found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
It's now become a running joke that NLOL has become the safe haven for deaf dogs - which we find to be quite flattering! We received a call from Chicago's Animal Care and Control letting us know they had our favorite kind of dog. Yep, a gorgeous, white, blue eyed/brown eyed deaf boxer mix. Eve is now our 4th deaf dog in less than two years and we're thrilled to have her on board. When we showed up to meet her at ACC, the poor thing was just sitting in her cage completely shut off from the world, not quite sure what the heck was going on. We took her out into the field behind ACC where we could get a better idea of what this gal was all about. Once out of her cage, she displayed all the boxer characteristics (along with the funny deaf dog quirks) that we know and love. Our intake directors were quite surprised to find she knew the "sit" hand command. Such a smart girl! After our standard careful temperament testing and evaluation, we decided she was a winner and quickly whisked her away.
NLOL Chicago believes that every dog deserves the same treatment regardless of their special needs. With the experience of placing three deaf bullies under our belt, we knew we were uniquely suited to help this gorgeous little girl, so we were happy to welcome her to the club. Just like NLOL alums Sprout, Possum, and Scout, Eve will need a dedicated person or family to help her adjust to life without sound. Eve has tons of great boxer energy. She loves going on walks with our volunteers and is in the process of learning leash manners and how to sit at corners. Because some of our volunteers have experience working with deaf dogs, we'll be spending time with Eve getting her used to eye contact and learning basic hand commands. (Click here to see a video of Eve showing off her obedience skills!)
While our good friends at Lucky Dog are eager to board and work with sweet Eve, our goal is to find a foster or adoptive home where she can receive some one on one attention. We'd love to find a place for Eve to go where someone can give her the opportunity to blossom into a wonderful companion. Because she is deaf, there will be some challenges to overcome, but that does not mean she cannot live the same sort of life as a dog who can hear. Eve is dog friendly and very much loves her humans.
Unfortunately, deafness is not uncommon in white dogs, and especially in dogs bred by irresponsible backyard breeders. Don't worry - Eve doesn't know that anything's wrong with her, and we're working to make her the best pup she can be! Check out href="http://www.deafdogs.org">www.deafdogs.org for more info on living with a deaf dog.
Because of Eve's breed and hearing impairment, we would prefer an applicant who has deaf dog experience and/or large breed/boxer experience or a first time owner who is a very dog savvy person. If you or anyone you know is up for this amazingly rewarding challenge, please contact us!