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Dog Rescue Stories: Precious Pearl Was Born Without Eyes

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Pearl is a Pit Bull/Catahoula mix who was born blind and deaf (she actually has anophthalmia, a rare condition that means she has no eyes.) Pearl’s destiny and ours changed almost three months ago when I was scrolling through Instagram one day and saw her beautiful face on the Hawaii Island Humane Societypage.I couldn’t stop thinking about her and was drawn to her for so many reasons.

She needed a home with a fenced in yard – check!

She needed a home with someone who is home most of the day – check!

Her name starts with a P…but not just P, but P-E. Our other three rescue dogs are named Pebble, Penny, and Petey! The P pack!


After a sleepless night of thinking about this sweet, special needs, shelter puppy, I convinced my husband that we should just “meet” her. So, the next day, we, along with our senior rescue beagle, drove two hours to meet her.

Of course, I cried immediately when I saw her.

She’s so cute, so sweet, so funny…and so “normal!” When my husband saw the tears streaming down my face, he knew “no” wasn’t an option.


We brought Pearl home one week later. She and our boy Petey (who was found as a stray) are our two Hawaiian mutts and they get along famously. He never leaves her side and acts as her seeing eye dog on occasion. Pearl is just a normal (but completely unique!) happy puppy who doesn’t let anything stop her.

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my new (super handsome) friend @ohhelloowen said that i would look amazing in this new @ohjoyco collection for @target. here you see me in this “t-shirt” which is a size LARGE. made for dogs up to 90lbs. do i look like a NINETY POUND DOG to you? no? good. then you have very accurate estimating skills. i am not 90lbs nor am i large (not that there is anything wrong with that because most of the time i wish i was a little bit taller… i wish i was a …) this shirt is HUGE. i protested with mom and this is what she said “but pearly, it said to “size up for dogs with broad chests”, and you have a broad chest, girlfriend. plus it looks like a super cute tshirt dress on you.”…. A DRESS?! my bum is hanging out…oh wait…i guess my bum is always exposed. good point, mom. you win. #ohjoyfortarget #legwrinklesfordays #tshirtdressesarecool

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This story originally appeared at Positively Woof by Larry Kay.

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