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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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