Shelter Puppy Helps Her Blind And Deaf Sister Get Through Everyday Life, And Now They Are Looking For A Home Together
These adorable two puppy siblings share a bond that is unlike anything their rescuers have ever seen. Star and Denver share a very strong bond that will last them a lifetime
Star and Denver belong to a litter of eight puppies that were abandoned along with their mom in rural Louisiana earlier this month. When the litter was taken to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the team quickly realized that Star stood apart
As the rest of the litter “frolicked” and played in the animal center, Star showed signs of special needs — the 3-month-old terrier blend, employees realized, is deaf and nearly blind. What staff members also observed, however, is that one of her siblings, Denver, took it upon himself to look after Star, not only acting as a loyal playmate, but also as a personal guide dog to Star while the disabled pup learned to use her other senses to navigate her surroundings.
It’s really extraordinary,” Dora Dahlke, manager of adoption services at Helen Woodward, said in a press release. “We never stop learning from animals.” Now inseparable — caretakers said the pair are rarely apart, and on occasions when they are separated, Denver always rushes to Star’s side to “let her know he was there” — the two dogs go up for adoption together on Wednesday
The proud new owners will receive training from a local expert on how to raise a puppy with special needs, and, of course, Denver will also be there to support his sister at their new forever home. “These two really can teach us all a thing or two about sibling love and how much we can achieve with the love of a good friend,” said Dahlke
The two pups are both extremely lovable and are going to make some family very happy. At the moment, they are hoping to find their new forever home somewhere in the local community. We’re sure that this sweet pair will find that perfect home soon, and then they’ll be able to spend the rest of their lives living happily together. All images credit: Helen Woodward Animal Center