Dogs

Brother Pup Overprotective Of Sister With Special Needs

March 1st, 2021

Denver is always on the lookout for his little sister, Star.

Star and Denver are two puppies who are constantly having a great time, just like normal puppies would.

Their relationship, however, is a special one.

Denver is Star’s brother, yes, but he’s also her eyes!

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We’ve all heard of guide dogs for blind people, but dogs go blind and need a helping hand, too.

A sweet pup named Star got lucky because she was born into a litter with a fabulous brother who can’t “see” having a life without her!

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Whenever Star begins to wander, Denver is never far behind.

This adorable match is something that movies are made of, but it wasn’t always as picture perfect.

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These two pups didn’t have the best early life that a dog needs.

They were born into an unwanted litter in Louisiana and dumped with their mom on the side of a road in a rural town.

Incredibly, the mama dog and her litter of eight were found and taken in.

The people who found them decide to keep the mom, and then helped a shelter look for adopters for the eight pups as soon as they finished nursing.

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Unfortunately, the rescue center was already overwhelmed with a ton of other pups, so the rescue contacted the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) in San Diego for help!

When HWAC heard what was happening, they knew they could help. they transported Star, Denver, and 31 other pups to their West coast facility to give them the help they needed.

Our two pups then got their second chance at life!

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No one realized that Star had special needs until she arrived at the center. While Star’s other litter mates frolicked and play like normal rambunctious doggos, the sweet 3-month-old Terrier was trying to use all of her other senses to make sense of the confusing world around her.

It wasn’t all bad, however.

Denver was always there to watch out for her.

They were never apart and when something happened,

“Denver would come running back to love on Star and let her know he was there.”

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Star has some special needs, but her brother doesn’t mind at all! Is nearly blind and totally deaf, but Denver doesn’t mind being her eyes and ears.

Jackie Kelleher, social media manager at HWAC, explained to The Dodo how their daily interactions with each other were super special:

“When Star seems lost, Denver will run over to her and check in with her. They like to play with each other, play tumble, play with rope toys and chew on stuffed toys.”

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Like a good brother, Denver makes sure his sister is aware of where he is, whether that’s when she is playing, or just taking a nap.

“He does this by nudging her. Star can also smell him and if she is lost, she will move around the room until she runs into him.”

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“When she moves to a new location, she moves very slowly putting one paw out cautiously in front of the other and she ‘maps’ out the area around her. Denver will always be vigilant of her needs even while they are around humans.”

Now that Star and Denver are happy, healthy, and ready to find their forever home, there’s good news on the horizon.

The two will be required to be adopted as a pair! Who in their right minds would want to break up this dynamic puppy duo?

Check out their adorably sweet video below!

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Source: The Dodo, Helen Woodward Animal Center

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