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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A blind dog stole hearts across the state, and now she's found her forever home.

After neglect from her previous owners, Skye lost both of her eyes. But now the dog has found a new family that has a lot of love to give. Skye is living life to the fullest with her new owners, Bethany and Ben.  

The 11-year-old dog was brought into MADACC with her eyes so badly infected, vets had to surgically remove them.

"Especially that eye with glaucoma, it puts a lot of pressure and it was uncomfortable for her, that's painful," said MADACC Medical Director Dr. Libby Gutting. 

MADACC posted pictures and videos of Skye on their social media pages on Tuesday, Oct. 22, saying she was ready for adoption.

"Tons of people were tagging us and asking us to go look at her and fell in love," Bethany said.

Bethany and her husband, Ben, rescued their new fur baby Thursday, Oct. 24, with smiles all around.

"It's great that we have people out there that are willing to take these animals like this because we see them so often."

Bethany has another special needs dog, also named Skye, who is deaf.

"I figured it worked out perfectly because one doesn't know his name and answers to anything," Bethany said smiling. 

She uses sign language to communicate with him, and with their new dog, they're using sounds to guide her.

The 11-year-old dog is now living out her best dog years in her forever home, showing all of us that dogs of all abilities have a lot to offer.

"Hopefully I just give her a good, happy ending to life," Bethany said. "If you see one with one eye, or no eyes, or a tongue sticking out, just remember they love you as much as you love them.

MADACC says while most of their animals are healthy, they see dogs with special needs on a daily basis who are looking for new homes. 

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