A 6-year-old Staffordshire terrier, Blue Dozer, and his 12-year-old blind Dachshund friend named OJ were surrendered to Richmond Animal Care and Control in Virginia of late.
According to the shelter, the dogs were formerly owned by a pet parent who became homeless and could no longer care for the canines.
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It was apparent to the shelter’s staff that this pair were close buddies, bonded for life – OJ, who is partially blind, depends on Blue Dozer to show him the way and safely lead him through new spaces.
Determined to find these soul mates a new forever home, the shelter posted about the pair on Facebook and stressed that it was important for the two canines to be adopted together.
Christie Chipps Peters, the Director of Richmond Animal Care & Control, says the dogs has been friend for four years;
“OJ is partially blind and relies on Blue to guide him. They are best friends, they sleep together in the shelter and we walk them together for potty breaks.”
The shelter didn’t have to wait long to send the dogs off to a new start. Two days after posting about Blue Dozer and OJ on Facebook, an eager adopter came forward.
On Sunday afternoon the dog dudes were off to their new home, leaving everyone at the shelter feeling pretty warm and fuzzy.
“We are grateful for a happy ending! These sweet dogs were very loved by their owner that couldn’t care for them any longer, they were loved and cared for at RACC and went into a great forever home. All the while, they loved and cared for each other. It’s the sweetest thing and we were glad to play a part in their story,” Peters told PEOPLE.