Allie is another of the dogs who will be in our fall print newsletter, which is our annual "originals" edition featuring animals who have been with us the longest. In Allie's case, she came way back in 2005 from a California family. They had two small toddlers, and after Allie went blind she began knocking over the children when she walked around the house. The family tried for a year to find someone who would take her -- relatives, friends, local rescue groups -- but no one agreed. They finally contacted us, and we said yes. Then the husband flew out to Montana with Allie to drop her off at the ranch.
She's mostly deaf, too. Allie can hear only very loud sounds very close to her, usually within a radius of about 10 to 15 feet or so.
Her favorite activity is playing with a tennis ball or chewing on a kong, which she can do uninterrupted for hours on end. Nothing makes her happier than a fresh tennis ball or kong! (Simple pleasures, eh?)
Allie doesn't do well with female dogs, so her companions in her play yard during the day are Travis and Jake the blind hound. Still, she pretty much sticks to herself and her toys.
"People and dogs are fickle," Allie says. "Kongs are forever."
New Shelter Challenge Begins
The latest round of the Shelter Challenge is underway and runs until October 13. You can vote every day here. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584.
They have redesigned the contest site and made other changes. Please note that I cannot help with technical or voting problems. I also do not have an "inside track" to anyone at the Shelter Challenge, and I don't know any more about the contest than anyone else does. So if you find yourself having issues, please consult their FAQ page here and their Rules page, which is a pop-up you can find linked on this page.
Thanks for your votes!