Old Blind Dog Has Trouble Getting Around—Gets Young 'Seeing-Eye' Dog As Friend

Charlie the dog had to undergo an operation a few years ago that caused his whole world to become dark. Because of a severe case of glaucoma, both of Charlie’s eyes had to be removed.

Luckily, we know from a video posted in 2019 that he now has his lil' best buddy, Maverick, to help him navigate.

Luckily, Charlie was able to cope very well with the drastic change, although he did slow down and wasn’t as excitable as he once was.

Chelsea Stipe and her husband, the owners of Charlie, knew that he was still a happy and healthy dog. However, they figured that a new canine companion would really brighten up his senior years. They were absolutely right! After they brought home a puppy named Maverick, Charlie began to go through an amazing change.


It didn’t take long for Maverick and Charlie to bond. The dogs quickly became best friends! The energy and exuberance of the younger dog even seemed to inspire the older one to get up and move. Charlie had begun to spend most of his time sleeping and being lazy, but now he was thrilled to get up and move with his new friend.

Charlie has been much more active and puppy-like ever since they brought Maverick home to live with them. Instead of playing with toys, Charlie turned to Maverick for fun. The two are always together playing. Charlie is acting like his younger self again.

Maverick also seems to understand that something isn’t quite right about Charlie. He quickly adapted to help the older dog by being a set of eyes for him. He will put toys in front of Charlie and keep the older dog in line when they walk together. He is very aware of every move that Charlie makes.

He will also rest with Charlie in order to keep him company. While the two may be very different, it has obviously not hindered any part of their friendship in the least! Maverick has shown Charlie that even though he can no longer see, there is still plenty of fun to be had together.

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