Shelter Puppy Helps Her Blind And Deaf Sister Get Through Everyday Life, And Now They Are Looking For A Home Together

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Star and Denver share a very strong bond that will last them a lifetime.

The two pups were found in Louisiana alongside their mother and their six siblings by a couple who happened to be out on a walk.

The big family had been cruelly and unceremoniously dumped by some unknown person and left to fend for themselves.

If it wasn’t for the kind couple who, after finding them, ended up fostering the entire family until the puppies were weaned, they might not have survived.

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When the pups had finished nursing, they were taken in by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego who set out to find them their forever homes.

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Six of the eight puppies have now found and joined their new families, but Star and Denver are still looking.

The pair can only be adopted together – and for good reason.

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Star happens to be deaf and mostly blind, and Denver has become her constant guide and protector.

He’s constantly looking after his sister and making sure that she’s safe and doing okay.

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Star draws a lot of strength from her brother’s presence and the two are totally inseparable.

Watching the pair, it’s easy to tell that the siblings are bonded for life.

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Thanks to Denver, Star can play and enjoy life much like any other pup.

They play and tussle together, explore their surroundings and simply have a lot of fun.

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Kelleher, the social media manager for HWAC, explained to The Dodo that Denver constantly makes sure that Star is okay and that she knows he’s nearby.

“He does this by nudging her,” she said.

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The two pups are both extremely lovable and are going to make some family very happy.

At the moment, they are hoping to find their new forever home somewhere in the local community.

We’re sure that this sweet pair will find that perfect home soon, and then they’ll be able to spend the rest of their lives living happily together.

Learn more about their beautiful bond here:

Blind, Deaf Puppy Relies on Sibling to Explore World

Puppy siblings Star and Denver have a bond quite unlike anything we’ve seen before. Star is deaf and nearly blind, and Denver acts as his sister’s guiding star.Someone dumped a mother dog and her eight newborn puppies in rural Louisiana. A loving family found them, decided to keep Mom and asked one of our rescue partners to find homes for the babies. Already overburdened with puppies, our partner contacted Helen Woodward Animal Center for help. We jumped into action, making arrangements to transport the litter and 31 other pups 1,900 miles to San Diego for a second chance.Upon arrival, our team soon realized that Star had special needs. Deaf and almost completely blind, this 3-month-old Terrier blend was learning to use her other senses to navigate the world. While the rest of Star's littermates frolicked without her, her brother Denver kept a protective eye. Choosing Star as his main playmate, the two were rarely apart and when separated, Denver would come running back to love on Star and let her know he was there.Star and Denver are now ready to find a forever home – together. They will be available for adoption this Wednesday, February 26! Visit for details on adopting a pet. If you can’t adopt, please consider clicking the donate button so we can save more pets with special needs.

Posted by Helen Woodward Animal Center on Monday, February 24, 2020

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