Great Dane and her guide dog seek new home
[gallery] A blind Great Dane is sniffing out a new home – but you will need to make room for her huge guide dog.
A blind Great Dane is sniffing out a new home – but you will need to make room for her huge guide dog.
Six-year-old Lily, who lost her eyes to an incurable condition at just 18 months old, and Maddison, also a Great Dane, were left at the Dogs Trust Shrewsbury in Roden in July when their owners could no longer cope with the two massive dogs.
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The trust said the pair had been inseparable for the last five years. Maddison leads Lily around when they are out, walking close to her and touching her to let the blind dog know where to go.
But the trust says prospective owners have been put off by Lily's appearance or did not have space to take both dogs.
Louise Campbell, manager of Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, said: "It's very sad as members of the public walk straight by their kennel, often put off by the idea of having two large dogs and of course one without eyes can be a bit shocking.
"I'm appealing to anyone with a big heart and a big home to adopt this loveable and inseparable pair. They will need lots of space and lots of exercise, but considering Lily's disability they lead a very happy and healthy life together.
"They curl up together to go to sleep and they are very vocal with each other.
"Lily does all the things normal dogs do and, if you saw her from a distance, you wouldn't even realise she was blind."
Anyone interested in rehoming Lily and Maddison should call Dogs Trust Shrewsbury on (01952) 770225, visit the centre at Roden Lane Farm, Telford, or see www.dogstrust. org.uk/rehoming
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