Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Safety is Needed for this Deaf Dog in PA

This dog needs a special foster or adoptive home right away.

Beans is a beautiful young dog in a really hard situation. He is completely deaf, so he is very confused and unsure of himself in the shelter environment. He was surrendered by his owner because of a move to a no-pets-allowed apartment, and he obviously has no idea what has happened to the life he knew.

He needs to leave the shelter for a foster home or a forever home that will be able to help him with special challenges. Deaf dogs require training with hand signals instead of vocal cues, and Beans is no exception. Since he is people-loving and eager to please, he will probably learn quickly.

Beans is a very sweet boy and is very affectionate with people. He also seems to like other dogs. However, he doesn't have great social skills and isn't sure how to introduce himself to other dogs appropriately. So he could use some help with that, too.

Beans is between 1 and 2 years old, neutered, and up to date on shots.

If you are interested in helping Beans by providing a foster or adoptive home with the special training he'll need, please email Natalie@phillypaws.org to set up a time to meet him--he isn't in the public areas at the shelter.

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