A dog with special needs is probably going to be passed over many times at a shelter. What if the dog was blind AND had his own guide dog? You know, the other dog would help lead him around and assist him – well, Herbie the Dachshund is blind and Hilda, another Dachshund, is his guide!
Herbie, Hilda, and another Dachshund were found, in the backyard of a man in Salem who had once rescued Dachshunds. The dogs had been abandoned.
The man, who no longer rescues dogs, took them to Marion County Dog Services shelter and the shelter contacted Diane Young from Salem Dogs, a local rescue.
Herbie, a light-brown male, and Hilda, a black dappled female, are about 4-5 years old. The third dog was healthy and was quickly adopted.
But the staff noticed that Herbie would walk into walls and knew he couldn’t see well, but Hilda was always by his side.