Underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company
Barks and Mewsings logo

Welcome to the
Trupanion Blog

Trupanion's Blog is dedicated to help educate people with pet insurance and pet health information, but more importantly, to have fun!

Blind Golden Retriever Has Seeing Eye Dog

Photo by Woodland West Animal Hospital

Humans aren’t the only ones who may need a companion seeing eye dog. Tanner the 10-year-old Golden Retriever has been blind since birth and also suffers from epileptic seizures. He now has his very own guide dog, Blair, the one-year-old Black Lab.

Blair and Tanner met and easily bonded in the play yard of the Woodland West Animal Hospital in Oklahoma. Both dogs were without homes since Tanner’s adoptive owner recently passed away and Blair was found as a stray.

The veterinarian considered euthanasia for Tanner since his epilepsy episodes had become more frequent since his separation from his owner. However, after witnessing the growing bond between the dogs, there was no way that he could separate the two. Blair is able to tell Tanner where to go by pulling on his leash.

The pair is up for adoption at the Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue and offers have been pouring in, reports CNN. View their report below:

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

− 6 = 2

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>