A guide dog has become a blind dog’s best friend for the sole purpose of defending him against other dogs and, moreover, to help him walk the paths of life. This story of fidelity comes to us from Amos and his companion Toby; dogs that became inseparable, even though they didn’t get off to a good start together.
The dogs live with shelter worker Jess Martin. The young woman met Amos, a puppy blind from birth, at her workplace. While desperately looking for a home, she decided to become his protector. Jess thus adopted Amos, but she was not alone at home, as she already had a Border Collie named Toby as a pet.
Rejected blind dog finds most loyal guide who promises never to leave him alone
The 27-year-old wasn’t quite sure how this was going to turn out, but it was heartbreaking to see Amos’ needs and how the families who came to the shelter completely ignored him. This new family life was a real ordeal for Toby, but after some time, living together paid off.
“Toby is very independent and likes his own space, so we were a little worried about how he would accept Amos. At first, Toby growled at him once or twice, then ignored him. Amos comes from a kennel, so he doesn’t know how to socialize with other dogs. After a few days I saw that Amos couldn’t find his water bowl and Toby pushed him and helped him,” explained Jess.
It seems that this moment raised awareness for Toby, as he realized that the new dog in the house needed help. Moreover, this would be the first of many times when he would come to her rescue.
“When we were going for walks, Amos was very scared, especially of noises, and Toby quickly realized he needed help, so every time Amos stopped, Toby lay down next to him until ready”, explained Jess.
Amos is an introverted dog who gets scared when other dogs approach him, so he doesn’t really have many friends. But Toby plays the best caregiver role and has become a real guide dog for him.
“But Toby is always there to protect him, we call him his bodyguard,” said the woman.
Although getting along was something Jess wanted so badly, the truth is that for her the bond was almost unlikely, but Amos’ sadness at the shelter made her take the risk. And that risk paid off, as the doggie brought out Toby’s soft side and the two now make a great team.
If Amos can’t find something, Toby is there to guide him. Likewise, if he gets lost in an unknown place or strays a little from the path, his companion knows perfectly well how to bring him back. These friends are also all role models.
Toby usually uses his touch to communicate with Amos so it’s not uncommon to see them close. one of the other. Although there are times when the guide dog has no choice but to bark loudly to prevent his companion from getting out of the way or exposing himself in any way.
These precious friends love to strike a pose and that’s why they already have their own Instagram profile.
True friendships are born from the most diverse characters and Amos and Toby are an excellent example. Congratulations to these inseparable companions.