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Facts about Penny

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

My name is Penny!

Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adption in Wilmington, Massachusetts - Penny
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wilmington, Massachusetts - Penny
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wilmington, Massachusetts - Penny

Penny's Info...

I am up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Penny's Story...
Name: Penny

Sex: Female

Breed: Labrador Retriever / Hound mix

Age: 1 year old (approx. DOB: 12/04/12)

Level of blindness: left eye is fine, right eye injury caused some blindness

Cause of eye issues: puncture wound to right eye

Health issues:

Weight: 24.6 pounds (and growing)

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes

Good with kids: Yes

Currently being fostered in: FL

*BDRA will transport the dog a reasonable distance, to an approved adopter, at no extra cost, even if out of state.


3/08/14: Penny is now over a year and waiting for her forever home and family. She is a sweet, smart, and strong dog. She sees very well and shows no sign of her previous eye injury.

Penny has bonded very well to my family and is very gentle. She enjoys my 3 month old granddaughter, but is a bit overactive (read here that I am nervous - NOT that Penny has shown any aggression) when the baby is around, so she goes into her crate. She views her crate as a good place since she gets treats when she goes in. She loves to be with my adult son more than other people and will follow him, bolt to get to him, and roll around on his bed nuzzling her head on his sheets whether he is there or not.

Penny is healthy, on flea and heartworm medication, and is about 47 pounds.

Penny's only need in life is a new forever family! She is a great dog who has many years left to give all the love and cuddles you could ask for. She would also love a place to run and play with you!

11/07/13: Penny is now about a year old, she is a happy and energetic girl. She is one of the sweetest and most loving dogs I have had the honor of caring for. She gives kisses before and after anything you do for her including feeding her. I can take her food away in the middle of her eating, I can pat her and put my hand between her and her food. She just looks confused and waits for me to move back out of her way. She still is not answering to her name, but she knows "sit", "wait", and "come". She is pretty good about walking on her leash, BUT her big issue is that she is a chicken! She will shy away from anything or anyone new, but once she is introduced, she is a lover again. She is NOT mean about it, but wants to go back into the house. She is crate trained and has very few accidents in the house.

She is on a walk schedule of 4 times a day - we do not have a yard. She loves to go to the state park and walk the trails with my son, our other dog, and me. She is very obedient when she is walking. She LOVES to run and will zoom around the perimeter allowed by the leash when I say "Run!". She also zooms the fence line at the dog park. She loves other dogs and loves to romp. She is big and a bit rough, so I have to use a lot of care when she and my little girl are playing. She loves stuffed toys and squeeky ones are her favorite.

Penny is cat friendly, sometimes so cat friendly that they can't get away from her paws and kisses!
I had a neighbor who was going to apply for her, but we decided between us that Penny was not the right dog for her because she is so bonded to my house and we were afraid that she would keep coming back to my house and not to her new house. Because of this, I suggest that she go a distance away from us.

If there are any specific things that families need or want to know, please don't hesitate to ask!

7/07/13: Penny is doing wonderfully. She had her last puppy shots and now weighs in at 38 pounds. She is now on adult food as the vet is trying to control her weight now. She is NOT overweight though, but she is "perfectly" portioned. She continues to be very active in spurts and loves a good romp around the house and a spin on her leash. She is very healthy and loving.
5/19/13: Penny has proven herself to be a great pup. She is growing well and adding muscle. When she first arrived last month, she could not even jump on to the couch. Now she jumps and runs very well! She has gained about 4 pounds and the vet is thrilled. She was treated for the puncture in her right eye and it is now totally healed. She has scar tissue on the cornea, but it does not seem to affect her vision at all.

Penny was spayed last week and has healed well. She didn't balk about the e-collar either. Her only complaint was that she had to be kept "quiet" for a number of days to allow healing.

She is going to make someone a great dog! Is that you?
4/27/13: Penny is a very sweet pup who had a rough start in life. And she is so loving and full of sweetness! All she wants to do is please. She is almost house trained, working on leash training, and is crate trained. She likes to play, but is clumsy with legs seeming to go in all directions. She’s so funny to be with and to watch! She has her adult teeth, including canines, so the vet thinks she may be a month or two older than stated. Penny is an absolute doll!

If you are interested in adopting Penny, please fill out our
adoption application.

The Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of Invisible/Electronic fences on Blind Dog Rescue Alliance dogs. This policy will be effective immediately.

If you would like to donate to Penny's care, please send to:

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About Blind Dog Rescue Alliance -MA

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of volunteers spread throughout the United States (and even a couple in Canada) who are dedicated to advocating for blind and visually impaired dogs by rescuing dogs in shelters, helping blind dog owners, and educating the public. We formed in 2009, though our members have many years of experience in rescue, and in blind dogs.

Our Adoption Process...

Interested in adopting a BDRA Dog? Simply fill out our application. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered,

up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm and flea/tick preventive.

We ask a $250 adoption fee. This does not begin to cover the vetwork we do on our dogs, which is why
we are always fundraising!

The Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of Invisible/Electronic fences on Blind Dog Rescue Alliance dogs. This policy will be effective immediately.

Keep in mind that Blind Dog Rescue Alliance will transport dogs to their potential adopters. So do not let distance discourage you.

Please email with any questions.