[blindkid] pet dog: what size to adopt?

Dani Baisden dani.baisden at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 20:17:28 UTC 2016

My daughter is totally blind and very energetic. We have 2 dogs. Our older
dog is 5 years old and 17 lbs. The puppy is 5 months old and 6 lbs. My
daughter has never stepped on or sat on the puppy. He learned very quickly
to get out of the way when she is dancing. Both dogs seem really tuned in
to the fact that she is blind and the puppy will actually put his toy in
her hand when he wants to play.

I think any size dog would be fine.


On Nov 21, 2016 1:53 PM, "Alison Stephens via blindkid" <blindkid at nfbnet.org>

Our family is considering adopting a pet dog (not guide dog).  My 7 year
old son is totally blind.  I also have two sighted tween boys.
I would rather get a small-medium dog, but one rescue group says that a
small dog could be injured if my son accidentally steps on or sits on the
Does anyone have insights into sizes of dogs?

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