Success Stories

Bobo

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“We got Bobo’s Halo yesterday! Thank you so much! It is something new to him, so he’s going through the ‘getting used to it’ stage. This is really going to be a BIG help to both him and I when we move and he has to learn new ‘paths’. Thank you again! ”
Gregory E.

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“Bobo came into our lives the beginning of the summer of 2006. My Dad had passed away 3 days before his 84th birthday in January of 2006. A friend of the family came by my Mom’s house that summer and had Bobo with her and asked my Mom if she wanted Bobo. Of course my Mom, being the animal lover that we all were, said yes.

The friend said Bobo was about 2 years old and had been born blind. We all fell in love with Bobo. At that time I had attributed Mom’s forgetfulness to her age, but watching her get worse, I decided to take her to a neurologist who diagnosed her with Alzheimer.

During the following years, I had became my Mom’s caregiver and during this time her biggest worry was what would happen to Bobo when she was gone. I reassured her Bobo would come live with myself and Miley, my pug/chihuahua mix little girl.

Mom’s disease worsened, and in August of 2015 she developed blood poisoning and was hospitalized. Her Alzheimer had worsened to the point she had almost quit eating and thus, lost so much weight. During her hospitalization, I would bring Bobo and Miley to see her and she just was so happy to see them…more so than me, I think!

Mom passed away on September 19, 2015 (this is so hard writing/reliving). I am sure Bobo went through a depression period, but has adjusted well. Me, not so much. I still see a therapist about the loss of Mom. But Bobo and Miley are my life now.

Bobo does ok, as long as nothing is moved out of place. But where I have been renting has been sold, so now we are moving, and he will have to learn again. He bumps into things, and that part does not worry me much…he’s got a hard head! What does worry me is his bumping his eyes.

I made a promise to Mom I would take care of him for the rest of his life, and I intend on doing so. I have already made arrangements for him, and Miley to go live with my sister should something happen to me, as I have health issues myself. I want Bobo to grow old and be added healthy as possible. I know that smaller pets can live a very long time. I had one of my fidos and one of my kitty’s live over 19 years.”
Gregory E.

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Jack

 

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“Dear Muffins Halo for Blind Dogs “ANGEL FRIENDS”- Jack and I would like to THANK YOU for your kindness and generosity. You ALL have Blessed us beyond what I could ever Thank in a Letter. Jack is already getting used to his new help and hopefully in time he will be a little more independent again.This Blessing could not have came at a better time.
Forever Thankful”
❤️Jack & Laurie❤️

Backstory 

“Jack started going blind about 1 year ago and his vision has gotten worse very quick. I’m not sure of the cause and percentage of sight because I can’t afford to take him to the doctor, except to clinics for shots.
Jack is very loved and we are crushed to see this happen to him.

Jack was very active. Now he hides under tables and chairs in fear of being stepped on.”
Laura D.

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Zoey

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Angels,
“The Muffin’s Halo is just perfect for Zoey and she knew immediately what it was for. She has learned her way around the house. It’s wonderful to see her move around confidently. I am so grateful to Second Chances for sending Zoey her halo. She moves very tentatively unless she has the halo on and then it’s full speed ahead! It was hard to get a picture because she won’t stay still long enough. I have made a donation to Second Chances to pay it forward and help the next blind dog. What a great way to assist our blind dogs! On Zoey’s behalf, thank you so much!”
Judy S.

Backstory

“Found abandoned on side of highway with eyes out of sockets, covered in sores. Possible torture case, but vet says likely glaucoma. Remainder of eye tissue removed.”

Judy S.

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Gracie

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“Good afternoon Sochi Strong this is Gracie I received my halo today. I would like to thank my angel and everyone who cheered me on. Here are a few pictures my mom took today. I will update everyone this weekend for the true test. Sending all her love Gracie”

Dianah G.

Backstory

“Here is Blind Dog Gracie who wrote Sochi and asked if he could help her get a Muffin’s Halo in honor of his 6th Birthday. How could he say no to that little face♡ “Gracie started going blind very quickly and at a very young age it started last summer. The vet said it was very unusual for her to only be 6 and already going blind. She was a very active and playful dog love to swim and go for boat ride and go everywhere with us. She love to play with kittens. Loves children just an all-around fantastic Baby to our family.”

Dianah G.

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Rocky

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“Rocky is Loving his new Muffin’s Halo!!  We thank you very much for making his life “bump free”!  After a few hours of getting used to it, he’s a confident pro now!!  You have a great program and it’s helping so many dogs like Rocky!! Thank you so much!!”

Rocky’s Mommy, Mary

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Here is the 5th Blind Dog that Sochi would like to help in honor of his 6th Birthday… Rocky is the sweetest dog! He loves meeting new people and will sit very still for babies and small children to pet him! He likes to go outside but has been bumping into everything lately. He looks up at me frustrated and says “What’s going on Mommy?!” He is blind in one eye and has 30-50% sight in left eye.  I’d love to get him a Muffin’s Halo while he has a little sight so he can get adjusted to it before he’s totally blind. Rocky loves to walk around the yard exploring. It’s heartbreaking knowing he will soon be blind and won’t be able to investigate flowers (his favorite!) and other things.”

Thank you so much for your consideration.
Warmest Regards,
Rocky’s Mommy, Mary

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Dazey

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“Sochi, I wanted you to be the first to know, Dazey got her halo from the mailman today! So excited to try it out.

THANK YOU, Again!! <3 <3 <3

Ginger W.

Dazey is getting a Muffin’s Halo in honor of Sochi’s 6th Birthday! That is 3 blind dogs he got to help.

His Birthday wish was to able to help 6…so I will post 3 more in need that perhaps we can help him out with….🙂

Backstory
Dazey was diagnosed diabetic in January, before her 10th birthday. She developed cataracts and began losing her sight very quickly. We met with a visiting Veterinary Ophthalmologist from Colorado. He took Dazey back to his clinic in Colorado for emergency cataract surgery on May 1, in hopes of saving her vision. After returning home, her eye pressures continued to be very high and she seemed to have minimal vision. Over the Memorial Day weekend, Dazey’s left eye (which had been the better of the two ) deteriorated and was in danger of rupturing . A second emergency surgery was performed on May 31, by a local vet to remove her painful eyes. She has been recovering well, physically, but she does not seem to be adjusting well to her blindness. She seems confused and sad and has a hard time navigating, even in the home.
Ginger W.

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Star

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“Star Little ❤️ her halo. We are so thankful for the donation. She is one happy little girl now that her cone is gone.”

Theresa

Backstory 

“We got Star Little when she was 7 weeks old, she is a huge part of our family, she was a loving companion to my mom who suffered stage 4 cancer and my mom loved to bottle feed her. She made sure to be that same loving companion to my two little grandsons when they came to live with us. She has been through so much with us and is always right beside me.

It has been so hard to watch her go blind, I’ve done research and asked her one and only vet what I should do to make sure she doesn’t bump into things. She bumped into a cupboard and it got her little eye and I’ve kept her in a cone of she to protect her from injuring herself. I’ve seen the Muffin Halos and cannot afford to buy one for her.

She was recently diagnosed with kidney problems and i have to make sure she has her medication which is very expensive. She also has a lump that could be cancer but it’s not an option to do a biopsy right now because of her kidney issues along with her age. I just want to make sure she has a good quality of life. Star Little is so important to me and my two young grandsons.”
Theresa

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Belinda

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“Belinda received her halo today, thank you to everyone who donated and prayed for my baby girl.”

Yenesia

Backstory

“Belinda was picked up as a stay dog, saw her on Facebook and fell in love and rescued her. She is blind date a needs a Muffin’s Halo to adjust to new surroundings.”
Yenesia

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Sixx

 

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“Sixx got his halo today and I am so very thankful for all who made this possible. God Bless you all for everything you do to help so many furbabies. Again I thank you so very much. Soon as I put it on him he started to get the hang of it. If he run into to something he stopped and thought a minute then moved around. Such a blessing.”

Robin

Backstory 

“Hi this is Sixx and he belongs to a life long friend of mine. About a month ago just overnight he lost all his eye sight. The vet could find no reason at all for him to be blind and every time I see him now I cry my heart out. He hasn’t adjusted well and runs into everything.

I have 6 dogs a cat and a Bob White bird I’m taking care of and just don’t have any extra cash to help my friend out. Sixx is very special due to the fact he saved his owner’s life during a house fire and then again he saved a boy who had stopped breathing. He was named hero dog at his vets office for a year.

Richard who owns him was in a very bad car wreck a year ago and almost died he had Sixx with him and he survived also. I was wondering if there is anyway of earning the money to get him a halo? We all live in Roan Mountain TN and I won’t lie its a poor little town. Any advice would be great cause I so want to help Richard and Sixx both out. Richard was gonna have him put down but the vet said other than being 15 yrs old and blind he was is good health and Richard just couldn’t do it and neither would I. This dog deserves only the best. Thank you for your time and any suggestions would be great.”
Robin

 

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Duke

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“Duke is doing great with his Muffin’s Halo”

Laura

 

Backstory 

“Duke and another double merle Aussie, along with their puppies, were surrendered to rescue. He was adopted but recently returned because they moved and he wasn’t adjusting well to the new environment. He has very limited eye sight due to badly formed iris.”
Laura

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