Dogs are famously known as “man’s best friend” but they’re pretty great pals to each other too. Case in point: Charlie, the 11-year-old Golden Retriever, and his “seeing eye” puppy Maverick. After Charlie lost both his eyes to glaucoma (one in 2016 and the other a year later), his owners Adam and Chelsea Stipe brought Maverick into the family in January. The dogs’ bond took time to develop, but now Maverick acts as a companion to Charlie, who can’t see on his own.
“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,” Chelsea told NBC Philadelphia.
Adam and Chelsea started an Instagram account featuring Charlie and Maverick’s adventures. Despite the 10 years between them, they love to play, cuddle, and nap together at their home in North Carolina. Ahead, see a few of their adorable moments together – they’ll warm your heart right up.