Home Needed for Blind Dog and His Seeing Eye Friend

This pair of senior dogs were abandoned together. One is blind, and the other has become his seeing eye dog. Can you give them the home they need?

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Glenn and his sidekick, Buzz are a couple of dogs rescued from the streets.  They are assumed to have been abandoned by their former families, and have been together ever since.  Glenn and Buzz are definitely best friends and need to be adopted together, but once you hear why, you’ll understand.

Glenn is getting on in years, and has become totally blind.  He now totally relies on Buzz to get by day to day, and because of this, they are a package deal.

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They were rescued out of a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, England.  They were then taken to Stray Aid.  They’re an animal shelter not far from the point they were rescued.

It was during a medical work up that Glenn’s blindness was discovered.  They also found out that the two absolutely refuse to be apart from each other.  Staff had initially tried, but it was ultimately found to be impossible.

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The shelter is also refusing to separate them.  If people are inquiring about adoptions should know, they are 100% a package deal.  No ifs, ands or buts about it.  They go together, or not at all.

Stray Aid Center Manager John Bielby said, “If one of them is taken out, the other will become distressed and start to cry.  They have to be kept together, they don’t like be being separated.”

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Glenn and Buzz truly do have a special and unique relationship.  Buzz usually will start off a bit ahead of Glenn as they go for a walk, or just get from place to place.  He even uses a bit of vocalization to signal feeding time, and even let’s Glenn finish off his meal for him.  Buzz takes care of his buddy just the same way a dog does for a person.

It isn’t really known how long they’ve been together, or even how long either has been on the street.  It’s also unknown if Buzz has had seeing eye dog training.  What is known is Buzz and Glenn have an amazing relationship, and will need a forever home for two.

Buzz and Glenn, two abandoned dogs who were rescued from a sea tunnel in Hartlepool. Jack Russell Glenn cannot see and is guided by best friend Staffordshire Bull Terrier Buzz, who acts as his eyes. See Ross Parry copy RPYGUIDE : These two abandoned dogs need to be rehomed together - because one acts as the other's GUIDE DOG. The elderly blind Jack Russell and his helper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, were found abandoned in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, Durham, about three weeks ago. Thankfully the unique pair were spotted and are now being cared for at rescue centre Stray Aid in Coxhoe, Co. Durham., where staff are now hoping to find the pals a new home. According to staff at the charity, the dogs - who are thought to be between nine and 10 - may have been abandoned due to their age. Glenn, the Jack Rusell, is completely blind so he is guided by Buzz, who acts as his eyes.
“Buzz and Glenn, two abandoned dogs who were rescued from a sea tunnel in Hartlepool. Jack Russell Glenn cannot see and is guided by best friend Staffordshire Bull Terrier Buzz, who acts as his eyes. See Ross Parry copy RPYGUIDE : These two abandoned dogs need to be rehomed together – because one acts as the other’s GUIDE DOG. The elderly blind Jack Russell and his helper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, were found abandoned in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, Durham, about three weeks ago. Thankfully the unique pair were spotted and are now being cared for at rescue centre Stray Aid in Coxhoe, Co. Durham., where staff are now hoping to find the pals a new home. According to staff at the charity, the dogs – who are thought to be between nine and 10 – may have been abandoned due to their age. Glenn, the Jack Russell, is completely blind so he is guided by Buzz, who acts as his eyes.” – CBS NEWS

 

101 thoughts on “Home Needed for Blind Dog and His Seeing Eye Friend

  1. ANIMALS have feelings and care for one another they are. Loyal…it is sad the two dogs were abandoned,, They have a beautiful relationship, let there be a loving person or family that will adopt Glenn and Buzz.

  2. This was first posted by Kathleen on the 23rd. That article gave the website of the group that is caring for them. According to Stray Aid, they are still waiting for a furever home.

  3. I hope some people can give this couple a home and some love for their last years in life, they are old right? I mean come on!! If i were in merica as we speak i would take them but i am not!! Look at them!! They are so cool and the love between them is amazing !!

  4. UPDATE FROM STRAYAID Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/strayaidnortheast ) – It has been a monumental week for Stray Aid. We have been completely overwhelmed by the support shown for us and the story of Buzz and Glenn.
    Many of you have contacted us asking for updates on whether the boys have been rehomed. We have received enquiries and offers from around the globe, including the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe! Your compassion is amazing.
    Unfortunately, we have had to decline any offers of homes outside of the UK because it would not be in the dogs’ best interests to be transported abroad.
    Of the hundreds of enquiries and offers we have had from people here in Britain, we are now working our way through those who have made formal applications so that we can shortlist those who are the best potential match and ultimately find the best home for Buzz and Glenn.
    Because of their specific needs, especially Glenn’s, and because of their unique profile within the media, we are taking extra care in considering applications. We are confident that we will be able to make a further announcement very soon, but we’re sure you’ll all support us in taking our time to find Buzz and Glenn the home they deserve.
    Thank you all for your support, concern and love. If you would like to support us in the work that we do, you can donate via
    http://www.justgiving.com/strayaid
    http://www.gofundme.com/xpvg9hw
    or by texting STRY88 and your amount (eg £5) to 70070

  5. I hope these 2 find a good home. If I may vent here, sorry I can’t help it, what kind of human scum abandons their pets in this condition?

  6. I hope these 2 find a good home. If I may vent here, sorry I can’t help it, what kind of human scum abandons their pets in this condition?

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