Animal no longer available

Visit a different page:

DODGERRescue Me ID: 21-11-19-00222

No longer available


Anatolian Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

**Owner Surrender Disclaimer: These are blind or visually impaired dogs who are not in BDRA foster homes. They are living in homes or are with other rescues, but their owners can no longer keep them or their rescues are seeking permanent placement, such as an adoptive home, for them. We do our best to screen these dogs, but make no guarantees regarding the information posted.** Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested in Dodger! Please know that we will ask for a vet reference. Name: Dodger Age: 2-3 years old Breed: Australian Shepherd Sex: Male, neutered, large 50-60# Location: Cumberland County, TN For a video of Dodger, please visit: Rescue Information: Dodger is in rescue with Focus on Cumberland County Animal Safety Adoption application: Dodger can be found on Petfinder: and Adopt A Pet: Vet Information: Dodger is a double merle Australian Shepherd and is thought to have been blind since birth. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations per his rescue. Dodger also has a hearing deficit but no other known health issues. Here is a link to further information about double merle dogs: Rescue Profile: 'Dodger needs a calm, patient experienced handler for a special needs, fearful dog. He is scared at our busy rescue with lots of dogs barking and lots of activity. Does better away from the activity. Walks good on a leash. We are an all volunteer animal welfare organization and foster based rescue located in Cumberland County, TN. We work tirelessly to help as many stray, abandoned and injured pets as possible and find them new, loving homes. Any pet transported out of state to a pre-approved adopter will be transported via Rescue Riders LLC, a leader in professional pet transport. Our pets are fully vetted and will have a health certificate issued by a vet within two weeks of transport. Once an application is approved, you will be contacted with the details of transport and pick up time and location.' Rescue Information: Dodger has been in rescue since he was about a year old. He is a very skittish dog who doesn't like to be around other dogs or a lot of noise or activity. He is an ideal dog for a single dog situation in a calm, quiet home with someone who is very familiar with nervous dogs. Dodger is described as an indoor dog who is kenneled. He is leash trained. While he is shy and skittish, he has never bitten anyone and some of the rescue's people have been able to get close to him to pet him. Dodger seems to be good with some people, but that took quite awhile. Dodger's aggression is all fear based in an active and stimulus filled environment. The rescue believes that the environment keeps him stimulated and nervous, and Dodger would be much better suited for a quiet, calm environment. Dodger's rescue reports, 'Dodger only seems reactive to some dogs when they are near his kennel. Others, he seems to smell and wag his tail. He has a buddy at the rescue that he hangs out with, and I'm sure there are other dogs he'd be just fine with. He needs someone with experience with anxious, frightened, reactive dogs. The fact that he is blind is not the issue....many, most, even, blind dogs are as friendly as any other dog. But Dodger was raised by only one man. He lived outside, in a fenced in yard, with two other dogs. He is so sweet to the people he's comfortable with. He's a very special case, and we hate to see him sit and wait in rescue.' Dodger's Rescue Would Like You To Know: 'Not one inquiry for him. Poor guy. We are happy to have him until we find a lid for his pot!' Does anyone have room for sweet Dodger?

Cumberland County


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Blind

Facebook Share/Comments

We block people who post offensive messages. See a problem? REPORT NOW

Please ✔ check "Also post on Facebook" after typing a question or comment.