By Peter Tennick
Published 17:26 Monday 06 July 2015
A blind pooch and his guide dog have been rehomed after an animal charity was inundated with requests to take in the pets.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Buzz, and his blind companion, Glenn the Jack Russell, have been in the care of animal charity Stray Aid after having been found in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool.
Glenn has an degenerative eye condition that has seen him gradually become blind since birth and as far as staff at the charity can tell, the dogs have been lifelong companions with Buzz acting as Glenn’s guardian and “guide dog”.
After their story was brought to the world’s attention, Stray Aid were inundated with offers to rehome the dogs from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and even Australia.
After a lengthy screening process of potential adoptive families from within the UK, Buzz and Glenn 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, who 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, 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.”
Stray Aid rehomes dogs that are picked up in Hartlepool and East Durham and anyone interested in taking in an animal should contact the kennels on 0300 9994247 or visit the website at www.strayaid.org.uk.