Update: 2-27-2012: Katrina has been ADOPTED!
Meet sweet Katrina! We are proud to introduce our beautiful Katrina! Katrina is a truly special dog. She is classified as “special needs” because she is deaf. But being special is so much more than that! Katrina was once an adorable little puppy. Whomever owned her must not have been able to figure out why their precious puppy wouldn’t listen. Maybe they thought she was just a dumb dog and Katrina found herself living outside with no one to help her learn how to be a good dog and no one to take care of her.
Animal control brought her to the shelter when she broke loose and no one came to look for her. Katrina tested heartworm positive while in the shelter. Her health deteriorated and her behavior was difficult. But a wonderful trainer saw potential in Katrina and brought her to his facility (J-Mac’s K9 Academy) to board and train. Training got off to a slow start because Katrina needed her heartworm treatment and had to be kept quiet and calm. After treatment she was back on her feet and more than ready to learn! Since then Katrina has been receiving training regularly and has learned hand signals, loose leash walking, and manners. She is ready to progress to her next stop – a home- and continue to learn about being a house pet. And what a fun and loving pet she will be! Katrina and her new owner will receive complimentary training and support at J-Mac’s K9 Academy in Hammonton, NJ.
Katrina will thrive with an active owner who will enjoy spending time with her on hikes or walks and providing her with regular exercise. She is a high-energy and fun-loving! We recommend that Katrina’s home have teenaged or older children, as she can startle because of her inability to hear. While Katrina is dog-social and enjoys the company of other dogs, she may enjoy being an only pet so her owner can focus on making her the best pet she can possibly be! Most of all, Katrina needs an owner who will see her and understand her as she is- A beautiful, strong dog, a work in progress, a companion, a partner, and a friend. If you believe that you and Katrina are the perfect match, please contact CCSPCA_Foster@yahoo.com or submit our online adoption application.
To fill in an adoption application click HERE.
More about Katrina – Video!
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • Special Needs • Primary color: White or Cream • Coat length: Short
Check out Katrina’s awesome training video!!!
Cumberland County SPCA and Animal Shelter, Vineland, NJ
Note from Christina of Deaf Dogs Rock: I don’t know if you all remember me talking about the Cumberland County SPCA and Animal Shelter but I wrote about them several months ago bragging on how they try very hard to get their adoptable dogs into foster and then training. Case in point, Katrina is currently in training and boarding learning her manners and sign commands. Seh is young and still learning so she would make a great addition to someone looking for a sweet deaf American Bulldog.