found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
My name is Mickey!
Facts about Mickey
- Breed: Rat Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
- Color: White
- Age: Young
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Mickey is a dog we rescued from Death Row. He is also deaf. It took us a few days to realize he was deaf. He interacted with us, and other animals as any dog would. His foster realized he couldn’t hear when training started. Here are some Facts: .Deafness is more common in white animals. The most common cause of congenital deafness is pigment related. A BAER test is the only 100% reliable method for determining that a dog is deaf, but since this test is very expensive we must rely on our own experiences. Deaf pets are just like hearing pets. Deaf pets are just as intelligent as hearing pets. They make great only pets or do well with other animals in the home--it's a myth that a deaf pet "needs" a hearing companion to function successfully. Deaf dogs bark, whine, and make all the regular sounds their hearing counterparts make. They can be taught sign language commands and are fully trainable. The only real caveat in adopting a deaf pet is that it should never be allowed to roam freely outdoors ( just like any other animal) unless it is in a securely fenced enclosure, since they cannot hear cars or other dangers approaching. Mickey is now being trained with hand signals. He is a happy and very friendly little guy. He is very playful and sweet, and loves to cuddle with people. He gets along well with other animals, and is good with children. We are working on housebreaking, Mickey is around 7 months old, and 15 lbs. He is still growing and a little underweight. Mickey has been neutered, is up to date on all shots, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 Mickey is being fostered in Fort Wayne, In. Visit Our Website to fill out an application