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Becky was adopted in January 2009.
She is a small black lab. She is your typical lovable lab just wants to be around people
and other dogs. She was probably born with a birth defect which left her with three legs. She very very sweet, and likes to
be part of the action, but then she needs a break she takes a breather from the excitement. Becky is spayed and current on
all her shots. She gets along with cats, dogs and of course people. She is just a great dog and deserves a second chance
making some family very, very happy.
Tye was adopted in December 2008.
He is a Border Collie. He is one laid back, easy going dog. He is lovable, cuddly
and very intelligent. He wants desperately to be around people. He is friendly to everyone he meets. Tye is good with
dogs, and great with cats. He would love to sit beside you and get his tummy rubbed all day.
Tye, was a stray in a Kentucky
shelter, when we stepped in on his behalf. He is active, but is perfectly content in observing the other
dogs. He absolutely has no problem with stairs or jumping into the car. Tye weighs about 40 pounds, is neutered and is
current with his vaccinations. He enjoys life, and is happy he has gotten a second chance at better life, which he
Sammy was adopted in January 2009.
He is a little Lhasa Apso mix who was picked up as a stray. He has only has one eye,
is partially deaf and has a little arthritis. Sammy still has a lot of life and love to give to someone willing to open up
their heart and home to an older dog with a disability. He gets along well with other dogs and cats.
||Missy was adopted November 2008.
Missy a blind Australian Shepherd mix. She
was an owner relinquishment at a Pennsylvania shelter. Missy was
adopted by a family member, who open up her heart and home to her.
She now resides in her new home right next door to Pets with
Disabilities. We are so lucky to still get to see her everyday.
||Petey was adopted March 2009.
Petey was picked up as a stray. When
Petey arrived at PWD, he had severe back legs issues. We thought Petey would need a
wheelchair but within a couple weeks, Petey amazed
us all. He started using his front legs to compensate for
his weak back legs. He was able to run and walk with just his
2 front legs. This little great natured terrier now
resides with a wonderful family in New York State
||Macey was adopted January
Macey along with her litter was
found by some caring folks in Puerto Rico. These pups were
completely cover with ticks. Unfortunately, Macey contacted an
infection from the ticks, that made her blind. She was
medically treated for many months in Puerto Rico and was transported
safely to PWD to start her new life. She now
resides with a wonderful family in southern Maryland.
||Jessie, adopted July, 2008.
Jessie was relinquished to PWD,
after her guardians, were unable to physically care for her.
We sent Jessie's bio and picture to a friend in California who had
recently lost her wheelchair dog. She fell in love with Jessie
instantly. We transported Jessie to her new home. What an extraordinary
person to want to adopt a paralyzed dog she had never met,
and on the other side of the country. They are both doing
great. Jessie is one awesome dog and deserved a second chance
at life. Adoptions like this are a miracle!!
||Prancer adopted January 2009
This little guy was relinquished along with
his sibling to a local Maryland Shelter. Prancer's sibling
got adopted very quickly, but Prancer was left behind because of severe
problems with his back leg . They asked if we could take him on and
of course we said no problem.
Prancer was only with us for a week when we
asked our Pets with Disabilities friends Deb and Tim Ritchie of
Charlottesville, Virginia if they could make room for him. There was
no hesitation, this great couple came up to Maryland and adopted Prancer.
Prancer now lives happily with many other Chihuahuas
and a wheelchair dog named Teddy; they rescue last year from us.
Thank you Deb and Tim for giving Prancer a new and loving home.
ADOPTED APRIL 2009
special people, come along for special dogs. And this was the
case with Charley. Besides being physically disabled, Charley was
very timid and shy around humans. This couple was still willing to
adopt Charley and allow him the time to heal in their home.
Charley will join 3 cats and their rescue beagle. We are
thrilled for Charley and hope his trust in humans will only continue.
Latest report, from Charley's new adopters, is that
"Charley is doing great!"
is 2 year old gorgeous hound dog. He was
one of sixteen dogs taken from a breeder/ hoarder. Charley was the only
dog that survived. For the past 2 years of his life he was
kept outside, battling all the Ohio weather elements. At some point,
Charley broke his leg and was never taken to a vet for medical
care. Hence his leg has heal as shown in his picture. Can you
imagine the pain he endured. A kind couple from Maryland, found out
about Charley and ask if we had room for him at PWD. They went
and rescued Charley and got him safely to us. Charley
does not have a mean bone in his body. Everyone that meets him
falls instantly in love with his lovable hound face.
Charley will spend some extended time at PWD while he becomes more
trusting of humans. He is slow to warm up to people because he is so
shy and timid. He is starting to come around! Charley was taken
to our vet for an evaluation on his leg, amputation was not recommended
because he is NOT in any pain. Charley is considered a three legged
dog but runs like the wind with the other dogs. He will make a great
||TYSON was adopted April 2009
These PWD volunteers could not resist
little Tyson. We brought Tyson to his new home last night
where he will join 3 other rescue dogs and many rescued cats.
Tyson hopped right into the action last night like he had been part
of the pack his entire life. We are so thrilled for little Tyson.
Tyson is a small terrier
mix. He is 5 years old and weighs only 5 pounds. He has a slight
neurological issue in his back legs, but has been under great
medical care, and has regained most of the movement in his hind end. He came into rescue with a bb gun injury,
our vets are now certain this was the reason for his hind legs
problems. He gets along with dogs, loves his toys and so enjoys
sitting and cuddling with humans. He would be a great companion
Bubbles, aka Rebel, adopted June 2009
Rebel, after a year of patiently
waiting, finally caught the eye of a wonderful couple in Bel Aire
Maryland. When we brought him to his new family Rebel now renamed,
"Bubbles", it was as if he had lived there forever. His blindness
was never an issue, they had room for another rescue dog, and Bubbles
caught their eye! Bubble's will join his two new guardians,
along with 2 other rescue dogs. Besides Bubbles getting a new
home, I believe we have found great friends that will help spread the
word on our mission
Rebel is a 15-pound Doxle, a doxie/beagle mix. He was placed on the endangered
dog list at our local animal shelter. Rebel has been rescued and thank goodness
this little blind dog is getting a second chance at life.
We are now
looking for his forever home. Rebel navigates his way through life
beautifully by his sense of smell and touch. Rebel is good with people,
other dogs, cats, and is crate and house trained. Rebel would be a
great companion dog and enjoys and needs the trust of people.
adopted July 2009
Frannie, renamed by her new adopters
CoCo after, CoCo Chanel, a French designer, who was an orphan and grew up
slowly making her way until she became world renown. Not sure if
little CoCo will be world renown, but we do know she has now landed
safely with 2 great guardians and will be living quite a nice life
and will be well taken care of now! CoCo will spend her days playing
with her new sisters, and traveling between her city home and country
home. We are so happy for our little deaf girl.
Frannie, a 6 month old, Bijon/terrier
mix. This cute 8 pound bundle of energy was born or suffered a
neurological disorder which left her deaf and blind in her left eye.
She is a comical girl that will bring a smile to your face every day.
She is the smallest dog in our rescue, but can definitely hold her own
with the big dogs. She has fit into our rescue like a glove
and has learned the routine in a matter of days by following the other
dogs. She is a team player, respects the older dogs, and plays
with the younger dogs. She needs a patient caretaker that
will take the time to continue teaching her. Frannie was
a picked up as a stray at a local Maryland Shelter.
Samantha adopted July 2009
Anna, came into our lives a few years
back when she first met us at a pet expo, never imagining that
she would be needing our assistance with one of her dogs. Rex, her
beloved German Shepherd, needed a wheelchair for the last part of
his life. While at the rescue little Samantha caught
Anna's eye and the two bonded. I believe dogs choose their people,
and Samantha was patiently waiting for Anna to recuperate from some health
problems. Finally, we took Samantha to her new home. When
we left, Samantha never looked back. She was enjoying her new
person and her new brother Bear, giving Anna lots of kisses, as they
were both watching Animal Planet on a wide screen TV. I think
Samantha will add a lot of joy to her new guardian's life. I
believe it was well worth the wait for Samantha!
Samantha is a 20-pound, little ball of energy, possibly a terrier/border collie or
Pomeranian mix. She is a quick and very intelligent young pup. She has a slight neurological issue
on the left side of her face, which makes her even cuter. Samantha gets along great with all the dogs.
Samantha needs a strong and creative handler. We think she would make a great agility dog. She is very
toy driven. She will definitely provide lots of joy and excitement to some lucky person.
She is current on shots and spayed. Samantha was relinquished by her owners at a local shelter.
ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2009
LUCY, an 11 pound, 8 year old Tzi Shu.
I went down this past weekend to pull a border collie, when I saw Lucy laying
in a little ball quietly in her cage. She had skin issues and
for some strange reason smelled like tar, and I knew with the way she
looked a rescue needed to step in on her behalf. I went back to the
shelter and rescued her. She has been vetted and was determine
her skin problems were most likely from fleas. Lucy, is being fostered and
just needs a little TLC. She has already shown quite an
improvement in just a few short days, since being with her foster
family! She is the sweetest, and most gentle dog you will ever
meet. She is great with dogs, cats and will make a wonderful companion to
a very lucky person. She is spayed up to date on her shots, and we
will have her teeth cleaned for her new adopters.
ADOPTED AUGUST 2009
Once again, this kind couple open up their
hearts to yet another blind dog, Milo, now renamed Pippen. Without
even meeting Pippen, this couple said, "YES we will take
him". Amazing dogs who were in charge of their destinies,
finding amazing people to give them a wonderful and safe home and
unconditional love. Meeting compassionate people who
just "get it" and understand, makes rescue work so rewarding.
We are so happy for Pippen!
Meet Milo, a 15 pound, 4 yr
poodle. Milo was abandoned by his family in North Carolina,
and ended up in a shelter. A kind rescue got him out, and
transported him safely to PWD. All we can say about
Milo, is that he one little love bug, and will sit on about anyone's lap
if they let him, and who wouldn't! With in minutes, Milo
understood the lay of the land and got along with all the other rescue dogs.
He is one smart cookie, and will make be a great companion dog.
ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2009
After 7 months, our Molly finally got
her angels, in the form of a loving home! Molly will enjoying
life in the north east, kayaking, and frolicking with her new sister, Winnie,
a fun and easy going Yorkie. Molly was a rescue favorite, we
are so happy for her! Thank you Amanda Mezick, for helping with
the adoption of Molly
Molly, a 5 year old, 40 pound,
Walker Coonhound. She was an owner relinquishment at a rural
Kentucky shelter. We are not sure how she lost her back rear leg,
but she is doing fantastic here at the rescue. Her favorite activity
is running the border line of our fenced in area. Molly had some anxiety when she arrive here, but within a couple weeks
she settled in nicely once she knew she was safe. Molly DOES
NOT like to be crated and she has free range of the
rescue. She is a sofa sleeper and will mostly likely
want to climb
into bed at her new home. Molly is very gentle girl, with
a sweet personality. She is also great with other dogs and cats, She
has become a rescue favorite and will make a great addition to a family.
ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2009
SHAGGY is a young St Bernard mix
with the sweetest heart and kindest soul you'll ever meet.
Pure love flows out of this goofy, wiggly butt, sweetheart. She is SO
HAPPY to have a person to hang with - giving back 3 times any love given
to her. Shaggy wags the bushy tail - and can hardly contain herself
with new visitors - just waiting to welcome them to the rescue and show
them how easily dogs can overcome any of their history. Shaggy is a
rescue and visitor favorite - she's never met any person or any dog she
isn't happy to be with - and you just FEEL happy being with her.
She was found in the overnight drop box
at our local shelter, just another puppy that had been cast aside as disposable. But
- Shaggy does a great job of letting everyone know - she was not a soul to
be thrown away.
Shaggy's back legs and hips look a little
different then most dogs you'll meet, because our vet believes that both her knees had
been fractured either from growing up in a small crate or abuse.
Only Shaggy knows what happened to cause this, and she's not telling us. But
the good news is that Shaggy does not seem to be in pain and finally has
to exercise and strengthen her muscles. She runs thru the back yard,
and will happily climb into your lap, although she will probably never be able to manage a
flight of stairs... so, Shaggy's new home needs to provide her
access to the yard and the family inside without requiring her to manage
stairs. She is a happy dog, always wagging her tail,
as if to say thank you for giving me a chance.
Shaggy is playful with the other dogs, wags
her tail constantly, but does tire quickly and is perfectly content
watching the other dogs play around her. Shaggy, is a great dog and
has endured so much in her short life. She handles her
disability like champ. She is one awesome dog that
deserves a wonderful loving home. We absolutely adore her here
at PWD. And she is great with children!
ADOPTED DEC 2009
found a wonderful home with a family that recently lost a dearly loved
beagle! Harley is healing their hearts and making himself a
treasured member of the family.
is a very loving 1 1/2
year old beagle that adores attention. He has come upon some hard
times but he sure is a trooper. He has glaucoma and is blind in his left
eye. His right eye does need drops to keep the pressure from building up
but he still has limited vision in this eye. We
will take him to our eye doctor to get a full evaluation. Even with
this against him he has plenty to give. We believe that Harley has a
little bit of basset hound in him, which makes him a little shorter than
his fellow beagles. He loves to play keep away and if you give him a
belly rub he will be your friend forever.
Harley did have a brother, a cocker
spaniel, so he would probably love to have another dog in the house with
him. He would love a place that has a small back yard for he loves to
sniff and investigate. He loves to go on walks. Altogether he simply
needs a great home with lots of love. He will always greet you with a tail
wag and tons of kisses. He never fails to light up your day!
Jordon Conley is Harley's angel!!
ADOPTED JAN 2010
I arrive in the barn tonight something was missing, ahhh yes
that great big hound hello. I already miss Sam
but so happy he finally found his person! Who would have thought
after 2 huge snowfalls in one week a miracle adoption would happen! Sam, will
be the only dog and will finally get all the love and attention he so
deserves! Thanks Margie.
- a one year old gorgeous hound
mix that loves to run, with nose to the ground, all over the rescue
grounds. He's very connected to people - and really enjoys the
company and play of other dogs. He came to us from the Fairfield Area Humane Society in Ohio.
He was swept out of their local shelter right before he was scheduled to
be euthanized. We must commend the local humane society for
helping Sam. He is healthy, strong, and vibrant.
Sam has these very unique front legs,
he was most likely born with them
- so, although, strange to watch for us "humans" - this is Sam's
normal - and they don't slow him down one bit. The vet did not recommend amputation because he
handles his disability like a
champ and is not in any pain. He plays and runs all over
the rescue with the other dogs - sometimes we have to remind him to
"take a break". He has a heart of gold and craves
human attention and love. He is just waiting for that special family
looking for an active dog, that loves to cuddle, and comes with some
unique appendages!! When you get to know him - you can only smile
watching him race across the yard to come meet you. Sam is not good with cats.
you - Kelly Jim and Trinity Sandacz
for being an angel to Sam!
you Janet Cornwell for
being Sam's angel
has joined the Army, well not really! Little Gertie,
caught the eye and heart of a great friend to Pets with
Disabilities. Besides her loving guardian, Gertie now
Misty, will join a wonderful dog family to help her
navigate thru life. We are thrilled for Misty!
microphthalmia in both eyes and is blind and is a
little shy but she is coming out more and more every day.
Gertie is finally starting to use her nose to seek me out. She
should be a relatively small dog when full grown. And since she is blind at such a young age,
she will adjust to new environments
wonderfully.... this is not a handicap for these dogs - it's just their life as "normal"
Isn't she adorable?? We are really
enjoying having them.... (Megan, our blind public relations
director, has taken the pups under her wing)
you, Sharon Sirkis for being
an angel to Gertie
weekend Ean was scheduled to be transported to PWD over the past
several months - the weather cancelled the transport. When the
rescue in NC took him to the vet to be neutered last week, the vet that
had been treating his legs was shocked to see him again - and amazingly
happy. Ean will be living with the vet that fell in love with him -
and obviously have the best care as he grows up managing his
disability. He had many fans here at PWD... but, we're happy he
found his forever home.
Say "Hello" to
EAN. This is an adorable, 8 lb, 12 week old pup coming to Pets
with Disabilities soon. He was born with some very unique front legs
- they have been described as "wings" - in that they seem to
fold into themselves - but that doesn't seem to slow him down one
bit!! He races around and even goes over stairs.
He'll have x-rays this week
to determine any corrective actions that might be recommended - but, as
Sam as told us, unique front legs are just a different "normal"
- and life is always fun.
now Twinkles, will join a well balanced dog family, and human
family! Twinkles will join another blind beagle, friendly hound and
active border collie, and a very loving women who believes in the word
rescue. Thank you for opening up your heart to another special needs
dog! Meeting folks like Jennifer makes us keep rolling.
microphthalmia in one eye, but has limited vision in the other eye.
Pearl gets along really well, it is almost
like she is sighted. She uses the beagle in her to listen and smell
everything new. She turns her head from side to side when I talk to her
and then runs in my direction.
should be a relatively small dog when full grown. And since she is
blind at such a young age, she will adjust to new environments
wonderfully.... this is not a handicap for these dogs -
it's just their life as "normal"
Isn't she adorable?? We are really
enjoying having her.... (Megan, our blind public relations director, has
taken the pups under her wing)
Adopted April 2010
Barney found a wonderful home
in NJ with a family that appreciates dogs that know how to live a
different kind of normal, since he will have a 3 legged dog as new
playmate. Barney captured their hearts as he explored and played
with his new friend. He made himself at home, navigating stairs,
picking up nylabones, and settling in for some well deserved
cuddles. We want to thank the 12yr old boy in the family - he found
Barney on-line and promptly asked his parents if he could join the
family.... it gives us tremendous hope in the next
Barney's new life started when
he was found abandoned in at a veterinarians office parking lot. The
staff thought he was a skunk until he excitedly welcomed them once in
their office. They soon discover he was blind.
Amazing little guy who most likely survived the evening just waiting for
some kind folks to help him. He immediately grabbed the hearts of the
staff. They cared for him, and thanks to 2 kind women transported
him safely to us.
Barney is a bundle of love with all sorts of
positive happy puppy energy. You would never know he was blind.
He has made himself quite comfy on his
sofa. Not sure how he knew to jump up on the sofa but
he figures life out very quickly! He is a smart little puppy
and already housebroken. Barney sticks to me like glue,
anywhere and everywhere I go, and has begun to negotiate steps. We
are so happy Barney made it to us. What an trooper he is, and
an amazing survival story! We think Barney is a lab/border collie
Robertson for being
Fisher Everit & Richard Everit are Barney's angels -
Adopted May 2010
now Jack, has been adopted to great family in northern Virginia,
which include another deaf dog named Benny! Jack is
now learning all sorts of new things like going thru his new
doggy door! With the kindness and patience of humans
these dogs can lead amazing and incredible lives. Thank you, Suzanne and
Ron, for opening up your heart and home to another dog with special
needs and making a safe haven for them.
SNOWY is a 5 mo old collie mix with
the softest fur!! And, he is sweet, sweet, sweet!!
Snowy came from a rural shelter in WV, found as a stray. He is blind
in one eye and has partial vision in the other - we also believe he has
some minor hearing loss. He came into the rescue - so HAPPY to meet
everyone and all the dogs. This little guy has no issues with his
disabilities - or anything life has to offer him. He loves to
cuddle, plays with the other puppies here, and has a unique joy for
life. We're so thankful the shelter staff went out of their way to
get him to us - he's going to make a wonderful member of some lucky
Adopted June 2010
found his permanent home with his foster Mom and her other dogs. She
fell in love with him and decided she couldn't part with him. We're
thrilled for both of them - Leroy will be loved for the rest of his life!
Say "HI" to LEROY! He
was rescued from one of our local
shelters. What a wonderful, sweet, handsome boy he is. Leroy
is a blind poodle, 10 pounds, approx 8 yrs old. He is completely
housebroken and absolutely loves to cuddle. He's doing really well
adjusting to his new surroundings - and is very connected to people.
Leroy is not overly active, he hasn't shown
any interest in toys yet - he just really enjoys "hangin" with
his person - a fairly "low maintenance companion" at this time.
Thank you Barbara
Sappington for being Leroy's angel in honor of my Diesel
being an angel to Leroy!
our fundraiser last month a very good friend of mine and PWD, came by to
take a peak at the pups! Not knowing, she would fall for
Jay! Jay's new home is now New Jersey. He has
joined a very active canine and feline family, her border collies
will certainly keep Jay rolling we hope for many more years! Thank
you Janice for opening up your heart and home to this kind old soul,
and making room for us to rescue another disabled senior!
thank you to Brad and Karen Killian for taking a special interest in Jay
at their local shelter and getting him safely to us.
Jay (or JJ) - is a happy
senior mix breed dog - he was left in a PA shelter - found as a stray. He is
deaf and has impaired vision, but
has no problems managing the big yard at the rescue with his tail always
high and wagging. Jay would love to have a person of his own,
because as much as he likes his walks, he really loves being with his
person. He is living with a roomate at the rescue and has no
handling issues. We're really not sure how old Jay is - but,
we do know that he deserves to spend his "retirement days" in
the arms of a loving family. Please contact us for more information
about Jay - we'd love to tell him we received an application for him.
being abandoned by his people to be euthanized, this older pup, has
found new life with a wonderful young couple in Frederick Maryland!
They were willing and ready and able to help another senior
disabled pet. Taz will join another older 3 legged chi, and
many feline friends. We are thrilled for Taz.
thanks to Kristy Anderson, who was working at the Calvert humane
society the night Taz was abandoned and took a special interest in him, and
a big thank you to Gee Freeman for fostering Taz and making
the transition to a new home easier on him and his new adopters
Here is TAZ!! and this how Taz came to be at
(written by Kristy Andersen, a shelter employee)
Thursday Evening a lady walked into the
kennel around 3pm with a small dog in her arms, she says to me "I'm
here to drop off my dog", I said "oh, are you boarding"
Knowing well she was not there for that. She responds " No, I'm here
to drop him off for good".
I asked what the problem was and she said she was moving and just cannot
keep him anymore. The first time I looked at him, I knew he was not an
"adoptable dog". When I spoke to her more and got more
information about "Taz", I learned that he was 13 years old,
completely blind, and partially deaf. He also has vestibular disease,
horrible teeth, bad ears, skin problems, his feet were encrusted
with feces so bad that Sally asked "are those tumors on his
feet?", and his toe nails were VERY long and curled under so far they
were embedded in the dried up feces on his feet. I'm sure it was painful
for him to walk. It sounded like he had tap shoes on when he walked. It
If we didn't take him he was guaranteed certain death at TCS where she was
headed after our kennel. I have no authority to say yes, so thank god
Sally pulled in and just said, here just sign him over! I came in
early for my shift on Friday to attempt to bathe him, he smelled so bad,
and I knew his feet were painful. He was very good in the tub, I had to
soak his feet in order to get the dried up feces off of them. He was very
dirty, and his ears were filthy.
I called Joyce Darrell with Pets with Disabilities to see if she could
assist us. She came to meet him Thursday night before he was all cleaned
up. She didn't think he needed to be euthanized just because he was
13 and had some health issues: he was eating, drinking, and still
seemed happy. I basically was begging her to take him!! Today she
brought over her 3 legged lab Casey to test him with other dogs, the two
did not pay one mind to each other. She was amazed at how much better he
looked just in 3 days. You can tell that he feels better also. He is
getting around much better, and for the first time I heard him bark and
saw him wag his tail this morning... Today I signed Taz over to PWD
.Thank you to Joyce and PWD for taking on "Taz" and giving him
the love and attention he deserves in his senior years!
Taz has had his necessary vet
care.... Isn't he handsome??? He's become a very happy guy,
all cleaned up, able to walk pain free, and eating some great food. If
you're interested in sharing your lap with a sweet guy during his senior
years, please contact us.
Taz's Angels - John &
Bonnie Yurga in celebration of
Oscar's 7th Anniversary
an angel to TAZ
come to people in all sorts of ways, for Niki and her husband who
just lost their beloved blind pom, it came in the form of blind,
chubby, bold, Doxy named Chubbs! We are so happy
for Chubbs, he is a great dog who deserved to finally settle into a
loving home. Chubbs is now enjoying farm life in Front Royal,
Virginia, with a four very active min pins!
Chubbs is a 5 year old
longhaired mini-dachshund. He is an awesome dog and a gentle soul He
loves to romp outside and when he looses a bit more weight, he will
"gitty up to his gallop!" Chubbs is great with
other dogs, kids and adults. He is totally blind, a bit overweight,
and has a allergy to grass that is controlled by over the counter benedryl.
He very much deserves a loving home willing to work with his
weight control and provide a safe environment for his blindness.
now Annie, found a wonderful home with a family that fell in love with her sweet
nature and gentle spirit. She'll never find herself as a lonely stray
Savannah, a 4 month old lab
hound mix, is a fun loving puppy that is looking for a forever home.
Savannah, was found as a stray and and brought to a Virginia shelter,
where she sat for over 2 months without anyone looking at her - what were
all the adopters thinking?? They passed by a wonderful little girl!!
Savannah is blind in her right eye (we'll
have it diagnosed by an eye specialist, soon) but sees well in her left
eye. She is so happy to be with the other dogs - she and Brandi have
become fast friends. She's quite the cuddler - and one of the dogs
here at the rescue that can chase a regular tennis ball for you.
Savannah, will be a small pup, maybe 30 pounds at the most. Her
sweet personality will win you over - come meet her!!
A big PWD thank you to our new volunteer
Amanda Myers for getting her to us safely
When I went to finalize the adoption
with Buddy and his new family yesterday, I walked in to find Buddy
snuggling on the sofa with his new people, what an awesome site
to see! I was sad to see Buddy leave the rescue, but so happy he
will be close by with a family that loves their pets! Buddy, will
join an active canine and feline family, he loves all his new playmates,
and has even made friends with their guinea pigs! What a great dog!
Thank you Kevin and Maggie for opening up their heart and home to
another PWD dog in need! A big thank you to all the volunteers
at the Humane Society of Greene County, for caring enough to see Buddy was
a great dog, whose life was worth saving, and for getting him safely
Age: 1 1/2 yr old
Disability: no knee caps
Breed/Weight: shep/lab mix, approx 40 lbs (a little guy!) History: Buddy was a stray in a
rural PA shelter.
BUDDY LOVES to play with
other dogs and is good with cats. He has no temperament issues with
people or other animals - he's just always HAPPY. Buddy was born
with no knee caps, so his back legs don't bend like most dogs - instead of
running with alternating legs, he gets around really well with a
"bunny hop". He runs like the wind, and then when he's
tired, he'll lay down for a little rest - then he's up again. He is a
fantastic dog - so happy to meet anyone. Buddy is not stingy with
his kisses and will make a wonderful family member.
Thank you to
Buddy's Angel - Mari
being here for almost a year, Duffy received the best holiday gift, a quiet home with a forever friend. Duffy, a big lap dog,
will now have access to unlimited snuggles with his person. Neza, a
graduate student, will be more than happy to provide Duffy with a
warm lap as she continues her studies. She is thrilled to have another dog
in her life especially one, that needs extra TLC, and one
she can help with new life experiences, like a daily walk
to the local star bucks! Thank you Neza, for opening up
your heart and life to Duffy.
Name: Duffy -
Age: 3 yr old -
Disability: Blind -
Breed/Weight: Yellow lab, petite, approx 40 lbs History: Duffy's beginnings started very rough. He
was found in a outside drop box, at a local shelter in Kentucky, very thin
and heartworm positive. A Michigan rescue took him in and provided
his medical care but was having difficulty placing him. They had
other dogs that did not understand his disability, so he was crated for
long periods of time.
DUFFY is really, really great with people -
will climb right up in your lap for hugs and he LOVES throwing his toys in
the air - and then finding them. Duffy is learning to become more confident and independent. He likes to
jump up on the couch to cuddle and prefers to have his person with him
while he experiences new things. Duffy will do best in a home where
he is the only dog or has a very confident, balanced companion. We
think he would also like someone home most of the time. He is
a sweet guy - and is looking for that special family to help him continue
to grow in his confidence.
Duffy's Angel In
Memory of Mordecai Fox,
FOUND HIS FAMILY!!
We are so happy for Tucker - he now has a wonderful
family and new "brother", Logan, that he loves to play
with. Once Tucker landed in his foster home - he turned on the
"Tucker charm" we all know and love.... and once you've been hit
with the "Tucker charm" there's no letting go. The family
decided he couldn't leave (little did they know, Tucker had already made that
decision!) THANK YOU to a wonderful, kind family that opened their hearts
to let Tucker in.... we hope to hear about his adventures for years to
Meet Tucker, a 4 yr old blind, very
Dane (maybe Boxer) mix with a big heart and a gentle soul. He's weighing in at
about 60lbs - and needs to put on a few pounds - which he will with a diet
of good food here at the rescue. Tucker was a stray in a rural area of
Ohio. We are so thankful there were caring people ready to help this
sweet boy get to safety. Tucker was most likely born blind because he
manages so well in any environment. Tucker has recently had his eye
removed - such a big happy boy, no longer with any pain. Tucker loves to play with other dogs
(playing like a big puppy!), enjoys a car ride, and is so gentle in taking
his treats - quite an amazing guy. He likes to cuddle and is not
stingy with his kisses. He'll make a loving addition to a family
ready to open their hearts to a gentle giant! He LOVES people - so
would be best in a home where he can have ALL the attention, or with other
dogs that are willing to share their people.
an angel to TUCKER!
adopted February 2011
a den mom for Rescue Inc, could not resist this little guy. Chico
will be in loving hands and living life large in New York. He will
join a family of small pups, so he will have lots of dogs his own
size to pal around with! Thank you Mary and Tom,
for opening up your heart and home to this little feisty pup
Age: 1.5 yr old
Disability: Neurological birth defect - unable to get around using
his back legs
Breed/Weight: Pom/Chi mix - 3.5 lbs
History: Chico was
an owner relinquishment at a rural Virginia shelter, due to his
The vet believes Chico has a Neurological issue, because his
skeletal system looks normal, most likely a birth defect. Chico can
stand, but is a bit wobbly, and will fall over. A wheelchair will
suit this little guy great. He is in no pain, vibrant and
alert. He manages quite well and is easy to handle. He
loves to be picked up and will snuggle with anyone!
CADA ADOPTED MARCH 2011
Anna, a good friend of Pets
with Disabilities, has open her heart and home to yet another PWD
dog. Thanks to Anna, Cada, will experience allot of life
between her suburban home and her country home! We
certainly will miss Cada, but know he is great hands, and will work his
charm with all the new people he meets!
Name: Cada Age: 6 mo old
Disability: Blind with Chondrodysplasia Breed/Weight: Choc lab mix
History: Found next to a trash can
in rural Ohio, taken in by the local shelter. We have just fallen in
love with him here at PWD, as the old saying goes, someone's trash
is always someone else's treasure and we know Cada will not be here long
because he truly has a heart of gold and will grab your heartstrings as
soon as you meet him!
CADA is a happy energetic
pup. His condition makes his front legs a little shorter then his
back legs, but that doesn't slow him down at all. He loves to cuddle
with his people and run with the dogs. Cada loves to hear his name called
- and comes running without hesitation. He's had no problem adjusting to
his new environment at the rescue, but since he is so young, we are
anxious for him to find his new home quickly so he can really settle in
and bond with his family. He did great in the car for the ride from
Cada has an
angel - In honor of Keaton and Gwyneth - thank
Meet Ivy - I am a
6 year old Jack Russell and I am blind! But don’t let that fool
you…I do just fine without my eyes. I was born without eyes, so
really, to me I don’t know anything different. This is how I’ve
been my whole life. My originally family gave me up when I was two.
Pets with Disabilities took me in and adopted me to a young couple.
They took good care of me, but just had a baby…and you know how that
story goes. They didn’t have time for me anymore so I went back to
Pets with Disabilities.
I am great with dogs, kids, and
I LOVE to go for car rides and am excellent in the car.
I get around find in the yard on my own and only need a little help to
find my way back to the door.
I LOVE to go for walks, and when I am on a leash you can’t even tell I
don’t have any eyes.
I am in foster care now in Sewell, NJ, and my foster mom says I am VERY
easy to care for.
I am somewhat housebroken. Occasionally, if I can’t find my foster
mom in the house I have an accident, but when she keeps me on a schedule
and gets me outside – I know how to do my business outside. I am a total lap dog and love all
people – in fact, I’d make a great therapy dog – I am very calm and
don’t get startled by new voices, noises, or strange people
Age: 1 yr old
Disability: Fused lower vertebrae
Breed/Weight: Husky - only 40lbsHistory: Lizzy was an owner
relinquishment to a shelter in NC. PWD stepped in after several
rescues denied her. Watch Lizzie playing
Meet our high stepping, Lizzy,
a feisty playful husky mix. Lizzy's lower vertebra is fused, by either a
birth defect or a tragic accident, as a result, her back
end is not always in sync with her front end. As she is running and
playing with the other pups, her back end will occasionally
slip out on her. She is such a good sport she gets right back
up , wagging her tail, and continues her active life. Not even a
fused spinal cord will slow her down! As you can see, Lizzy
enjoys life to the fullest. No complaints from her, life
is good! She is a gorgeous dog that needed a 2nd chance in
and Vinnie adopted together! May 2011
Miller family, have open their hearts and minds to two great dogs,
that became buddies here at our rescue. As they said they could
not take one without taking the other! When you meet
families willing to take on a special needs dogs, move furniture
and removing carpets to accommodate new family members, you know
that you have found truly wonderful adopters! The Millers, willing
to go the extra mile, have truly restored our faith in humanity!
BIG thank you to the Miller Family and to their daughter Rose who had
the foresight, in wanting to help a dog, whose chances were slim in
finding a home!
Age: 1 yr old
Disability: Has 4 legs, but only uses 3 of them
Breed/Weight: Hound mix, approx 30 lbs
History: Vinnie was stray
brought into a rural shelter in South Carolina, he was found in a local
parking lot outside a shopping center. He was walking up to people
for affection. He possibly may have been dumped there by
someone who had a litter of pups and didn't want him because of his leg.
As fate would have it, Vinnie being abandoned was the best thing that
could have happen to him, because he is now safe at PWD, until he finds
his new family!
Vinnie a lovable little hound mix,
will certainly melt your heart when you see him! He is very
playful and keeps up with the rest of the pack! He is sweet
innocent and just wants someone to love him. His whole mouth
smiles when you pet him! Its very cute to see. He
is one very smart affectionate pup, that would be a great
addition to any family.
you, Jarret Palmieri for being
Lizzy's Angels -
Bonnie and John Yurga
In Celebration of Oscar's 8th Anniversary- THANK
& Geoff Tlachac for being Lizzy's angels
back to the dog world Gerry! Gerry lost his beloved chocolate lab,
Terre, over 2 years ago, not until he met Jack (now renamed Sergeant
Jack), did a dog capture his heart. Sergeant Jack's zest for life
on 3 legs, won Gerry's heart in seconds! Gerry, a renowned
artist, resides in Annapolis. Sergeant Jack will be keeping him company
in his Annapolis studio, as well and learning how to swim and sail
Gerry's sailboat. On the way home, Sergeant Jack laid his head on
Gerry's arms, as if to tell Gerry, thanks! And thank
you Gerry, for opening up your heart to Jack.
Age: 1 yr old
Disability: 3 legged
Shepherd/ Lab mix 1 year old
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 vet care. His leg could not be saved.
A good Samaritan step in and helped with Jack's medical care, and the
vet office staff got him safely to us.
a very rambunctious pup, but he
will settled quickly. He has the best of both breeds, loyal as
a German shepherd, but as playful as a young lab! He
loves to play and run gets along
with other dogs and cats! His energy and spirit is over the top! A
fun dog, that will melt your heart, and he will make a
Samson, is a very mature young pup! He is the calmest young
dog I have ever encounter in our rescue work! He
loves people, other dogs, and cats! A gentile, courageous,
sweet soul, that has missed a lot of his puppyhood being hurt and in pain.
As our vet said, his life has certainly changed to the better in the last
48 hours and we hope the rest of Samson's life will be with a great
family, where he will get the love and care he certainly deserves!
was rescued Monday, vetted on Wednesday and adopted on Friday. Busy
week for this young pup! Thanks to our good friends Barb and Mike, of
Running Hare Vineyard, for orchestrating this adoption so quickly.
For Jolie it was love at first sight, and when Tim came home from work there was
Samson to greet him! Samson and his new feline friends, will be enjoying his new
home, nestled in 15 acres of beautiful woods, with Tim, Jolie,
and Jolie's 91 year old mom, Pearlie, whom Samson seem to instantly bond to.
A big heartfelt
thank you to this family, for opening up your heart and home, so that
Samson could live the rest of his puppy hood and adult life happy and safe.
Age: 10 months old
Disability: Right leg broken
and dislocated elbow, no medical treatment, elbow and leg has healed,
Samson walks with a limp.
Breed/Weight: Chesapeake Bay
Retriever approx 80 pounds
Samson was dropped off at the overnight drop box at our local
shelter. They immediately contacted us. Our vets
determined Samson had some sort of major trauma to his right
front leg. He broke his leg and dislocated his elbow.
No immediate care was given to him (who knows what kind of pain Samson
was in while he was on the mend) and his bones have totally healed.
For Samson, this is
as good as its going to get, he now
walks with a small limp, and appears to be in NO pain. He
does not have much flexion or bend in his right front leg, so one
level living might be perfect for him. I feel swimming should still
be a big part of his life. A great low impact exercise that Chesies,
big thank you to Dr. Judy Morgan, of Clayton Veterinary Associates,
Clayton NJ, for orchestrating Layla's adoption to one of her clients that
was looking for a new best friend for his mom! Dr. Morgan,
a very thoughtful vet who believes in rescue work, (she has 9 rescues
of her own) was the first veterinarian to assist us in finding a new home for one of our dogs!
already become best friends with her new person, a very active senior.
Layla will enjoy, daily walks and then snuggle up to watch TV with
her mom in the evening! What a great life!
Age: 3 yrs old - -Disability: 3 legs -
Breed/Weight: Pug/Rat Terrier Mix / 12 lbs.
History: My former guardian
had to give me up because the Landlord said NO pets…so you see… it
wasn’t my fault. I’m a good girl and here I am without a home.
I am hoping there is someone out there who will see how Special I Am and
give me a home again. Let me tell
you a little bit about myself. I am missing a leg. No worries
though, that does not slow me down…I have three other legs that work
just fine! I am good with dogs and cats and people. I am housebroken and
behave beautifully in the house. But my greatest trait is I am
LOYAL. I bond completely to those who love me and NEVER leave their
side. My foster mom would love to keep me, but she has pig (can you
believe that), and I am not very fond of him! So if you
don’t have any pigs in your house…I’d love to come live with
you. I am in foster care in Sewell, NJ,
Please spread the word for me…I REALLY WANT A HOME OF MY OWN AGAIN!!
you to everyone that inquired about Kellie. Kellie, now
Teagan, has found a wonderful home with a family that fell in love with
her. We took her to beautiful upstate NY to meet her new family and
they immediately fell in love. She is ruling the roost with her new
home, with her big brother Scruffy (who is so gentle with her) and the big
family cat, Twiggy. Thanks Cyndi and Dan, for opening your
heart and home, and making life safe for this little puppy.
This was a special adoption for us.
so much interest in Kellie. If we
had this many folks interested in all of our dogs, we would be
able to help so many more, please remember dogs like Brandi,
Lillie and Brett, 3 blind dogs, that have been at the rescue
for over a year, waiting for their home and person to come
Age: 4 months old
Breed/Weight: Chihuahua, approx
Kellie, was a breeder "reject" when a kind person stepped
in before she was euthanized, and got her safely to us.
loving kind smart little puppy! For being a litter reject, I
consider her one of the prettiest and unique Chihuahuas I have ever seen.
She is an active puppy, loves to play with the adult pups, but will fall
fast asleep in your lap! She is definitely a lap puppy!
She loves to play in the grass and has an adorable little trot. For
being such a tiny dog she manages stairs and even jumping on her favorite
chair to fall asleep. She has no handling issues.
She will make a wonderful easy companion.
spending 2 years of healing at PWD, our beautiful Skye has
finally found a forever home, with a wonderful family in Delaware.
After a month of fostering and understanding Skye's needs, she is
adjusting to her new home and family. We are so happy for her, and a
big thank you to Ross, Nancy and her mom Joan, for finding that connection
with Skye, and having the patience to continue to work with Skye on her
Age: 2 yr old
Breed/Weight: Husky mix, approx 45 lbs
History: Skye was a stray in the
local shelter. She had been captured many times and the owner refused to
reclaim her again.
Skye's temperament is beyond
awesome. She is the rescue ambassador for the other dogs living
at the rescue. With any dog management issues we have at the rescue
- Skye in never part of it. She is amazing in how well she gets
along with all other dogs. She is a very confident, laid back
dog, that really likes to play - she has a blast with Brandi (they could
easily be adopted together). She is also good with
cats. Skye can be a little shy meeting new people, so will need
guardians that will be patient with her as she continues to build her confidence
and become comfortable in any new environment. Skye will only
go to a home with a hard fence - preferably 5ft or higher. SKYE returned from her foster
experience - and she is READY for her new family. She had a
great time living in a home, loved a house full of dogs, and especially
loved humans that always had cookies in their pockets! Skye can be a
little independent in new situations - hanging back, watching what is
expected of her - but over the 2 months in her foster home, was
comfortable coming over for a cookie and an ear scratch - she is very
sweet and her trust is beginning to develop rapidly. She is a rescue
favorite - and is waiting for that very special family that will
appreciate her gifts. Skye will be placed in a home with other dogs.
Angel - Jinny Salisbury - in honor and memory of her husky mix,
you Tara Mingione for being an angel to
to Tara Campbell for being Skye's angel
are so happy for our 3 legged boy, Tommy. He landed with a
wonderful person and one awesome Lab!! He will be living a charmed
life in Annapolis! A big thank you to his foster mom, Sylvia,
who nursed Tommy back to health and provide a safe and loving home.
Age: 3 yr old
Disability: 3 Legged
Breed/Weight: Domestic Short
Tommy a very loyal kitty, was found beside his decease owner.
Animal Control was called and Tommy landed in the Baltimore
Shelter. His time was up, until we step in and found a
wonderful foster home for him! We are not sure how he lost his
is doing great in his foster home, receiving some much needed TLC.
He is a fantastic
affectionate cat, just happy to be out of the shelter
and to be given a 2nd chance of being a loyal companion for
another lucky person. He has no handling issues -
loves to be held and likes to play.
He seems to be ok, with his tripod beagle brother.
after being at the rescue for almost a year, Max's family
finally found him! The Dover family visited PWD and totally fell in
love with his laid back personality. Max will be hanging with
another foxhound just as friendly and a family who is so excited to
give a home to a blind hound! Max will be living in a
quiet neighborhood and will be a wonderful ambassador to all the kids
that visit the Dover home. A big thank you to them for opening up
their hearts to Max.
to share a quote from Max's new folks,
many thanks for rescuing Max. He is a really wonderful dog, and I can only
feel sorry for those who overlooked him before we came along"
Age: 5 yr old
Breed/Weight: Fox hound, 40lbs
History: Max was a stray in a rural
All you Megan fans, Megans
brother has arrived!! MAX, like Megan, a
real sweetheart, with his nose to the ground, he has already
began to learn the lay of the land here! He is an easy going
lovable dog, just waiting for his family to come and share his
easy going manner! If you love our Megan well you are
going to fall in love with Max too! Thank goodness, a good Samaritan
found him, and brought him to the safety at her local
shelter. Max is adjusting very well here, with the
"PWD Mayor" introducing him to new people and dogs, in just
a couple days. A typical hound like wonderful personality!
to our little blind puppy, Maggie, who basically hit the lottery!
Besides her new human family she will be sharing her new life with a one
year old Shepherd mix, a cat, and a ferret! Maggie was a little
inspiration to us, and I believe will become a great ambassador for the
cause. We love little Maggie and so pleased this has had a happy ending
for her and her new family!
Age: 2 months old
was from a surprise litter, knowing this puppy was blind, they
were told to either euthanize or get her to an appropriate rescue,
thank goodness they chose the latter.
a loving kind smart loveable
mutt. I met her parents, and they are both about 25-30
pounds. So Maggie,
full grown should be about the same weight. She is an
active puppy, loves to play with the adult pups, but will fall
fast asleep in your lap! She loves to play in the grass and
has an adorable little trot.
Maggie was born blind, so this is her norm, she knows know different,
and will navigate thru her life like a seeing eye pup. She will
amaze you. She has no handling issues
and loves to give kisses. She
will make a wonderful inspiring
spending almost a year in his foster home, his foster family, could not
part with the little guy! They adopted Brewster and made him part a
permanent part of their family. A big thank you to Cam and Jim, who
are big supporters of Pets with Disabilities and are now double adopters!
Age: 3 yr old
Disability: broken hip
Breed/Weight: Chihuahua, approx 10 lbs
History: Buster was hit by a car and
received no medical treatment. He has a broken hip that healed
poorly. He was a stray at our local shelter.
BRUSTER is a fantastic
glad to be out of the shelter and back in the grass hanging with other
dogs. He has no handling issues - loved his bath. Bruster has a
broken hip, with no spinal cord
injury - which means he is able to "do his business" outside, he
likes being held, and is a real talker when he has something to say.
Initially, we thought Bruster might need to be fitted for a wheelchair -
but, at this time, it's not necessary - he has no problem getting around
on one back leg - he's almost like a 3-legged dog since he doesn't use his
broken leg. He met many people at the recent open house (and lots of
dogs too!) and was a favorite - a real charmer.
being fostered for almost a year, this family fell in love with
Roscoe. I actually think they fell in love with him the first day
they met him! Congrats to Roscoe, and a big thank you to Chris
and Ann for giving him a warm and loving home!
Age: 7 yr old
Disability: broken back leg
Breed/Weight: Husky/Shep mix, 75 lbs
History: Minutes before Roscoe was
to be put to sleep I received an urgent phone call from the local vet
office, hoping we could help Roscoe. Roscoe had been hit by a car
and shattered his back left leg. After having several surgeries on
his leg, his after care proved to be too much for his family,
and their vet suggested amputation. They conceded they could
not longer afford any more medical bills and had him scheduled to
be euthanized. When I met Roscoe, I knew immediately he was
not ready to leave this earth. I
accepted Roscoe, into our program, and with the help of the SPOT,
Calvert's Spay and Neuter program, he is back at the hospital getting
the support and care he needs. The surgeons believe they can save
his leg. Roscoe will spend some weeks here at the rescue
getting around the clock care, while his leg is o the mend. Roscoe
was a family pet for many years, and I believe will have years
of happiness and health, with a new family. Roscoe lived with other dogs
and children, but probably a home without cats would be best. Roscoe,
will be ready for adoption after his leg has totally healed.
We are accepting applications.
a wonderful family saw the sweet and innocence of Patch. Patch will be
sharing his life, with 2 active growing toddlers, 3 cats and 2 wonderful
caretakers who fell in love with Patch, as soon as they came thru our
gates to meet him!
His new mom, sent and update on Patch,
"Patch is doing great. He is so smart and what's not to love? He is
an angel and we are all madly in love with him. He helped with dinner, has
perfect manners, no begging at table or anything, not that this bugs me.
It's nice to have a dog in the house...makes a house a home."
Thanks Tammy and Scott for opening up your
heart and home to this lovable mutt! We hope to get many Patch updates.
Age: 1 yr old
Disability: Growth Plate did not keep up resulting in his front leg
deformity, a birth defect.
Breed/Weight: Basenji/ Hound mix, approx 30 lbs
History: Patch was stray brought
into a rural shelter in Virginia. "Patch" was a stray, picked up
in briar patch, hence we named him Patch, pretty clever name! We thought
Patch was a better choice than "Briar"
Patch is a lovable little
mix, who will certainly melt your heart when you see him! Patch, yearns
for the attention of a human, but loves to play with all the dogs here. He
is a smart pup, listens well, very affectionate and loves to cuddle. And
does great with cats too. He is certainly, looking forward to a new home
and new life with a great family! See
Patch enjoying some lovin'
big thank you our good friends Cindy and Rose, for getting this awesome
cat a great home with Rosie's mom, now renamed Willie Nelson.
Willie, is settling in quite nicely and being loved by her new mom!
Age: 1 year old
Disability: Broken pelvis, on the mend, might have a
small limp, Felv/fiv negative
Breed/Weight: Domestic Short hair
Quakie, Yes, a strange name
for a cat. But, Quakie was rescued the day of the infamous
east coast earthquake, hence we named her Quakie. Quackie is a
beautiful cat inside and outside! She was a stray brought into
our local shelter, and even with a healing broken pelvis, she still yearns
for human attention loves to be held, and very playful. As as soon
are you enter her area, she is so happy for a visit! She will be
a fun and easy companion!
last, Brandy has found her person! A young energetic dog that
needed an energetic young man! It was a matched made in heaven and Brandy
is finally at home. She enjoys her life with RJ and RJ's dad,
taking routine walks around a gorgeous townhouse complex with many trails
and preservation lands. Brandy has her own spot on the sofa, where
she hangs out and listens to all her favorite Washington DC sports
teams with her new dad! A big thank you to RJ, a young
person, who wanted to rescue his first dog. And what a guy, to
rescue a young blind dog.
Age: 1 yr old
Breed/Weight: Mix breed, approx 40 lbs
History: Brandi was born on a farm in TN where her eyes never developed - so she is a
"completely normal" pup.... having never been able to
see, she is fearless with her world. BRANDI is a precious, 1 yr
old energetic mixed breed puppy (possibly a little yellow lab in there!) She
loves to play, comes running over to you when her name is called, her tail
is ALWAYS wagging. She is going to be a wonderful addition to a
lucky, active family - she loves to cuddle and be close, and is ready to
"go" as soon as the door is opened. She has a lot of confidence
and an adventurous spirit. She is looking for an active human
companion to explore the world with. This is a dog you can take
everywhere.... being born blind, she has no idea things could be
different. Typically, we like to adopt our blind dogs into
homes that have sighted dogs - they have a sighted companion and depend on
their new friends to help them around the world. Brandi would PREFER
NOT to have canine companions. She is a very confident blind
dog, finding their own way, and CRAVING HUMAN companionship. If you
have room in your heart, or know someone looking for a fabulous new friend
- please consider meeting Brandi. Meet Brandi - (click
here for video) and here
is now enjoying the rest of her life with a wonderful rescue
friendly couple, in the DC area! Mystic now renamed, Sadie,
will be enjoying life with her new guardians, a border collie, Rex
and terrier mix Annie. Sadie's new life will consist of going
on morning walks with her new pals, and then joining her fur mom at her
home office, counseling teens and young adults. I am
thrilled for Sadie, a smart gentile soul, who so deserved a second
chance. A big thank you to a wonderful couple for opening up their
hearts to an older deaf dog.
was leaving the rescue, her eyes locked onto my eyes as if to say
"thanks for saving my life!"
Age: 7 -8 years old
Breed/Weight: Herding Mix, about 35 pounds
History: Mystic came in
as a stray with collar and tags on, but all efforts to reach the owner
have been in vain. Mystic's owners even ignored a registered
letter that was sent out to let them know their dog had been found. We are so elated to have Mystic here
at PWD. She is one happy easy going dog. Like a lamb, so
gentile. She is good with other dogs, cats and people! Mystic
also seems to know a few signs. She very smart, connects to people
quickly, and understands what they are asking her to do, she is amazing. Mystic
is an older dog- but still has a lot of gitty up & go! She is
happy to be out and on border patrol, as she trots around the perimeter of
our fencing, with a smile on her face and tail held up high, but
always reporting back to the barn to check in! Mystic also
walks well on a leash. She will make a great ambassador and
advocate for her disability. I would love for Mystic to go to a loving
family, she is truly a big sweetheart.
is now living a great life with friend, volunteer and PWD supporter and
her husband. They came to the rescue hoping to find a friend for
their border collie mix, Sam. Things could not have
worked out any better! Polo now Eddie, has become fast friends
with Sam playing and chasing each other around; and everyone is enjoying
Eddie's creative and unique personality he brings to their life everyday.
Age: 1 yr old
Disability: Spinal Cord Malformation
Breed/Weight: Sheltie/border collie Mix, Weight: 25 pounds
Polo, was found running on the road,
when a good samaritan stepped in thinking he might have been hit by a car.
They took him to the shelter last December in West Virginia . No one came
back for Polo, and he became a shelter favorite, so many folks just past
by this gorgeous dog because he walked a little funny. The shelter transported
him to PWD, hoping to give Polo a 2nd chance of finding a
Polo, feisty playful collie mix,
who loves to play and run with all the dogs. Polo, has a wonderful
temperament, and I might add a great cuddler with people. He
is fun to watch, as he sidesteps and bunny hops all over the rescue yard.
Don't underestimate him he is pretty fast. He is a great sport
as he wants to continue his active life, with his new home.
am so happy to announce one of our
long term residents Lillie, finally went home this past Sunday, to a
wonderful couple, right around the corner from the rescue. A big
thank you to Gee, Mike's mom for getting Jan to come visit the rescue and
introducing Lillie. Jan felt an immediate connection to Lillie and
needed to have Lillie in her life! It has been a match made in
heaven! Lillie's day starts by going on a 2 mile walk with
her new mom every morning and helps Jan up those dreaded hills.
After their walk, Lilly settles into Jan's office and is on duty to
meet and greet the customers. A huge thank you to Jan and her
husband, for opening up their hearts to Lillie, one proud dog!
Age: 3 yrs old
Breed/Weight: purebred Blue Tick Hound
History: Jillie was a hunting
dog. When she went blind and could no longer work, she was
chained. The owners wanted her to have a better life, and contacted
PWD to help. Jillie found a wonderful home, with other dogs and lots
of love in 2009, but due to an unexpected death in the family, she is back
at PWD JILLIE is a wonderful example
of the pure hound heart. She craves interaction with her people and
provides us at the rescue with the joy of life everyday. When she's
outside, she runs like the wind, nose to the ground making sure there are
no squirrels or bunnies that need to be found. Jillie has wonderful
recall - and will race back to you at the call of her name. We've
learned to appreciate her "hound" hello in the mornings, and we
thank her for giving us our daily dose of smiles. Jillie is missing
her family - she really enjoyed being part of a close knit unit of people
and dogs. If you're looking for a wonderful lady, that will inspire you to
be a better person, with a bigger heart, and a greater appreciation of
your gifts, this girl seems to have that capacity. She is not good
with cats. Meet
came early for our resident Collie mix, Reilly! A very
rescue friendly couple, adopted Reilly. They have rescued many dogs
in need, but this is the first totally blind dog. His new
family fell in love with his pure regal look, and his sweet gentle
personality. Riley, will join a couple of great
rescue dogs, Biscuit, a bishon mix, and a Olive, a dobie mix,
both dogs very friendly and social, and Riley really liked them
both! Reilly's new guardians, have a very flexible
schedule, and 'mom' works from home, what a great life for Riley!
thank you to this family for taking the time to come to meet Riley, and
welcoming him into your hearts and home.
Age: 6-7 years old
Breed/Weight: Collie/possibly shepherd, blue healer mix
(a beautiful mix) approx 60 lbs
History: Riley was a
stray, found around the Baltimore area. RILEY, is our resident
collie mix - which means "he is a very gentle, calm, smart boy",
kind of like Lassie! He is very laid back, but also
confident and very connected to people. He is happy to take his
walks around the rescue grounds and is happy to meet anyone. He is
as sweet as they come. He is good with other dogs, cats and of course
people. This dog has the greatest temperament, not much more to
say! A big thank you to Toni Vale,
Founder of Freckles for Freedom, Inc an advocacy group that helps,
pities, seniors and disabled dogs get out of the shelter and into rescue
young adult wanting to adopt a dog with special needs. Dexter
caught her eye and she committed to fostering him. After
struggling through some basic training and establishing a routine, the
decision was made for this to be a life long friendship. Her commitment
to this young 3 legged mutt helped him become a gem of a dog and fun
fur friend. A
big thank you to another young person and her family, providing us hope
and inspiration for the next generation and for taking the time and
patience to work with Dexter!
Age: 7 months old
Disability: 3 legged - Dexter
was born missing a foot and needed to have his leg amputated.
Breed/Weight: Hound mix: 30 pounds Dexter
is bright and alert and loves to play and run with all the
dogs and is good with cats.
Dexter, along with his litter mates, were turned into the county
shelter. His littermates were all euthanized. Dexter
was scheduled to be euthanized because the shelter could not afford the amputation
surgery Dexter desperately needed. He spent his life in a
crate because the shelter staff did not want his leg to become infected.
"new" shelter manager stepped in on Dexter's behalf, as a last ditch
effort to save his life. She reach out to us for help. A
volunteer drove 7 hours to get Dexter safely to us. Dexter's new
life has started!
past week, Dexter had his leg
amputated and is now getting accustomed to life on 3 legs. We
are so happy the shelter contacted PWD, this puppy is a
diamond in the rough and is really starting to blossom
here as each day passes. He has a wonderful
temperament and is a great cuddler. He is fun to watch as he gets
used to being 3 legged! Dexter, is ready for his new home,
and will be a great addition to any human and canine family.
a person saw the kindness and innocence of Stella.
While visiting, my friend, Myriam, formed a quick bond with Stella.
And as they say the rest is history. When she was
scheduled to travel back home, I receive a phone call
that would change Stella's life. Myriam could not leave Stella
behind, she wanted to adopt her! A big thank you to a person
who finally saw beyond Stella's shyness and know with a little
kindness Stella will blossom!
Age: 6 months
skull malformation, Our vet stated "Stella has
Breed/Weight: Doxy/Doby mix,
approx 30 lbs
was a stray at our local shelter, her person came to claim her, but
decided she was not worth it
Stella is getting her groove back here! Stella was very
fearful and shaking, within a couple days, she now is beginning to act
like an adorable puppy should act. Always
has a tennis ball in her mouth. She still is a bit shy
when in new situations but warms up quite quickly when she feels safe. Stella
is a lovable mix, who will certainly melt your heart when you meet her.
She loves the company of other dogs.
little shy Abby has been adopted by an active retired couple.
We could not ask for a better home for Abby. This couple has a
quiet home and they have time to continue to help Abby overcome her
fears and build her confidence. A big thank you to a
South Jersey couple willing to help Abby find her way to a
"normal dog's life".
a big thank you to Karen (Elwood's mom) for fostering Abby and
orchestrating this miracle adoption!
Age: 3 yr old
Disability: Broken legs that have healed
Breed/Weight: petite lab mix - approx 30lbs
History: Abby was found on the side
of the road after being hit by a car - she was rushed to the vet for
surgery. We really thought she would lose one or both back
The true survivor that she is.... she is now using all 4
legs and doing well. Besides her
physical well being, she is also making great strides in
trusting humans probably for the first time in her life. (During
her examination, the vet discovered several bb pellets in her body, she
was obviously used for target practice, too). She is happily wagging her tail when she sees us, knowing
we are here to help her, not hurt her.
Abby is in foster care in
Sewell, NJ and doing great. She does wonderful with dogs,
cats and even a pig! Yes, even a pig! This little lady
is very loving once she knows she is safe. We are still
working on getting her use to the outside world again with walks.
Loud sounds and cars still scare her, but she is making great
progress. Abby is looking for a patient
person/family who will continue to let her learn about the world -
hopefully with some calm canine friends but she would be happy being
an only child too.
our anxious little guy grab the hearts of a young Baltimore couple.
They are dedicated couple willing to help Grady become a
"confident" dog. A big thank you to Beth and
Tim for not throwing in the towel to a great dog that
needs a little extra care and love!
Age: 4-5 years
Disability: Congenital Skull deformity, blind in right eye
Breed/Weight: Elkhound, Shepherd, Husky Mix, approx 45lb
History: Grady, was a stray at one
of our local shelters.
This high spirited mutt was most
likely born with some sort of skull deformity resulting in the lost of
sight in his right eye and a his equilibrium off a bit with his back legs
- by no means will Grady ever need a wheelchair. He is a fun
and active dog that socializes with all the pups at the rescue. He
was a shelter favorite and they were elated when we accepted him into
our program. Grady has some separation anxiety, BUT he does settle
very quickly and IS not destructive.
He would be best in a home with
another pal and some carpet or throw rugs on the floors.
He is a handsome dog and his facial features makes him even cuter. Please
open up your heart to a great dog.
foster family fell in love with this little girl, and just could not
let her go! Sadie grab their hearts quickly
and she fit in like a glove with her new human and fur family. A
big thank you to Nancy for offering to foster and now adopt little
Age: 2-3 years old
Disability: Blind in the left eye from trauma
Breed/Weight: Beagle mix - a very petite 14 pounds
Sadie was a stray from
a Virginia shelter.
petite pup and
a happy girl now that all her medical needs have been addressed. She
is currently being foster in Bel Air, Md. Her new foster
parents say she is the "perfect pup!" She gets along great
with the other dogs, very quiet, and has not had one accident.
She also mentioned Sadie is the greatest cuddler! Sadie would be an easy dog, and a
wonderful companion dog.
a brief foster, Hailey has been adopted by a wonderful couple willing to
work with her disabilities. Hailey is blind and also has some
hearing difficulties. An amazing couple fell in love with Hailey's
infectious energy! They are truly amazed with her ability to understand
her surroundings with the help of her fur friends, 2 great goldens,
who have taken Hailey under their wing. Hailey will have
an active life with her new family, camping and boating on the
Chesapeake! Have fun Hailey and please keep us posted on
your new life!
Age: 2 years old
Breed/Weight: Lab/ hound mix
History: In the heat of the
summer Hailey was found left tied to a tree, when her owners moved.
She has been in a West Virginia shelter since July.
Hailey, is a precious, 4
yr old very energetic mixed breed dog. She has beautiful
shiny black fur, her tail is always high and wagging, and when you
approach her her entire body is wagging! She yearns
and loves human contact, and will give you a big
daily Hailey hug. She loves to play with toys and gets
along great with other dogs. With her nose up in the air, she
navigates around the rescue looking for fun. She is going to be a
wonderful addition to a lucky, active family - she loves to cuddle and be
close, and is ready to "go" as soon as the door is opened. She
has a lot of confidence and an adventurous spirit. She is looking
for an active human companion to explore the world with. This is a
dog you can take everywhere.... being born blind, she has no idea
things could be different.
We like to adopt our blind
dogs into homes that have sighted dogs - they have a sighted companion and
depend on their new friends to help them around the world.
has finally made his last stop. His foster home decided to make him
a permanent member! We are so happy for Chester!!! A big
thank you to Gee for once again opening her heart and home to a PWD dog.
Age: 8 yrs old
Breed/Weight: Lab mix, petite (a little guy!), approx 40lbs
History: Chester was rescued
from a chain! After what must have been a life with a family, he
found himself alone, outside on a chain. A good samaritan stepped
in, talked with the owners, and called us. Chester
is an unbelievable eight year old! He has much more energy then other 8 yr
olds we've met. He's such a cute little guy, his pictures don't come
close to showing his true personality. Chester is very healthy and loves trail walks making sure his
nose is always to the ground. His tail never stops wagging, and is a huge
wiggle butt when he is really excited. He is good off leash and has good
recall. He is very happy to be with his person whether he is riding in the
car or curled up on your lap. He will follow you wherever you go and is
just as happy to be laying calmly at your feet. He gets along with other
dogs, but is very curious with cats. He will not hurt them, but is very
interested in them. He has no issues walking on a leash and needs very
little guidance. While he sometimes bumps into things, it is very hard to
believe this guy is blind because he can see right into your heart.
for Brett. After spending over a year at PWD, a young couple
from upstate NY opened their hearts to Britt. What an inspiration
for us to find a couple willing to give a home and new life to a
middle aged, blind dog. Britt's new fur parents are very active and
her new life will consist of trail walks and daily walks in the busy
collegiate town square. Brett was happy to provide kisses and show
her manners with treats. We are so happy for Britt and so happy her
adoption day finally became a reality!
Age: 5 yrs old
Breed/Weight: border collie/retriever mix, approx 60 lbs
History: She was found running along
a highway in North Carolina, a good Samaritan stopped and she
happily climbed into her truck and slept all the way back to her home!
BRETT is our resident border
collie mix - which means "she's a very smart girl" - approx 5
yrs old, so is more laid back, but also confident and very connected to
people. She is happy to meet anyone, is sweet as they come, and
although she gets along with other dogs, she much prefers the company of
humans. She is another dog that could go everywhere - as long
has her person is with her - she's always ready to take a stroll or go on
an adventure. Brett is also a couch cuddler, happy to enjoy the
leisurely life if that's preferred by her person. She is anxiously
waiting to find her home. Typically, we like to adopt our
blind dogs into homes that have sighted dogs - they have a sighted
companion and depend on their new friends to help them around the world.
Brett would PREFER NOT to have
canine companions. She is a very confident blind dog, finding
their own way, and CRAVING HUMAN companionship. If you have room in
your heart, or know someone looking for a fabulous new friend - please
consider meeting Brett.
her forever home in a small beach community in our county!
Rosie's family, including Mom, Dad, and 2 young boys, fell
in love with her sweet calm demeanor. She will enjoy one level
living with a fenced in back yard and front area. Rosie has found
the front porch is a great way to stay connected to her new community as
she meets new friends - human and canine. Enjoy your life Rosie, so happy
you are close by!
Age: 1-2 yrs old
Disability: 3 legged,
left front leg has been amputated
Breed/Weight: St Bernard Mix,
her leg at the shelter due to neglect.
is very sweet and has a very kind "old" soul. She is very
playful, wagging her tail and body constantly but she does seem to
tire quicker than the others. Rosie is perfectly content taking a
breather as the other dogs play around her. She settles quickly in
her area and loves her new bed!! She can be a little shy with new
things, but is learning to trust that life is good.
Age: 1 year old
Disability: Growth Plate did not keep up resulting in his front
leg deformity, a birth defect.
Breed/Weight: Hound mix, about 30 pounds
was stray brought into a rural shelter in Virginia.
is a a lovable little mix, who will certainly melt your heart when you
see her! She yearns for the attention of a humans, but
is beginning to play and have fun with all the dogs here. She is a
smart pup, listens well, very affectionate and loves to cuddle.
And she does great with cats too. She would be a
great addition to any human and fur family.
2012 - Donny
found a new home that appreciates the special spirit of the 3-legged
dog. After losing a cherished 3-legged member of their family -
they knew the only way to celebrate his life was to give a home to
another 3-legged dog. Donny couldn't have found a better
home. He'll be cherished everyday and enjoy chasing his new
siblings around the back yard.
one day at his new home, his new fur mom sent us a message, "Thank
you, Thank you, Thank you, what a fabulous dog! I never
thought I'd find another perfect dog but we have and we are so
Age: 1-2 yrs old
Disability: 3 legged, right
Breed/Weight: Retriever Mix,
was a stray brought to the shelter. Donnie caught his leg
overnight in his shelter cage. When the shelter workers arrived
the next morning, it was too late, his leg was damaged.
another fun loving, easy going mix has made it here safely. Donnie
came into the rescue and quickly became best friends with all the dogs.
His front leg was recently amputated but life on 3 legs for Donnie seems
like old hat to him. He runs and plays like he has 4 legs! He
loves outside playtime with ALL the dogs, and when inside
he is calm, does not seem to bark much and is very connected to people
as well as dogs! He is an intelligent pup, listens very well,
understands his new routine here, a quick learner! Open
up your heart and home to this dog and you wont be sorry that's for
for Molly! After losing their beloved dog last year, a
wonderful couple felt it was time to open up their hearts to another dog
in need. They fell in love with our easy going and good natured Molly.
Life will be good for Molly. Her new fur mom will take her for
daily walks and will be so proud to show off her new rescue dog. And
Molly will meet lots of new human and canine friends. As I was
leaving, Molly was going on her first walk. A big thank you to
another local family wanting to help one of our dogs.
1-2 years old
Disability: Visual problems
Breed/Weight: Shepherd Mix,
about 40 pounds
was an owner relinquishment
to a shelter - they could
no longer care for her.
is approx 1-2
years old. A new arrival at the rescue, she was a shelter
She has a sweet face and a kind personality. She
is very connected to people and
good with dogs and cats. She seems a little confused but with
the help of the other seeing eye dogs, she is getting the hang of her
new routine. So happy she made it to PWD!
Age: 4 years old
Disability: Visual problems
Breed/Weight: Beagle, petite 15 pounds
Benny was a breeder relinquishment to PWD.
came to us with no name, no collar, and no vetting. He was thin
and desperately needed medical care. Benny
will undergo cataract surgery and some of his eyesight will return.
Bennie has received lots of vet care and attention here and for the
first time in his life, is living in a home. A real beagle
lover offered to foster Benny while he waits for his forever home.
Benny has truly blossomed in her home. Here's our first
report from his foster mom..
name is Benny, but he should be called Cuddles. He is an independent
little guy but always likes to know where you are. Benny's 2
favorite thinks are food and attention. This is Benny's first
home setting, and believe me he has settled in quite nicely with my fur
family and bird family. Like Lionel, from the Peanuts cartoon, he loves
to drag towels around my home, but never destroys them. Its adorable
to watch. He is a great little dog, give him a little
time to adjust to his new environment, and lots of love and you will get
lots of hugs in return. Did I mention he loves to sleep in the
is required - a beagle's sense of smell could take them far away
dynamic duo has left PWD! Niki and Deon, now Archer and Lana,
played together, lived together and now they have been adopted
together! It does not get any better than this in rescue work for a
deaf pup and his hearing buddy Lana to be adopted together.
shout out to this young energetic couple who wanted their first dogs
to be adopted from a rescue group, let alone dogs
with special needs. We are so happy for Archer and
Lana, keep in touch and posted on the adventures of these 2 young
Age: 10 months
Dalmatian mix, approx 35
was a stray at a rural Virginia
is FUN FUN FUN and very affectionate. He became a shelter favorite
and they were so happy when we accepted him into our program. Deon
came into the rescue and was an immediate social butterfly! He has
met many new friends and enjoys frolicking with them all. He is
fast, very alert, and just a ball of fire. He has added a
wonderful spark to PWD. He is an adorable young pup, always
looking for action and excitement. Deon's best home would be
with an active loving family and a playful hearing
buddy or two. Hard fencing is required for Deon.
Age: 1 year old
Disability: Blind in the left eye.
Breed/Weight: Doxie mix approx 13 pounds.
was a abandoned at a vets office.
let her little size fool you - Niki is a real spitfire, a small
ball of energy! I was looking out my office window the
other morning and saw little Niki, "the LEADER of a
pack" as all the 3 legged pups were high tailing it behind her.
Hilarious, what a sight to see. She loves life, is
good with dogs and loves people! She also loves to
give us kisses, as if to say thank you for rescuing me. Niki
will be a fun addition to any human and fur family.
rescue story captured the heart of a school teacher in Baltimore.
Since Milly was found in a schoolyard, she already felt a bond with
this pup, wanting to give her a new life and loving home!
Millie now Gizzy, will be enjoying life with her new family and
older rescued Chocolate Lab, Cocoa. Thank you and we
look forward to hearing about Gizzy's adventures!
Age: 4 months old
Disability: Broken femur bone, on the mend.
Breed/Weight: Shepherd/hound mix, 15 pounds
was abandoned in a school parking lot in West Virginia.
is a 4 month old shepherd/ hound mix. A fun loving puppy looking
for a forever home. Milly was found alone in a school parking
lot, when some kind folks step in on her behalf and got her to safety
than to us.
leg is on the mend and healing nicely, no further treatment will be
necessary. She walks with a slight limp barely
noticeable. She is a feisty playful girl that loves to play
and have fun with all the dogs. She has a wonderful temperament and with
some general puppy training will be a great addition for a lucky family.
Milly, will be a small pup, maybe 30 pounds (at the
most). Her sweet personality will win you over - come
big shout out and thank you to a wonderful couple who opened up
their hearts to two of our dogs. Howie, blind and Lucy, a one eyed dog with
dogs will be on life long medications and this couple had no hesitation in
adopting these 2 dogs together. They became fast friends here
and now will be enjoying life together in a warm and loving home. We
are overjoyed and love meeting people willing to go the extra mile
for dogs in need. As they put it in one of their
"update" emails, "these dogs are perfect!"
Age: 4 yrs old
Breed/Weight: Lab/hound mix
Howie landed in the shelter after his person lost their
approx 4 yrs old, very
laid back dog and very connected to people. He
is happy to meet anyone and is
as sweet as they come! He came
to the rescue and quickly understood the lay of the land - he even
navigates stairs without issue. An amazing little guy! Howie is a
huge cuddler, so if you are interested in a 30 pound lap dog , this
boy is the one for you! He is cute as they come, and will be
be great addition to any human and canine family! Typically,
we like to adopt our blind dogs into homes that have sighted dogs - they
have a sighted companion and depend on their new friends to help them
around the world. Howie is not good with cats.
2-3 years old
Disability: Blind in the right
eye from trauma
Breed/Weight: Border collie/hound
mix 25-30 pounds
was a stray and landed in a southern shelter.
years old. She is one happy girl
with a cute prance and her tail constantly wagging
high in there air as if to say thanks! Lucy is adorable with her 4 white
paws, white muzzle and chest. She is a smart,
independent girl and knows she is finally safe in the fresh air and
grass of Maryland. She is very alert, loves to play and run with the
other dogs, but will settle quickly and quietly on her bed.
She is a great snuggler too. She will make a wonderful
companion for a lucky family.
will be having her right eye removed the last week of December to prevent
you least expect it, a dogs life can change in a minute!
That's just what happened to our Jenga this week. Her family
finally arrived! A supporter of our rescue called ready
to adopt and most important, looking for a playmate for her rescued
boxer Cooper! Needless to say Jenga and Cooper became
fast friends and the adopter loved Jenga's sweet temperament.
understood Jenga's background and was ready to help another dog
that never had a "real" home! Although Jenga
was a bit nervous leaving the rescue, she was smart enough to
realized, sofas, beds, unlimited chew bones and a great hearing brother,
life was going to be good! A big heartfelt thank you to
her adopter. As I was leaving, Jenga and Cooper
were non stop playing, she looked at me and said "this is
perfect - just what I wanted, a friend for Cooper."
Wahoo for Jenga! Best of all Jenga's new home is
very close to the rescue!!!
mix, approximately 45 pounds
Jenga was an owner relinquishment to a local shelter. They could
not provide Jenga the safety she needed for her disability.
is a very affectionate dog.
Her markings are beautiful, almost like an appaloosa horse.
As each day goes by she is becoming more and more confident and feeling
safe in her new surroundings. She plays and wrestles with all
her new friends here and loves her chew bones. She is very
smart and willing and wanting to have new adventures in her life
with a caring and trusting person. She would enjoy the company of a
hearing fur friend.
fencing is required for Jenga.
life certainly changed quickly in 2 weeks, from being on the
shelters euthanasia list, to rescue and NOW to a new home for the
holidays! Bubbles personality is heart catching
and she certainly caught the heart of this retired couple that live
only minutes from PWD. The timing was just perfect for Bubbles
and we are so happy for her and her new family!
Age: 2 years old
Breed/Weight: Golden mix, 20
Bubbles was a stray and in one of our local shelters.
Meet Bubbles, she is 20 pounds of
pure happiness. Bubbles was rescued from the local
shelter, and yes as I left the shelter employees were cheering,
so happy she was finally safe. (Bubbles was scheduled to be euthanized
until we step in to help). Bubbles has a cerebellum
issue, as our vet simply explains
she will always have a unique funny gate but she is otherwise a very
normal, happy and healthy pup! She is such a good sport, and knows life
will be good for her now. Bubbles
has an independent soul, loves playing with calm dogs, but loves to
cuddle with humans the most. Some of the more active dogs can get
a little confusing for her.Bubbles WILL
melt your heart when you meet her!
Bubbles will do best in a one
level home with a calmer environment.
what the doctor order a little bit of Lulu! This human family
and fur family needed a little spark, and totally connected with
Lulu's positive energy! She has become an unbelievable respectful
companion to her new senior brother Mathew and to a few senior cats.
As you can tell by the adoption picture everyone is smiles!
will be spending her life in a very warm and loving home
close to the beach and better yet close to the rescue. She
has already been seen out and about with her new parents spreading
the word on how great life is on 3 legs, and no doubt will become another
great PWD ambassador.
great life Lulu, and keep in touch!
Age: 4 years
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Pekingese Beagle mix,
is bright and alert and loves to play and run with all the
dogs and is good with cats
Lulu escaped from her yard and was hit by
a car. Her family could not afford the medical care for Lulu and the
family reached out to us to help their pet. She lost her leg, but that
hasn't slowed her down.
was adopted earlier this year, but has returned due to a major change in
the family's situation. We're happy to help her find her next loving
amazing how a life can change so quickly for a dog. Harry has
been here for over 7 months with not much interest and
finally his adoptors came this week and fell for this goofy hound,
but better yet their little border collie mix fell totally in love
with Harry! A wonderful local couple who will for sure keep
us updated on Harry. We found out today, Harry can
now do steps but mirrors are still a bit confusing for him! It is
so fun to find out how our dogs do in "real homes". Thank you for
opening up your hearts to a dog with special needs. A great way to
start off our year at PWD!
Age: 5-6 years old
Disability: visually impaired in the left eye
Breed/Weight: Collie/ hound mix 50 pounds.
History: Harry was a
stray and landed in a rural Virginia shelter.
Meet Harry, our happy go
lucky hound boy. He loves life and is so happy to be here
at PWD. He is a confident dog and very connected to people and
dogs. As soon as he arrived, he thrived at the rescue. He
joined the pack with ease! He loves to meet people always wagging
his tail, like most hounds, he is just as sweet as they come. Come meet Harry, you will discover
the sweetness of hounds!
past weekend might have been a gloomy weekend, but for our Bo
Bentley it could be nothing but pure sunshine for him. Past
adopters, who just lost their 3 legged dog Molly, (they adopted from us
a few years back) felt it was time to help another PWD dog, and bring
some much needed energy back into their home. Bo Bentley will
enjoy life in the north east, kayaking and frolicking with his new fur
sister Winnie, an easy going Yorkie. We could not be happier for Bo
Bentley, a great dog!
Disability: 3 legged
3 years old
Breed/Weight: Lemon Hound
approx 50 lbs
History: Bo was
a stray brought into a high kill shelter with a back leg injury his
fate was doomed unless a rescue stepped forward for him. As with many
no one looked for him. He looked so sweet and pathetic …..
we had to save him!
Bo, his big hound smile says it all.
you for coming to my rescue!"
Bo Bentley came to the rescue with his back leg hanging, so
our orthopedic team took him in quickly
and removed his leg. His recuperation was quick and he never
missed a step!
Even as a 3 legged dog, Bo is an escape artist!
Anxious to be out seeing the world beyond our fences. We are
recommending an electronic fence for Bo - or a person that will
accompany him at all times outside.
now Rafferty, has been adopted! He will be living the rest
of his life with a wonderful human family and her rescue dog, named
Harlow. Rafferty will be living in very dog friendly Annapolis.
He has already attracted lots of fans. I received this
recent update from his adopter - "Rafferty, is
a totally ham while walking through
downtown Annapolis. All the shop owners kept
trying to feed him treats. I told them he's watching his figure,
but will gladly take a pet instead.
I am certain there could not be a better match for
Harlow, these 2 dogs simply adore one another! I keep
looking at him thinking I cannot believe how lucky I am to have found
this amazingly sweet boy! Thanks
Age: 7-8 years old
Disability: 3 legged
was relinquished to the shelter when his former guardian went into a
I walk into the rescue, all I hear is thump thump thump,
yep that's Luke's tail, just constantly wagging away! Luke is one
happy go lucky dog and he is quite a handsome looking mix! Before
Luke arrived he had a short stay in a foster home. They loved Luke
and mentioned he would just go from room to room and hang out, and when
they left the house, he would lay right inside by the door waiting
for you, and greeting you like you were a long lost friend.
Luke is a nice calm dog, that would fit in anywhere! He is a
loving gentle dog. When Luke was rescued he weighed a plump
72 pounds, but since being with us he has lost 10 pounds and still could
stand to loose a few more.
you to a young man who wanted to give a loving home to a 3 legged dog!
His family travel to PWD to meet some of our fantastic pups,
and fell in love with Leah!
has joined two other rescue dogs, including one blind cocker spaniel.
After so many years of neglect Leah has finally landed in a
enjoy hearing updates on our dogs, and this week, Leah can now navigate
the stairs with ease, and is now sleeping beside her rescuer! His
mom wrote to me saying, “If Bryce could have floated away with joy he
would have, he has a new best fur friend.”
Age: 3 years
Breed and Weight: Lab mix, 45 pounds
was found starving
and living with an injured leg as she care for
her litter of puppies in the woods were taken to the
shelter, where she continued to care for her litter. Leah was
a good fur mom, although she had no food to eat, she made sure her
pups did. All her puppies were healthy and all adopted. Leah
stole the hearts of the entire shelter, so they began their search for
a rescue to help her and PWD stepped in.
its all about Leah now! As well it should be. After nursing
her litter of pups with a limp bad leg and no food, it is truly amazing
Leah's canine spirit is alive and well! She is such a
resilient dog, her past could have made anyone angry, but not Leah.
She is so grateful for her 2nd chance and it finally arrived for
her. She is finally getting the attention and care she
desperately needed and of course daily meals. She loves to play
with the other dogs, but enjoys the company of humans.
You will certainly get your daily dose of canine kisses from her!
LOVE LOVE LEAH, a dog that will certainly fit in with any human or
fur family. Leah
has amputation site has healed, and she has adjusted beautifully to her
Heidi on finding your forever home! When asked why they chose to
adopt a pet with a disability, Heidi's new fur mom answered "We
want to add a new member to our family and I know what it is like to be
unwanted because of a disability... mine being deaf.” Heidi
is enjoying her new life with two active young boys whom she has totally
bonded with and when not engaging with the kids she is romping
around with Minnie, her older lab sister!
new mom, sends me updates almost every morning, she informs me
Heidi is a fast learner, and has learn some sign language.
Heidi’s mom can not fully pronounce Heidi’s name accurately
so she adjusted it to HI, and Heidi now responds to her new name,
when there is a will there is a way! Heidi’s new
family is amazing.
Age: 9 months
Disability: Missing 3 toes, has a very slight limp to her
Breed/Weight: Hound Mix - approx 35 lbs
Heidi was a stray at a rural Virginia Shelter.
with minor disabilities need help too. When our colleagues at
blind dog rescue alerted us on her, we reached out to help. Heidi
was born missing 3 toes, but because of her easy going and nice
personality, she escaped being euthanized several times in a very small
overcrowded shelter. Heidi arrived at our rescue and fit in like a
glove so happy to be here, and feel the grass under her paws again!
She is enjoying our daily routine, meshing right into the playfulness of
the other pups! She was a shy quiet dog at the shelter, but her
fun personality has shown thru here, once again another young pup
happy to have a 2nd chance. Heidi will fit into any human and
canine family with ease.
A big thank you to Julie for getting involved in Heidi’s rescue and
transporting her directly to us! Special people taking time out of their
busy schedule to help a dog to a new life!
in December when I carried Walter out of the shelter, I never thought
this special day would come! Well, never underestimate some
compassionate humane care and the canine spirit. Walter's life has now
come full circle, and he has been adopted. He is now living in a
gorgeous home in Ashburn, Virginia and has a cool new senior friend
big hug to a couple who opened their hearts to our regal Walter. Walter
will enjoy daily walks with his new friends and will have lots of
windows to sit by, and alert his new folks on happenings outside his new
home. Enjoy Walter, so happy we were able to help you here!
Breed/Weight: Shepherd mix
Walter was a stray brought into our local shelter on a stretcher.
would begin by saying I was in the right place at the right time
for a dog that was not quiet ready to leave this earth! When I met
Walter he was lame, lifeless, eyes dead and extremely thin. It was
a pretty quick decision to carry him out of the shelter to the
peace and tranquility of our rescue, thinking he only had a few
days left. We wanted him to have some warm and comfortable
nights and remember that humans can be kind.
in a few weeks, a little vet care, food, a warm bed ,
and a few caring people around
him, Walter has sprang back to life here!
Walter's spirit to live has impressed all who remembers Walter
the first few days here.
would love Walter to find a real home, where he could continue his
rehab back to life. Walter is an easy dog, and so enjoys the
playfulness and energy of the younger dogs at the rescue.
spending six months at the rescue, look who finally found her forever
home, our sweet Susie! Susie now Corki, will be living in beautiful home
located in Easton, MD with a new fur brother, "Auggie" a
beautiful German Shepherd. Congratulations Corki!
recently got a great update on Corki from her adopter. "Here is a
picture of her "spot". She adopted the pillow dog bed by the
couch and stretched out there last night while I watched TV. And there
she is again this morning." Corki seems to fit perfectly into our
little family. It is going to be great! Thank YOU!
Age: 1 year
Disability: Back left
hip fracture, healing nicely, will have a small limp when
Breed/Weight: Hound Mix,
about 30 pounds
was relinquished by her original owner, they could no longer afford to
care for her. They were not sure how Susie sustained her injuries.
because she is simply a
to play with other dogs.
Her spirit was broken when she arrived, but she is back on track and so
happy to be here. She seems to be getting stronger and gaining
some much needed weight. Her spirit really shines when she is
engaging with all the dogs and loves
the attention of humans. Before Susie
arrived she stayed briefly in a foster home with the shelter
manager and her pack and
she did fantastic. She pretty much followed suit with all the other
dogs, a laid back easy going girl.
She would fit in any human and fur family!
our comeback kid has been adopted! Teddy has joined Ginger
Snap a former PWD resident, and Raven, and of course to his new
fur parents, who have now opened up their home and heart to 2 PWD
dogs! We love double adopters! Teddy's life has
really just begun again now and new life adventures will begin for
love you Teddy, so happy you made it to us and we were able to get you
healthy and find you a loving home.
Age: 9 months old
Breed/Weight: Shepherd mix
History: Teddy and his blind
brother were both abandoned in a shelter and Teddy’s brother died at
the shelter. The shelter asked if we could take Teddy before the
same fate would happened to him, and we said yes.
Teddy has been thru so much in
such a short period of time. Besides being blind Teddy came into
our rescue extremely ill, extremely thin, unable to breathe normally and
not eating. I knew his situation was dire. But - he's our
"come back kid" surviving distemper against all odds.
Teddy is officially up for
adoption! His zest to live has simply amazed us all. Teddy
is now a vibrant pup - a smart, gentle, sweet and very playful
personality. Teddy absolutely loves to be outside, so hard fencing for
Teddy is a must and he definitely needs to have playful dog friends.
He loves the company of humans and enjoys belly rubs from us and
visitors. We are happy Teddy made it to us and we were able to get
the medical care he needed. He is one of those dogs that will just
grab your heart, even with no eyes he always seems to be looking up at
me as if to say thank you. He feels great now and is ready to move
on to a wonderful life with a family who understands the spirit of a dog
that sees thru his heart.
can not express how I feel today but tearful joy!
We rescued Ida just a few short months ago after spending all of her 10
years in a shelter, has finally gone home! A person opening up
their home and heart to a 10 year old blind dog, with scars from her
past, simply an amazing person who understands the word rescue. Thank
you from all of us at PWD!
Breed/Weight: 50 pounds, Hound mix
History: Ida was abandon at a rural
no kill shelter in Virginia 10 yrs ago. YES, she lived at the
shelter for 10 years. The scar on her face is most likely an old
hunting dog injury from possibly going thru a barb wire fence. I
think it endears her even more.
We are Ida’s last chance for
finding a real home. She yearns to finally have a person to
hang with the remaining years of her life. It would be awesome for
Ida to experience a “normal dog’s life.” Sitting on the sofa
and watching/hearing TV with her person, going for car rides, going for
walks, being able to lie in the sun on a deck. Things that we KNOW she
would enjoy and has NEVER experienced in her lifetime.
10 years, people have said good night, shut the door, turn out the
lights and left her behind. And so many people passed her by at
the shelter year after year. Ida is definitely beginning to settle
in here, she is now out and about with her new pack of pups.
She requires other dogs to respect her space since this is all new
to her. The great group of dogs at PWD have certainly given her respect
and understand it will take some time. Slowly but surely she is
gaining the trust and confidence with dogs again! It’s so wonderful to
see her starting to blossom here! Her tail is wagging more and
more. Please give Ida hope!
has hit the jack pot, finally a young active human and fur family have
adopted our smart girl! She is a fantastic dog and has found
the PERFECT home to fit her active needs! Ginger will share
her life with another very energetic jack russel brother. The two of
them together will have a blast! Good Luck Ginger, we will miss you,
but we KNOW that you were ready to move on. I got a recent update...
one word Ginger is doing wonderful! She and her new
brother are getting tons of exercise. They love to run around the
backyard. And she's become quite good on the leash already! I've
taken her on two runs with me so far and they both went well. She also
likes to play in the river with her new brother. They both wade in and
splash around. She also attended a baby shower I threw this weekend
and was a hit with my friends two year old son! Overall, I think she
already feels like she's always been here with us, We love her!
Age : 2 years
Disability: 3 legged
Breed and weight: German Shepherd mix- 45 pounds
Lost her back leg at the shelter from neglect
a mix, she exhibits all the wonderful characteristics of a purebred German
Shepherd. She is playful and runs like the wind with
all the dogs! You can see in her eyes she is ready to move on
with her life and join an active family - she loves the ball and
could possibly be a great agility candidate. She is a very
smart, alert, agile, willing to learn, and ready to experience all
what life has to offer. She would do BEST in an
ACTIVE home that understands the working german shepherd.
We think a home without cats would be best for her.
arrived at our rescue, and was adopted very quickly.
We all knew he would not be here too long, his personality was
just beyond great! A wonderful couple came down, and with in
minutes knew Parker was their dog. Parker will have a great life,
with his new fur parents and two four legged brothers, Chotey (who is
blind) & Dakota. All retrievers!
Parker fits in so well he has just made himself at home!
Sleeps on the bed, the chair, the couch, the deck furniture - it's all
about Parker right now!! I ask my husband why we even bother
buying dog beds because they never sleep in them unless they
are in the car. Thank you for Parker, we love him and
we really are truly blessed to have them all of them in our lives”
Age: 1-2 years old
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Yellow lab mix, about 50 pounds
Parker was found with his litter of pups, abandoned off a highway.
It took his rescuers patience and a lot of food to gain their trust! But
by the time they were able to rescue Parker, there was a bullet lodged
into his knee. And unfortunately his leg had to be amputated.
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!
how much more do you need, Parker is a happy dog, just wanting to be
part of someone’s family! He is FUN FUN FUN and very
affectionate. Parker loves to play with other dogs, and will
settle quickly with a tasty Kong after a good play with dog friends.
Parker will just about fit into any family!
spending almost a year at PWD, Missy has been adopted! After
fostering Missy for a month, they soon realized she added a great spark
of youth to their older pups, and could not let her go! Missy will
enjoy life in southern Maryland, weekend camping trips, daily
walks, and her new fur parents are teaching her lots of sign language.
How exciting for Missy!
amazing couple that has now opened up their hearts to 3 PWD dogs!!
Age: 9 months
Breed/Weight: Hound Mix - approx 35 lbs
History: Missy was
a stray at a rural Virginia Shelter.
Missy's one brown ear and white
ear gives her such a distinct beauty - and they are so soft! She
is FUN FUN FUN and very affectionate. She became a shelter
favorite and they were so happy when we accepted her into our
program. Missy came into the rescue and was an immediate
She has met many new friends
and enjoys frolicking with them all. She is fast, very alert,
and just a ball of fire. She has added a wonderful spark to
PWD. She is an adorable young pup, always looking for action
and excitement. Missy's best home would be with an active
loving family with a playful hearing buddy or two. 7/23
in a blink of an eye, our little one eye Roxie has been adopted.
Roxie will settle in dog friendly Annapolis where she will join a
very rescue friendly family! She will enjoy life taking
daily walks on the beach by the bay with her new sister a three year old
rescued Aussie mix. Enjoy life Roxie, glad you stopped by
PWD, so we could meet your incredible spirit!
Age: 1-2 years old
Disability: Missing left eye
Breed/Weight: Border Terrier mix, 20 pounds
Roxie was an owner relinquishment.
is the cutest dog!! She is also smart and quick as a whip!
She is definitely looking to connect to a person! She is fantastic
with other dogs and cats! She is a ball of fire and might be
a great agility candidate! She loves life and is definitely ready
to move on to her forever family! She is a confident little girl,
that will form a bond with any human within minutes. Roxie
will certainly bring a smile to your face, brighten your day, and who
wouldn’t want to be winked at 24/7! 8/5
after spending almost 1 year at PWD, our sweet innocent 3 legged pup,
Lexi finally found her person! After loosing her beloved pup
just a few short months ago, Lexi’s adopter felt the need to
help another dog, an older dog or a dog with special needs. She
instantly was drawn to Lexi. Lexi has left southern Maryland and
now lives in NYC where she will spread the word to MANY folks about
rescue and special needs! Lexi will have a friendly feline
to hang with, they have already hit it off and she loves the constant
attention of her new fur mom.
small update on Lexi from her new adopter, She’s
learning to stop and sit at every corner, already becoming quite a
cosmopolitan girl. While in the park, I let her wander but its all
so new she didn’t explore much. We picked a spot in the
shady grass near one of the busier walking paths and just sat and
people/dog watched. She did meet a few dogs and I think some friendships
will develop. And everyone that saw her thought she was gorgeous. I
think she is already becoming a the local “celebrity”
of the neighborhood.
are so happy for Lexi and her new family.
Age: 1 year
Disability: 3 legged
Shepherd mix, 30 pounds
History: Lexy was rescued off the streets as a stray and
brought into a shelter.
We believe Lexy was hit by a car and her leg healed in all sorts
directions. As soon as she
arrived, our orthopedic team recommended amputation. Our
3 legged girl is now ready for
her new family. She
is a very smart, gentile dog, who loves belly rubs! Lexy has also
learned quickly how to navigate a flight of stairs with her 3
She is a delight, bright and alert and loves to play and run
with all the dogs and is good with cats.
If you love Shepherds, she is a perfect size and will become a very fun,
loyal and thankful companion.
Di now Pipin, has been adopted! When a local Calvert County
family read Lady Di's bio they all felt an immediate connection to
her in so many ways. Both Pipin's new fur parents were born
and raised in New Jersey and when Pipin's fur mom was young she too
became homeless from a house fire. Thankfully every one in her
family survived, and so did Pipin!
A few months ago, they lost their Min Pin
Bob to cancer. They all missed the the big spirit of these little
dogs, so they started their search to help another homeless min pin.
Little did they know Pipin was only minutes away from them! Pipin is a barrel
of fun, the life of the party, and quiet a snuggler. As her
new fur mom stated, "all tails are wagging including mine. I
needed this girl in my life."
Age: 2 years old
Disability: injured front legs
Breed/Weight: Min Pin, 12 pounds
History: Lady Di
was turned into a NJ shelter when a fire destroyed her home. She
has an old injury in her right front leg that has healed (not perfect,
but functional!) and was left at the shelter with a broken left
leg. She was immediately but on the euthanasia list - but her
spunky spirit, bright eyes, and wagging tail had the shelter staff
looking for rescue help!!
We have no idea how Lady Di was
injured - but we DO know, the injuries sure haven't' slowed down her
spirit or her little body. She has already had surgery on her left
leg to implant some plates to strengthen the bone and help it heal
properly - and within days, she is using the leg and ready to go.
Her rehab will be approx 4 weeks - we are taking applications on her now
- if the right home comes along and wants to manage her rehab, we're
happy to talk about that - otherwise, she'll go home when she is all
healed! We haven't had much exposure to a purebred Min Pin here at
PWD and we are really enjoying her "big spirit" in this little
body. Her natural ears and natural tail add to her personality -
the tail is ALWAYS wagging and so far, she hasn't met a person or a dog
that isn't' one of her long lost friends. She is just delightful.
for Bella! After spending over a year at PWD, our very shy
Bella has been adopted! Bella, now Georgia, will enjoy life
in Annapolis, taking walks down by the water front with her new friend,
Harlow. A perfect match for Georgia, Harlowe will help Georgia
over overcome her shyness with people and Georgia will help Harlowe over
come his shyness with other dogs, a match made in heaven! The two
dogs adore each other.
kudos to this young woman, who recently lost her 3 legged dog Rafferty
(from PWD) to cancer last year. She called us and wanted to help
another 3 legged dog in his honor from our rescue. Thank you for
adopting Bella, we are all so happy for you and your fur family.
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Hound Mix, approx 40 lbs
Bella was a stray found with her litter of pups by a kind hearted
temperament is very good. Her relationship with other dogs is
incredible. But due to her rough beginnings, she is a little shy
when first meeting new people. But comes around very quickly. When
she was rescued, she was extremely thin, so food seems to be a
great motivator in trusting people. I just know this dog will flourish
with a family in a short period of time. Bella would do great in a dog
friendly type town house complex or even urban living with leash walks.
She is a love bug and will just love to cuddle up with her human
needs to be in a home with no cats. 8/12
finally has what he yearned for a person. A big thank you to young woman
who has welcome her first rescue dog into her life. She is thrilled to
help Mikey adjust to his new home and environment. Cheers to our young
Age: 5 years old
Disability: blind in one eye, from injury
Breed and weight: English Shepherd Mix, 43
History: Owner relinquishment.
is so happy to be here - just look at his smile. He is
happy, happy, happy always wagging his tail! Mikey is very healthy, full
of life, just a barrel of fun. He is ready to move on to his new family.
He was schedule to be euthanized, but grabbed the heart of the
shelter manager, thinking he would make a great companion dog, and we
loves to play with toys, and is housebroken! We are thrilled to be able
to find him a new home that will appreciate and love all his good
energy. He is not
good with cats. Mikey would do best as the only dog in the home with a
low energy, laid back female dog.
know Mikey is anxious to find his person and will flourish and bond in a
short period of time. He would do great in a dog friendly type
town house complex or even urban living with leash walks. We are
in the process of leash training him and doing very well. He is a
love bug and will just love to cuddle up with his human companion.
are all so excited for Falcor, our cute little hearing impaired
pup, has finally been adopted! Falcor will reside in an old
historic home in the quaint town of Salisbury, Maryland. The
adoptor felt compelled to help Falcor because he too is hearing impaired
in one ear. Falcor will join his new senior fur sister
Button and enjoy strutting himself for daily walks to the local coffee
shop in town! Falcor felt right at home when we arrived.
big heartfelt thank you to this adoptor who
opened up his heart and home to one of our pups here at PWD, and
truly believes in rescue!
Age: 4 years old
Disability: Hearing Impaired
Breed/Weight: Shih Tzu Mix 15-20 pounds
was a “stray” found in Pennsylvania. Falcor came from a shelter in Lebanon
Pa. He is simply a ball of fire, comes at you like a fire
cracker, he just loves life and so enjoys running around the yard
sniffing anything in his path, with his tail high in the air. He
is a confident little guy who will form a bond with any human within
minutes. He gets along very well with other dogs. He
is a silly little guy that will brighten up anyone’s day! He became a
shelter favorite, and they were desperate to get him to safety.
The shelter folks actually took the day off to get him to PWD and that’s
how special he was to them!
is made, finally after many years of managing PWD,
a vet tech from our eye care office has adopted one of our
pups, and we could not be more thrilled! After Remy
laid on her husband's foot it was pretty much a given Remy would be
going home with them! Love at first sight! Remy
will be living locally with another great family that loves PWD!
We get constant updates on Remy and they love their little man!
Age: 6-7 months old
Disability: Paw deformities, missing toes in back legs, and
has added toes in front legs.
Breed and weight: Retriever/hound mix, 30 lbs
History: Remmy was a stray
brought into a high kill shelter in rural North Carolina. The
shelter volunteers reached out to us for help.
Remmy is a handsome mix.
Born with paw deformities makes his gate a little off but awfully cute
when he is strutting around the rescue yard. He absolutely
loves the attention of people and loves belly rubs! He is learning
quickly how to socialize with pups, with the help of some of the other
great rescue dogs here. We believe Remmy would flourish with an
older confident dog. He does need some puppy training, but will be
a great addition to any family and he is good with children.
sweet puppy Andy now renamed Odin, has been adopted!
This is the family's first adoption of a dog with visual issues
and already they are amaze with this little guy! Odin
will have a great roll model and playmate with his 6 year old fur sister
The couple is just thrilled with Oden and
so is Reilly. "Joyce it been's great, I have a wonderful picture
of "Odin" and Riley playing with a toy. He chews like any
puppy, so we are trying to puppy proof the house. He is a bundle
of love and energy!" Thank you to this wonderful couple for
opening up your hearts to their first PWD pup!! He will be an
inspiration to you every day!
Age: Puppy 4 months old
Disability: Visually impaired
Breed/Weight: Yellow lab mix, 20 pounds
History: Andy was brought in to
the shelter with his littermates - all were adopted except for him.
The shelter reached out to PWD to help this little adorable guy.
When the shelter sent me his
picture, all I could think of was "why was he not adopted? He is
adorable and his bi-color face makes him so unique looking." Andy
came with NO name and with the help of our FB family within hours of his
arrival, our new puppy finally had a name and not a number.
Andy is an awesome and wise puppy, playful yet settles quickly and
quietly in his area. He is able to navigate around the
rescue yard with ease! Once you meet Andy, you can't help but fall in
love with this little guy. He
just wants to cuddle and hug! He is an amazing puppy! He has
no handling issues and loves to give kisses. He will be an inspiring
companion and with a little puppy training will be a great addition to a
very lucky family and possibly a great therapy dog.
sweet soul senior Mr Benny, has finally found his forever home.
Everyone that met Benny instantly fell in love with him. A past
adopter recently lost their pet and wanted to find a new friend for their
older rescue dog, Cookie. Benny was a perfect match! Benny's
adopter recently emailed me and said "All is going
well and walking with Benny is really fun! He and the our family cat
are doing good, and most important Cookie has a new friend.
He is a sweetie pie!
will be living life large in Maryland during the summer and in the sunny
warm state of Florida in the winter months. Have a great
life Benny so glad we were able to help you find a forever home!
Age: 7-8 years old
Disability: Limited vision, limited hearing
Breed/Weight: 35 pounds, spaniel beagle mix
came to us from a small rural shelter on the outskirts of Morgantown,
WV. We received some contact information from the shelter that stated
their animal control officers had picked up a dog that appeared to be
running around as a stray with a group of other dogs in their county.
When they came upon the dogs, Ben was the one lying dead center on
the yellow line and wouldn’t move. We got the call because Ben was at
the low visibility shelter for about a week, and with his scared state
and scarring in his vision, he wasn’t likely to go home with anyone
soon enough. His sad state and picture put us into action, and boy are
Meet Ben! Our new resident
heart stealer with his soft face and easy demeanor…. A
friendly calm, low energy dog that would fit in with any family! Ben has
been the most laid back and all around relaxed boy since arriving here!
He loves being around other dogs, and even with his limited vision in
the one eye and reduced hearing, he navigates around the rescue
grounds easily. He’s a great leash walker and just one easy
going dog. and would finally love a forever home of his own.
Not much more to say, but glad we rescued him and he has finally
received quality vet care and is now ready to move on!
fostering Cassie for a few weeks, great friends and volunteers of our
rescue decided to make her a forever part of their family! Being a
volunteer they understood Cassie's shyness and was very
willing and patient to work with Cassie. Cassie will join another fur
friend from PWD, Eddie, a feisty playful border collie, who will
definitely help Cassie come out of her shell. They have become
instant playmates! Cassie's
home will be right here in Calvert County, so I will
receive weekly updates on her from our volunteer!
big thank you to a great couple who opened up their heart and home to
their 2nd PWD dog!
Age: 3 years
Disability: 3 legged
Breed and weight: Shepherd mix, 60 pounds
History: Lost her front leg,
most likely from a being hit by a car.
Cassie is a shy girl but so sweet,
she does not have a mean bone in her body. A big thank you to a
really great group of rescue dogs, in particular, Missy,
Walter and Suzie, they have all helped her transition here telling her
life will be good for her now! She has become very playful with
all dogs, and enjoys sitting in the rescue area as the dogs circle and
play around her, its wonderful to see.
Cassie has had little to no human
kindness or comforts in her life, but learned quickly a couch and bed is
MUCH more comfy then a concrete floor. She is slowly but surely
understanding humans can be kind. This beautiful dog will need
canine friends and patient, kind guardians (preferably someone
experienced at working with shy dogs) to help her continue to trust
humans. That patience will be rewarded many times over because she is a
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!
Age: 12 yrs old
Breed/Weight: Border Collie, 50lbs
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!!
family could not resist coming down to meet our little one eyed Max
early Sunday morning and yes it was love at first sight
for both parties! This past week has been busy for Max,
he lost his right eye, (had it surgically removed) but gained a family!
Finally a family that will love him and enjoy his vibrant personality!
He will share his life with Roo, a young
big thank you to Max's new family who opened up their home to another
rescue dog. A nice way to end the year!
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.
What's another hound,
better yet what's another blind hound! That’s exactly what
happened at our past open house when past adopters came back to visit
and fell in love with Mimi! Mimi, is now living life large
with a great family in Annapolis. Mimi will share her life
with 2 other hounds, and right next door Mimi will be able to
visit her old PWD roomate Buddy, how awesome is that for Mimi and
"Mimi has been fitting in great!
She's using the dog door, and has been walking with the other dogs. Max
(their other blind hound) has more pep in his step! She is a
complete sweetheart!" A big thank you for opening up your hearts
and home to Max and Mimi, to wonderful blind dogs, that were once
throw away older hunting dogs
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
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.
Oscar is living
outside of Boston, and will have the undivided attention of his new
guardian. His adopter knows first hand what dogs can do to
help people overcome life challenges, and she hopes that Oscar will
become a therapy dog.
We will miss you
sweet boy, so happy you have found your 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.
life has come full circle! A big shout out to this young couple who
opened up their heart and home to Sophie, a senior blind diabetic dog. We
are beyond thrilled for sweet Sophie. A big thank you to everyone who
brought Sophie back to life and to this couple's dedication to help
another dog in need of a caring home! Sophie will be living life
large with another rescue dog named Happy! I
emailed the adopters
to see how she was adapting to her new home,
the morning she was so excited and jumping for her breakfast, its was
great to see her energy! She is doing great, exploring and
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. History:
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. Being
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! We
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. Believe
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
another yellow lab? This couple saw Archie's picture and
just had to have him in their pack! KUDOS to an
awesome couple who opened up their hearts to another PWD pup. Archie,
our sweet 3 legged pup, and Tucker a blind dog they adopted couple
of years ago!
very humbling when people return to PWD to add to their fur
family! We all knew Archie would fit easily into any canine family and
you can tell but the pictures he is right at home! Archie will join his
new fur brothers, Logan and Tucker,in the a beautiful home on the water,
every lab's dream come true to be living on the water!
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!
for sweet Nick! You have come a long way from being found on that
highway! Now living large with another PWD dog, Heidi! This family feels
totally connected with our rescue and felt the need to come back and
find a new friend for Heidi!
In return for getting a warm and loving home
these dogs have helped their new fur mom with her life too. Heidi and
Nick's mom is completely deaf. I recently received a text message
from the her complimenting her PWD pups, "Heidi is my nose sniffer
and Nick is NOW my hearing dog. Nick literally follows me everywhere.
Yesterday he stopped dead in his tracks and stared into the bathroom, I
looked and I had left the water on!" "We all are blessed to
have these 2 dogs in our lives, thank you PWD!"
A big thank you to this awesome family, we are
thrilled for Nick and Heidi.
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.
3 legged Sassy has been adopted! Sassy flourished here at the rescue for
many months, after a very turbulent beginning. We all love Sassy and so
happy she has totally connected to her new family! Kudos to these
young ladies who truly wanted to give a loving home to a dog who was in
I emailed Sassy's new family and ask
how her first week went? Her response , " Do you
mean she hasn’t live with us forever, LOL. She acts like she has
been here forever! Loveable, and loyal, just was you said!
She has bonded with us quickly and just loves her new bed and
A big thank you this family for
adopting Sassy! We look forward to continue updates on her!!
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.
Monday! Finally, our handsome blind Brady has been adopted! When his
adopters came to meet Brady they were so intrigued by his ability to
fetch and retrieve tennis balls, bowling pins, whatever the adopter was
throwing, Brady would find it and bring
it back to them! Pretty impressive for a blind dog, just a fun loving
lab doing his thing! Brady
will enjoy his new life, on gorgeous small farm in Va, with his new
family and a couple of beautiful horses!
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.
happy to announce our sweet blind girl Cara has been adopted,
to a caring couple! Cara will enjoy her new life with her fur
parents and her new fur friend Sunny, another rescue dog! As
expected Cara is adjusting to her new life with wagging tails and
confidence. Yesterday, her fur mom wrote to us about "a
few things we have learned about Cara"..
is fun-loving and has a wonderful personality.
She misses me when I run an errand, and waits by the door for me.
She has convinced Sunny that rough-housing is OK.
She likes to chew - Jim's slipper is the first victim.
She "talks back" when she is told "no". Really. And
like a typical grandmother, I have a hard time keeping a straight face
and reinforcing the rules.
I have to remind myself that she is blind.
In only 3 walks, she has learned the walking routine in our neighborhood
and last but most important,
She has brought more joy into
our home than I could have imagined."
Thank you so much for opening
up your heart to sweet Cara!
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.
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!
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!"
Age: 1 year old
Disability: Deaf, Partial blindness
Breed/Weight: Aussie/Sheltie mix, 35 pounds
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
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
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
Thank you to Brenda
for being an angel to Skip
Thank you to
for being an angel to Skip
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!
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.
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!
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."
of us at PWD could not be a
happier for Betty!
Age: 3 year old
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: Puggle/Beagle Mix - 25lbs
Betty was hit by a car and brought into a West Virginia shelter. A small
advocacy group pulled her and contacted PWD.
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."
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
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
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!"
Age: 4 years old
Disability: visually impaired in right eye
Breed/Weight: Yellow lab mix, 50 pounds
Ozzie was brought into a rural overcrowded shelter as a stray. Meet
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! Thank
you Terri and John and the volunteers at Martha's Mutts Movers in
assisting in Ozzie's rescue.
sweet blind Ben grabbed the hearts of a wonderful couple in Bethesday Md!
This couple are both semi retired special educators, and felt they had
the time to help a dog with special needs. They always had a love for
the border collie breed and our Ben fit the bill! Ben will join a sweet
lab sister, Luna, to help guide him along the way. Thank you for opening
up your heart and home to Ben!
update for Ben's new family, "Ben had a great night! He is
walking on the leash much better in two days. We just take him down a
few houses; farther each day. He has that herding instinct for sure as
he walks. He has met Luna's best friend Manny, yesterday as we were
walking, and they bonded. All is well. Thank you for giving Ben to us.
We feel lucky to have found your family and him!
Age: 7-8 years
Breed/Weight: Border Collie, 35 pounds
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!
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
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."
3 legged Mighty Heidi, now Butters, has been adopted! She
will join another 3 legged PWD alumni, Roo and 3 rescue kitties in her
new home! Thank you to this awesome family, who returned to PWD and fell
in love with another 3 legged pup. Rescue work is tiring, exhausting and
heartbreaking but moments like this help keep us rolling!
got an email from our adopters - they are beyond thrilled with their new
addition. "Everything is going great. Roo is
actually PLAYING with Butters and it is hilarious. They play a
game of slyly taking a toy away from each other. Its not a tug of
war. Its more like a ninja move when the other was lets go for a
second. Wow, is Roo a noisy player, though. She doesn’t
know how to play without being verbal. Peoples reactions to seeing our
two three legged dogs is unbelievable. We get blessed and thank
you's from strangers for having rescued these two. They also often
think Roo and Butters are related. Now that I can understand.
The coloring and shape (minus the fur) are very similar. Thank you
so much for rescuing both our pups!"
Age: 8 months
Disability: 3 legged
Breed/Weight: 9 pounds, small border terrier mix
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!
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!
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."
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