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Here are a few of the THS adoptables who have either been at the shelter too long, or do not have as high of a chance for adoption as others.
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Meeko came to us as 1 of an 11 member litter. He is an Australian Shepherd mix but must have gotten the double merle gene that results in deafness and blindness. We believe he can see "straight on" but has no peripheral vision which results in him being easily startled. He is all high energy pup as he is not quite a year old; his date of birth is 4/30/19. The following is taken from "Dogster" magazine:
“Deaf dogs actually learn a lot faster than your average dog because they learn by watching and are not confused by our words,” says Robin Menard, founder and president of Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation. “Dogs are nonverbal and do not speak English, but we often forget that in communicating with our pets.”
Your deaf dog won’t hear the word “sit,” but he’ll quickly understand the hand signal you use and the rewarding treat he receives each time he assumes the position. Each dog’s learning ability is different, but with hand signals, you can teach your dog as many things as he’s willing to absorb. Because your dog doesn’t hear the chatter of the family entering the living room, or the creak of the front door, he may exhibit a negative reaction when approached unexpectedly. This is often misinterpreted as aggressive behavior. But anyone –- deaf or with pitch-perfect hearing –- can become startled when someone unexpectedly materializes in front of them.
First, try to avoid situations where he can be startled. Approach your dog carefully, stomping your feet or flickering a light if he isn’t paying attention. Wait for him to acknowledge before you continue.
You can also set up your home to minimize unexpected encounters: Place his bed against a wall or in a corner, turn his food dish so he’s facing out rather facing the wall. Arrange your furniture in an open manner, minimizing blind spots. " See more at https://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/deaf-dogs-make-great-pets
Fairy Tail-waggin' Happily Ever Afters
Our little ones going home to new loves and happily ever after homes!