Meet adoptable deaf catahoula puppy Winnie who is looking for a loving forever home with someone who will cherish her and always keep her safe.
Update on Winnie 11/14/18: From Michelle a nice woman who adopted Winnie but her dogs would not except sweet Winnie so she had to go back to her foster home. From Michelle: Just a few words about Winnie. She is sweet, she is loving, she is super smart and she likes to snuggle. We are used to deaf dogs, but Winnie is so smart that eye contact and a simple wave of the hand gets her attention. In the three days we had her we didn’t notice any issues with her vision, she got around our house and yard without any problem. She does have puppy energy and likes to get out in a fenced yard to stretch her legs, but she is a good house dog and just wants love and attention. I am still heartbroken that we couldn’t keep her. Thank you for all you do to get these loving dogs adopted.
From her caregiver: I had been looking for awhile for a dog. My daughter found some dogs on line that were free and they had 3 girls left. She knew the boy that posted about the dogs but the dog were not his but they belonged to his sister and her husband. I called and they met me with the 3 girls. I picked Winnie. The guy did tell me he thought she maybe visually impaired but nothing about her hearing. The next week I took her to the vet to get her first set of shots and have vet look over her.
The vet told me that she is definitely visually impaired and there is no hearing. Winnie never responded to her name and vet did a few test to check her hearing and nothing. I have reached out to several vet clinics to get help with Winnie. I have tried everything to help her and myself. It’s been very difficult but I’ve tried to make her life very consistent and routine.
She lets me know when she needs to go potty by scratching the door. When she’s done doing her business outside she will scratch the door. She gets along well with other dogs. The only thing is she wants to play and the dogs that we have been around are older. We take daily walks and she does great on a leash. I have 3 grandchildren and she is very good with them. She loves belly rubs.