These two abandoned dogs need a new home together – because one acts as the other’s GUIDE DOG

June 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

These two abandoned dogs need a new home together – because one acts as the other’s GUIDE DOG.

Buzz and Glenn, two abandoned dogs who were rescued from a sea tunnel in Hartlepool (Ross Parry / SWNS)

Buzz and Glenn, two abandoned dogs who were rescued from a sea tunnel in Hartlepool (Ross Parry / SWNS)

Glenn the elderly Jack Russell is permanently blind and is guided by Buzz a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

The inseparable pair were found abandoned together in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, Durham three weeks ago.

They were rescued and are now being cared for at the Stray Aid centre in nearby Coxhoe where staff are now hoping to find the pals a new home.

Staff say the unlikely pair – thought to be between nine and 10 – may have been abandoned because of their age.
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Sue Bielby said the two friends become distressed when apart for even a few minutes.

She said staff had already fallen in love with them and while Glenn is “not the prettiest dog on the block” he has a personality that more than makes up for it.

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.”

Centre manager John Beilby, 56, said: “They stay together at all times and Glenn follows Buzz wherever he goes.

“Wherever one goes the other one follows.

“They have behaved well in the kennels and they are both quite playful. They both seem to be doing well.”

RPY_GUIDE_DOG_20John said they were looking for a quiet home for the pair, perhaps with someone whow was retired – and ideally had furniture that doesn’t move around.

He added: “They are unique pair and we need to see they go to a good home.”

Diane Humphrey, supervisor at Stay Aid, Coxhoe, Durham, said: “Glenn doesn’t need him outside where he can run around, but he needs Buzz inside the kennels to stop him banging into things.

“He helps Glenn find his way to his bed by sort of pushing him towards the front of the kennel and guiding him in.

“Buzz also nudges him towards his food, they eat side by side, and he pushes him toward his bowl, or away from his [Buzz’s] if Glenn is going for the wrong bowl.

“We think they have been together for a long time but we don’t know for sure, they both seem to be a similar age. If they are apart for long they start to cry and whine.

“Glenn also gets quite disorientated without Buzz.”

Diane added that they charity is still looking for a new home for the pair, and they will keep them until they find  somebody who can take them both.

“They are both lovely little dogs, they are good with people,” she added.

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