Meet adoptable deaf, 1.5 year old,  red Heeler Warren who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will cherish him, make positive reinforcement training/socialization/enrichment/exercise a priority and always keep him safe.

From his current caregiver: On our Christmas list is a home for the holidays for this deserving boy! Warren and his brother were found on the side of the road, likely abandoned and living as strays. Sadly, we learned that Warren had lost his hearing, likely due to an untreated ear infection, but this hasn’t slowed him down at all. He has excelled in his training and is learning signs! Because he’s very treat-motivated and smart, he’s been easy to train and correct — in fact, he already knows sit, down, yes, no, leave it, come, touch, and wait.

Deafness aside, Warren is a true heeler and would do best in a home without cats and small children, and will need daily, consistent exercise. He’s estimated to be 1.5 to 2 years old, and at 34 pounds he’s compact, agile, strong, flexible, athletic, and would excel in agility. He loves his morning and evening walks with his dog sisters. Warren is dog friendly not a resource guarder. He loves to play with other dogs, toys, chew on antlers, chase shadows on the wall, and soaks in the attention. He is now house- and crate trained, plus he is very healthy and clean. His coat is super soft and smooth, and he doesn’t seem to shed very much either!

Warren needs a calm household with a loving family that knows or is willing to learn how to live happily with a deaf dog and will help him continue to be the amazing, sweet, Velcro boy he always has been. He would do well in a home with another dog, as he does seem to take cues from his furry family members, but he would be ok as an only dog too. He loves his foster’s yard; however, he really just wants to be where his people are. Warren will need ongoing training as he has been known to counter surf, get “mouthy” in play or affection, and play with shoes. He does tend to be very cautious of new people, but given the opportunity to check them out in his time and in his way, he warms up nicely.

Warren’s deafness isn’t a handicap, just something that sets him apart from other dogs. His deafness does, however, affect how he receives cues and his family needs to have the patience to use gentle cues in correcting since a heavy or startling hand can result in a fearful response. Warren continues to win us over with his ability to overcome a less than optimal start in life with a gentle, forgiving, and sunny disposition. Consider opening your home this holiday season to this handsome and happy soul.

For more information on our adoption process, visit the Adoption Information page of our website: Or call/text Mary Beth 949-303-5503

Warren’s adoption fee is $350.00 and you must live within a 2-3 hour drive of Brandon FL to meet him in person.