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Monday, April 11, 2011

Blind pooch comes with own guide dog

Both are looking for a new home

A pup looking for a new home comes with special instructions and his own seeing-eye dog that must also be adopted.

Six-year-old Scarlet is a playful, curious Chihuahua mix that is always hard at work. She is a seeing-eye dog. While she may seem small for the job her client is not that much bigger. Lucky Paws Animal Adoption Counselor William Pierson said Scarlet is a guide dog for her Rhette, 6, a miniature pinscher.

“As far as we know he cannot see anything,” Pierson said.

The pair was brought to Lucky Paws earlier this week. Their owner was moving and said she couldn’t take them.

Update: The phones were ringing off the hook at the animal adoption center Friday morning, but when the doors opened, a nurse waiting outside stepped in and adopted Rhett and Scarlet. The nurse told shelter officials she previously had a miniature pinscher who was blind, so she knew how to work with Rhett's condition.


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