Blind dachshund, pit bull ‘guide dog’ adopted together


A blind dachshund and his “guide dog” pit bull buddy stole the hearts of millions earlier this year.

According to CBS News, the inseparable duo has found their forever home, together.

The two dogs were taken to Richmond Animal Care and Control in Virginia because their owner became homeless and could no longer care for them.

O.J. the dachshund is blind, and has a habit of running into things. According to CBS News, Blue Dozer, or just Dozer for short, acts as his seeing-eye dog.

“They sleep together, they eat together, they lay together, they walk together, I mean they do everything together,” said Christie Chipps Peters, director of Richmond Animal Care and Control.

Peters said that the pair’s owner said they had to stay together no matter what.

“And her plea to us was — as we’re all like crying behind the front desk — if they could please stay together,” Peters told CBS News. “We put them on Facebook. We got a lot of coverage because they are ridiculously cute.”

A photo of the duo went viral on Facebook in May, and they were both adopted by someone who promised to keep them together. But just days later, O.J. was placed in another shelter.

“We promised that we would keep them together and their life would be great,” Peters told CBS News.

Peters then reportedly brought O.J. back to RACC, and convinced the adopter to return Dozer.

Luckily, someone else took a liking to the pair.

On Friday evening, a Richmond family adopted the two dogs.

“These dogs have taken us on a roller coaster ride of emotion and turmoil and yet remained steadfast in their love for each other and their ability to adapt and overcome vexing circumstances,” RACC wrote on Facebook.

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