Not many consider the possibility of adopting a blind dog or puppy. This is a very unique circumstance that, thankfully, isn’t very common. However, there are disabled dogs that are blind, who are looking for those special pet parents who can provide them a wonderful, loving fur-ever home.
Have you recently become the proud pet parent to a blind dog or puppy? Are you looking for the best name for your new companion? Then you’ve come to the right place! Let’s get started!
Blind Female Dog Names
Here are some pretty names for lady dogs who are blind.
1). Andrea: this name is inspired by a singer who was blinded in a sports injury.
2). Sisamai: this name comes from the Bible (1 Chronicles 2:40). The name means “house, or blindness.” We think this could be a pretty, unique name for your canine companion.
3). Buddy: the name of the first US seeing eye dog.
4). Roselle: this is the name of the guide dog who saved their blind pet parent during 9/11.
5). Helen: this name is inspired by the famous American blind author, political activist, and lecturer.
6). Judy: this is the name of one of the first seeing eye dogs in Britain.
7). Beena: this is a name that means “clear sighted.”
8). Cecile: this is a pretty name and it means “dim sighted.” This might be a good name for a lady dog who still has some vision but doesn’t see clearly.
9). Dorothy: this is the name of the woman who started the Seeing Eye School for the blind in the US. Her full name was Dorothy Harrison Eustis, and she was a dog breeder and philanthropist.
10). Jocasta: this is the name of the lady in Outlander who is the aunt of Jamie Frasier. She’s a blind woman who has a deep insight into the characters of those around her.
11). Amisia: means site, and refers to someone who is mature, insightful and a loyal friend.
12). Amore: this name also means site and is a great fit for a dog who is bright and beautiful.
13). Baladhi: this is the Sanskrit word for sight, and it best suited for a dog who is very intelligent, has deep insight.
14). Barsirah: means sight, or visualization. This could be a great name for a girl dog who is blind yet seems to have the ability to find her way around without too much trouble.
15). Deasia: this is a name that means an insightful, diligent person.
16). Donoma: means “sight of the sun; one who belongs to Earth.” We think this is a pretty name for a lady dog.
17). Drasthi: means “sight, a person who is self-reliant.”
18). Firaas: means “percipience; highly insightful.”
19). Firas: means “a lion; highly insightful and astute.” This could be a fitting name for a girl dog who is a Chow Chow and is extremely insightful.
20). Idha: means “insight.” This would be another pretty, unique name for a girl dog.
Blind Male Dog Names
Here are some great names for male dogs who are blind.
21). Wonder: this is the last name of the famous singer and songwriter who is blind, Stevie Wonder.
22). Stevie: this is the first name of the singer mentioned in the name above. And it would be a cute name for any boy dog!
23). Ray: this name is inspired by the famous blind singer Ray Charles.
24). Frank: this name is inspired by Morris Frank, who was the pet parent of Buddy (the first seeing eye dog).
25). Miles: this name comes from Miles Hilton-Barber, a famous blind British adventure and international motivational speaker.
26). Flash: was the name of one of the first four seeing eye dogs.
27). Allen: was the name of Flash’s pet parent.
28). Aldous: this is the name of a famous writer and philosopher who was blind, Aldous L. Huxley.
29) Louis: this was the first name of the French educator and inventor of the reading/writing system used by the blind, Louis Braille.
30). David: this was the first name of the Governor of New York who was blind, David Paterson.
Blind Dog Names from Movies
We tried to find some blind names of dogs from movies, but had trouble managing that. However, there’s a new movie called Pick of the Litter, which is about five puppies who go with training to become guide dogs for the blind. Here are the names of the puppies in this movie:
Good Blind Dog Names
Here are some names that could be a good choice for blind dogs or puppies.
37). Lensy: this could be a play on the word “lens,” which is part of the eye.
38). Poppy: just a cute name for a girl dog.
39). Pixel: is the name of a picture element in a raster image.
40). Chloe: just a cute name for any girl dog, including one who is blind.
Funny Blind Dog Names
We don’t believe in making fun of animals that have disabilities, but we thought funny could also mean cute! So, here are some cute names that could fit blind dogs!
41). Glory: because they are filled with glory and a get up and at it attitude! These dogs can accomplish anything!
42). Plucky: blind dogs have to be plucky, which means determined and courageous to face their difficulties.
43). Opal: this is the name of a blind and deaf Australian Shepherd mix who takes on the world in spite if of her blindness & deafness.
44). Cassie: just a pretty name for a girl dog.
45). Daisy: another very pretty name for a lady dog.
46). Kahlo: the last name of the famous artist Frida Kahlo who didn’t let her disabilities stop her.
47). Keller (after the famous Helen Keller mentioned previously)
48). Iris: the part of the eye that controls the diameter and size of the pupil, and how much light reaches the eye.
49). Nikita: a blind man in the book “Myths and Folktales of the Russians, Western Slavs and Magyars,” by Jeremiah Curtin.
50). Kodak: the name of the American company that started out in photography and selling cameras.
Adopting a Blind Dog
Some people are hesitant to adopt a blind dog or puppy, believing that a special needs animal will have too many health problems. The fact is that these dogs can also make wonderful pets! Here are some things to consider before adopting a blind dog or puppy.
Dogs can be born blind or lose their sight for health reasons or due to injuries. This is just like us. However, unlike us, dogs are better able to adopt to a disability such as blindness. They know what life was like before, but being the survivors they are, they quickly learn to live with this new lack of vision.
Preparing Your House for a Blind Dog
Before bringing your new fur baby home, you’ll first need to make some adjustments to your home. You’ll need to make it easier for them to find and learn their way around. Here are some things you can do to make your home safer and easier to navigate for your blind dog:
- It can be helpful to get down on your hands and knees, or at your dog’s level, and then go through your entire home and yard. Pay attention to anything that can be dangerous or difficult to manage. Be sure to remove anything that could cause your fur baby to fall or slip. It can also be helpful to cover sharp furniture edges with padding or bubble wrap, so your dog won’t hit themselves on the corners.
- Many people have found baby gates to be helpful when it comes to blocking stairs and other places, such as balconies and decks, to keep dogs from falling from those areas.
- Your fur baby’s water, food, and pet bed will also need to be placed so he can easily find them. Once they are in a certain place, be sure not to move them. Your dog will use these items as navigation points. He will memorize where each thing is placed and will get his bearings on where he is in the house. Moving these items would confuse your dog greatly.
- It can also be helpful to place bells on other dogs or pets in your home. This way, your blind fur baby won’t be startled by them, and the other pets won’t be able to sneak up on your blind dog.
- If your fur baby must manage the stairs, it’s a good idea to always supervise them as they use the stairs, going up and going down the stairs. Once they become comfortable using the stairs, they may be OK on their own, but until then be sure to watch them so they don’t fall.
- Some pet parents have also adopted a sighted companion such as another dog or a cat. Not only are they wonderful companions, but they also seem to help their blind companion find their way and watch over them, too.
- Always talk to your blind dog, making sure they are aware of your presence. This way you won’t scare them, and they’ll know you’re there, especially if you’re going to pick them up.
- Never allow your blind dog out in the yard alone. He will always need to be supervised in order to keep him from escaping or being hurt by other animals, and more.
Adopting a blind dog or puppy isn’t for the faint of heart, but they’re also not that much different than a sighted dog. Plus, these wonderful fur babies need and deserve a loving home, where they can have a family to call their own.