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.
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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!!
foster mom recently sent me an email stating it is official,
Buddy has adopted me! I would love to officially make Buddy a permanent
part of my family. Buddy has just fit into my family
He will join another
rescue dog and cat. We could could not ask for
anything better for Buddy a perfect home for a blind senior dog.
Quite and one level living, and a very rescue friendly gaurdian.
Buddy now gets daily walks by her nieces and nephews who
live next door and just happened to be PWD adopters too!
A big huge heartfelt
thank you to Buddy's new person who looked beyond his
age and disability and saw a kind dog who needed a home!
was relinquished to rescue due to a move. He's been in the same
home his whole life - and has been blind for the past 6 yrs. Meet
Buddy - a purebred border collie sporting a summer clip!! We've
seen pictures of his gorgeous coat, so know he'll have his bc feathers
in full bloom in a couple of months. True to his breed, Buddy has
a wise spirit and an old soul. He's content being with his person
roaming the rescue grounds or hanging inside with canine and human
friends. Buddy's recent life hasn't allowed him much exercise and
room to stretch his legs, so we anticipate him getting even more pep to
his step as he loses a few pounds. He's so tolerant of the younger
dogs and has made a very quick adjustment to the rescue environment -
although, like all the rescue dogs, we know he's waiting for his next
family to come meet him! Like all border collies - he needs his
human heart connection with his person. We
have done a complete Senior vetting on Buddy - his blood work is normal,
his heart is great - he's a very healthy senior!!
Thank you to
Glen Highland Farm for being an angel to Buddy
Age: 7-8 years old
Breed/Weight: 35 pounds, Hound mix Disability:
A wonderful woman found Mimi as a stray. She was very
thin, weak and blind. Mimi had an expensive tracking collar on her
and her owner was contacted. He was so excited to learn Mimi was
found! WELL NOT REALLY, he was excited to get his expensive
tracking collar back and left Mimi behind. A good thing,
cause Mimi is now with us and she is doing great!
discarded was the best thing that could have happen to Mimi! She
is now getting regular meals, and has finally gained some much needed
weight, and is certainly ready to start her new life with a loving
family. It was not hard for us to instantly fall in love with her.
Mimi has certainly come back to life here, as you can tell by her
pictures she is a happy girl and feeling much better, still has a lot of
pep in her step! Life is better for her now, and she is a
total sweet heart.
anyone knows our resident dog Megan, Mimi is like a mini Megan! She has
marvelous dog energy and has become our “go to” dog. Mimi and
Megan are the first one to meet and greet new residents to assure
them they will be safe and life will be good until their forever home is
found. Mimi is very comfortable around people and all dogs.
She is beyond sweet, and for a hound,very quiet. She enjoys her free
range walks with her nose to the ground and tail high in the air and
will settle quickly for her daily naps. She will be a great
companion dog and is now ready to share her wonderful hound spirit with
a new fur and human family. NOW being fostered by a local
family. Mimi is doing great in her new foster home, she has
already master the stairs, and is settling in nicely, in her first
Age: 7- 8 years old
Breed/Weight: 20 pounds, Terrier Corgi Mix
Disability: Blind and diabetic
update! Sophie has made remarkable progress after
receiving much needed care, insulin shots, food, and medicated baths!
Her vet was over the top excited with the improvements she has
made in just a short period of time! There is now a pep to her step,
even a sparkle in her eyes! (The other day she shocked the vet as she
jumped into her arms.) She is much more alert, has gain weight and her
muscles are beginning to develop. After having several glucose
evaluations we feel we are approaching the units she will continue to
need and really it is not very much, so the expense of caring for this
Sophie will be not to costly to a potential adopter. She is a smart cute
little pup, and so deserving of a loving home.
Sophie was relinquished to the Baltimore shelter, to
be put to sleep. After the shelter vet evaluated her she
felt she deserved a second chance. A plea went out to rescues and PWD
stepped up for this little girl.
discarded and then saved by the shelter vet was the best thing that
could have happen to little Sophie. After being here for a couple of
days, we realized she needed further evaluation from our vets. After xrays and blood work Sophie was diagnosed with diabetes.
Unfortunately, her disease was so neglected for a long period of time,
it has taken a toll on her little body. She is now
getting regular treatments of insulin and responding quickly she is
feeling and looking so much better! Amazing!
will get her stabilized and hope that this little one tugs at
someone’s heartstrings. We realize adopting a dog with diabetes
is a huge commitment when there are many healthy dogs in need, but
Sophie is a survivor. She grabbed the hearts of the shelter vet and
everyone at PWD. Sophie has plenty of life and fight left in her.
She gets along with other dogs, cats and loves people.
me it is not hard to fall instantly in love with her. She is now wagging
her tail and is so happy to finally get the medical attention she
Thank you to
Grooby for being an angel to
Age: 2 years old
Disability: visually impaired
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 visual
issues 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.
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: 1 yr old
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: yellow lab/ 45 lbs
Relinquished to a vet office with an untreated ulcerated broken
leg. The vet amputated the leg and a call was placed to PWD for
Archie exhibits all the wonderful characterizes of the Labrador! And many
say they are America’s dog, with the sheer number living with
families. Why! Because they are easy going, smart, happy,
and great around kids and other dogs! So
how much more do you need, Archie is a happy dog, just wanting to be
part of someone’s family! He is FUN FUN FUN and very
affectionate. Archie loves to play with other dogs, and will
settle quickly with a tasty Kong after a good play with dog friends.
Archie will just about fit into any family!
Age: 7-8 years old
Disability: Blind in one eye, from trauma
Breed/Weight: 18 pounds/ Tibetan Spaniel Mix
Max was abandoned and picked up as a stray in a West Virginia Shelter.
Max is a comical
little friendly guy whose tail says it all, constantly up and
wagging and happy to be here and out of the scary shelter! He is great
with dogs of all sizes, small and the bigger pups. He has a great
appetite for such a little guy, good in the tub and a great little rider
in the car! He is quiet and settles quickly on the warm bed he shares
with his new girlfriend Sophie. We love this little guy and have a
feeling he won't be around too long! Max
was a bit neglected and we are treating his skin with medicated baths
and antibiotics. He needs to gain a few pounds.
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 was
returned back to Pets with Disabilities. The adopter's life
changed and was 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
shy and quiet Dudley, rescued from a rural Virginia Shelter is now
living life in New York! A wonderful couple wanted to rescue a 3
legged dog and Dudley caught their eye! As soon as Dudley
met their Chocolate lab mix Tucker, there was an immediate
connection and friendship. Dudley came alive when they met.
Dudley goes to the dog park every day with Tucker and has become quite
vocal, as his new person states, "Dudley has his voice
back whenever he is running with the other pups and Tucker."
Age: 4 years old
Breed/Weight: 40 pounds, Hound mix
Disability: 3 legged
Dudley is from a rural Virginia shelter. Dudley had an been
shot in the knee cap, the damage to his leg was not repairable and his
leg needed to be amputated. Animal control deemed him unadoptable,
so he was scheduled to be euthanized. The shelter volunteers
rallied around this boy. They saw his beauty and the love in his eyes!
They reached out to PWD and we said "yes" we would take him.
Within days he was at the hospital getting all the care he needed to
continue his life!
Dudley's life saving surgery, he stayed at a foster home for a couple of
weeks as he recuperated. Dudley's foster wrote a little about
Dudley's stay. "Dudley
lived in our home with 5 other dogs, 2 cats and a 3 year old child
during his recovery. Dudley's spirit was unreal, right after surgery
he was wagging his tail and giving us all sweet little nose kisses, his
way of thanking all of us. He even earned a place on the bed! Dudley is
a one VERY SPECIAL BOY! He never gave up, always had his tail wagging
even despite how terrible someone had treated him in his short life. We
loved him and are so happy he is now at PWD waiting for a family to
embrace his true loving hound spirit."
anyone knows our resident dog Megan, Dudley is Megan's long lost
brother! He has bonded quickly with his new friends here at PWD.
He has great dog energy! He enjoys his free range walks and is pretty
fast on 3 legs! He also settles quickly for his daily naps. He
will be a great companion dog and is now ready to share his wonderful
hound spirit with a new fur and human 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: 7 months old
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: black lab mix 30 pounds
History: Toby was found as a
stray with a bullet lodged in his back leg. By the time he was
leg was very infected and had to be amputated.
Toby exhibits the wonderful characteristics
of the Labrador! And many say they are America’s dog, with the
sheer number living with families. Why! Because they are
easy going, smart, happy, and great around kids and other dogs! So
how much more do you need to know! Toby is a happy
dog, just wanting to be part of someone’s family! He is FUN FUN
FUN and very affectionate. Toby loves to play with other dogs, and
will settle quickly with a tasty Kong after a good play with dog
friends. Toby will just about fit into any family!
Age: 1-2 years old
Disability: 3 legged pup
Breed and weight: Pointer Mix 35 pounds
History: Oscar was
brought into the kill shelter in Florida after being injured under his
prior families care. The injuries were not addressed
properly leading to Oscar not using his front leg and atrophy and other
problems setting in. When it was determined that he would
have long-term problems with this leg, rather than care for him, his
family abandoned him with his injuries at a high kill shelter. Several
local people got the word out on him. He was so sweet, but
frightened and withdrawn at the shelter. PWD was contacted and
arrangements were made for transporting Oscar to us, where he would
finally receive the care he needed. Oscar’s "freedom
ride" from the shelter was one of the saddest pictures I have ever
seen. He was curled in a tight little ball with his head hanging
down and his ears lying flat, he was so withdrawn and petrified.
After being shown just a little bit of love and caring, he came around
slowly, and quickly he has come to appreciate that people wanted to
help, not hurt him. So happy we said yes!
Many people don’t understand the
goodness, innocence and purity they are giving up when relinquishing
their family pet to a shelter. And Oscar is a true testament of this.
By looking at his picture you can feel his excitement for life with
people who finally care about him and respect him. In the morning
he zooms around the play yard, with his new buddies on 3 legs! It
is so fulfilling, as a rescuer, to witness a total transformation
of a dog. Not much more to say, but “WOW” a fantastic dog
patiently waiting to share his spirit and spread his exuberant energy
with a family that will finally love and appreciate him. His surgery
went smoothly and being a young dog his recuperation was quick.
A big thank you to Terry and
John for orchestrating Oscar’s transport to PWD.
If you are interested in meeting
him, please complete our Adoption
Thank you to Natasha
Allen for being an
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.
Age: 4 years old
Disability: Fused Vertebrae
was abandoned after her person died. Neighbors rallied around her
but no one wanted her. Finally an older retired gentleman
stepped in to help her and ask us to help her find a forever home.
is true survivor. Her vertebra is fused. She was most
likely hit by a car with no treatment, as a result her back end is
not always in sync with her front end. As she is
walking/running, occasionally her back end will slip out, but she gets
right back up and continues onward. She is a good sport and
handles her disability like a champ. With her keen eyesight and
sharp hearing she will
often chase a squirrel or rabbit out of the area. Sandy is
beautiful blond coat is a perfect match for her radiant personality. She
is smart dog, follows directions very well,
a very loyal protective friend. She definitely exhibits
the traits of the true German Shepherd spirit. She does
well with dogs, but with her interest in small animals, we
think she should go to a home with no cats. Sandy also loves car
the kindness of strangers, Sandy now has a 2nd chance at life where she
will be loved and be safe.
Thank you to Dave
Asbury and Mary McCormick for being an angels to Sandy
Thank you Kathy
Hanna for being a special angel to Sandy
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
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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
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Age: 3 years old
Disability: Luxating patella's
Breed/Weight: Doberman mix, 45 pounds.
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 too was so 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.
that have a permanent home at PWD
dogs are not available for adoption,
but of course need to be cared for everyday by the sole caretaker at the
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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