Originally Posted by First Lady
Blue was surrendered by a breeder due to his being deaf. Deaf dogs can lead very fulfilling lives, they just have special needs when it comes to training. For example he has a collar that vibrates. The vibration is simply to get his attention and then he will respond to hand signals. He has been in training for a few weeks now.
Many of our rescues stay in foster homes until their initial issues are resolved. For some that is a short time, for others like Rowdy
, (the one I'm fostering) it can be months before they are ready for adoption.
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I can relate and have a special place in my heart for this. My previous dog lost her hearing when she was 7...and she lost her sight (and one eye) when she was 9. For the first year after that, the poor girl could barely walk around the house and was always walking into things. Spooked by everything. She would barley move from the centre of the living room. Raising her was difficult, but after about a year she adapted and went on to live 5 healthy and happy years after that.
Some said we should put her down...that it would be expensive and lots of work, but that is what owning an animal is about. Blue's story touched on that for me. The lttle guy is 5 months old. I looked at the adoption link, and it looks like everyone would like to give this guy a home (myself included) but at the end of the day I would be quite content for him to keep his leg and find a loving home.
End my long story....but thank you First Lady for sharing with CP.