Meet Juke who is a young deaf dog looking for a loving forever home with someone who will be committed to continuing his training to help him be the best dog he can be. He needs a person to love him and always keep him safe. Juke is an intelligent, handsome dog looking for rescue or dog savvy adopter at Charlottesville- Albemarle SPCA!
Young Juke is looking for rescue commitment, a foster home or a forever home.
Juke was brought to the CASPCA when he was still an adolescent. He was found by a good Samaritan who brought him to us when he couldn’t locate his owners. Juke’s striking looks made him very popular with the shelter’s visitors, but his exuberant behavior didn’t show well in the shelter, and Juke was passed on for many months.
Juke is hearing impaired, sensitive and very smart. The lack of environmental stimulation at the shelter is difficult for him. Juke will occasionally use his mouth when he wants attention from his handler, a behavior we have been working to change with the help of a professional trainer who specializes in deaf dogs. Together we taught Juke sign language- he can sit, lay down, stay and come on cue. He does well wearing a Gentle Leader head halter.
Despite the daily walks and play sessions with other dogs, Juke needs more than we can give him. Juke needs an experienced, consistent handler who can work with him and give him the attention he needs.