Blind Golden Retriever Gets His Own ‘Guide Dog’!

In one very strange situation, a guide dog has offered its service’s to a blind dog.

Owners of the dogs, Chelsea and Adam Stipe, from Mooresville, North Carolina, have had 11-year-old retriever Charlie since he was a little puppy.

Unfortunately in 2016, Charlie suffered form glaucoma and had to have have his left eye removed, it was causing the pet a huge amount of discomfort. Fast forward a year later, his right eye was removed for the same reason.


Chelsea, in an interview with NBC News, said the couple didn’t hesitate to give the dog everything they could.

She explained:

“For us it was a no-brainer; empty our retirement plan to care for this dog because he makes us happy.”

Chelsea stated that she always wanted to get another dog, and when she became pregnant she decided there was no better time to welcome a cute puppy alongside her child. Meaning that the baby could grow up with the new puppy.

They named him Maverick, and he came to live with the family on New Years Day 2019.

At first, Charlie wasn’t sure about the new addition. Eventually the retriever got used to his new friend.

Chelsea discovered that after a while, Maverick began to support Charlie and help him out when he struggled due to his blindness.

Chelsea described:

“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so [Maverick] would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime.”

Knowing they had two very special and adorable dogs, the couple decided to submit their story to the social media account WeRateDogs, where the pets were awarded the high score they deserved.

The post went viral with over 72,000 shares and 322,000 likes at the time of writing, and Chelsea has since started an instagram account for the adorable duo.

‘Charlieandmav’ gained more than 20,000 followers in the first day.

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