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Gorgeous Blind Golden Retriever Has His Own Guide Dog And Best Friend

Gorgeous Blind Golden Retriever Has His Own Guide Dog And Best Friend

Charlie had both of his eyes removed after a severe bout of glaucoma, but now he has Maverick to look after him.

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey

A blind golden retriever has found his own guide dog puppy and best friend in the most adorable double act we've ever seen.

Maverick the four-month-old puppy is now helping Charlie to get around, after having both of his eyes removed following a severe bout of glaucoma.

The gorgeous golden pair have become the best of friends ever since, and they've even got their own Instagram account, set up by their family in Mooresville, North Carolina, US.

Adam Stipe has had Charlie, who is almost 11, since he was a puppy - his wife Chelsea told NBC.

In 2016, Charlie had his left eye removed due to glaucoma, before having his right eye removed the following year.

"For us it was a no-brainer, empty our retirement plan to care for this dog because he makes us so happy," Chelsea explained.

When Chelsea became pregnant, she and Adam decided getting a puppy would be the best way to make sure their child grew up alongside a dog.

On New Year's Day 2019, the family got the adorable Maverick. Although Charlie wasn't best pleased with his new friend to begin with, he soon got comfortable with Maverick, who realised his older brother was a little bit different.

"When they would play, Maverick would realise that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime," Chelsea explained.

The pair have even learned how to walk together to support each other, "they almost turn into little sled dogs where they'll walk together."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/charlieandmav

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