blind shelter dog friend
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While dogs are man’s (and woman’s!) best friend, they can also be best buds with each other. That’s definitely the case for a blind 12-year-old dachshund named OJ, who relies on his buddy (and actual seeing eye dog) Blue Dozer, a six-year-old pit bull. After being split up, the two managed to find each other again, and…just break out the tissues now. Trust us.

After their owner became homeless and could no longer provide proper care to the dogs, the duo were given over to the Richmond Animal Care and Control shelter in Virginia. Someone had a big enough heart (or so they thought) to adopt them together, but not for long. OJ was presumably abandoned by the adopter days later when he was found walking alone miles away from where he should have been. Blue Dozer was, presumably, at his new home.

OJ was rescued again, this time taken in by the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center. After figuring out who he was, they contacted the woman who took the dogs, who admitted — according to ABC affiliate WHSV — that she had no interest in keeping OJ. This (rightfully) sparked outrage in the community.

Thankfully, the adopter eventually decided to give Dozer up so that he and OJ could hopefully be adopted together. The pair were reunited, and they couldn’t have been happier.

Here’s to hoping OJ and Dozer find their forever home — and soon.