MNN Galleries

7 inspiring dogs from the 'Pets With Disabilities' project

By: Laura Moss on May 20, 2012, 5:47 p.m.
Diego, blind Chihuahua, and pug Buddy Nixon

Photo: Carli Davidson

4 of 8

Diego and Buddy Nixon

Diego the Chihuahua lost his eyesight when he was attacked by a coyote at the age of 5, but when his lifelong canine companion passed away, Diego was literally lost without him. Then Diego’s owners introduced him to Buddy Nixon, a pug they’d rescued from a shelter, and today Diego uses Buddy as a seeing-eye dog by following the tapping of his nails.