My name is Vidar!

Shar Pei Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Vidar
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Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

Facts about Vidar

  • Breed: Shar Pei Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Vidar is a Shar Pei-mix, male, 4 years of age. *Special Needs---Deaf*

Dignified, noble, and highly intelligent, Vidar is a special needs dog who is deaf, and he needs a loving forever home with an adoptive family who is willing to learn and substitute clear, consistent hand signals for verbal commands when communicating with him. A responsible, caring owner – confident, naturally assertive, and with prior dog experience - who establishes a relationship of mutual respect, appreciating Vidar’s intelligence and strong-willed character while consistently enforcing household rules – this puts him on a path to success and sets him up to a well-mannered canine and loving family pet.

Vidar, like all dogs, needs the security of routine and knowing what to expect…and what is expected of him. Training and Socialization classes are highly recommended. Not only would Vidar enjoy and benefit from classes, but he’ll no doubt excel. This will also be an excellent way to establish leadership and a trust bond with Vidar while reinforcing good canine manners.

Loyal and extremely devoted to those he knows, Vidar is an alert dog who, when out of his comfort zone, can be discerning of strangers. Needing a respectful minute when meeting new people, he is quick to take cues from his handler and will relax immediately following his handlers lead. Frequent, on-going socialization --- providing safe opportunities for him to meet new people and master new activities and situations --- these things are essential in helping Vidar develop the confidence and powers of discrimination he needs to be the happy, well-mannered, people-pleasing canine he was born to be.

Sensitive and serious-minded, yet also wholly sincere and loving, Vidar needs and craves human companionship and close contact, and he’ll thrive in a home where he can count on both. He will surely enjoy and appreciate any opportunity to learn new things. Most of all needing family members who are willing to learn and offering time, attention, and commitment; this canine companion offers his faithful devotion for a lifetime…and he asks the same in return.

Vidar is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, low-active to moderately-active lifestyle and with family members either experienced with meeting the needs of a deaf dog or with a willingness to learn how to. Vidar may not be all that comfortable with young, really active or unruly children, so we recommend a home with children over the age 12 or no children. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.

Come meet Vidar at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.

For more information you can email or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.

Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.

Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.

In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.

About Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

About Our Shelter...

Monroe County Animal Control endeavors to protect people from the perils that result from the interaction with domestic animals. Furthermore we seek to protect animals from neglect and abuse inflicted upon them in violation of current laws. We continue our efforts through education and enforcement working toward a community where the quality of life for man or animal in not negatively affected by the other.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Please see our Wish List on List is under: Monroe County Animal Control Shelter,

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come meet our shelter animals at the Monroe County Animal Shelter 911 S. Raisinville Rd. We are right next door to the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Our hours of operation are: Tue-Fri 9am -3pm & Saturday 9am -2pm We are closed Sundays & Mondays

Please also see some of our cats Petsmart & Pets Supplies Plus in Monroe. Our cats are sponsored by: The Alliance for Spay/Neuter

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a dog or cat from the shelter: We adopt on a first come, first serve basis. You must come into the shelter and fill out an adoption application and put down a $10 non-refundable application fee to secure your spot for adoption. Currently the cost for adopting a shelter animal is $35. $10 is a non-refundable application fee, $25 is collected for the spay/neuter portion of the contract. Adopters sign a contract agreeing to have the dog/cat spayed or neutered within 30 days. We are currently offering a Voucher at the time of adoption. The voucher covers the cost of the spay/neuter surgery. There are 9 area Veterinarians that are participating in this program and the surgery must be done at one of these vets.

If you rent and want to adopt, before we start the adoption process, you must come in with a letter from your Landlord, with a copy of their picture ID, stating you may have an animal in your house. If you own or rent a mobile home or live in an Apartment complex, we must have a letter on the parks letterhead from the manager stating you can have an animal in your home.