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.
YOU for your generosity!!
on on-line donation or send a check to
635 Clay Hammond Road,
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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!!
Age: 2 years old
Breed/Weight: Yellow lab mix, about 60 pounds
Brady was brought into an rural Ohio shelter as a stray.
you ever seen a dog wag his ENTIRE body, well Brady’s body
is in constant wag motion. Just a happy go lucky boy waiting for a
lab loving family! He is a handsome dog and even with his
blindness he loves to play fetch, he is amazing!! He is easy going,
likes to have fun, and does great with the other pups.
how much more do you need to know? Brady is ready to be part of
someone’s family! Brady goes 100% at playtime but will settled
fast with a tasty Kong or his bowling pin! Life is good for Brady,
he is like a playful toddler, no worries just wants his playtime and to
have a safe and trusting home.
Thank you to Kathleen
Comstock for being an angel to Brady!
Age: 1 year old
Breed/Weight: Australian Cattle dog mix
Cara was brought in as a stray to a NC shelter, slated to be pts,
because of her blindness. A small advocacy group pulled her
and contacted PWD.
for Cara, she was in a foster home before she arrived, so we learned a
lot about this awesome pup. Per her foster mom,
"Kara loves anyone that will rub her and give her lots of kisses.
She is such a happy dog and so lucky to be able to share her spirit with
another family now! She was considered an underdog by our shelter
but to me she is far from that and smarter than I ever imagined, for
this was my first experience with a blind dog. She learns very
quickly, will go up and down stairs with ease, loves car rides,
loves playing and running with my dogs. She is crate trained,
house trained and loves chew toys! She will make a great addition
to anyone's family, she just wants to be loved. She learned my
routine with my pets quickly she is a remarkable dog and was great with
my 6 cats too."
her arrival at PWD, as expected she learned the routine of our rescue
within minutes! She is a quiet dog and very patient in her area
until it's her time for food or going out. She is a fun, playful
pretty pup with magnificent markings.
took her to our eye specialist yesterday. When the doc walked in the
room, he looked at her and commented "COOL EYES", if I
did not have 2 pups already this would be the one! Per his report,
Kara has several abnormalities in her eyes that have likely been present
since birth. Thankfully, her eyes are not painful, no meds
or surgery needed, and does not expect for them to progress into any
point of discomfort. He added Kara was a great patient to work
with and dogs that are born blind have lots of confidence and are
excellent at using their remaining senses to navigate.
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.
Meet the the 3
legged dogs and dogs with other physical disabilities - at Pets
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.
Age: 4 years old
Disability: visually impaired in right eye
Breed/Weight: Yellow lab mix, 50 pounds
Ozzie was brought into an rural overcrowded shelter as a stray.
Ozzie, a gorgeous fluffy white pup. We have no idea how Ozzie
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!
you Terri and John and the volunteers at Martha's Mutts Movers in
assisting in Ozzie's rescue.
Age: 10 mo old, 45 pounds
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Rottie/lab mix
Nick was hit by a car. The local police arrived on the scene and were
not certain on how to pick him up, so they called a local rescue
for help. The rescue folks had NO problem with Nick, they scooped him
up off the road and got him to the vets office for medical care.
Even thru his trauma, Nick was a complete gentleman and just relieved
to get human help.
arrived to PWD last weekend and was ready to "start the party"!
Life on 3 legs has not held this pup back, he lives life to the fullest!
Nick is a total sweetheart and a gentle dog. He has the coloring
of a rottie, but exhibits all the fun qualities of a lab, happy, great
around children and very playful. He runs all over the rescue area
with his new friend Brady, the blind lab. Everyone loves Nick!
He is an all round happy go lucky boy, waiting to share his spirit on 3
legs, with a loving family!
our 2-3 legged inspiration has finally been adopted. After many
grueling months of surgeries and rehab, she was finally ready and
willing to moving onto her new life. Peaches, renamed Roo,
will join her new fur family 3 cats and a bunny! Her
new fur parents are committed to helping continue her physical therapy
in hopes she will finally have full use and range of motion of her back
left leg. We are thrilled to have found a couple willing to
continue her therapy and provide a loving home to her. They saw
her video on our site, and were totally hooked on her will to live life
to the fullest on her 2 very functional right legs!
A note from
her new fur mom, " Roo is very smart and has already
learned her name. I've also learned that she will do anything for
a treat! I'm looking forward to all of the snow melting so
we can get outside and run around. She has a lot of energy and
really seems to want to be on the go. This morning after I
got up, we had a good play session of ball chasing a tug-of-war.
We went last night and got some good tug-of-war toys! After that
and breakfast, she was ready to chill out. Everyone
here seems to be adjusting nicely."
So happy for Roo,
thank you to her new family!
Age: 5 years old
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Peaches was hit by a car, her owners could not
afford medical care so she was relinquished to the shelter.
pug/beagle/terrier mix has taught the staff and volunteers here at PWD
incredible lessons in courage, determination, and survival. Peaches was
turned into a Baltimore Shelter by her owners after she was hit by a
car. She was going to be euthanized but the staff took a liking to her
and used grant money to provide the necessary emergency surgery to
amputate her front left leg that was severely damaged as a result of the
accident. The hospital staff were diligently looking for a rescue to
continue her care and contacted us. Days after arriving at the
rescue she was showing signs of pain, so we took her to our orthopedic
veterinarian and it was confirmed that she needed a second surgery (FHO)
on her left rear leg. The surgery went well, and she was quickly
back at the rescue to continue her recovery. Her recovery has been
slow, but she is showing huge signs of improvement in her foster home!
(our home) She has been one of the most interesting rescues, seeing her
improve physically and emotionally has been very rewarding to all of us
here! Now we are looking for a great home for this pup! She explores the
rescue with ease on her two right legs, and continues to use her rear
left leg for stability. We are continuing to work with her to increase
her strength in her rear left leg. We are not certain if she will regain
total use of the leg, but she is an amazing dog and has learned to
manage life on 2 legs. She can do pretty much everything a
four legged dog can do including jumping on the furniture and chasing a
tennis ball. One of Peaches favorite things to do is to cuddle
with her person. She will definitely be a couch potato and will be
an inspiring companion. A
fenced yard is required.
Thank you to Jarret
for being an angel to Peaches!
Age: 3 years old
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Lab mix, 40 pounds
History: Sassie was
rescued from a NJ trailer park area.
We believe Sassie was hit by a car
and unfortunately her leg had to be amputated. She was extremely
stressed in a very high kill shelter in Camden, NJ, but the shelter
employees absolutely saw a bright light with this young dog who had a
very rough beginning and needed a 2nd chance. They were
desperate to find a rescue. And they asked many, but PWD was
the only one to respond. So happy we stepped up for her. In
just a few short weeks, I understand why the shelter wanted to help her!
She has blossomed here! Sassie is a street smart dog, who will gain your
trust very quickly once she knows she is safe and in a loving
environment. She will be a very loyal companion. She is great with
other dogs, and cats, and house broken!
Our 3 legged girl is ready for her
new family. She is a gentle dog, who loves belly rubs, cuddling
plus she takes treats very gently!
A big thank you to the Cumberland
County Animal Control officer who believed in her and transported Sassie
on her day off.
Thank you to Sharon
Sirkis for being SASSIE's angel!
On January 21, 2014
Charley had luxating patella surgery. Although Charley
was very functional, (after several consults with our orthopedic
specialist and his regular vet) we all felt correcting his knees
would definitely be beneficial towards his future.
We are hoping in time as his muscles are reconditioned
his posture will improve. But, what we certain of is that
Charley's surgery has helped with any future arthritic
problems. Charley has also safely put on necessary
weight - so at 70lbs, he's now a strong, healthy boy - with a new set of
Charley will need a few
more weeks of recuperation and therapy but we are now
looking to find that special person for Charley, if you are
interested please fill out an application or you can give us a
call to discuss Charley's needs.
Age: 3 years old
Disability: Luxating patella's
Breed/Weight: Doberman mix
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want to thank John
& Bonnie Yurga
for being an angel to Charley.
being Charley's 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
at PWD currently unavailable for adoption
HEALING NOW UNDERWAY These DOGS are currently NOT
AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
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
care from us; or dogs that need to be quarantined and
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
Molly is temporarily
unavailable as we evaluate what is needed for her leg. The
ortho team has recommended trying to save her leg - so, she will have
surgery to insert a plate to strengthen the bone and provide the best
opportunity for full use. Her vets bills will be $2000 - please consider
being an ANGEL for this wonderful girl. We ARE accepting
applications for Molly.
Age: 8 yrs old
Disability: Broken front leg
Breed/Weight: Border collie/ 65lbs (needs to lose 15lbs!)
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.
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.
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.
When Sam returned to the
rescue, we were quite frankly shocked at his condition. There were
obvious health issues and significant weight loss. Xrays, blood
work, change of diet all provided no improvement or diagnosis for his
digestive issues. Sam is now (12/10/13) in the hospital with
an unknown diagnosis relating to his stomach/colon and his medical bills
Sam is still hospitalized. The specialists gave him a colonoscopy and
believe he could be suffering from Crohns disease (a treatable condition)
or it could be cancer. We will have a definite diagnosis early next
week. Please keep Sam in your heart for some good healing
energy. Sam has been a great patient and the entire staff has fallen
update: Good News!! Sam is cancer free! He has
inflammatory bowel disease - which is manageable with good quality food
and some medication. We are going to give Sam a couple of weeks to
heal, put on a little weight, and allow his body to find a routine with
his new meds, then he will be available for adoption - he SO deserves a
loving home and family to spend the rest of his years with.
Sam has been suffering for months if not years with untreated inflammatory
bowel disease. After his lengthy stay at the hospital for
treatment and diagnosis in December, this past week Sam check
in with his internist, she stated "Sam's ultrasound still
showed thickening of the colon but to be expected after given the short
period of time we have been treating him, with ongoing treatment
Sam's colon walls should return to normalcy within the next
4-6 months." Sam
will still continue to be with our rescue until his recovery is complete.
Age: 5 years old
Breed/Weight: 60 pounds, Hound
Disability: Front leg deformities
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
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 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
& 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.
Rescue Magnet, Design M3
$6.00 including shipping
Adopt Pets with Disabilities Ribbon Magnet, Design M4
$6.00 including shipping
Spay and Neuter Magnet, Design M5
$6.00 including shipping
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