Shelter dog takes care of his deaf and blind sister like a personal guide dog

A mother puppy and her eight 3-month-old puppies were sadly abandoned in rural Louisiana.

Thankfully, a kind family found them and decided to keep the mom but asked a local rescue to find homes for the babies. The rescue was full, so they contacted their partner Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California for help.

The rescue immediately jumped into action and made arrangements to transport the litter of abandoned puppies, along with 31 other puppies, to their center.

Upon the arrival of the puppies, the staff realized that one of the puppies was different from the rest.

While the rest of the puppies were running around the center and playing, one of them started showing signs of special needs. The team then learned that this puppy, called Star, is deaf and almost blind.

Another thing they noticed was that one of Star’s littermates, Denver, decided to take care of Star as his own personal guide dog. Denver stands next to Star, helping her learn to use her other senses to maneuver the environment.

The two rarely split up, and whenever they did, Denver always comes running back to Star so she knows he was there.

Since the two are inseparable, and the Star relies on Denver’s help, the center is putting them up for adoption together.

Whoever adopts this lovely pair will receive training on how to care for a dog with special needs. And of course, Denver will also be there to help your sister!

“It’s really extraordinary”, said Dora Dahlke, manager of adoption services at Helen Woodward. “We never stop learning from animals. These two can really teach us a thing or two about the love between siblings and how much we can achieve with the love of a good friend”.

Source: I Love My Dog