While Jess Martin was volunteering at a local organization for animal rescue, she came across a charmingly cute canine named Amos. However, upon learning that the Staffordshire was born blind and struggling to find a permanent home, Jess decided to take him in as a foster parent temporarily. Little did she know, Amos would become a permanent resident in her house and bring about a significant change in his life.
Jess felt anxious about how Toby, her beloved 9-year-old terrier, would respond to his new foster sibling. She and Toby had shared many amazing experiences and developed a strong bond, so the idea of welcoming a new member into their family seemed daunting. However, after a few days of hesitation, Toby and Amos, the new foster pup, became fast friends.
Amos had spent his entire life at a rescue facility and had never lived in a home until Jess took him in. Due to his blindness, Amos struggled with even the simplest tasks such as finding his water bowl, bumping into walls, and being frightened by TV sounds and the feel of carpet on his paws. However, Toby, who was initially skeptical of Amos, surprised everyone by nudging him in the right direction when he needed help. This evolved into Toby becoming Amos’ unofficial guide and the two quickly became inseparable.
As Amos grew older, an eye doctor examined him and determined that his eyes were causing him daily pain and the most compassionate decision would be to remove them. After the surgery, Toby continued his role as Amos’ guide dog and even accompanied him on walks. Although Amos was initially nervous and easily frightened by surrounding noises, Toby would lie down and wait patiently for him to be ready to continue. Jess and her family were grateful to have two cherished buddies who had formed an unbreakable bond.
Strolling through the hills has turned into one of the most enjoyable activities for our furry companions! With Toby’s help, Amos navigates the paths with ease, relying on his friend’s nudges and body bumps to keep him on track. As they explore the great outdoors, their strong bond deepens, and they have developed a keen understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
While Amos has become an expert at hiking, he still has a lot to learn when it comes to socializing with other dogs. However, with Toby by his side, Amos is slowly but surely improving his communication skills. During encounters with other pups, Toby often plays the role of mediator, bridging the gap between Amos’ unconventional way of communicating and other dogs’ more typical communication techniques. Jess and Toby continue to work tirelessly every day to enhance Amos’ socialization abilities.