Hello, I’m Mitchell. I am a young deaf dog who loves to be close to my people and I am looking for a new loving forever home. I was found as a stray in NC, with a chain still around my neck-YIKES! Since I cannot hear human words, I may have been thought untrainable. But, I really feel happy when a person makes an effort to communicate with me in a way I understand, so I think you will find me eager to please. I have learned several signs people make with their hands.
I walk well on a leash and am a good learner. I enjoy training.
I love to run and play. I especially love to run and romp in water! And I can’t forget to tell you how much I love to sniff and explore in the woods. I really enjoy snuffle mats and slow feeder bowls that are like a maze. I am curious and pretty adventurous. I want you to know I really like getting love and being petted. I will even give you kisses on the cheek to say thank you, unless you teach me not to do that. I understand the sign for “no-no.”
I’m proud to tell you I earned a gold star for car riding and visiting a new house. I sometimes ride with my paw on the driver, just chillin’. I was told that is very endearing.
You’ll want to know that I am working on learning the right place to go potty, probably because I was outside more than inside until I was rescued. A regular potty schedule will help me learn what is right. They think I was hit when I had accidents where I used to live, so maybe that’s why I was living outside. I used to have stains in my beautiful white fur that came from sitting in yucky stuff, so I did not receive the care all dogs deserve. My volunteer friends think it’s great that my happy personality still shines through in spite of this neglect, and the fact that I was not being given the guidance every dog needs.
I was proud to be the dog my rescue took to a kids’ camp to teach them how to approach and meet new dogs. I was gentle and calm with those elementary grade kids, who were gentle and calm with me.
I was a super star at that job, if I do say so myself.
I do not like people getting near my favorite toys or my meals, so it is best if I lived with dog-savvy kids over 10.
The volunteers think I’ll be fine with a mellow dog who lets me eat in a different space and understands I have to be taught the rules of play and polite behavior.
When I am adopted, my adoption counselor will show my new family the signs I understand. This will help my transition into a new place. You don’t have to have had experience with a non-hearing dog to be my chosen family, but you will need to commit to a positive reinforcement training program.
If you are interested in adding Mitchell to your family, please complete an application on our website: www.crcpa.org/adopt
Canine Rescue of Central PA Inc.
PO Box 129
Dillsburg, PA 17019