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Evelyn the blind dog

Spokane Animal Control asked if we could take an older, blind Lab who had been abandoned. She had been bred many times, and her mammary tissue was enormous. It looked like she’d recently had a litter. We guessed she belonged to a backyard breeder who had moved on to younger ‘breeding stock’ and turned this old girl out.

Well, maybe her breeding days were over...but Evelyn wanted us to know she had a whole new career ahead of her! Why, she could sing and dance! Evelyn turned out to be a cabaret girl in search of a stage.

When she ‘performs,’ as we call it, Evelyn sings with a series of long ‘woof-woof-woofs’ at different pitches. And as she’s singing, Evelyn dances side-to-side in a kind of two-step shuffle. Sometimes all four feet are off the ground. (Can you have a four-footed two-step?)

We also learned, much to our surprise one evening, that when you clap your hands she’ll leap straight up and put her front legs into your arms. It’s as if she wants to take you around the dance floor.

When Evelyn isn’t busy singing and dancing, she just hangs out as one happy girl. In fact, she seems to be saying “I’m happy that I’m happy!’

Of course, even a happy dog likes to unwind after a performance. Evelyn’s favorite relaxation technique is to flop upside down on the grass and roll around like...well, like any other rolling dog.

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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