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Blind Labrador Retriever Finds His Own Guide Dog In His Furry Best Friend


In Myerstown, Pennsylvania,  a blind Labrador Retriever has found his own guide dog in his furry buddy.

A 5-year-old blind black Labrador Retriever named Hutch and his best friend Starsky, a 2-year-old male BeagleDachshund mix, are taken in by the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

Hutch and Starsky came to the Humane Society as strays about a month ago, according to Kacy Hess, the shelter’s director of communications.

“Someone found them wandering around Lebanon City, and brought them in,” Hess told Lebanon Daily News.

The Labrador may be visually impaired but he gets around well thanks to Starsky, who is always by his side to guide him.

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Humane Society of Lebanon County

An employee of the shelter named the dogs after the crime-fighting protagonists of “Starsky & Hutch,” a 1970s television series and a 2004 movie.

Despite his disability, Hutch is very outgoing. On the other hand, Starsky is not as confident. But when they are together, Starksky feels more comfortable.

“They could have met as friends on the street or came from the same house,” Hess said.

Because of their bond and dependence on each other, Hess said Hutch and Starsky must be adopted together. She also recommended that a family with older children would be best.

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Hutch is the first blind dog the shelter took in.

“It can sometimes be easier to get those adopted, because I think people have compassion and want to help them out,” Hess said.

In the hope of getting Hutch and Starsky adopted together, the Humane Society of Lebanon County is offering a two for one adoption fee for them.

If you wish to adopt Starsky and Hutch or any other dogs under the Human Society’s care, you are encouraged to drop by the shelter to personally fill out an application.

We wish you the best, Hutch and Starsky!