Great Dane guides blind canine friend
Oct 26, 2011
A Great Dane named Maddison is in need of adoption, but her forever home must be willing to also care for Lily, another Great Dane whom she is literally inseparable from. Maddison is Lily's guide dog.
When an illness forced veterinarians to remove Lily's eyes, Maddison stepped in to lead her friend through life, the Daily Mail reports.
The dogs' previous owner could no longer care for the pair, so they were surrendered to the Dogs Trust re-homing center in Shewsbury, England last summer.
When the dogs are out and about together, Maddison will lead and Lily will follow close behind, touching her friend for guidance, according to shelter manager Louise Campbell.
"It's lovely to watch," Campbell told the news source. "Maddison is always looking out for her."
According to People Magazine, stories in the local Shropshire Star and the Daily Mail that highlighted the dogs' friendship elicited hundreds of adoption requests from as far away as Argentina. Now, the news source reports that the pair may be heading to their forever home this weekend.