At first sight, Star and Denver seem like any other pair of 3-month-old puppies. The two terrier-mix siblings like playing and exploring; they chase each other and the toys around the room until they nod off in bed.
However, there is something incredibly special about the way these two play. Star, who is deaf and virtually entirely blind, is able to live life to the fullest because of her brother’s caring care. Star is guided by Denver, who always makes sure she is secure.
Denver will go over to Star when she appears off, said to Jackie Kelleher, social media manager at the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC). They like to interact with one another, play tag, use rope toys, and gnaw on stuffed animals.
Denver makes sure his sister is aware of his presence by keeping an eye out for her all the time. He coerces her into doing this, according to Kelleher. He can also be smelled by Star, who will circle the room if she gets lost until she finds him. Even though the pups are safe today, things may have turned out very differently if it weren’t for the kindness of strangers.
A couple stumbled upon Star and Denver together with their mother and six siblings after they had been left in a rural part of Louisiana. The couple took care of the tiny family after the puppies finished breastfeeding and arranged for a rescue to take the litter in.
The eight puppies traveled over 2,000 miles to San Diego and then arrived at HWAC in early February. With the exception of Star and Denver, everyone has subsequently found their eternal homes.
The organization is presently seeking for someone who can give these puppies the care and attention they need, ideally someone local. Star cherishes her freedom and many times seems ignorant of her special needs as long as her brother is around to care over her.
When she advances to a new location, she cautiously puts one paw out in front of the other while moving very slowly to “map” the area around her. As long as they are around others, Denver will continue to be aware of her needs.
The two adorable puppies are best friends for life and are anxious to show their affection to the right household.