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Golden Retriever Gets His Own Guide Dog After Losing Both Eyes


Service animals provide an invaluable resource to humans who struggle with some aspect of daily life. Whether they provide comfort to those who suffer from severe anxiety, or a pair of eyes to people who are blind or have issues with their vision. But it's pretty rare to see an animal get a service animal of their own. 

But that's exactly what Charlie, an 11-year-old golden retriever who lost his eyes to glaucoma, received in the form of Maverick earlier this year. Chelsea and Adam Stipe of North Carolina noticed that their beloved dog Charlie was struggling after losing his eyesight, and undergoing a double enucleation. So on New Year’s Day, they decided to adopt Maverick to see if the pup could cheer up Charlie.