Ziggy is a an adoptable, deaf, 7 month old pit bull puppy looking for a loving forever home with someone who will cherish him, become his new best friend, teach  him cool new things  to do by using positive reinforcement training/socialization/enrichment methods and always keep him safe.

From his rescue advocate: Deaf pit bull puppy Ziggy is currently resides at Elmbrook Humane Society in Brookfield (Waukesha County), WI. Elmbrook is a no kill shelter and Ziggy will remain there until a home is found. However, Ziggy is not a fan of shelter life. Right now is about 32 pounds and is all white. He has little to no hearing, but will come when called if he is looking at you. He has no other health problems. He is good with other dogs. He loves to play and is very affectionate. The biggest challenge is that when staff or volunteers go to take him out he does grab and play tug with the leash. Currently I walk him with a PVC over the leash. (Training tip on tug of leash – Using Positive reinforcement sign marker training, you do basic “sit, wait/stay and watch me” training first with no leash until the dog is really getting good at it, then move it to outside with the leash – watch the video here for more training. Repetition and patience is key in this training). He will need some training in that department and I and others will continue to work to improve his behaviors. Yesterday I did some treat trailing with him and he ignored the leash. He also can try squeeze his way out of the kennel when going back in so some extra caution will be needed with doors, etc.. Despite the leash behavior, he is not mouthy and once he is in the run he is a perfect pup. He is treat motivated which is great. I would describe him as a medium energy dog, He likes being close to us when in the runs.

He was pulled from Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control, so I assume he was a stray. If that is something that is important to know I am sure that information is available. He has no signs of physical abuse or anything like that.

I think any family that will work with him would be great. No clue on how he would do with cats.