Blind Senior Dog Gets His Own Seeing-Eye Puppy

Blind Senior Dog Gets His Own Seeing-Eye Puppy

“They’re both pretty crazy and special.”

After Charlie, an 11-year-old golden retriever, lost his eyesight to glaucoma, his owners decided he needed some help.

Enter Maverick, his new playmate. For Chelsea and Adam Stipe, of Mooresville, North Carolina, it made sense.

Chelsea had always wanted to add another puppy to their family, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Charlie wasn’t a fan of Maverick at first, but eventually the blind dog eventually got comfortable with the puppy.

“They’re both pretty crazy and special. They’re definitely our entertainment,” Chelsea said.

And Maverick gradually began to notice that something was different about Charlie.

“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,” Chelsea said.

Even during walks, the two dogs learned how to support each other. “They almost turn into little sled dogs where they’ll walk together,” Chelsea said.

Now (of course) the two are an internet sensation, with millions of followers on social media.

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