It’s National Specially-Abled Pet Day!
Wheels for legs or one missing eye, not all pets have traditional bodies, but they are fully loveable. In fact, sometimes the differences in their bodies due to illness, birth defects or injuries, help create a heightened sense of awareness. And like pets everywhere, they need a home.
In honor of National Specially-Abled Pet Day, here are some organizations to help you find and adopt a specially-abled pet in your area or learn about resources for your specially-abled pet:
Heathshavenrescue.com – Dogs with disabilities based in Post Falls, Idaho
Bestfriends.org/sanctuary – Adoptions of special needs cats, dogs, horses, bunnies and birds
Handicappedpets.com – Dog wheelchairs, products services and support for disabled, injured and aging pets.
Orthopets.com – Creates custom prosthetics and orthotics for pets
Rollingdogranch.com – Animal sanctuary that cares for disabled animals in Montana
Eddieswheels.com – Wheelchairs and accessories for pets
Blinddogrescue.org – Based in Seymout, Connecticut, rescues visually impaired dogs
Deafdogsrock.com – Based in Salem, VA, rescues and adopts out deaf dogs.
Lovehandlers.org – Quintessential Appalachian animal rescue, located in the old southern town of Greenville, Tennessee
Rollingdogfarm.org – Takes in blind, deaf and otherwise disabled dogs and horses
Snarranimalrescue.org – The Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR), based in St. Martinville, Louisiana is dedicated to providing hope to the animals that are otherwise least likely to find a home because of their medical or emotional needs.
Specialneedsk9.org – Based in Oakland, New Jersey, this rescue dedicated to dogs with physical, medical and other special needs, specializes in saving dogs in shelters and also provides post-adoption assistance to families.