Blind Dog Gets Guide Dog

Canine friend walks golden retriever on leash
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2012 4:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Tanner was a golden retriever who suffered from blindness and seizures; Blair was a homeless pup who had been shot. Now, the two are best buddies—and they're helping each other cope, the New York Daily News reports. The two were playing together at an Oklahoma animal hospital when "Blair all of a sudden seemed to realize that Tanner was blind and just started to help him around," a veterinarian tells Tulsa's KTUL.

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Not only does Tanner now have a guide dog; his seizures have also gotten less frequent, and the shy Blair is becoming more friendly. "It’s the first time I’ve seen anything like this, the special relationship these two dogs have," the vet says. Shelter officials hope they can be adopted as a pair. Click through for video of Blair walking Tanner on a leash. (Read more guide dog stories.)

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