Born Blind, Smiley the Golden Retriever Becomes a Loving Therapy Dog

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Meet Smiley, a Golden Retriever born without eyes and raised in a puppy mill. Despite being born blind, Smiley is so happy and motivated that he has now found a new purpose in life as a therapy dog for the mentally ill and disabled.

Smiley sees patients on a weekly basis. The photographer behind the session you see below is Stacey Morrison, who said that Smiley bumps into things quite a lot and doesn't always know when to stop running towards you, other than that he's just like any other fun and loving pup.

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Smiley the Golden Retriever was found in a puppy mill by Joanne.

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Smiley was born without eyes and had them sewn shut to stop infections.

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This affects him from time to time. Sometimes he will bump into things, but that doesn't stop him from smiling.

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Joanne just had to adopt this adorable and loving pup!

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Smiley now works as a licensed therapy dog for the mentally ill and disabled.

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Smiley is capable of spreading happiness to pretty much everyone, some of his patients only ever smile when they see him.

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And you can see why. How can you not smile at a face this cute!?

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Photos via happytailspetphotography.ca