When Tanner the Golden Retriever found his way to an animal shelter, he was in pretty bad shape. As a puppy, Tanner developed cataracts and was blind by adulthood. He also suffered from seizures that only got worse when Tanner's owner passed away. Once he was alone in the shelter, Tanner just seemed to be getting worse, until he found a friend.
Blair was also healing from a rough past. This dog had been shot and, although he survived and thrived, was timid and nervous. Once the two dogs got together, however, a bond was formed and a friendship emerged. Blair, who never had any training to be a service dog, jumped into the role of Tanner's helper. Blair became a guide dog for the blind and now leads his friend around by biting on to Tanner's leash.
Those in veterinary careers who work at the pound say whoever adopts one must take the other because these two canines gave each other a new "leash" on life.
What do you think of this?