Update 11/29/17: Great news Cowboy’s foster mom has decided she is going to adopt him and take him to Therapy Dog Training. He loves everyone and everyone loves him so we wish Cowboy a wonderful life. From his foster mom Terri:
Hi Christina, I have decided to keep Cowboy after having him for a year. ️ He is very smart and loving and goofy. He knows no stranger and is good with all dogs. He knows signs for sit, come, down, off, eat, wait/stay, leave it, and drop it – all because of the invaluable resources provided by your website and Facebook community. My plan is to take him through therapy dog training to go into nursing homes, schools and hospitals to visit patients. Hopefully my schedule will permit me to be committed to that training.
He is becoming quite well known in my area with people who see him asking if he is cowboy. .
Thank you for what you and your organization does for the deaf dog community.
Above: updated photo of Cowboy 3/15/17
Cowboy came to this foster home in mid December 2106 with a deformity in his front legs, but with three weeks of wearing splints he has beautiful straight legs and can run and play with his foster siblings like a regular dog. Cowboy is deaf but we are working on training him with hand signs. He is very smart and eager to learn.