Gonzo, a blind sled dog, and his brother and guide Poncho, run together at the Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel.
An Alaskan Husky who went blind three years ago isn't letting his lack of sight keep him from joining his brother and sled dog team in New Hampshire. 8-year-old Gonzo absolutely loves to run so when his owners Karen Tolen and Neil Beaulieu of Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel were told by the vet to "run the dog" they did just that.
After Gonzo went completely blind, his brother Poncho began to realize his brother needed guidance and started to help his brother navigate. While harnessed next to each other Gonzo leans ino to Poncho to judge turns and speed.
"I've never seen it with any other dog. There's definitely a bond there and communication beyond what we do with the two dogs, between the two of them themselves," said kennel manager Ben Morehouse.
Karen and Neil also accept sled dog rescues and second chance dogs and help them find homes through NH Sled Dog Rescue, History & Education Center. They said, "A lot of shelters deem sled dogs unadoptable, and they put them down. For myself and the entire crew here, we know that's false. They are very adoptable."
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