Meet adoptable deaf eight year old Labrador mix Neko who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will cherish  him and always keep him safe.

From the shelter: This is one special guy – Neko is an eight year old Labrador mix who is deaf but doesn’t let that slow him down. Since he has joined us, he has blossomed: a smart, spritely bundle of snow-white fur with mahogany spots. He loves our outside play yard, eagerly learning new skills and jumping in the pool while giving us his adorable, smiley head-tilt as if saying: “I’ll take that treat now…what are we going to do next?!” Neko is an expressive, sweet boy who needs a fenced yard to chase tennis balls and carouse – he loves to trot behind you and walk through your legs with his prize toy in his mouth…which is a challenge as he’s around 70lbs.

Neko loves neck and ear rubs and dances when you scratch his back and hips. Neko would benefit from joining a family who has experience with deaf dogs. He learns hand signals quickly and is very perceptive, a real love bug waiting to meet you. He’ll need to meet any potential family members including dogs and would be happiest as the only dog in the house. We are recommending children over the age of twelve because of his deafness. If you live in the Portland area, Fine Tuning Dog Training in Portland is willing to provide one free training session. Call the Clatsop County Animal Shelter in Warrenton, Oregon (outside of Astoria) at 503-861-7387 to schedule a time to meet Neko. The shelter is open noon to 4:00 Tuesday through Saturday. You can also send email inquiries to lindadygert@gmail.com.