Rescue Dog Serves as Guide Dog to Blind Rescue Dog

Two rescue dogs are joined by an inseparable connection.

I remember having the flu as a teenager and the Cocker Spaniel we had stayed in my room with me. He only left my side when he saw me get sick, and that was to go get my parents (he ran to them and barked like mad until they followed him into my room). Sometimes I think it’s because that’s just the kind of dog he was and other times I can’t help wondering if it’s just in the Cocker Spaniel’s nature to look after others. The latter is especially true when I hear stories such as the one of the two rescued Cocker Spaniels who have become inseparable.

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Both dogs were severely neglected, probably for years, leaving one blind and the other nearly blind. Denny and Drummond are not related and it is unknown how or when they came into each other’s lives, but what is known is that what they share cannot be taken away. When they’re ready for adoption, they must be adopted together.

While playing outside at the Chattahoochee Animal Hospital where they are currently undergoing care and rehabilitation, Denny headed straight for a chain-link fence. Being blind, he was unaware that he was about to run right smack into it. Drummond, having enough sight left in his eyes to see the potential danger, quickly ran to Denny, placing himself between Denny and the fence, to make sure his blind friend did not get hurt.

The pair was rescued from a county animal shelter in late November by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue right before they were to be put down. Noticing the bond the two shared, the rescue could not take one and leave the other.

“They were together, you can tell that they were bonded, because one of them is blind and the other one is almost blind, there was no way we could pull one without pulling the other,” Lance White, CEO of Angels Among Us, told 11 Alive. “We’ve definitely noticed that one of them seems to take care of the other one …. It’s true. They [are] sort of a blind dog with a guide dog.”

As soon as Denny and Drummond are stable and healthy enough, they will be ready for adoption. Together.

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Cari Jorgensen

Cari is a former dancer and current dance enthusiast who incorporates all forms of art into her daily life, which includes writing about dogs, cats, and other animals for I-5 Publishing as an assistant web editor. She has an MFA degree in creative writing and has written short stories, poetry, and two novels, which are patiently awaiting revision. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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