BREED: Labrador/GSD/Terrier mix
COAT: Short but thick and tail with some fluff
AGE: 3 -4 yrs old (as of April 2016)
TEMPMT: Playful but calms down quickly for love, kisses and snuggling
PETS: Good with dogs; Not good with cats
HUMANS: Good with all humans. Careful at first but learns to trust quickly
CHILDREN: Children 8 to 10 yrs old or older who understand to respect dogs
TRAINING: Professionally obedience trained to sign language
VETTING: Fully vetted and up to date; healthy
SPECIAL NEEDS: Deaf
CONTACT: SilverRescue@gmail.com for an application
Dusty is a sweet, lovely boy. He loves people and dogs. He loves to snuggle, go for walks, and play with his doggy girlfriends. Dusty is good with dogs but afraid of cats and thus charges them. Dusty is a great boy and just about perfect but he has one imperfection. He is deaf.
We believe Dusty was born perfectly normal and an untreated ear infection caused his deafness. Scars on his body shows at very minimum neglect if not abuse. Dusty functions perfectly well in every other way. He compensates for his deafness by watching his companion dogs and taking cues from them. Dusty has been obedience trained to sign language.
He is ready for his own family, someone who does not mind that to communicate with him is just a little different. His deafness does not handicap him. He does not realize he is any different from any other dog. He enjoys the companionship of a calm female. And if he is to be a companion to another dog will be adopted to a clam female only.
Dusty will be adopted to an inside forever home. A 6 ft fence is required. Must own home. No rentals, please. References, vet check and a home visit are required. Dusty's adoption fee of $250 will be used to help other abandoned pets like him.
Read his story below and then contact us for an application at SilverRescue@gmail.com
When we came across Dusty he had attached himself to a young man who was kind to him but did not want him. Everywhere the young man went Dusty followed, prancing beside him looking at him adoringly hoping and wishing that this was his forever friend. Poor boy. He was so lost and so lonely in his quiet world. It was a lucky thing he did not attach himself to an evil human that would abuse him. We are sure Dusty was dumped because of his deafness. Try as he might to please his people he could not. Unruly because he could not hear their words that might have taught him to sit and come and heel, etc., he was an unruly puppy getting stronger and more difficult to handle. Taking the easy way out, they dumped him. How long was he alone and hungry? They young man I found him with could not understand and speak English well so he could not tell me.
When we took him in we sent Dusty to doggy boot camp to learn his commands – hand signals and to learn how to live in a house and be socialized to other dogs. He did well and he is ready for his own family and home. He will make a sweet companion. Won’t you give him the love and life he deserves?
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