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Cedar the blind dog

Cedar came to us from a shelter in Wenatchee, Washington. The shelter was full and Cedar was in danger of being euthanized to make room for new, more "adoptable" arrivals. A volunteer asked if we could save this handsome blind boy.

Her e-mail said, "He is the sweetest, most lovable dog. He is gentle, quiet, comes over for cuddling and is just an easy, nice dog. He is well mannered, tries hard to please and is happy and smiley." Even so, she wrote, his disability left him with "no adoption prospects."

An all-volunteer transport group brought Cedar out to Montana. We realized right away that he is as sweet as he was described.

He had been dumped at the shelter by his family for reasons we don't know. At some point in his life Cedar had been hit by a car, leaving scars on his legs and a slight limp. He is a blind from a disease called progressive retinal atrophy. But he is otherwise healthy and - like all of the blind dogs here - he gets around just great.

Today Cedar is enjoying his life at the sanctuary with his other disabled friends. And every morning, on the way out to the dog paddock with his buddies, he likes to stop and give us a kiss.

He is a Lab/Husky mix who can howl like a wolf. One of his favorite things to do is get the entire Rolling Dog Ranch dog pack singing in a chorus of howls. (It would help if they could read music, because someone is always off-key.) Cedar is usually standing just off to the side, head up in the air, howling - apparently he thinks he's the band leader.

 
New Arrivals

Spirit the paralyzed dog

Emmy Lou the blind dog

Ito the wobbly dog

Luna the blind mare

Cinder the blind cat

Brynn the blind foal
Cody the three-legged dog
Stoney the blind dog
Levi the blind dog
Joey the blind dog
Luke the blind dog
Bailey the dog with a spinal problem
Callie the blind dog
Babe the blind dog
Spinner the blind and deaf dog
Allie the blind dog
Evelyn the blind dog
Allie the puppy with cerebellar hypoplasia
Penny the blind dog
Cedar the blind dog
Peabody the old, blind dog 
Travis the dog with a fused jaw
Bud the blind dog
Birdie the dog with muscular dystrophy 
Helen the blind dog 
Patti the blind dog 
Kenai the blind dog
Pepper the blind dog
Tyler the deaf Pointer
Pappy the old German Shepherd
Widget the blind dog 
Dusty the blind sled dog
Oscar the Miniature Dachshund

 


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