Here’s something to bark about: Batty’s got a buddy who’s just like him.
Thanks to a determined couple from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a blind bulldog that ended up at the Sacramento SPCA as a puppy now has a forever home with another dog, who’s blind just like he is.
According to a post on the Sacramento SPCA’s Facebook page, a Wisconsin couple who were the first to put in an adoption application with the shelter, drove some 2,000 miles to California to adopt the pooch (who made local news in early May for receiving a halo device from a nonprofit group, which helped him navigate easier).
The couple, named Cassidy Kraus and Brett Weyers, also own another blind dog named Sotiras and “seemed like the perfect fit,” the shelter said.
“On Friday, they hopped in the car with Soto and drove all the way to Sacramento!” reads the Facebook post. “They spent the afternoon with Batty and his foster parents, adopted him, and got back in the car to drive all the way home! Bon voyage, Batty! (Guess you’re a Packers fan now?)”
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According to Inside Edition, who also reported the story, the new family stopped at parks on the way home so the two new brothers — who were instantly friends — could play in the grass.
“Our hearts are so full of love right now,” Kraus wrote May 22 on Batty’s bon voyage Facebook photo, “and we cannot wait to start this journey with him and show him just how awesome the Packers and snow can really be!”
The Sacramento SPCA tells PEOPLE that Batty is “doing great” in his new home.