Blind Great Dane Gets Adopted Alongside Her Guide Dog

November 14, 2011 by Jillian at Tails in Featured, Home with 6 Comments
Lily and Maddison

Anne and Len Williams, from Nantwich, with Great Danes Lily and Maddison. Photo credit: Shropshire Star

A blind Great Dane and her very own guide dog have found a new home after a couple fell in love with the pair after hearing about their quest for a new family.

Lily and Maddison are Great Danes that have been together since birth. At 6 years of age, their size was apparently too much for their guardian to handle and they were handed over to the Dogs Trust Shrewsbury in Roden.

The pair became front page news in the UK because this unique duo needed a new home. Lily. the white Great Dane, had lost her sight at 18 months of age due to an incurable condition called entropion. This condition causes the eyelashes to into the eyeballs causing damage and ultimately leading to their removal.

Maddison, the black and white Great Dane, had become Lily’s guide dog, navigating for her and keeping her safe by taking her leash in her mouth. Lily would truly be lost without Maddison.

The publicity prompted over 2,000 calls from those interested in adopting the pair.

The shelter was initially having trouble finding a home that would take two large dogs, but the pair was inseparable and needed to be adopted out together. Anne and Len Williams from Nanwich, Cheshire saw the dogs amazing story and immediately fell in love. The Williams were chosen as the dog’s new family. The Williams family made their garage into a special dog house complete with baby monitors.

It looks like this precious pair of Great Danes has found a loving forever home at last.

We’re so glad that this story had a happy ending and that Lily and Maddison have found a wonderful new home!


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