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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.  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

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:  Ben
Age:  7-8 years
Disability:  blind
Breed/Weight:  Border Collie,  35 pounds  

History:  Ben was brought into a Pittsburgh shelter as a stray. Ben's journey to our rescue was a tough one for him.   He was obviously very neglected for months if not years.. he was thin,  blind and landed in shelter where he was exposed to a deadly respiratory virus. We had him admitted for a few nights at a local Pittsburg hospital, where he received IV antibiotics and fluids. When Ben was finally stable enough to travel down to Maryland, we continued treatment at our hospital. Gentle Ben has rebounded very quickly here, and has received a clean bill of health!

Ben is a fabulous border collie - very connected to his people.  He is extremely sweet and has the mature border collie brain. He's not showing alot of interest in toys yet, but that might change in his home. Ben would enjoy a mild, balanced canine friend or could be the only dog doing everything with his person.  He can be easily shut down by a very strong dog.  His coat is absolutely gorgeous. He's happy to go to anyone that calls his name, for an introduction and good cuddle.  If you now anything about the border collie breed - Ben is the classic, old soul, heart kind of dog.  We are very anxious for him to find his new family, he deserves to be in a home that appreciates his gifts.

We have taken Ben to our eye specialist,   "Ben's eyes are not visual, his loss is permanent and no therapy is needed. Although his eyes look unusually he is NOT uncomfortable."

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

FROM A VOLUNTEER: Ben is quite a special little boy. He is as beautiful as he is sweet! Ben was in need of a bath yesterday and I volunteered. He was such a good boy!! I took him outside to shake and dry off . He then laid in the warm sun to dry and he graciously let me brush him. He is a very neutral dog. He seems to love everybody, dog or human. I could brag about Ben all day long. His blindness is an after thought to me. You see I have a blind dog from PWD. A blind dog can be not much different than a sighted one. Their other senses become more attuned and if I didn't know better I'd swear sometimes my blind dog can actually see! Ben has such a positive attitude. I would love to see Ben get adopted. I think Bens needs are very simple. Love me and I'll love you eternally 

PWD Angel

Thank you to Yvette Broussal for being an angel to Ben

Name:  Wilson
Age: 1 year old
Disability:  Blind
Breed/Weight:  Poodle Mix, 15 pounds

History:  Wilson was a stray found in Baltimore County.

When I met Wilson amongst all the barking dogs in their kennels,  I could see this ball of matted dirty fur in his cage.  Many dogs would cower, especially the blind ones, however Wilson was different,  he allowed us to put the lead on him and he trotted right out as if to say "where have you been? I have have things to do!" I had to keep asking myself "is this pup really blind?"   He seems so confident and self assured. Wilson has the cutest personality and is a very happy pup! We believe Wilson would fit into any family - he loves people and wants to play with pups!

He is doing great at the rescue, very tuned into humans and will follow your voice, loves his toys.   We are so happy here is safe with us and is now ready to find his forever family. 

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

PWD Angel

Thank you to Millie Groobey for being 
an angel to Wilson

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 thunderphobic.  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.

Skip has gone home!   A former adopter that attended our recent fundraiser felt an instant connection to Skip's picture and bio noted on our information board.  She decided to be his angel and then took "angeling" to a whole new  level and adopted Skip today!   She is an incredible person who now has opened up her heart and a safe home to 3 deaf dogs,  all rescued!  Two  dogs from PWD and another from a shelter in Hawaii. Skip will share his life with Jack and Bennie and a fabulous fur mom!  We have already received our first report from Skip's adopter!

"LOL,  and  the games have begun.   Skip has taken control of the couch, in a king of the mountain sort of  way, although Jack sneaks on and Skip is fine with that. Skip likes  toys and digging in the couch. And he doesn’t jump off the couch, he puts his front paws on the floor and drags the rest of him off. Basically, Skip LOVES the couch.  He has already  mastered the doggie door AND for the right reasons  has gone in and out several times today!  Friends have already come to visit,  andl fell in love with my new fur companion.  Thank you for rescuing Skip!"

Name:  Skip
Age: 1 year old
Disability:  Deaf, Partial blindness
Breed/Weight:  Aussie/Sheltie mix, 35 pounds

History:  Skip was found as a stray and brought to a Maryland shelter.  A little info on pups like Skip…  Skips exists because of a bad breeding.  He is considered a lethal white, although a beautiful dog, their breeders soon find out their pretty blue eyes can't see and/or they are deaf.  In Skip's case, he is deaf and blind in one eye. There are many dogs like him who will never make it into a loving home but Skip somehow made it to PWD and we will find him a loving and safe home.  

Skip, aka Speedy,  is extraordinary in  his determination and capabilities.  He is quick, smart, very agile, has a huge ball drive, and we believe could be a great agility dog. Skip is a fun dog always ready and willing to partake in canine fun. His canine spirit has certainly added an extra spark to the rescue and has injected a youthful energy into our senior pups! He will be a very loyal partner to his new human friend(s).

Skip would do best in an active home with a very playful hearing buddy. Hard fencing is a requirement and no children under 15 years old. He is good with cats!

PWD Angel

Thank you to Brenda Lemieu 
for being an angel to Skip

Thank you to Suzanne Rach
for being an angel to Skip

Name:  Simon
Age:  Senior
Disability:  hearing impaired
Breed/Weight:   Lab/basset mix  70 pounds

History:  Simon was a stray at our local shelter.

Simon spent over 3 months at our shelter, with no rescue or adopter wanting to help him. His canine spirit was broken and he desperately needed vet care.

Simon is looking for his forever retirement home.  He is a very independent soul, whose demands are few, a warm bed, a leisurely stroll around the yard, respect and love! We are happy to see him finally reconnecting  to humans, wagging his tail when we approach him, wanting to spend some time with us.

Simon has been vetted and is a very healthy senior dog - a complete senior "work up" showed no impending health issues. We hope Simon can spend his senior days with a person who enjoys and appreciates the wisdom of a senior dog with an awesome pair of EARS!  Simon would do best as a solo dog or with female a friend.

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


PWD Angel Thank you to Tanya Gott for being an angel to Simon.

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 bleeding for acceptance.  They may not be running marathons, but they will win your heart.

Name:  Mighty Heidi
Age:  8 months
Disability:  3 legged
Breed/Weight:  9 pounds,  small border terrier mix

History:  Mighty Heidi was a stray - a good Samaritan found her with a very bad injury to her back leg and brought her into one of our local shelters.  I received a late email from very concerned shelter volunteer looking for a rescue to take Heidi and the next day she arrived safely at PWD!  

Heidi might only be 9 pounds but when you say terrier that adds another "extra 40 lbs" to her personality! She has a bouncy bubbly personality that will put a smile on any face!  She has settled well here,  frolicking with new friend Wilson, the blind poodle.  She is sweet, smart and so happy to be finally pain free!  She is still a puppy, loves to be held, we simply all adore this little wee one, and hope we can find her a loving home quickly!

 As one shelter employee noted,  "I miss her already, if I  did not have my limit I would have welcomed her home.  Please find her an awesome home and send us updates."

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

A big thank you to  Anna, for taking time to contact us and for the speedy transport to our rescue

We rescued Molly last February from an area shelter, with an old injury. Thru time, patience and a very successful surgery, Molly's broken bone has finally healed and her foster family adopted her this week!

A huge thank you to her family who provided the "last leg" of her recovery, and totally fell in love with her while caring for her.  Congrats to Molly and her family! 

Name:  Molly
Age:  8 yrs old
Disability:  Broken front leg
Breed/Weight:  Border collie/ 65lbs (needs to lose 15lbs!)

History:  Molly was hit by a car and her family was unable to manage the necessary vet bills to help her.  She was relinquished to a shelter that works with us in MD.  We are thrilled to have her.

Molly is a classic, sweet, connected border collie.  She is such a pleasure to share some time with - always so happy and very willing to please.  She needs to lose some weight, especially to manage her injured leg better. If you're looking for a new best friend, a dog to introduce to friends, family and other dogs, Molly is your girl.  She would love to be an active participant in any family.   She will not be placed with children under the age of 7 - as with many border collies - toddlers can confusing.

Molly will need to be leash walked for about 6 weeks to see if the plate in her leg will stabilize the old injury.  We would appreciate any financial assistance to handle her extensive vet bills.

Sam is ready to find a new home!   We are finally seeing a bright light at the end of a long winter here with Sam.  We received a final and successful medical report from his vet, "Sam's inflammatory bowel condition has been managed and is stabilized, with current medications and diet, we have determine what is now normal for him,  is working well, and he seems to be back to the the happy dog we once remembered!"

PWD would like to thank Dr. Giuffre, Chesapeake Animal Clinic, for taking weekly if not daily phone calls from us to discuss Sam's condition. We are all celebrating his recovery here, and hope that we can find a special person for this awesome dog!  

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 has a heart of gold, a gentile sweet demeanor and the Sam we knew 4 years ago is starting to shine thru!  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.  

Sam is ready to find a new home!  We are  finally seeing a bright light at the end of a long winter with Sam. We received a final and successful  report from his vet, "Sam's inflammatory bowel condition has been managed and is stabilized, with current medications and diet, we have determine what is now normal for him,  is working well, and he seems to be back to the the happy dog we once remembered!"

PWD would like to thank Dr. Giuffre, Chesapeake Animal Clinic, for taking weekly if not daily phone calls  from us to discuss Sam's condition.  We are all celebrating his recovery, and hope that we can find a special person for this awesome dog! 

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

PWD Angel

Thank you to Paulette Bocianfor being SAM's angel!

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

Name:  Janie
Age:     8 years old
Disability:  NONE
Breed/Weight:   Lemon Beagle,  25 pounds

History:  Janie was a stray out our local shelter.  

Although, Janie IS not physically disabled, our hearts went out to help this little girl that landed in our local shelter with extreme medical needs.  She was at the shelter for almost a month with NO group or adopter wanting to take her on. Besides routine vet care, Janie had tumors all over her body and was in desperate need of dental care.  We stepped up on her behalf to get all the necessary vet care;  her tumors were removed,  dental was done and now she is a happy healthy girl, ready for her new home!  She is being fostered by a very caring person who has helped Janie recuperate from all her  recent surgeries.   Her foster mom says she is extremely sweet, loves and enjoys the company of other dogs,  good with cats and totally devoted to people! Janie loves to explore the outside, so hard fencing is required.

Janie became a shelter favorite and they rejoiced when we came in to rescue her and so happy we did!

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

PWD Angel Thank you to Robin Davis for being an angel to Janie.

BARNEY ADOPTED! This is by far the best part of rescue, adoptions. Especially those folks reaching out to our senior pups with disabilities.
Kudos, to Barney's new family who opened up their heart and home to him! They adore him and we are so happy for sweet Barney.

Name:  Barney
Age:  Senior
Disability:  hearing impaired
Breed/Weight:   Border collie mix - 35 pounds
History:  Barney's person was incarcerated and he was relinquished to the shelter.
Barney, a senior border collie mix, is so cool - he loves life - running, chasing, exploring still in his senior days.  The young dogs at the rescue have injected some youthful energy into him. He really enjoys engaging in their play and he loves people and will take all the attention and affection you are willing to give. 

Barney is a good old boy, he is a healthy senior dog - a complete senior "work up" shows no issues.  The vet team loves him so much they call weekly to see if he has been adopted! We are thrilled to have Barney here and we hope we can find a special person who enjoys and appreciates the wisdom of a senior pup. Barney would make a great cuddly companion, he enjoys the young play, but totally enjoys naptime!

PWD Angel

Thank you to Bonnie and John Yurga for being an angel to Barney.

Thank you Millie Coleman Groobey for being Barney's angel.

Finally, our sweet 3 legged pup, Betty was adopted this past weekend! The adopters fell instantly in love with her and she fit right into their canine family like a glove!  Betty will share her life with 2 rescued labs and a very rescue friendly family! 

We got a recent update, from her adopters.  " I can't thank you enough and I certainly understand how it was baffling why someone had not scooped her up sooner!   We all love her to pieces already and who wouldn't.  She settles everyday, and we love her so much." 

All of us at PWD could not be a happier for Betty! 

Name:  Betty
Age:  3 year old
Disability:  3 legged
Breed/Weight:  Puggle/Beagle Mix - 25lbs

History:  Betty was hit by a car and brought into a West Virginia shelter. A small advocacy group pulled her and contacted PWD.

Luckily for us and Betty, she was in a foster home before she arrived, so we have learned a lot about this awesome dog! We received a nice note from her foster mom, "Betty had a good life at some point in her past but has fallen on very hard times. She ended up in a shelter after being hit by a car and had to have her rear leg amputated. She has healed well and is in great health and is the happiest little girl.  Beth came to us completely housebroken and knows how to sit, lay down, and shake.  She does great on walks and car rides. Beth loves other dogs and was phenomenal my 2 children ages 3 and 5.   I completely trusted her with my kids.  I can't say enough about how wonderful this dog is!  All love and no trouble. She will  make wonderful companion to a lucky family."   

She is sweet as can be, goes with the flow of the rescue, loves the companionship of other dogs.  A fun, easy going dog that will fit into anyone's canine family.  Betty would prefer a home with no cats.

What  an awesome weekend here at PWD!   Another long timer, Ozzie,  has  been adopted and landed  in a GREAT home!    This couple, adopted Skye a feral deaf dog from us a few years back and noticed Ozzie on our adoption board at our last fundraiser, scratching their heads ( like we all were) wondering why  he was still with us!    Well I guess he was waiting for the best and he got it!  Nancy and Ross, fell in love with our boy and he went home this past weekend!  Such an honor for us when adopters come back to add to their fur family!  Thank you from all of us at PWD!  Please keep us updated on Ozzie's new adventures.

Ozzie sent us a note this morning, Thank you for giving me a chance,  that others did not, maybe it was my heartworm or my one eye.   I love my new home,   I have my own toys and treats but most of all I adopted a  great new family!  And now a just one word from his new fur parents,  "Awesome!"

Name:  Ozzie
Age:  4 years old
Disability:  visually impaired in right eye
Breed/Weight:   Yellow lab mix, 50 pounds 

History:  Ozzie was brought into a rural overcrowded shelter as a stray.  Meet Ozzie, a gorgeous fluffy white pup.  We have no idea how Ozzie ended up in a high kill shelter because he's so fantastic. PWD is so happy to have him here, safe. Ozzie has warmed up quickly to his new human and canine friends.  As each day goes by and we get to know Ozzie better, we find him to be a very playful energetic smart boy, sweet, and at times a bit submissive.  He settles quickly in his apartment and is housebroken! Thank you Terri and John and the volunteers at Martha's Mutts Movers in assisting in Ozzie's rescue.

PWD Angel

Thank you Frank Spina for being an angel to Ozzie

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 return 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 weighs 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.  Somehow he made it BACK to the safety of the same shelter that adopted him out 3 years earlier. The shelter manager was so sad to see this once vibrant puppy come back 3 years later in this horrid condition - emaciated -  and  by  the look of his physical condition,  might have spent much of his life in a crate too small for him.  After the shelter sent me his video, we felt the need to reach out and give this dog some human kindness. When he left the shelter, he ended up in the hospital, we believe he most likely gobbled up too much food at the shelter, it was too much for his GI system to handle.  As his internist explained to us,  his condition was grave and she was also sad to see a young dog in this condition.  Charley surprised us all and rebounded in a few days and was able to be transported to Pets with Disabilities. He walked thru our gates and we all just started crying,  we knew he was our project in so many ways.  

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! With every morsel of nutrients that goes into his body, we can all tell he is getting stronger and stronger.  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, his physical gate is getting better, 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.

Because of the kindness of strangers,  Charley now has a 2nd chance at life where he will be loved and be safe.  A big thank you to Lauren Flory,  Martha's Mutts Movers, Terri and John Holder.   

PWD Angel

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

Thank you Carla LaGrassa for being Charley's angel

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.

Name:  Odie
Age:   3 years old
Disability:  visual impaired  
Breed/Weight: herding mix - 35lbs

History:  Odie was a stray and landed in a Pa shelter

Odie came to PWD via another rescue when it was thought he was going blind.  He is a complex medical case and will be with us a while as we figure things out for him.  A perfectly healthy dog six months ago now visually impaired and experiencing hearing loss. He is a friendly dog, not engaging with the other dogs, but very neutral. He is learning the routine of the rescue and in the typical spirit of these breeds, is showing a determination to live life and connect to people.  Odie is scheduled to have a consult with a neuro specialist this month.

Please consider being an ANGEL for Odie!

Name:   Daryl
Age:      2 years
Disability:  Amputation scheduled 
Breed/Weight:  Black mix,  46 pounds

History:  Daryl was  picked up as a stray in a small rural North Carolina shelter.  A  local advocacy group pulled him, and contacted us immediately to help.  Daryl's leg is most likely from an old injury that never was treated.  He will be ready and available for adoption 2 weeks after his surgery is completed. Surgery is scheduled July 14.

Daryl  exhibits all the wonderful characteristics of the Labrador!  He was fostered for a week until he was moved safely to us,  his foster family sent us some info about the time he spent with them. They fell in love with him!    "Daryl is a very happy friend guy!  The first night in our home introductions to our dogs and our neighbors dogs went very well.   He instantly fit right in, almost as if he was part of our family for a long time. He is very smart boy and listens extremely well.  He loves to run or play or will be satisfied just to hang out with the family.  An affectionate dog who loves to cuddle.    He likes car rides and does excellent in the car. This dog will instantly grab your heart."

A big thank you to Friends of Edgecombe County Animal shelter for volunteering their time to help the homeless dogs at their local shelter and for transporting Daryl safely to PWD.

Name:  Abe
Age:  Senior
Disability:  blind/deaf
Breed/Weight:   Aussie mix  40 pounds

History:  Abe was found in the overnight drop area at an rural Ohio shelter.  

Abe is a very neglected senior whose demands are few...  a good meal, a warm bed, a couple of long strolls around the yard and lots of love.  Abe will spend some time with us as he needs to gain some weight,  get regular vetting and have his eyes examined to see if there is a possibility we can remove his cataracts so Abe might regain some vision.  Abe is the nicest and kindest dog anyone could ever encounter, he just goes with the flow and gets  along with everyone.

Before Abe was transported to PWD,  he spent a week with wonderful friends of PWD, and this is what they  had to say about Abe. "Abe was such a great house guest and appears to be housebroken,  (he had no accidents in our home). He loves to be by people and would wag his tail constantly especially when he was being petted.  His favorite place was to lay by my feet.  He was an extremely quite dog and walked well on a leash, just needing some gentle guiding hands.  Abe is a gentle soul and  has left a lasting impression in our hearts."


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 goes by we are seeing  a new Brody begin to flourish, tail is wagging more and more, he is beginning to speak to us, and eating great! He craves human attention, is good with other dogs and definitely has quickly learned the rescue routine. 

Unfortunately Brody has severe heartworm due to his past neglect and will not be available for adoption until treatment is finished and his health is on the mend.  His heartworm treatment will start July 20. 

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

PWD Angel

Thank you to Susan Meserve for being 
an angel to Brody

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

Ruby is temporarily unavailable as we evaluate what is needed for her medically.   The vet team is analyzing all of her medical tests - and are thrilled to see her out and moving every day.

Name:  RUBY
Age:  Senior
Disability:  Broken pelvis
Breed/Weight:  Border Collie/ 35lbs

History:  Ruby was scheduled to be euthanized within hours of her owners dropping her off at a PA shelter. She was included in the daily "plea for help" that the shelter sends out - and phone calls were made to save her. 

We were told she was blind - but she CAN SEE! We were told she couldn't walk, but she can get herself up. She does seem to have some trauma in her past, possibly a broken pelvis that did not heal properly. She is a pure bred border collie - so, one look in those golden eyes shows the spirit and determination to overcome her damaged body. She is tremendously sweet and will obviously need some extensive veterinary work. 

Ruby has almost NO muscle mass in her back legs - we have no idea the last time she was allowed to be out running around - but in the true spirit of the border collie, the tennis ball is a HUGE motivator. Ruby is chasing her tennis ball everyday, and getting a little stronger each day.  She's had several medicated baths to address her skin issue - and we are evaluating any other medical needs.  She is completely connected to people and just a delight to have at the rescue.  She may go up for adoption when it's determined she is as healthy as she can be.

We look forward to sharing her progress and would appreciate ANY financial support on her behalf.

PWD Angel

Thank you to Cindy and Sam for being 
an angel to Ruby

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

Annie - wheelchair dog

Kiri - wheelchair dog

Ernie - wheelchair dog

Dixie - wheelchair dog

Maddie - wheelchair dog

Huey - Deaf Dog

Sandy - broken back

Megan - Blind dog

Pierce - Club fee

Candy - 3 legged

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With 10 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.

Rescue Ribbon
Rescue Magnet, Design M3
$6.00 including shipping

Pets with Disabilities Ribbon
Adopt Pets with Disabilities Ribbon Magnet, Design M4
$6.00 including shipping

Spay and Neuter Ribbon
Spay and Neuter Magnet, Design M5
$6.00 including shipping

Attention international customers. All prices are in US dollars. There is an $8 shipping charge for all orders shipped outside the USA.

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