Meet adoptable deaf Australian Shepherd Russell who is looking for a loving home with someone who will cherish him, help him with his separation anxiety, provide daily structure and always keep him safe.

From his rescue: Gorgeous and perfect and just a little on the needy side? If you’re interested in saving someone’s life and helping out a dog who’s considered special needs, then you want to meet Russell.

So what if he’s deaf? Russell can still understand and learn. So what if he has a weird eye? Russell can still (kind of) see. He practically drips enthusiasm and love, so with the right person and positive reinforcement training, we know that Russell will be able to conquer the world.

He’s only a year old, and yet Russell has been through a couple of homes already. In the past, Russell’s canine friend and he had a few conflicts were related to food and other resources, so while we think that Russell could learn to do well with another dog friend, it may take some time/management to work through it.

In Russell’s most previous home, his people learned he has some separation anxiety; he has gotten scared when left alone in a room and broken out! We recommend crate training, as this is a safer environment for his home and himself. Russell will need to be supervised and will need time to learn house rules in his forever home.

So, what do you say, would you be willing to open up your hearts and homes to Russell? In exchange, he promises to love you forever.