The tale of Glenn and Buzz, plucked heartstrings – leaving the charity that took them in inundated with offers from dog lovers
A blind pooch and his canine best pal who also acts as his guide dog that were heartlessly abandoned have finally found a new home together.
The tale of Jack Russell Glenn and his helpful mate, Staffordshire bull terrier Buzz, plucked heartstrings – leaving the charity that took them in inundated with offers from dog lovers.
Stray Aid, based in Coxhoe, Durham, took care of the adorable pair after they were found abandoned in a sea tunnel in nearby Hartlepool.
The charity were astounded by how close the cute canines were and how Buzz acted as Glenn’s guide dog, steering him in the right direction and helping him get to his food.
And the pooch loving public thought the same, as Stray Aid received requests from as far afield as the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and even Australia.
But, after a lengthy screening process of potential adoptive families in the UK, Buzz and Glenn, thought to be aged between nine and 10, have met their new family for the first time.
Charity chiefs say it was love at first sight all round and the devoted pair have now begun their new life together in their new home.
Charity trustee, Susan Critchlow has worked closely with the dogs during their stay at Stray Aid and who has been instrumental in finding the dogs their new adoptive family.
She said: “Buzz and Glenn have won the hearts of everyone here at Stray Aid, and seeing them going off to start their new life was emotional.
“We’re sorry to see the dogs go, but delighted to have found them such a loving and supportive new home.
“We wish them and their owners many years of happiness together.”
Glenn has an degenerative eye condition that has seen him gradually become blind since birth.
As far as staff at the charity could tell, the dogs have been lifelong companions with Buzz acting as Glenn’s guardian and “guide dog”.
Sue Bielby, who works at the centre said it was important the pair stayed together, she said the two friends become distressed when apart for even a few minutes.
She said: “Buzz acts as Glenn’s eyes and it’s as simple as that. Glenn gets his confidence from Buzz.
“If they are separated even for a few minutes they both bark and become distressed so they would need to have a loving home together.”
At the time of the appeal centre manager John Beilby, 56, said the successful candidates would need a quiet home – perhaps with someone who was retired – and ideally had furniture that doesn’t move around.
He said: “They are unique pair and we need to see they go to a good home.”