Therapy Dog Born Without Eyes Is Transforming Lives
Smiley the dog is a wonder.
Despite the fact Smiley was born without eyes, he serves as a therapy dog, working for hours each day with kids and the elderly in Canada.
Smiley, who is a golden retriever also suffering from dwarfism, is now 12 years old. His owner, Joanne George, rescued the pooch a decade ago and said everyone can relate to him.
“People were so drawn to him, so inspired by him,” she said. “I realized this dog has to be a therapy dog — I have to share him.”
George claims Smiley, who she trained to follow her voice, was helped, in part, by befriending a Great Dane who’s deaf, helping Smiley “break out of his shell.”
It’s always heartwarming to see dogs helping people, whether it’s an everyday situation or giving us a laugh.