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Golden retriever born without eyes fetches rave reviews as a therapy dog

March 16, 2015

Smiley the golden retriever was born with dwarfism and without eyes.

A fortunate rescue from a puppy mill gave the pup a second chance at life, and now the blind canine pays it forward by cheering others up.

Stouffville, Ontario, dog trainer Joanne George adopted the dog when he was still young, around one to two years old.


Below is a YouTube video by Washington Post on Smiley, the therapy dog:

Smiley, a 12-year-old golden retriever, was born without eyes. Yet, Smiley has a lot to offer. He was certified to be a therapy dog and has been teaching people to “live in the moment,” according to his owner Joanne George.

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