The blind dog and his best eye friend were adopted together into the best home.
The handlers thought they would have a hard time accepting the best friends of eight years who have spent their lives together. But the shelter didn’t expect thousands of animal lovers to be captivated by Spike and Max’s touching story.
Dogs and cats don’t always get along. In some cases, they’re best friends who help each other out in times of trouble. We wrote about the cat who comforted his anxious canine cousin while their human was away. Now we have a blind dog navigating life with the help of a “seeing” cat.
According to Global News, Spike, 8, and his cat BFF Max were injured at the Saving Grace Animal Association in Alberta, Canada, after their owners realized they could no longer care for them. The couple has been living in a shelter with cold winters, and Spike and Max deserve a cozy (and safer) life inside.
The center received a call about an elderly neighborhood dog and cat who said that with such cold temperatures, they weren’t sure they had a good quality of life. Were they fit or not,” recalls the shelter’s executive director, Erin Deems. When rescuers arrived at the house, they found Spike and Max huddled in their small tent, clutching each other for warmth.
Deems said, “The cat just helped him on his little survival journey. “They follow each other everywhere, they do everything together and they sleep together.”
Saving Grace is happy to help Spike and Max get adopted, but she is also determined to find this loving couple a new home together. This can be difficult, as people are often afraid to adopt older animals – let alone two 8-year-olds – but shelters are willing to wait for the right family.
Best wishes to Spike and Max in their new home.
“They came in as friends and they deserve to find a home together,” Deems said. “We found that it would only be a transition for a blind senior dog, it would be much easier if his feline friend stayed with them because they don’t know life apart.”
As it turned out, the shelter was inundated with questions about Spike and Max, as their touching story was widely shared on Facebook. That overwhelming interest helped the rescue adopt the blind dog and his “seeing and hearing” cat into a “perfect” family.
Spike & Max are officially ADOPTED and are on their way to join their new mom!” This is what the rescue force is happy to announce on Facebook. “Thank you so much to everyone who shared their stories – they found the perfect home in Manitoba.”
“Spike & Max are officially ADOPTED and on their way to meet their new mommy!” That’s what the rescue force is happy to announce on Facebook. “Thank you so much to everyone who shared their stories – they found the perfect home in Manitoba.”
Congratulations, Spike and Max! Wishing Spike and Max the best in their new home!