DURHAM — People aren’t the only ones who need guide dogs. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Buzz and his friend Glenn were abandoned together and found in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool three weeks ago.
The two are being cared for at Stray Aid Centre and are looking for their furever home together.
Like most bonded dogs, they become distressed and upset when they’re apart. However, the relationship between these two dogs is a bit more special than most paired pals. Glenn is blind and his Staffordshire Terrier Buzz acts as his eyes.
At Stray Aid Rescue Centre, staff discovered just how much Buzz does for Glenn and how bonded these two truly are. They said:
“Buzz acts as Glenn’s eyes and it’s as simple as that,”
Buzz helps Glenn find his food, ensures he’s eating out of the right bowl, guides him around their pen, and helps him find his bed. Without Buzz, Glenn becomes disoriented and unsure of his surroundings.
Though Stray Aid doesn’t know how long these two have lived together, they suspect it’s been a while. The rescue shelter says it is imperative that these two be homed together. Stray Aid is willing to foster them for as long as is needed to find that perfect home.
Given that they’re both entering their senior years, the shelter feels they would be suited for a retiree, or retired couple, who has the time to give them all the love and care they require.
Stray Aid’s goal is for Buzz and Glenn to:
“live out their lives peacefully with as little change as possible”.
This playful pair are quite a sight and seeing their friendship and devotion to one another can make almost anyone smile.