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Cheerfully challenged, Watson in training as executive ranch dog

Watson, our blind Golden Retriever puppy, was born July 12. About the time his eyes opened, we noticed Watson was acting funny, and took him to an animal eye doctor. Watson’s eyes are OK, but the circuitry to his brain is not. Watson is blind due to hydroencephaly from an infection or virus in the womb. It turns out that sight is not a dog’s main sense, and already Watson is adapting well. We see him as a sign of hope for all of us who are less than perfect.

Dog Watson the Blind Golden Retriever

Special intake rules due to Colorado VS outbreak

Due to the ongoing Colorado vesicular stomatitis (VS) outbreak, we require a health certificate five days old or less, and you will need to get another veterinary clearance for release into our general population after your two-week quarantine, see our rates page, is over. We discourage off-property travel and prohibit short-term trailer-ins at this time. (Email us for details.) These special rules will likely remain in effect until two weeks after the last frost.