Success Stories

Kevan Loves His Muffin’s Halo

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Umbrella of Hope’s blind poodle, Kevan, tried out hisMuffin’s Halo today!!! “Thank you Second Chances For Blind Dogs for sending us one!!! Kevan is from Contra Costa Animal Services.

Kevan is a 5 yr old, 14 lb Miniature Poodle (Mix?) Neutered Male. He is also microchipped, vaccinated, free of parasites and has had bloodwork and a teeth cleaning.

Kevan is blind from early-onset cataracts. He will be evaluated by the eye specialist once he gets comfortable, but it is likely that he will never see. This does not bother him. He gets along well and thinks he is “normal”… He walks well on a leash, snuggles and gets around quite well.

Kevan seems to be housebroken and crate trained. He does not bother cats and gets along well with other dogs. He is not afraid of people and really likes kids. He loves riding in the car and going for walks. He would fit well into any family who is willing to welcome him in spite of his differences. He does not feel that he has special needs, so we don’t either.”

Yay Kevan! He got his donated Muffin’s from our generous network of angels at Second Chances For Blind Dogs. Muffin’s 14th Birthday celebration campaign. Thanks to all of you who donated!

 

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A Healthy And Happy Twinkie!

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Twinkie is an 11-year-old poodle/shih tzu mix owner surrender … husband passed away, Twinkie was his dog and his wife is unable to keep Twinkie as she deals with other life transitions such as selling home, relocating, etc. A caring neighbor did not want to see Twinkie dropped at the shelter, which is what the owner planned to do, and reached out to the Bichon Rescue Brigade for help.

They said, “We knew going into it that Twinkie had a cataract and was vision-impaired. Imagine our surprise when we picked her up and noticed her other “good” eye bulging almost out of socket.

Twinkie’s vet made no mention of it when we contacted them, but Twinkie has not been in since last September. Apparently, this is a recent development, but now is ours to deal with. ”

Bottom line… Twinkie was completely blind in her “good” bulging eye, with extremely limited vision from the cataract eye. The vet said bulging eye was likely due to glaucoma or cancer, likely was extremely painful and recommended we remove the eye as it has no function and would continue to cause pain. So, BRB (Bichon Rescue Brigade) had Twinkie’s eye removed and she currently is recovering from the surgery and doing well.

She now just needs to find a loving home where she is loved and can return that love as she lives out her final years. You can see from the photos how much better and happier she already looks since having the surgery done!

WELL GUESS WHAT?! NOT ONLY DID TWINKIE GET A DONATED MUFFIN’S HALO THANKS TO OUR ANGEL CONTRIBUTORS OF OUR NON-PROFIT “SECOND CHANCES FOR BLIND DOGS” BUT SHE GOT A FOREVER HOME AS WELL FROM BEING POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. I BELIEVE SHE IS WELL ON HER WAY TO OKLAHOMA WITH HER NEW HUMOM.

THANK YOU ANGELS XO

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Sochi The Superdog!

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Backstory

This beautiful blind Sheltie had excessive seizures due to a  brain tumor which was removed . He is a vital part of a medical study that is creating vaccine to help treat children and dogs with brain tumors by shrinking them.

Sochi could very well be named a big hero once he has completed his part in the clinical trail in June 2016, as he could be walking around with a successfully formulated vaccine that will save many lives.

His Muffin’s Halo is especially important to him as it protects his head since his surgery. We love you Sochi!

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Norton

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Backstory

Congrats to Blind dog Norton who won the Vegas Rock Dog contest. Your Muffin’s Halo is on its way to you this week!

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