A kind hearted couple travelled hundreds of miles to give a new home to a blind rescue dog after spotting it on Facebook.
Delphine, a black and white springer spaniel, was left tethered to a pile of bricks with no food, water or shelter.
She was suffering with cataracts in both eyes and an operation to improve her sight unfortunately left the poor pooch blind.
But now the glum little dog’s life has been transformed after her story was spotted on Facebook by her new owners, John and Anne Hopkins.
The couple from Wokingham, Berks., made the 130 mile round trip to Leybourne Animal Centre, Kent, four times to build up Delphine’s confidence.
At home John and Anne use voice commands to warn the pooch if there is a step up or down and they have put down mats to signal when she is going into different parts of the house.
John said: “It is incredible how quickly she has learned to trust us. When we met her for the first time she was pacing around and when we touched her she flinched. She was extremely nervous.
“Delphine has gradually learned to relax with us. Her little tail never stops wagging now.”
“She has grown in confidence and finds her way around without a problem. She’s an absolute treasure, she lifts her paw up to let us know she wants a tummy rub.”
Delphine, whose age is unknown, had been dumped in a remote lane in Maidstone, Kent, and was found in May.