Thursday, October 27, 2011

♥Maddison and Lily are going HOME - they have a home!♥


The staff at the Dogs Trust Shrewsbury in Roden, England, knew dogs Lily and Maddison were special – they just couldn't understand why potential adopters didn't see it.

"People just kept on walking past their kennel, not interested," Dogs Trust spokeswoman Hannah Macey tells PEOPLE. "Some people were put off because of the fact that Lily doesn't have any eyes – it's a bit shocking to look at."

A medical condition caused the Great Dane to lose both eyes when she was just 18 months old, and her beloved canine pal, also a Great Dane, has stuck by her ever since. Maddison acts as a guide dog, leading Lily by her leash or by barking so her friend can hear.

Sadly, the pair was given up by their previous owners in July, and Lily and Maddison have been awaiting a forever home. No one had given them a second look – until this past weekend.

The local newspaper Shropshire Star spotlighted Maddison's amazing ability to guide her friend, usually with Lily's nose touching the back of her pal's tail as she leads the way. In just a few days, their story went global and the shelter was bombarded with requests for adoption from as far away as Argentina.

"Where before not one person came forward to give them a home, we've now got hundreds of people from across the world that want to take them in," says Macey. "It looks like they possibly – not confirmed – may have found the right home and could be going home this weekend."

As the shelter decides on the best place for them, the girls continue to keep each other company by cuddling and playing together. And even with all of the media attention, Maddison's focus never waivers.

"Maddison has got quite a nervous temperament," she says. "Her main focus is making sure that Lily is around her and OK."
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Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

That is awesome!!! :-)

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Finn said...

That's excellent news! Great story!

brooke said...

AWWWW Great news! This makes me so happy!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How wonderful - sure made our night to hear such good news. We will continue to cross our paws for things to work out well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tweedles -- that's me said...

And these words are making me happy too. Maybe they will have a forever home by the holidays.
Were listening to your music right now.

Two French Bulldogs said...

wow awesome
Benny & Lily

Shane Kent Louis said...

Woof! thanks for sharing that good news! welcome back Woof!


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Siku Marie, White Dog said...

That's a tue FRIEND! We are thrilled that they have finally a chance for a perfect second chance. May their people be understanding and loving and nurturing...and know how very blessed they are to have such a pair in their lives.

Sagira said...

Wonderful news! So happy to hear they are going home.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

That is Most Excellent news! We had seen a few posts about them when their story went 'international' and wondered what had happened.

-Fiona and Family