All animals are special and unique in their own way, but we think we’ve found a pair who stand out even so.
Star and Denver belong to a litter of puppies who were abandoned along with their mom in Louisiana earlier this month. The pups were taken to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California, where staff soon realized Star was different.
Though the rest of her siblings played and did all the usual things one might expect of an excitable pup, Star stood alone. Staff at the center came to understand that she was deaf and almost blind.
And yet she wasn’t completely alone. Staff watched as one of her siblings, Denver, kept her company and acted as a guide dog while the disabled youngster used her other sense to get around and adjust to her new environment.
“It’s really extraordinary,” Dora Dahlke, manager of adoption services at Helen Woodward, explained in a press release. “We never stop learning from animals.”
As per reports, Denver and Star are rarely apart now. The dogs go up for adoption today, together.
The lucky owner who takes in Denver and Star will receive training from a local expert on how to care for a puppy with special needs, and we can only imagine the memories they’ll make with these two dogs.
“These two really can teach us all a thing or two about sibling love and how much we can achieve with the love of a good friend,” said Dahlke.
Denver and Star make one hell of a team. It’s enough to bring a tear to my eye.
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