Senior Dog Has “Seeing Eye Puppy”

April Livingston | April 3rd, 2019

Charlie the golden retriever is eleven years old, which means he is now a senior and has slowed down quite a bit in his old age. A few years ago, Charlie had a terrible case of glaucoma that caused him to go blind and eventually, he had his eyes removed to alleviate his pain. While Charlie learned to cope with his sudden loss of sight, his family noticed that he seemed depressed and definitely slowed down from his former energetic days. But that all changed recently when someone new came into Charlie’s life—someone who brightened his spirits and helped him see the world again.

Charlie’s owners, a woman named Chelsea Stipe and her husband, love Charlie very much and knew he was still happy. However, they had a feeling he needed a companion in his life to help him through his older years. So, they brought home a little golden retriever puppy they named Maverick. The puppy had a major impact on Charlie—more than they could have ever imagined. Charlie and Maverick bonded immediately, and his family noticed that Maverick’s puppy energy was rubbing off his brother. Charlie was acting much more playful and happy since his puppy brother came along. The pair can often be found playing and romping around, even fighting over toys.

Maverick is just a few months old, but he seems to realize that Charlie needs his help navigating the world. The puppy will place toys in front of the blind Charlie, and when Charlie gets up to move, Maverick is right by his side to help him. When they go for walks together, Charlie helps keep Maverick in a straight line and away from any danger. Maverick often lays next to Charlie, trying to comfort him so he knows he is not alone. While Charlie is older and no one knows how long he has to live, one thing is certain: he has Maverick to help him through his twilight years with joy and happiness.

Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Chelsea Stipe//Facebook
Next Article
  • Tiny Hairless Mystery Puppies Rescued

    It was a very cold morning in the winter when a man on his way to work came across something unusual. He found six tiny animals who desperately needed his help—and he was happy to come to their rescue. The puppies were very small and completely hairless and huddled in the woods together. They very...

    Read More
  • Dog Saves Foster Mom From Snake

    A homeless pit bull named Nellie was once described as scared, shy, and fearful. But now, brave is the best word to describe the sweet dog. The five year old dog was no longer homeless, thanks to her foster mom Jane Taylor. So, the pair set out on a hike together recently and Nellie jumped...

    Read More
  • Curious Dog Gets Stuck In Pipe

    A pit bull named Rocky loves to play outside in his home of North Carolina. So, when he was out running around one night something caught his eye: it was a possum. He chased it across the yard and when the possum ran into a pipe, Rocky followed it inside. Unfortunately, the possum was able...

    Read More
  • Puppy With Broken Leg Abandoned

    A twelve week old Pomeranian-husky mix named Tahani was born to a breeder. When she was sold to a family, she somehow broke her leg. The severe injury meant she couldn’t be sold any longer, so instead of getting her help, the breeder surrendered her to the MSPCA Boston adoption center. From the moment she...

    Read More
  • Mailman Continues Legacy Of His Favorite Dog

    Back in 2013, the Cimino family in Texas adopted a German Shepherd named Gretchen. It was clear that she had a terrible life before then; she did not trust people and was very wary of all strangers. With time, she grew to trust her family, but still did not like strangers—that is, until she met...

    Read More
  • Friends Find Puppy At Park

    A group of friends thought it was just a typical day as they took their dogs for a walk in a local park in Oklahoma. However, they got to the park and realized there was something in the grass, just lying there. As they got closer they realized it was a tiny puppy and it...

    Read More
  • Dog With Crooked Face Gets Happy Ending

    A dog named Mosley looks a little different than other dogs. But despite his unique experience, he is very sweet and incredibly loveable. The young pup first arrived at the shelter in rural Georgia last month and he was overlooked time and time again. There were many other dogs at the shelter and it was...

    Read More
  • Rescued Dogs Can’t Stop Smiling

    After several neighbors called the local police about the number of dogs living in a home in Hull, England, the RSPCA went in to check. It was believed there were several dogs living in poor conditions and the RSPCA inspector, a woman named Jilly Dickinson, was shocked by what she found. When she entered the...

    Read More