Meet sweet Sheldon a deaf sheltie looking for a loving home where he will be the center of attention. Sheldon is a hearing impaired dog who has been in and out of foster homes several times, and he’s really looking for his lucky break. We know his hearing is impaired, but aren’t sure exactly what he can hear and what he can’t; when another dog barks at him he barks back, but he does not respond to higher-pitched noises.
Sheldon is a sheltie mix. He’s a little big for a sheltie, and a little small for a collie. He knows some hand signals, and loves showing off his tricks. He’s very food-motivated and quick to learn new things. He absolutely loves to play fetch, whether with tennis balls or snowballs. He gets so excited when you’re about to throw the ball that he spins in a circle barking.
Sheldon is a little picky about how you touch him, and is more comfortable being touched by people he’s spent more time with. We’ve found that with a tasty treat like cheese or peanut butter he’s more willing to accept touching and brushing. He’s a vocal dog, and barks to let us know when he needs something.
Sheldon does not want to be around the other dogs at the shelter, and while it’s possible there are some dogs he might get along with, we think it’s likely he’d prefer to be an only dog. Although he’s a sheltie – typically regarded to be a high-energy breed – we’ve found that Sheldon does appreciate his “down time,” and will snooze on his bed for long periods during the day. He appears to be house trained, and walks well on leash.
He really enjoys being outside, whether walking on leash or in a fenced yard. Please call the SPCA of Hancock County at (207) 667-8088 for more information about Sheldon. We would be delighted to talk to you!