Special Needs

Deaf dog wearing a red bandana
If you're considering adopting a deaf dog or a deaf cat — or you have a pet who is going deaf — there are several things you can do to help them adjust and thrive....Read More
Gray-and-white blind dog and his person
If you're considering adopting a blind dog or a blind cat — or you have a pet who is going blind — there are several things you can do to help them adjust and thrive....Read More
Woman with her white three-legged cat sitting on a couch
Three-legged dogs and three-legged cats — also called "tripods" or "tripaws" — can live long and healthy lives with minimal adjustments to compensate for their missing limb...Read More
black cat, who has special needs due to hearing difficulties, lying down and looking straight ahead
If you need to give up your pet, we recommend that you make every effort to place them directly into a new home....Read More
a dilute calico cat, who is incontinent and needs her bladder expressed, sitting and looking up
If you are caring for an incontinent cat, you might need to manually express your cat’s bladder....Read More
smiling corgi using a dog wheelchair
Dog wheelchairs and carts can be a huge help for canines with mobility issues....Read More
Duke, a cat with cerebellar hypoplasia, utilizing a cat wheelchair, or cat cart, made of PVC piping, with a caregiver helping to keep it steady
Cats with mobility issues can benefit from cat wheelchairs or carts....Read More
Lucy, an incontinent cat, lying next to a rainbow toy
Bringing an incontinent cat into your home can be a wonderful and rewarding experience....Read More