Sadly Prince has now died but Robbie is still available for re-homing.
A National Canine Defence League rehoming centre is appealing for a new home for two of its dogs – one of which acts as a guide dog for his blind companion.
The story of Robbie and Prince is a touching tale of dogged determination. Robbie, a 13-year-old Labrador, is a guide dog with a difference — instead of leading a blind human, he leads his lifelong friend, an 18-year-old cross breed called Prince.
The two dogs are currently living at the NCDL’s Canterbury rehoming centre after their previous owner became ill and could no longer look after them.
The two cannot bear to be parted and Prince relies on Robbie to be his eyes, as he cannot see objects in front of him due to cataracts.
NCDL Canterbury Manager, Grant Harper, said: “Robbie and Prince are fantastic dogs who mean the world to each other. If you saw them together you would understand why we cannot part them.
“They have developed a bond over time that cannot be broken. Robbie has naturally taken up the role of guide dog for Prince and it seems to work well for both of them. They are easy going dogs who just want to be together”
The pair are quite active, despite Prince suffering from extensive liver damage, and would suit a home with older children and another dog so that Robbie will have a companion when Prince is no longer with him.
Prince is on a considerable amount of medication, which will continue to be funded by the NCDL after rehoming, and has a limited life span.Staff at the NCDL are desperate to find the dogs a new home so that Prince can enjoy the remainder of his days in a home rather than a kennel environment.
If you are interested in rehoming Robbie and Prince please call NCDL Canterbury (tel: 01227 792505).