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Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption
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Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

The 12-year-old dachshund, named OJ, and the 6-year-old pit bull Blue Dozer have been best friends since the day they met. They share an extraordinary animal friendship – not only they were adopted as a pair, but also Blue Dozer is OJ’s guide because the poor dachshund is completely blind. The woman who first introduced them to each other adopted the pit bull about four years ago and already had OJ. Sadly, she recently became homeless and couldn’t keep her family pets anymore, but requested that they’d stay together after bringing them to the shelter. And they did. But not for long…

When the cute dogs finally found their new home, the dachshund was discovered to be wandering on a rural road 100 miles away from their new place. The blind dog was brought to the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center near Staunton by a man who said that he found the dog on the road and he appeared stray to him. After using a microchip, the shelter found out that the dog came from the Richmond facility and identified his new owner. When contacted, she said that the shelter could keep OJ, but she refused to give up Blue Dozer.

The story quickly spread on social media, and people started wondering if dogs will ever be reunited again. Christie Chipps Peters, the director of the Richmond Animal Care and Control shelter, tried to convince this woman to give up Blue Dozer so the pair could remain together since it’s essential for OJ to have his service dog. “She really loved this smart dog,” said Peters, who thinks that the woman didn’t fully understand they needed to be together. “She wanted to keep him.”

After long hours of persuasion, she finally decided to give up the working dog, and the pair were reunited. They were thrilled to be together again, and you could see it from their wiggling tails while they cheerfully rubbed each other.

“I am very glad to announce that both OJ and Blue Dozer have just been reunited and are safely back at RACC,” wrote the shelter in a Facebook post. “We will not be doing anything with OJ & Dozer in the next few days other than snuggling them together. Their story isn’t over, and we are grateful that we have an incredible staff that worked hard tonight to ensure these sweet dogs have another chapter.”

It was said that whoever adopts them this time, will be required to sign a document promising to keep them together. Let’s hope they will never be separated again!

More info: Facebook

This is 6-year-old pit bull Blue Dozer and dachshund OJ, his blind buddy

Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

This pair share a special bond – a blind OJ completely rely on Blue Dozer and follows him wherever the pit bull goes

Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

Sadly, soon after adoption of them both, OJ was discovered to be wandering on a rural road 100 miles away from their new place

Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

The man who brought OJ to the shelter said that he found the dog on the road and he appeared stray to him

Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

When their new owner was contacted, she said that the shelter can keep OJ, but she refused to give up Blue Dozer

Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

After long hours of persuasion, she finally decided to give up the dog, and the dogs were reunited

Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

It was said that whoever adopts them this time, will be required to sign a document promising to keep them together. Let’s hope they will never be separated again!

Blind Dachshund And His Guide Dog Pit Bull Finally Reunited After They Were Split Up During Adoption

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Jillian Lloyd
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's terrible that becoming homeless is seen as simply a fact of life in America; it happens to far too many people and it's symptomatic of a broken society. There is so little social security that a lot of working people seem to live a precarious existence; for example one major illness or accident and they can be bankrupted by extortionate hospital bills, or a job loss can send them over the edge financially. That it then provides the opportunity for someone to heroically save their pets from misery doesn't change the reality of it all, which is that they are on the street, and their pets are in a shelter, and they've lost their home and their family. It doesn't have to be this way, there are better ways to run a country. And since that poor little dog was found wandering a HUNDRED MILES away from his new home, why not be honest and say he was deliberately dumped by the woman who adopted him?

Cindy Campbell
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad that the two dogs were reunited, but I'm furious at that woman who more or less stated that she dumped OJ. She should *never* be allowed to have a pet again.

K. LNU
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh if only there was a law like that here in the US. Apparently in the UK and parts of Germany; abandonment or abuse of an animal can get you banned from owning a pet - for life!

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Patti
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That lady should have been arrested for dumping a blind dog 100 miles away. What a horrible human being

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Jillian Lloyd
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's terrible that becoming homeless is seen as simply a fact of life in America; it happens to far too many people and it's symptomatic of a broken society. There is so little social security that a lot of working people seem to live a precarious existence; for example one major illness or accident and they can be bankrupted by extortionate hospital bills, or a job loss can send them over the edge financially. That it then provides the opportunity for someone to heroically save their pets from misery doesn't change the reality of it all, which is that they are on the street, and their pets are in a shelter, and they've lost their home and their family. It doesn't have to be this way, there are better ways to run a country. And since that poor little dog was found wandering a HUNDRED MILES away from his new home, why not be honest and say he was deliberately dumped by the woman who adopted him?

Cindy Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad that the two dogs were reunited, but I'm furious at that woman who more or less stated that she dumped OJ. She should *never* be allowed to have a pet again.

K. LNU
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh if only there was a law like that here in the US. Apparently in the UK and parts of Germany; abandonment or abuse of an animal can get you banned from owning a pet - for life!

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Patti
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That lady should have been arrested for dumping a blind dog 100 miles away. What a horrible human being

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