Success Stories

Dolly

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Backstory

“We found Dolly in terrible shape Lancaster Shelter. Her teeth are beyond horrible. Once her teeth have been cleaned, she will probably lose most of what teeth she has left (many are already missing) and blind from cataracts.

Even with all of that fur, she was mellow and calm while being groomed. She is very sweet and is doing great with the other dogs at the B&B (2 of her friends are also blind!)

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Max

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“We cannot Thank you and everyone who donated enough! Max has been through a lot in his 3 years of life, and the halo will make things a lot easier for him. We went to our local eye specialist today and shared these pictures. He will be sure to spread the word I’m sure about Muffin’s Halo. He is donating a eye exam for Max. We are continuing our search to help get Max adopted and in a home where he will be loved and cherished. Again thank you for all you do! We are very grateful!”
Kristy H.

Backstory

“We took Max into rescue after hearing that he was being chained outdoors in the freezing rain with no shelter. He is blind and bumping into things. Hoping a halo will help him get around easier. ”
Kristy H.
Safe and Sound Animal Rescue

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Maggie

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“From the bottom of our heart, Maggie and I thank you and the angels for this incredibly generous donation.”
Amber W.

Backstory

“Maggie is a puppy that came to our rescue from a puppy mill. She is 3-4 months old. She has a genetic deformity in one eye and severe corneal scarring in the other, rendering her completely blind.

Being a puppy who has lived her life in a cage, she is extra excitable and tends to get disoriented and crash into furniture and walls quite frequently. Maggie could use a Muffin’s halo to help her keep safe and navigate her new environment.”
Amber W.

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Bert

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Bert got great news today! That big, nasty ulcer has completely healed (finally) and now we can now start using eye drops that contain steroids to get rid of the red inflammation. And he has a wonderful lady that wants to be his forever Mom too! What a fantastic day it has been for this sweet boy!! ?

Update

Bert wants to give a big Thank You! to Ms. Carol and all the folks at Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs. We received his Halo this afternoon and he’s already gaining confidence while roaming the house. No more bumping his head! Boston Terrier Rescue East Tennessee wants to send out of huge thank you for donating this awesome halo for Bert. The kindness is beyond measure and Bert is totally loving his new found freedom with his halo

Backstory

The owner that surrendered Bert to the rescue got him from her neighbor where he was being kenneled outside all day. As you can imagine Arizona isn’t really conducive to having an outside dog. She took him in and got him examined at a free vet. He has 2 ear infections and is hard of hearing, his coat is thin and he is very flaky, and he is of course blind. Her dogs were not accepting him and so she had to surrender him to the rescue. This is where we step in.
Bert is a Boston Terrier, and we believe he is approx 10 years old. He is a sweetheart and loves bananas and cantaloupe We have bathed him and bought a brush that will help with his flakiness, we are treating his ears and he will be seen by our vet later this week. I have a feeling he will be diagnosed with cushings disease but we will see for sure in the next couple of days. He is struggling severely getting around. He moves slow due to his other issues which I have decided is a blessing as he is constantly running into things. He does ok on a leash but just can’t manage when he is off leash. I had heard of the Halo for dogs and believe this would be perfect. It hurts my heart seeing him struggle like this and I want him to be all that he can be and Muffin’s Halo would be a perfect start.”

Thank you from bottom of my heart,
Stacy

 

 

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Nemo

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“Here’s Nemo in his new halo. Thanks so much for donating this to him.” ?

Backstory

Nemo’s had a real rough year and going blind is just one obstacle. See late last year after we moved into our new home we started noticing Nemo walking around slowly and cautiously. Then he started to bump into things. We knew that something was wrong. So he saw his vet who referred us to a local ophthalmologist who after examination determined he had retinal dystrophy in both of his eyes and on top of that he had cataracts in both eyes. If he just had cataracts he could have possibly had surgery and his eyesight could have been saved but since he had retinal dystrophy in both eyes he was going to lose his sight. It was just a matter of time. About 6 months later he pretty much lost his sight. He can still see some light but that’s it. Nemo losing his sight makes me really sad because this dog loved seeing things. When we went for walks which he absolutely loved he would look around just taking in everything he saw. When we went on drives he would look out the window checking out everything going by. He loved looking out the window to get a glimpse of a cat or squirrel or birds. He was a very visual dog and him losing his site has been hard on him. Now when he walks he struggles because he’s scared. He was getting better but then just A few months ago we started noticing him hardly eating and not having much of an appetite. We also noticed other things but we were not sure if it had something to do with him losing his sight. After many vet visits and many tests it was determined he had a mass on his small intestine. He went into surgery four weeks ago to remove the mass. It was the only way they could test it to see if it was cancer. The surgery was tough on him. He lost quite a bit of weight and we had a hard time getting him to eat. The incision was rather large on his abdomen. He was in pain and just felt awful. A few days after the surgery we found out the mass was cancer. They do believe they removed the entire mass but they are afraid it will come back. So right now we have been struggling with figuring out the best way to treat Nemo. And in the meantime through all of this he’s blind and he does not understand why everything is happening to him. But he is getting better. It would be great if he didn’t have to bump into things anymore. It would be great to see him have his confidence back. Here’s my little guy. He is 11 years old and he’s my baby. I love Nemo so very much. He also has a little sister that is 9 years old and she’s doing pretty good thank goodness. Anyways I just wanted to share Nemo story. He’s one special little guy!

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Nacho

 

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“Fantastic ! Muffins Halo donated one for Nacho, a senior Cocker Spaniel we rescued who had so many health issues then went blind last month – but now he can get about in the foster home without bumping into furniture ( and the
fosters other dog Thank you Silvie !!

Backstory

Nacho was abandoned at a clinic in South L.A with horrendous skin issues and ( of course ) horrible ear infections . He lived in a kennel there for almost a year until Creature Kind Rescue happened to see him when picking up another dog . They treated all his issues and continue to do so – the foster is wonderful and has helped many senior dogs over the years . Its just hard now that Nacho is blind and she has another dog he keeps bumping into and as that dog is a puppy mill survivor it is making things difficult.

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Yang

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Yang and his sister Ying are fully equipped with their Muffin’s Halos to go into a new further home.

Backstory

They are the sweetest. Their owner died and the family dropped them off at the shelter.
Rachel from Lucky Puppy Rescue & Retail rescued them and is looking to find this sweetest pair a new home♡

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Ying

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“Ying and Yang are fully equipped with their Muffin’s Halos to go into a new further home. They are the sweetest.

Backstory

Their owner died and the family dropped them off at the shelter. Rachel From Lucky Puppy Rescue & Retail rescued them and is looking to find this sweetest pair a new home♡”

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Sanibel

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“Before halos Sanibel wasn’t too confident. And now she is like her old self. She is active and energetic again! And I love it!!! Muffin’s Halo is a miracle worker!

Before getting Muffin’s Halo she wasn’t active. After receiving her halo she enjoys walking around the house again!

Sanibel has gotten her freedom back! On the first day she wore her halo it stopped her from hitting the wall and the chair. I can already
see her confidence coming back and its amazing! Halo has been such a confident boost for her and I also. I am so thankful for Muffins Halo!!!! You guys are amazing!

Thank you SO much angels for giving me my Sanibel back”
Rachel E.

Backstory

“Sanibel has been with us since she was a puppy. the breeder said she was a miniature schnauzer but as she grew she turned out to be only three inches shorter than a standard schnauzer. We started doing 4-H five years ago as a way to get me out of my quiet zone. I was the quiet dog owner yet my dog was the loudest dog in all of the training’s for around two years.

Sanibel has always been my best friend even when I didn’t want her to be. She never left….she was always there for her and now its time for me to be there for her.

On December 30.2015 The vet checked her eyes and said she was 100% blind. The vet also took her blood and seen that the blood sugar level was 574. The vet said a normal blood sugar for a dog should be around 75-100. Her diabetes was what caused her to become blind. It was a sudden change, one no one is use to yet. I know that she is blind but i want my best friend to feel independent again. I want her to feel like she can see again.

Her favorite place to walk is the wooded paths in our local metro-parks. She is also a 4-H dog so we go to weekly 4-H training sessions with our dog 4-H club. She still enjoys trying to playing with the cat…she will hear his collar bell and follow him pounce the floor and twist off in to a circle. He will follow after her and tap her with his paw. She is slowly playing with her toys again, she especially loves it when she has someone playing tug of war with her. She is still timid and unsure about walking around. But I cant blame her…if I couldnt see I would be timid also.”
Rachel E.

 

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Rufus

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Thank you Angels for the Halo for Rufus…it will take some time for him to get use to it.

Backstory

Rufus is 10 yrs old. Last spring we found out he was diabetic so we started the insulin routine. A couple of weeks later he started bumping into things and at the vets discovered he had cataracts and glaucoma and a lens that keeps moving to the back of his eye. Now he is on 3 meds for his eyes.

We are older people and have a low income but are trying hard to keep Rufus going. He is healthy other than the diabetes and eye problems. We can’t afford to buy much extra as his meds alone are costly. Would really like for him to be able to walk around freely out side. He loves greeting our customers and they all love him.

Last summer he mostly stayed in one area and seemed depressed a lot. I am hoping with one of your halos he would get a little more confidence back.”
Mary C.

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