The blind dog and his best eye friend were adopted together into the best home.
The trainers thought they would have a hard time accepting the eight-year-old best friends who have spent their lives together. But the shelter didn’t expect thousands of animal lovers to be captivated by Spike and Max’s touching story.
Dogs and cats don’t always get along. In some cases, it’s best friends helping each other through tough times. We wrote about the cat who comforted her anxious canine cousin while their human was away. Now we have a blind dog who navigates life with the help of a “seeing” cat.
According to Global News, 8-year-old Spike and his cat BFF Max were injured at the Saving Grace Animal Association in Alberta, Canada, after their owners realized they could no longer care for them. The couple lived in a shelter with cold winters, and Spike and Max deserve a comfortable (and safer) life indoors.
The center received a call about an elderly neighborhood dog and cat who said that with such cold temperatures, they weren’t sure they would have a good quality of life. Were they fit or not,” recalls the shelter’s executive director, Erin Deems. When rescuers arrived home, they found Spike and Max huddled in their small tent, holding each other for warmth.
Deems said: ‘The cat just helped her on her little survival journey. “They follow each other everywhere, they do everything together and they sleep together.”
Saving Grace is happy to help Spike and Max get adopted, but she’s also determined to find a new home for this loving couple. This can be difficult, as people are often afraid to adopt older animals — let alone two 8-year-olds — but shelters are willing to wait for the right family.
Best wishes to Spike and Max in their new home.
“They came as friends and they deserve to find a home together,” Deems said. “We found that it would only be a transition for a senior blind dog, it would be much easier if their feline friend stayed with them as they don’t know life apart.”
It turns out the shelter was inundated with questions about Spike and Max, as their touching story was widely shared on Facebook. This overflowing interest helped the rescue adopt the blind dog and her “seeing and hearing” cat into a “perfect” family.
Spike & Max are officially ADOPTED and on their way to join their new mom!” Rescue Force is happy to announce on Facebook. “Thank you so much to everyone who shared their stories – they found the perfect home in Manitoba.”
“Spike & Max are officially ADOPTED and on their way to meet their new mom! That’s what the rescue force is happy to announce on Facebook. “Thank you so much to everyone who shared their stories – they found the perfect home in Manitoba.”
Congratulations, Spike and Max! I wish Spike and Max the best in their new home!
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