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Senior Dog Gets Seeing-Eye Puppy After Losing His Eyes

Charlie and Maverick

A golden retriever who lost his eyesight to glaucoma has gotten his own guide dog, and new best friend.

Eleven-year-old Charlie had his eyes removed in 2016 after his owners found out he’d been having trouble seeing and experiencing pain. Two years later, the owners added a playful puppy named Maverick to the family.

The Instagram profile Charlie and Maverick was created to share Charlie’s journey with his new, 4-month-old ‘seeing-eye puppy.’

Photo: @Charlieandmav via Instagram

In their first post, Charlie and Maverick introduced themselves as “just a couple of happy pups.”

“Charlie had glaucoma which led to his double enucleation (both eyes removed). Now, Maverick is here to help Charlie around and Charlie is trying to teach Maverick manners,” the post said, adding that the manners part was a work in progress.

Photos and videos of the senior golden and the puppy have over 43,000 followers.

The owners say Charlie and Maverick have become quite the team, engaging in playtime, and supporting each other often.

To see more from Charlie and Maverick, visit their Instagram page.

The family says little Maverick has helped Charlie “see” again.

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