Meet adoptable deaf 6.5 year old German Shepherd Mondo who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will cherish him, become his new best friend and always keep him safe.

From his caregiver: Mondo is a 6 1/2 year old German Shepherd who is active, loves people and especially loves his caretakers. He is smart and learns quickly…an enthusiastic pup. I am caring for Mondo until he can find his forever family. I responded to a leaflet that described Mondo asking for help in finding him a home. His family was divorcing and neither spouse could provide for him. Upon meeting Mondo I realized he was deaf. The family had not recognized this. What the family did do was provide Mondo a loving home for over six years where he learned to trust and love others. This foundation of love, consistency has been valuable as Mondo adjusts to being away from them AND as he learns to interact and communicate without hearing. His resilience is a super power. He truly is an extraordinary dog.

I began working with a trainer when I realized he was deaf. I needed to be better so that he could adjust. That is not always necessary but given all his losses I thought it important to educate myself. In a recent training session the trainer described him as an adolescent at his first dance….awkward. However the trainer found his engaging personality and willingness to trust amazing. I am committed to providing for Mondo until he finds a home that will care for him, love him and interact with him with the same exuberance he will bring to that family. Mondo would do best in a home without cats and at most one other dog. He is up to date on his vaccines and recently had a dental. Monzo was prescribed Prozac three years ago for anxiety. More than likely this was related to his losing his hearing.

With Mondo you will find a loyal and empathic companion. He ia not destructive when left alone. Mondo will greet you each time with such zeal….whether it has been five minutes or several hours. He loves to be active and does well on a leash. Mondo is learning to check in as we walk and the rump tap has been highly effective. He simply loves to learn and please his person. A great addition to any family. If you are interested in adopting Mondo and can meet him in person in Redmond, OR, please email Pam for the adoption process and adoption fees details at: pam.mindt@gmail.com