Your Morning Cry: Labrador Acts as Seeing Eye Dog for Blind Golden Retriever

Tanner is a golden retriever who, due to cataracts, is blind in both eyes and suffers from a seizure disorder that causes him to lose control of his body (including his bladder and bowels), sometimes several times a night. Because of this, his owner was forced to give him up to a clinic where vets often suggested putting him down.

But, wait! A happy twist! One day in the play yard, Tanner encountered Blair, a street dog brought in after she was shot (thankfully, she has since convalesced). Like something out of a storybook, the two dogs struck up a friendship in which Blair acts as a seeing eye dog and companion for Tanner, even leading him by a leash. Since pairing off, Tanner has completely stopped having seizures and Blair, who was suffering from post-traumatic stress that caused her to be timid and nervous, has grown remarkably more confident and social with humans and dogs alike.

The Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma is looking for someone to adopt Blair and Tanner as a pair. For more information, visit their website.


[Tulsa's Channel 8]

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I probably would have put Tanner down when the vets suggested it. Commence the stoning, y'all.