Neptune – OR

Neptune – OR

Meet Neptune

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Description: White/Black Spotted

Gender: Male

Weight: 35.8 lbs.

Age: 1 years 8 months

Spayed / Neutered: Yes

House Trained? No

Crate Trained? Unknown

General Training? Some

Good with Children? No

Good with Other Dogs? Some

Good with Cats? Unknown

Location / Contact

Residence: At animal shelter

City: Salem

State: Oregon

Rescue/Shelter: Willamette Humane Society

Contact Name: Maryam Shad

Phone: (503) 585-5900


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Meet adoptable 1.5 year old deaf bully mix Neptune who is looking for a loving home with someone who will cherish him, continue his training and always keep him safe.

Update 9/31/18:

Chelsea says this about a very special dog:

“If anyone is looking for an endearing, silly, busy dog, Neptune is your guy. He loves plushies and tug, and his cute snorts and grunts will keep you laughing while you play together. When you’re done playing, enjoy listening to him snore!

We recently found out that he ADORES men. We’ve never seen him happier than when he climbed onto a man’s lap to smother him in kisses. Don’t worry, he can be affectionate, playful, and engaged with women as well. This guy is also very social with dogs; if he goes home with a dog, that dog should be all about chase and wrestling games and be very tolerant of youngsters and all of their antics.


Neptune has a sensitive, cautious nature. Our training team been working on building his confidence and trust, as well as training life skills, since his arrival in February as a stray pup. He is looking for someone who is seriously committed to rewards-based training to continue to help him. Since he is deaf he has been learning visual cues. He is bright and food-motivated. He’s looking for an adult-only home. Since we discovered that Neptune seems most comfortable around adult men, a field trip to the Salem Fire Department seemed like just the thing to make this pup happy. Look at his smiles!”

We’re hoping this endearing, goofy boy will soon finally find his forever home.


From the shelter: So you’re looking for a dog? Neptune could be that dog, but only if you want a very special dog. VSDs are known for their extraordinary snuggle capacity and super good looks. See his dashing eye patch, finely shaped ears, and athletic build? These certainly qualify him as a VSD. His friends here will also attest to his snuggle skills. Besides the standard VSD traits, Neptune also has a great sense of humor and promises to make enough jokes to keep you laughing every day. He would hate for you to get bored, so he will be sure to play with you EVERY SINGLE DAY and keep you on your feet as much as possible.

Anyway, it turns out that Neptune is looking for a Very Special Human. His VSH needs to know he can’t hear, which has its perks and challenges. The perks? Well, other dogs bark when the doorbell rings, but not Neptune! And once he’s asleep, he’s asleep… so no tiptoeing around him is needed during those times you’ve got stuff to do that doesn’t include entertaining an awake dog! The challenges? He is very alert to visual novelties and movements–sometimes he gets excited and forgets his mouthy-manners (whoops), and other times he wants to run away from Very Scary Monsters. Being touched unexpectedly or around his face can be worrisome, too, but he’s trying really hard to trust people again. He’s been working on his eager-eater manners, too, because bowls. OMG bowls. Have you ever loved something too much? Yeah, that’s bowls for Neptune.

Neptune loves romping and wrestling with other dogs, but you should know that he can’t hear them when they tell him “enough,” and he just keeps coming back for more. Some dogs pick on him, too. Dog parks won’t be his thing, but if you have a tolerant, playful dog, he would be up for meeting them! Neptune hasn’t been around cats, and kids aren’t his thing.

It’s important that Neptune’s VSH uses only kind and compassionate (but effective!) rewards-based training and is committed to helping him learn that the world is safe and how to become the Best VSD (a BVSD if you will).