Meet adoptable deaf dog Neptune who is looking for a loving home with someone who will cherish him, continue his training and always keep him safe.
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).