Dog Was Returned To Shelter When Her New Family Realized She Was Deaf. Now She’s Looking For A Home

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Red, a two-year-old Australian Cattle dog, was adopted not too long after she arrived at the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colorado. But sadly, she was brought back a few days later because her new family realized she was deaf, and did not want a special needs dog.

She was at the shelter for such a short period of time before being adopted, that the staff never realized she was deaf. Her new family figured it out when she was sleeping and wouldn’t wake up to loud noises or them calling her name.

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

But now, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Wags and Menace Make a Difference Foundation, Red is getting a second chance and will get special sign language training. The classes will be with a professional certified trainer, and will teach both Red and her future owner different signing techniques.

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

Red will now stay at Foothills Animal Shelter until she finds a forever home. Her ideal home would be one where positive reinforcement training and sign language training is a priority. Since she is deaf and gets startled easily, she’d do best in a home without kids or a lot of activity. She also may do best as the only dog in the house.

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

Her adoption fee is $200 and includes spay surgery, initial vaccinations, a microchip, and a certificate for free vet office visit, as well as the sign language classes!

If you’re interested in adopting this sweet dog, call 303-278-7575

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.