Blind Dog Has His Own Guide Dog

A blind Jack Russell terrier mix in England is looking for a new home, but whoever adopts him needs to have room in their hearts and home for two dogs. Along with blind dog Zac comes Lilli, his very own guide dog.

Zac and Lilli, both 10 years old, have been best of friends since they were taken in as strays nearly ten years ago. When Zac had to have his eyes removed due to infection six years ago, Lilli became his eyes for him.

The two are inseparable, reports the Daily Mail. Zac is completely dependent on Lilli, and Lilli is happy to help. When Zac gets disoriented, confused, or tired, Lilli lets him rest his head on her. Sarah Russell, of the Blue Cross Centre (animal rescue) in Tiverton, Devon, told the Mail:

“They…seem to have an almost telepathic understanding, which is quite amazing to see.

‘Zak sniffs and smells Lilli and stays close to her so he can tell which way to go when they are out and about.

“She provides reassurance for him and actually physically guides him by nudging him in the right direction when he loses his way. Lilli stays by his side all the time and is very patient.

“She obviously knows he is different to the other dogs and is careful to walk round him and not knock into him too much.”

Shelter workers say Zac is a happy, affectionate dog who thrives on attention. There is a good chance that they will be placed together, especially now that they’re getting publicity.


Photo: SWNS via the Daily Mail

by A Place To Love Dogs

2 thoughts on “Blind Dog Has His Own Guide Dog

    • A Place To Love Dogs says:

      Hi Nancy, In the article in the Daily Mail (which is from 2011) it reports that their owner was forced to return them to the shelter after she emigrated and couldn’t take her beloved dogs with her.

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