Update 9-26-2012: We are very proud to announce Bud has been adopted by the founders of Deaf Dogs Rock Christina and Chris Lee. Nitro head dog at Deaf Dogs Rock now has a new little brother. Thanks to everyone who shared his listing. Once he got here on Bluebird Farm, he decided he was one of us so we agreed and he is officially Bud Lee.
Meet beautiful Bud. I got this email from Bud’s mom and here is the choice she has to make to keep her other small dogs safe and from being run over by a big goofy puppy since Bud is so much bigger then the other dogs in her home. From Teresa Preston: ”Bud is my 8 month old DEAF white male boxer that I would love to find a good home. He is up to date on all his vaccinations and has been given Heartgard & treated with Frontline since we have had him. I have a male dachshund that was injured from playing roughly with Bud and by accident the dachshund now has severe back issues. I can no longer keep Bud with my other house dogs because of having to keep them from running and playing so roughly. I have 3 other dachshunds as well that are between 3 and 5 yrs of age.”
“I would love to find Bud a good home and someone willing to devote the time needed to train him. He is very active and hasn’t filled out in weight like he should Bud does not have any ear canals which I think is keeping him from being able to hear. Sometimes we think he hears loud shrill noises and he might could hear if the canals were opened up but am unable to afford this. Please help me to find Bud a good home with a loving family. I live in Southeastern Kentucky and would be willing to help with getting him to a good home.”
“ He loves other dogs but has never been around cats. He loves children and is very playful and active. I have 8 other dogs and cannot give Bud the extra attention that is required for him as a deaf dog. He needs someone willing to give him special attention and that is willing to provide him a loving home. He is house trained to go outside and has been treated with Frontline and Heartgard. He knows some sign language and has a very healthy appetite.
Thank you for your help.
Note from Christina with Deaf Dogs Rock: Since Bud is deaf he will need a family willing to invest some time in training and teaching him to be the best dog he can be. This also means teaching him the “leave it” sign command and the “gentle” sign command. My deaf dog Nitro lives with two very small dogs and when rough play starts he gets the “gentle” sign and if he isn’t gentle all play stops abruptly. For my 12 pound 10 year old dog he knows to “leave it” with her and would never play with her. So Bud needs some basic manners training. An ideal situation for Bud would be if his new family could make the commitment to enroll Bud into Group Positive Reinforcement Training class (they are very inexpensive) so he can be on his way to earning his AKC Canine Good Citizen Award (check out all the deaf dogs on our AKC – CGC Wall of Fame). Bud needs a family that owns their home and has a fenced back yard so he won’t be re-homed over and over again (to many times people rent and have to move and then a boxer is way to big to be accepted into a rental situation and the dog ends up at the pound). The owner of Bud will expect Vet/boarding references and do a home visit to interview members of your family and to see what other animals you live with.
If you are a “dog flipper” and thinking about calling about this dog, please don’t because trust me you will be discovered.
UPDATE: Bud is here on the farm at DeafDogsRock.com and I will be fostering him for the next several weeks to do some trianing. If you are interested in Bud and live in the Roanoke Valley here in VA then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock