Meet 2.5 year old def dog Vader who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will become his best friend and always keep him safe.

From his shelter advocate: Vader was surrendered to us because his owners did not have the time to care for him properly. Either they weren’t aware of his disability, or they chose not to tell us, but shortly after his arrival we figured out that he is either completely or mostly deaf. The staff and volunteers have been working with this playful guy on silently teaching commands using hand signals and he is proving to be an “A+” student! He is very treat motivated which helps when it comes to deaf dog training.

Vader is a happy-go-lucky, playful guy that would love to be your hiking or jogging partner. Vader is friendly with everyone and would do best in an active family that is dedicated to training and learning about how to help a deaf dog adapt to life at home.


If you are interested in learning more about Vader please call us at 516-869-6311 or email us at animalshelter@northhempsteadny.gov to request an adoption application.