggle and be your best friend.  She is incredibly sweet, and has yet to meet someone who has not fallen in love with her cute face and personality.  She is laid back lady with a bit of a spunky side to her,  she enjoys herding our pack!  But humans are her favorite.  She loves belly rubs, car rides and is starting to  learn basic obedience she's a smart girl! Our vet believes she was most likely hit by a car, and injuries were left untreated." 

Chloe will stay in her foster home thru her recuperation and will be available for adoption in July.

If you are interested in meeting her, please complete our Adoption Application.

Chloe needs several angels to help cover her vet expenses!

PWD Angel

Thank you Todd & Lynn Schaeffer for being an angel Chloe

Brody's SEVERE heart worm has had an impact on other organs in his body.  He is currently on a special diet and trial medications for his multiple liver shunts - although feeling much better - he'll have a long road to recovery -
 thank you to his angels for the necessary funding (and loving energy) to help.
Brody needs TEN angels to cover his treatment so far!

Name:  Brody
Age:  2 years old
Disability:  Blind
Breed/Weight:  Golden/ lab Mix

History: Brody was in a "hoarding" situation, all their dogs were confiscated and relinquished to animal control.

Because of Brody's neglected past he came to us physically and mentally broken. Expecting a young vibrant blind pup, Brody was a far cry from this. He was withdrawn, shy, very thin, and his spirit was gone.

As each day went by, and several visits to our vet, Brody's health continue to get worse and he finally landed in the hospital. He was definitely a unique case and a challenge to our internist. His team of doctors believe Brody has suffered one of the worst cases of heartworm disease they have seen, not only affecting his heart but other organs as well, causing him to feel pretty awful. He has thankfully responded very well to a new diet and medications.

Brody has a LONG road to recovery here, but all in steps. October and November, Brody will return to the hospital for his heartworm treatments and possibly liver shunt surgery. So far his medical expenses has exceeded $3000.00 dollars. Brody will need lots of prayers and angels on his side. Besides all of his bad luck, he is still one of the sweetest pups to be welcomed at PWD. His tail always wagging, loves the dogs and of course human attention. We hope Brody will have a happy ending, cause he sure does deserve it like so many homeless neglected pups.

Heartworm disease is SO easy to prevent - and so expensive to treat! Without treatment, the disease will eventually kill the dog. We need TEN ANGELS for Brody's treatment - thank you for any donation to his care and recovery.

PWD Angel

Thank you to Susan Meserve for being  Brody's angel
Thank you
David Smith for being Brody's angel
Thank you Maryanne Fletcher for being Brody's angel
Thank you Linda Reagan for being Brody's angel
Thank you Rosalie Buck for being Brody's angel
Thank you Dina Friedman for being Brody's angel
Thank you
Terri Chrisman-Holder
for being Brody's angel
Thank you
Lisa and Jeff Seibert
for being Brody's angel

Disabled Dogs that have a permanent home at PWD 

These dogs are not available for adoption, 
but of course need to be cared for everyday by the sole caretaker at the rescue

Kiri - wheelchair dog

Ernie - wheelchair dog

Dixie - wheelchair dog

Megan - Blind dog

Huey - Deaf Dog

Lucy -  3 legged

Sandy - broken back

Pierce - Club feet

Simon -  deaf

Abe -  blind/deaf

Janie -  ???

Click here to meet the PWD residents

With 11 permanent resident's we have limited space - and very limited resources to add dogs to the rescue program.  We can only take ADOPTABLE disabled dogs - with no temperament issues.  We will always provide whatever assistance we can - but, that won't always mean we have room at Pets with Disabilities.


the Duke & Misty Memorial Fund

The sole purpose of the Duke & Misty Memorial Fund is to provide funding to support the needs of paralyzed wheelchair dogs.  These funds will be used to purchase wheelchairs for needy families wanting to keep their dogs, for educational and support resources,  and to seek out extraordinary people to help dogs like Duke and Misty find their way to a better life.  This is surely a great way to honor their life.


Misty, an awesome pup with a inspirational spirit, sat in a shelter outside New York City for over five years. Nobody wanted to adopt Misty because her little body was broken. Mike and I learned about Misty, and immediately went to NY and adopted her. Misty became an icon. She allowed pets and kisses from thousands of folks who met her at different events we attended year after year.  She changed the minds and hearts of everyone she met - helping them realize that a wheelchair in no way takes away from the energy or the spirit of the canine heart.

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