A Dog’s Devotion: Pit Bull Puppy Is His Blind Brother’s Seeing Eye Dog

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One blind little dog already has his seeing-eye pal for life — his brother. Eight month old Pit Bull-Lab puppies, Jeffrey and Jermaine, were rescued on October 5th by Operation Ava in Philadelphia, and their special bond is touching everyone they meet.

A Dog’s Best Friend

Their rescue story shows just how much Jeffrey looks to his brother Jermaine for support. Ray Little, Director of Life Saving at Operation Ava got the dogs from Philadelphia Animal Control, where he saw “it was immediately apparent that Jeffrey and Jermaine were scared and confused but that Jermaine was doing everything possible to stay close to his blind brother and Jeffrey leaned on Jermaine for support.”

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Photo from Chester County SPCA

“Jeffrey really does try to maintain contact with Jermaine, especially when he’s in an unfamiliar environment,” Little told NBC. ”As soon as he gets familiar with a new place, then he becomes a little bit more independent. But it’s amazing how they try to maintain contact with each other.”

The two are still awaiting their forever home.

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“They are inseparable and even sleep holding on to each other!” — Chester County SPCA

Update – 11/25/13

Great news! Jeffrey and Jermaine have found their forever home and have been adopted by their new pet parents!

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