Best Friends (4 Photos)

Lily was puppy when she was struck down by a condition that caused her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs, damaging them beyond repair. At the time, she was living with seven-year-old Great Dane, Maddison. Maddison knew instantly that Lily was blind and took her under her wing.

Since then, the two have been inseparable:

‘Maddison is Lily’s guide dog. If they are out and about, for the majority of the time Maddison will lead and Lily will walk nearly touching her so she knows where to go. It’s lovely to watch. Maddison is always looking out for her. They curl up together to go to sleep as well.'

Sadly Lily and Maddison's owners were unable to look after the dogs and gave them to the Dogs Trust Re-Homing center in Shrewsbury, UK. The owner of the center wouldn't dare separate the best friends.

'The two Great Danes come as a package. There's no way they should ever be separated. I'm sure they will find a loving home soon.'

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  • Bandit

    Can someone please tell me where to go to adopt these dogs? I would love to bring them into my home.

  • Spencer_on_Fire

    It's amazing the things dogs do that amaze us.

  • Irishstephen

    Dammit… Got something in my eye…. Still, I'm glad they're loved and will be well taken care of!!

  • Brad

    I have a blind 11 yr old yellow lab. He has an 8 yr old yellow lab (non blood related) brother who doesn't help him like the great dane above…

  • clare vecchio

    Dogs r all special an so much more than humans, it wld b a privaledge to look after & care for em, ope they get the best life xxxx

  • moooo566

    Shrewsbury is just down the road. If you'd got me a couple of months ago before I got new dogs…

  • Guillaume Mercier

    Beautiful story but unfortunately… the guide dog was 7 at the time she was born, an average dog lives for about 10-13 years. So unfortunately, he will pass away before the blind dog, he will need to find a new best friend… really sad though

  • neilandthewhale

    Awesome dogs

  • Derpin

    Great story and you can really tell the a$$hats from true Chivers from these responses. Here's to a great new home for these dogs.

    • Guesty

      oh shut up

  • Logan

    Wow.. What do ya know.. Doesn't take to long to get the whole donation thing going. Fuck that.

  • Pdawgy

    These dogs do not show up on the Dogs Trust website…

    • SJB

      Another Chive Hoax??

  • dalexmu

    ive already got 2 great danes, but wouldnt mind having 2 more, we have got plenty of room for them

  • kire

    Gave them up. You see how fucked up those people are?? I would die before giving up my rotty..

    • P90

      You don't know their situation, usually in these cases it's either the owners are pentioners or are seriously ill and have found themselves being unable to look after the dogs.

  • TCBB123789

    I wish The Chive would stop making me tear up!!!!

  • Ashley Mayfield-cowan

    dammit, if my landlord wasn't a douchebag and let us have pets, i would take them in in a heartbeat. also, i too would like to know about a donation site.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! This is soo precious. I hope they find some wonderful people to care and love them both ; )

  • Corptrainer

    Got a Dane. They rock! That is all

  • Vitold Tibarovsky

    amazing reel story

  • Coldzilla

    Reason # 6,487 why dogs rule!

    Please keep us updated if you can!

  • Kyle

    This is so weird… 1 year old niece had the same condition. The lashes on her right eye started growing backwards into her eyeball. She has had surgery and is doing fine now, although her parents think it might be happening with her left eye now too….and her name is Lily. Whoa…

  • Nellimarie

    I want them! They need loves!

  • Stan_Dalone

    dogs helping others whether humans animals or other dogs is awesome

  • willypguts

    From BBC News: "Hundreds offer blind great dane new home"

    • Spartan104fred

      Why would people offer to take the dogs then be put off by Lily's appearance? Hypocrits.

  • bisketz

    Awesomeness. Maddison looks like my Mastidane, Mille

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