Dogs don’t always get the kind of treatment they deserve, and that’s too bad because dogs are awesome. They’re fun, loyal companions who love a good cuddle. They even have the power to save your life. When Lauren Gauthier from East Amherst, New York, founded the Magic’s Mission Beagle and Hound Rescue Inc., she never imagined that she would end up being the one in need of rescuing. But one pooch with a major sight disadvantage returned the woman's kindness by using a highly enhanced ability—her sense of smell. Without it, Lauren might not be around today to tell the world her amazing story.
Meet Victoria, a one-eyed Treeing Walker Coonhound, who was waiting for a forever home at a shelter in South Carolina. Her odds of finding a human who would take her in weren’t good because she only had one eye. But then, she received a visit from a New York attorney named Lauren Gauthier, and suddenly, her outlook went from grim to hopeful.