Blind Jack Russell Terrier and Seeing-Eye Staffie in Loving New Forever Home

blind jack russell terrier and seeing eye dog

Glenn, a 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, and Buzz, a 10-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, were found last month in a tunnel in Hartlepool, England. They had likely been dumped there.

Glenn, who is completely blind, relies on Buzz, his seeing-eye dog, to navigate the world around him.

“Glenn gets his confidence from Buzz,” Sue Bielby, from the animal-rescue organization Stray Aid, told the BBC. “If they are separated even for a few minutes, they both bark and become distressed, so they would need to have a loving home together.”

Diane Humphrey, a supervisor at Stray Aid, told the Daily Mail, “[Buzz] helps Glenn find his way to his bed by sort of pushing him toward the front of the kennel and guiding him in. Buzz also nudges him toward his food. They eat side by side, and he pushes him toward his bowl, or away from his, if Glenn is going for the wrong bowl.”

Bielby hoped the two terriers could live out the rest of their days with each other in a quiet, loving forever home.

Today, her wish came true.

“We’re delighted to announce that after a lengthy screening process of potential adoptive families, Buzz and Glenn yesterday met their new family for the first time,” Stray Aid wrote on its Facebook page.

“It was love at first ‘sight’ all round, and last night, the devoted pair began their new life together in their new home.”

Stray Aid wrote that while they were sad to see this special pair go, “we’re delighted to have found them such a loving and supportive new home.”

There still are many other dogs waiting for endings as happy as this one. To make a donation to Stray Aid, visit its website.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!