Meet adoptable deaf springer spaniel mix Maverick who has been patiently waiting at a shelter for a person who will love him, make positive reinforcement training a priority and always keep him safe.
From the shelter: Male possible springer spaniel/Aussie mix, about 45lbs, Maverick is up to Date on shots, neutered, and micro-chipped. This baby boy is special needs with some neurological issues and he is confirmed to be deaf. Maverick gets around great, he loves to play, he enjoys the company of other dogs and cats. He is a big goofy goober dog. With his neurological issues, the vet thinks he might have been born with them or possibly abused. He was brought to our rescue when he was about 3-4 months old. We have had him vetted and he is ready to be adopted by his forever family/person.
Due to his circumstances of being deaf and a little wobbly, he will need someone that is loving, has patience, is committed to training and being his advocate by always keeping his safety a priority. His back legs are wobbly therefore he tends to only go or turn in one direction. His head stays tilted to one side. Other than his physical challenges, he is your typical dog.
Maverick is learning some hand sign cues and tends he to pick them up quickly. He is a smart boy! He is used to a kennel inside for sleeping or when not at home. He is not kennel trained for the bathroom at this time, but I do feel he can be with some additional positive reinforcement potty/crate training.
Maverick is an all around great dog and if you want one that will keep you laughing he fits the bill perfectly.