Blind dog in Oklahoma gets seeing eye dog

Blind dog in Oklahoma gets seeing eye dog

Tanner and Blair are an unforgettable pair

Everyone loves a good dog story, but this one takes the cake. Tanner is a beautiful, two-year-old Golden Retriever who was born blind. Tanner also suffers from seizures. The poor pup wound up at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, animal hospital, where a rescue group hoped he could get the care he needed and (eventually) be adopted into a loving family. Nothing was working, and the future looked bleak for the sweet, loving dog.

That's where Blair comes into the picture. Blair, a one-year-old black Laborador mix was brought to the same animal hospital where Tanner was staying, after being shot while roaming the Tulsa city streets. One afternoon a few months ago, the two dogs wound up together outside, and the result is nothing short of incredible.The staff at the Woodland West Animal Hospital had to be overjoyed when they realized that Blair and Tanner were becoming best friends. Tanner's seizures, which get worse during times of stress, began to become less frequent. What's truly incredible, though, is that somehow, Blair began to lead Tanner around, acting as a kind of seeing eye dog for him. Blair picked up Tanner's leash and began leading him around, helping him become more mobile.

It's an amazing story, isn't it? It's even more incredible when you consider that Blair did this without any prompting or training. Some dogs take years to learn this sort of behavior, yet Blair picked it up almost instantly.

Now, here's the most important part of what I think is just a fantastic, great story: Blair and Tanner still need a forever home. Woodland West's Director, Dr. Mike Jones, says the two dogs will need "...a special home with someone who understands their special relationship," in addition to being able to care for Tanner's seizures. The Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue organization is handling the adoption search, so hopefully someone will step up and give these two remarkable best friends the home they deserve so very much!