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German Shepherd Dog

An adotable dog in Philadelphia, PA

  • Adult
  • Large
  • Female

Name: Gretel

Sex: Female

Breed: German Shepherd mix

Age: yrs (approx. DOB: )

Level of blindness: Completely blind in right eye, has some vision in left eye.

Cause of eye issues: Pannus in both eyes. Pannus is an infiltration of the corneas and/or third eyelids with certain white blood cells, blood vessels, and brown pigment.

Health issues: none

Weight: 92 pounds

Good with dogs: No

Good with cats: Yes

Good with kids: Fine with teenage children, unsure about younger children at the moment.

Currently being fostered in: MD

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


March 25, 2013: Gretel is genuinely sweet; loves people, craves attention.

Riding in the car is her most FAVORITE activity; she associates the leash with going in the car; therefore, becomes very excited when I pick the leash up.

Must be ONLY dog, but was fine with cat at previous owner's.

The crate is her safety haven.

Very intelligent, knows sit, shake; responds to treats.

SCARED of camera; will try to hide and bury her face; it is thought that she is afraid of the flash.

She is currently on Cyclosporine, 3 times a day, both eyes and Prednisolone, 3 times a day. Recheck in 6 weeks.

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

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


PO Box 63401

Philadelphia, PA 19114

Contact Info


Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - PA

Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 877-BLIND-01

Email: [email protected]

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