*SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTER NEEDED**

Lilith is a big girl with lots of love to give. Lilith is a female American Bulldog mix that weighs 96 pounds. She is around 2 years old. This gorgeous girl came to us as an owner surrender. Lilith is hearing impaired but she does not let that slow her down one bit. We are committed to helping Lilith and her adopter with resources and training tips to ensure a successful adoption. Lilith has been a wonderful shelter guest. She keeps her kennel clean and waits patiently for her turn to walk in the park. She is high energy and walks well on leash. She loves everyone so much that she jumps on them. Teen children are ok. We don’t want Lilith knocking down little children. She does not know her size. An adopter with large dog breed experience will be preferred. A meet and greet with any resident canine is required. Cat compatibility is unknown. Lilith will need a physically fenced in yard. Lilith is a very happy girl. She loves all physical activities and particularly enjoys playing with giant hard plastic balls. Lilith is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative and up to date on all vaccines. If you are looking for a derpy yet elegant looking dog to add to your family, please email dogadoptions@parmashelter.org to schedule an appointment to meet her. The shelter is closed to the public at this time but you can still meet Lilith by scheduling an appointment. Lilith’s adoption fee is $160.

Lilith was assessed on 9-16-22 by Mary from the Acorn Project. Please read below!

I met with your shelter staff to assess whether or not Lilith is deaf or not. She is absolutely hearing impaired those she does appear to respond to some noise – depending. She did not respond to voice encouragement, clapping hands, etc. She did respond to a loud whistle – though she appeared to not recognize from what direction the noise was coming from…she just looked around.

Lilith is very smart and caught on quickly to hand signs for sit and shake. We worked on the two most fundamental hand-signs that being Watch – Me and Good Job and those need to be reinforced. Her default behavior is sitting and she quickly associated that with the hand sign for the because with a reinforcement of good job.

She was awesome and very friendly in the play yard – she is very treat motivated and that will assist you greatly when training her. We also worked on not pulling when she is on lease and she was doing well. She was pulling and leash biting when we first took her out. She showed no dog reactivity when we were working with her. She is very smart and very interested in learning.

When a dog is hearing impaired as she is – it is suggested she be considered deaf so that training can progress.

You can check out all of our Deaf Dogs Rock  training resources here.