Success Stories

Ralphie

Update

“Thanks so so much for Ralphie’s halo he received it and he’s so happy walking around!!that’s what foster mom said..thanks I can’t express how happy I am..God bless u for all you do for this.precious babies….!! Ralphie is happy.”

Wanda

Backstory

“Hi my name is Wanda,
I’m a foster for Rescue Dogs Rock NY …I follow you awesome and precious page…My rescue just took in a precious baby abandoned and in so much pain from mange terrible mange and the vet just discover he is blind.

Ralphie has been trying to get to his things but he stumble in everything one of the fosters in NY have him and she’s heartbroken when she sees him walking like that..I’m praying we can get a Muffins Halo for him to improve his new life…in loving hands thanks so so much.”
Wanda M.

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Jo Jo

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Update

“Jo Jo’s Halo has arrived. There is a very bittersweet story as to how she received this Halo. There was a very kind woman named Stephanie Ellis Bilpuch who had ordered a Halo for her beloved dog Mya. Mya had a seizure and never recovered so Jo Jo’s new found mobility is in honor of Mya. Mya’s spirit sits on the wings of this Halo and she will forever travel with Jo Jo. They have become sisters in spirit and Jo Jo will not let Mya’s memory die. Thank you so much Stephanie Ellis Bilpuch, Muffins Halo for the Blind Dogs, Second Chances for Blind Dogs and especially to Mya.”

Lois Sutton Richard

Backstory

“I had gone to the Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs website after it was suggested to me and on there, there was a place to apply to receive a free Halo from an organization called Second Chances for Blind Dogs, who provide Halo’s purely through donations received by caring people. I only applied yesterday and tonight, I received notification that Jo Jo (Flo Jo) will be receiving one from a kind donor! For FREE! This will be such a blessing to her since she is constantly running into things. This will help her manipulate her way through the house with fewer accidents. Can’t wait for it to arrive and to share with everyone how she does with it and the progress she makes! By the way, Jo Jo (Flo Jo) is a Last Hope Animal Rescue dog but will not go up for adoption until her surgery is completed in March and she has had time to heal from it. They will be removing both of her non functioning eyes to keep them free of infections.”

Lois Sutton Richard

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Cody

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Backstory

Cody was a rescue. About a year into us owning him he started drastically losing weight. After several rounds of tests he was deemed diabetic. Soon after he ended up with cataracts and was/is not a candidate for surgery due to several other health issues including a heart murmur. He used to do fine getting around with help from his brother Deisel unfortunately Deisel passed in July due to renal failure. Cody has been walking into things increasingly and I fear for his safety but with all the amounting vet bills His and other rescues) I cannot afford a halo for him. A few weeks back he went to avoid something and banged his head causing one of the cataracts to come loose in his eye. Now it floats. I am so afraid of him damaging his eyes more from banging into things. Hopefully Muffins angels can help us.

 

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Sniffels

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Update

“Sniffles got his donated Muffin’s Halo. Doesn’t he look adorable?
Thank you”

Backstory

Sniffels came into my life April of 2003. He became my best friend and companion. In 2004 I went through a very hard divorce from my children’s father. I quickly went into a deep depression. Sniffels even being so young knew I was emotionally not well. He constantly was by my side. He would make me smile when I felt like crying.

In 2007 our lives were changed when I found my current husband and Sniffels new daddy. Our lives were good and started our adventure as an army family.

In January 2012 I noticed Sniffels left eye looked scratched. We loaded him up and went to his vet. After tests and exam, the vet stated that his eye needed removed. I broke down and felt at a loss. The vet gave us an estimate of the costs which was a lot for us. Sniffels daddy said we will find a way. The next morning he sold his motorcycle to make sure my baby could get the surgery and be ok. Sniffels did great through the surgery and seemed to be fine for awhile.

A few months later we noticed he seemed to be having problems seeing out of his right eye. Back to his vet we went. Then the news I didn’t want to hear. His vision was failing due to age and having to compensate for losing the other eye. I then vowed to Sniffels that I was his eyes now.

In 2013 my husband was hurt in the army and was released from duty. Our lives have changed but Sniffels always shows us how to go on.

We make sure we keep his surroundings always stay the same and guide him with our voices. It is breaking my heart seeing him walk into things. I know an angel halo would help him in so many ways. Please help my angel!

 

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Irene

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Update

Irene wearing her Muffin’s Halo. It was donated by Silvie Bordeaux and Second Chances for Blind Dogs. Now that she has her angel wings, where is that runway?

Backstory

“Irene was found in a ditch and turned in to Hillsborough County Animal Services. She was emaciated with demodex and hardly any hair, infections in both ears, a heart murmur requiring medication to keep her heart from putting pressure on her trachea and causing her to make horrible choking sounds, and she developed vestibular disease possibly from the medication so she has dizziness and walks in circles and falls down when she has an episode.

She is blind from severe cataracts and has little hearing. She was rescued by Aussie and Me in Sarasota and I have been fostering her for 2 months trying to get her healthy enough to be adopted. Once her health issues were addressed her well being and activity level have increased dramatically.

Her hair has grown back and she is beautiful again, and is a bundle of energy. the biggest problem I have with her now is that I can’t let her have free run of the house without supervision because she bumps into everything like a pinball in a machine. She is a herding dog, so she goes constantly and never stops.

She gets stuck behind furniture and can’t get out, she runs into my other two dogs which are greyhounds that are 2 and 3 times her size, and I am also afraid if she spooks them that they will snap at her and I don’t want her to get hurt. She has run into plants in the yard that have poked her in the face. I never let her out without a leash but she pulls suddenly sometimes and gets a little closer to a plant or a branch than she should.

I don’t think it is going to be easy to find a permanent home for her due to her blindness, so she may be with me for a while. I have already spent quite a bit of money on her, and can’t continue to neglect my own dogs because of her needs, but have to make sure she has the necessities. One of her meds that I had to get for her skin was $187.00 alone.

This dog is the absolute sweetest, most docile, well behaved little girl you could imagine. I feel bad that she has to be so restricted in my home because I am not set up to accommodate her needs. I work full time, but even when I am home I have two other dogs to attend to and the usual household responsibilities so I can’t give her constant supervision. This would give her a chance to increase her activity level and independence without fear of injury to her. Thank you for your consideration.” Candy Luther

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Sami

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Update

“Sami is doing great in his Muffin’s Halo! No more bumping into everything and hurting himself! Thank you so much Silvie and all of you Angels.” ??

Marti

Update

“Sami took to his Muffin’s Halo right away! As soon as I put it on him he started to explore. It has done something I never could. He has slowed down and checks out everything around him. No more crashing into everything and hurting himself! It’s such a blessing! Silvie is right, EVERY blind dog deserves a Muffin’s Halo! With all my heart I thank you Silvie, and all of you angels! ”
Marti

Backstory

“I adopted Sami on May 3, 2010, from a high kill shelters. He was dumped on the streets and picked up by animal control. He was completely blind and both eyes were badly infected. He was so sad and just skin an bones. I was told no one wanted him because he was bumping into walls, so he was going to be put down. He was so alone and scared.

I wanted him because no one else did and it broke my heart. He was neutered that day and I brought him home and discovered I was blessed with the sweetest angel. He is such a sweet boy and loves everyone he meets.

The problem is because he is so trusting he thinks it is safe to just run instead of being careful and he slams head, first into everything. He is always hurting himself. Because I can’t slow him down, a Muffin’s Halo is his only hope to save him from all that pain and injury. He would be so blessed to have his own. ”
Thank you,
Sami’s Mom, “Marti”

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Glinda

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Update

“Hi!! Thank you so much for Glinda’s Muffin’s Halo!! I cannot express how grateful I am for you getting together donations for the halo. I think it is going to be awesome for her!

Again thank you so much for everything you do!!!”
Jacki

Backstory

Hi! My name is Jacki and I am with the rescue ARRF, Atlantic Rottweiler rescue and friends. We are a 501(c)3 rescue which started out as a breed specific rescue and have since expanded to an all breed rescue. We have a very special little blind shih tzu named Glinda in our program.

Glinda was found as a stray at a rural shelter in our area, she was severely matted painfully infected eyes among a host of other issues. We can only imagine the life she had in her short years (she is only 3ish) before us, she was terrified to be barely touched. Due to this we opted to have her eyes removed since they were terribly painful for her and we could not administer her meds. She has come a long way in our program to trust her foster dad but that is it.

To be groomed she has to be put all the way under due to her fear aggression. She will probably never be adoptable but has sanctuary in her foster home because we love her no matter what. Just recently she has allowed her foster dad to touch her with a comb which is huge for her. She is doing ok without her eyes but gets scared when she hits things even if it is a long blade of grass.

We think that she could learn to wear her halo to protect her from her fear of bumping into things. Thank you for your consideration and any help would be appreciated.

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Bao LI

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Update
Bao-li got his Muffin’s Halo and his daddy thanks you!

Backstory
This blind boy was adopted from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.

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Woody

Backstory

Las Vegas Cocker Rescue saved Woody from a kill shelter in Las Vegas after they determined he was loosing his sight and would not be a candidate for their adoption program and would be put down if he were not rescued. Woody loves to go for walks and play at the park, but tends now to just hang very close to his permanent foster Jamie. Indoors he has the tendency to knock into things when he gets excited and wants to play because of his failing eyesight (100% loss in left eye and 90% loss in right)

 

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Cadet

Update

Thank you Angel Muffin for this great legacy you left behind…. “Just wanted to send a quick update on Cadet. He was ADOPTED today!!!! Thank you again for helping him out with his very own halo!!!”

Kristy M.

Backstory

“Cadet is currently waiting for his forever home at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. We are unsure of his story as he was pulled from our city pound. He is an amazing and fantastic boy!!”

Kristy M.

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