Success Stories

Bella

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“Bella sure is a precious girl. She loves being able to get around with her halo. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.”

Terry

Backstory

“My friend found your site after she came to visit and I told her the story of my sweet Bella. I rescued her from Avery Creek shelter in March of 2010. She is half beagle have doxie.

They had really given up on her as one of her lungs had collapsed and she set up Pneumonia and one of the shelter workers took her home to try to help her but they were ready to put her down. I had already fell in love with her and had paid the adoption fee over the web as the shelter was about two hours from my home.

I pleaded to please just let me try and help her and promised to have her fixed when she was healed. I brought her home with her weighing being just under 1 lb.

I bottle fed her Pedialyte and tube Vitamins but her breathing still was so bad although she was gaining weight. I decided to give her my Nebulizer treatments that I had given my young child in very small Intervals. Her breathing got stronger and stronger as I continued to do this daily. She began to play and grow stronger everyday and began the love of our lives. She is the sweetest most precious baby you could ever meet.

At 3 years old her eyes starting becoming cloudy and continued to worsen as time went on. I saved and saved to get her to a Veterinarian who specialized in eye surgery. During this time I lost my husband at only 49 years old and Bella became so much more dependent on just me.

I took her to Athens Ga to an eye specialist in 2014 with the money I had saved to try to get her eyes fixed but the Dr said she had to much rumble in her chest so more testing had to be done. After a long process and a lot of tears, they decided that they couldn’t chance putting her to sleep due to the collapsed lung that had never healed. I was so heartbroken.

I had prayed for the day my Bella could see my face and her older brother Moe, who is a miniature Doxie which is now 10. Moe seems to be her eyes and they love each other so much. My poor baby just gets worse everyday, now I am so worried she is going to injure herself running head first into the walls or worse yet poke something in her eyes and lose her eye all together.

I am praying you can help my little Bella Boo with a halo in hopes she might have a better quality of life. Thank you so much. What a wonderful thing your organization does for our little furbabies.”
Terry

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Lulu

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“Here is Lulu with her wonderful Muffin’s Halo!! I haven’t seen her move so quick in a long time. Thank you so much Angels!. I will be advising my vet of this wonderful Muffin’s Halo.”
Samantha, S.

Backstory

My sweet girl Lulu lost her sight around a year ago due to diabetes. Until 6 months ago she seemed well adjusted. I kept everything. Routine for her. She still enjoyed her walks, although she decided to have selected hearing on her walks!!!! But now she refuses to get out the car and shakes, when she does get out the car or If I am able to coax her to the tree, she seems confused and shakes. then immediately heads back for the car. It is horrible to see this once active girl no longer enjoy what she once lived for, her walks. Her activity level now is unfortunately limited. Before we would go hiking, to the lake or just sit under a tree while I read. Now she wants to stay in the car with the door open.

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Lovely

 

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Lovely got her new Muffin’s Halo.

Backstory

“Lovely was rescued from a high kill shelter in Texas and brought to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in NY. She is an amazing girl, sweet, smart and kind. She has to have some surgery before she’s available for adoption and she is losing her left eye. She truly is very lovely and has never met a stranger!”

She would be to grateful to have a Muffin’s Halo to help her navigate into a forever home.”

Melanie E.

Lovely Blind Poodle Halo
Lovely

“Angel” Honey

Honey Blind Poodle Halo
Honey

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I am saddened to report that Miss Hunny grew her beautiful golden Angel wings yesterday. ? ??
This blind senior girl was rescued from the Bonita shelter in San Diego just about a year ago and was given a tremendous amount of love and care by her great foster mom Jewls.
Hunny’s health has been declining due to her age and yesterday she was unable to stand or walk and had lost bowel control.
Her Mama scooped her up in her arms and Hunny took her last breath being kissed and sent off with the words “I love you” whispered in her ear.
Rest in peace Hunny, and soar high with those beautiful new Angel wings, thank you for sharing your journey with us ?

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“Today is Honey’s big day…She is not coughing as much and has her appetite back! And the best part is she has her pink Muffin’s Halo! Now she can go visit the turkeys and navigate the whole yard. She loves to visit all the chickens also. Honey is doing wonderful with her Muffin’s Halo!

Thank you Angels,”
Juli

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Good morning Angels,
“Here is “our” Virtually adopted blind dog Honey in San Diego. She slept well last night and just had a good breakfast. She is a happy girl knowing how much her new angels are doing for her. She has a very interested person who wants to adopt her and Juli is doing the due diligence of home check, etc…The protocol required to assure our little girl has the best situation. She is going to the Vet today and we will keep you posted as things unfold. She has an exciting future ahead full of LOVE as she deserves♡’

Juli

Backstory

“A very concerned girl named Juli wrote me to tell me she is very concerned about this blind poodle who she calls Honey. She is at Bonita Shelter in San Diego and no one has stepped up for her and no rescues showed interest. Juli goes to visit Honey to provide some comfort to this little darling. Juli does not have much money but is scared this baby will get kennel cough in the shelter and was told she would be put down. I asked Juli to please take Honey home and that we would send over a Muffin’s Halo for her and help network on my page to help her find a forever home.”

 

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Katie

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“I would like to thank everyone who donated towards Katie’s Muffin’s Halo. I can’t thank you enough for giving Katie a second chance to be a normal active dog again.

Katie took some time to get use to the Halo but now has no problems in wearing it. I have even taken her for a walk and for the first time in two years has had the chance to be off her leash and have a good old sniff around.

This is all due to everyone who has donated and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
Craig Griffiths in UK

Back Story
I got Katie as a 7 year old fully sighted dog to help me with my mental and physical disability. Since the age of 12 Katie began to develop cataracts in one eye and was fully blinded by the age of 14. After having her vet checked recently she is a healthy dog despite been an elderly dog.

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Angel

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“We cannot thank you enough for donating a Muffin Halo to Angel. We are a non-profit organization and many times we want to go above and beyond for our adoptables, but we are unable to. Angel is learning how to maneuver with her Halo and we are confident that she will be fine in no time.

Also, Angel is going to meet her new Mommy today and she will be taking her Halo with her!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.”

Veronica LaVista-Trotter
Educational Outreach and Dog Adoption

Backstory

“Angel was originally surrendered to our shelter because her owner’s new girlfriend was highly allergic. We adopted her out to a woman about 6 months ago, but she was recently returned due to the woman’s health.

Angel now has a prospective family and we think she would greatly benefit from a Muffin’s Halo to help her acclimate to new surroundings.

Angel is blind and deaf.”
Veronica L.

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Diva

Diva Blind Yorkie Halo
Diva

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“Diva girl received her halo today!!! Thank you all!!

Backstory

“I had the opportunity to foster Diva, she was at a local animal shelter and scared to death with all he noises and not being able to see. I’ve had her for 2 days and have fallen in love so we are going to adopt her.

Diva mainly just lays around or walks around sniffing. She may would be more active if she wasn’t so scared to run into things.”
Kira K

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Leela

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So happy for Leela! Thank you angels for her donated angel wings xo

Backstory

“Leela was a stray that came into the county shelter where Jen works as a Vet Tech supervisor. The dog was emaciated,
Had bad teeth and no hair….We
took one look and knew we could improve her life 100 fold!

Because she recently lost her sight, she moves around like she is in a pinball machine..and she goes full speed…head first bumping into everything. ”
Patricia M.

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Dharma

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“Dharma loves it! Thanks so much. She’s been wandering around with a lot more enthusiasm and confidence bumping around all the walls in the house! She even figured out how to use the halo to knock her treats off the coffee table. ? She’s adjusting so well and it’s great to see her being more active! Her sister doesn’t quite know what to make of the halo, haha. ? We really appreciate the donation Angels!”
Emelie G.

Backstory

“Over this last summer, Dharma began to have seizures, which was a heartbreaking time for her mom and her Dachshund Dharma Blind sister, Feist . Thankfully, due to some medications, we got her seizures under control and she has been seizure free for months!

This past week, I realized that her vision was highly impaired after a visit to a new house where she was bumping around and very anxious and scared. I took her to the vet and they still don’t really know what’s going on but they have confirmed that she has lost her sight. I am in the process of getting Dharma all the tests and scans she needs for her vet to figure out what’s going on, and with me being in graduate school at the time I am really struggling financially to get Dharma all the help she needs.

This community is so amazing for giving second chances to blind dogs and I know Dharma would appreciate any help. Right now she has a contraption we made out of piece of metal to prevent her from bumping but I can tell it is not very comfortable. Dharma would appreciate your help!

Dharma used to be very bright and active but lately has been struggling with her anxiety and fear. She’s still wagging her tail as always when she gets snuggles!”
Emelie

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Ludo

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Lets end our night with some good news for Ludo! His wonderful gift from Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs arrived & we are so grateful! Ludo is one smart cookie & he is quickly learning how it works! Thank you to his Angel for giving him the opportunity to have a better quality of life. This big guy has a whole lot of love to give!

Backstory

“The rescue didn’t know much about Ludo. He was a stray who was never claimed. He was transported from a shelter in New Mexico to a rescue in Denver, Waggin Tails K9 Rescue. The little we did know was he was a male, 2yrs and possibly blind in one eye. He is in fact blind but in both eyes, along with hip, paw and serious skin issues.

His energy level is minimal right now. Working on his health issues and confidence walking both in and out of the home.

I’m fostering an English bulldog who is blind. He’s struggling to get around the home and is frustrated and losing confidence with himself. Another foster sent me a picture of a dog wearing the Halo. I immediately knew this was THE solution for this poor pup. A donated Halo would not only be life changing for Ludo but would alleviate a small portion of cost the rescue is accumulating for Ludo’s medical care.”
Juel

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