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Meet the Blind Service Dog Whose Smile Has Gone Viral


Meet Smiley, a dog born without eyes who now works as a therapy dog at St. John’s Ambulance in Stouffville, Canada.

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Joanne George rescued Smiley from a puppy mill when he was about 1 or 2 years old, according to ABC. George also owns a deaf Great Dane named Tyler. While Tyler is more energetic, Smiley has great people skills and does well in crowds. He uses his charm to connect with nursing home patients. Smiley works as a service dog and visits nursing homes and schools with his owner.

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“This man Teddy, [he had] no speech, no communication at all. [The staff] had never seen Teddy smile before,” George told ABC. But “[Teddy] smiled when Smiley got into his vision.”

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