Bonded pair of blind canine and seeing-eye cat up for adoption

Despite being an odd couple, Max and Spike are a couple of close friends who, despite their differences, have long been supportive of each other.

This blind dog and the seeing eye cat are a bonded couple who can soon be adopted together once they are in good health. After severe cataracts caused him pain, Spike had to remove both eyes. Max was a support cat for the dog.

“It’s pretty sweet to see a dog and cat with such friendship,” said Amanda McClughan of the Saving Grace Animal Society.

The Saving Grace Animal Society oversees an animal shelter, sanctuary, and number of nursing homes in central Alberta. Max and Spike are at their animal shelter in Alix, a village more than 50 kilometers northeast of Red Deer.

McClughan said they are waiting for this to heal before the couple are adopted.

The two lived mostly outdoors before they came to Saving Grace’s animal shelter, McClughan said, adding that their friendship likely began with mutual warmth against the elements. Together, Max provides some level of support to keep Spike’s stress and anxiety down.

Once Spike’s stitches are removed, McClughan says they will write a post telling the story of the two animals and letting everyone know that they are available for adoption.

“They’re really just looking for a quieter home and someone who has the patience to work with Spike to show him his new surroundings,” said McClughan. “And then someone who can offer Max a nice home environment.”