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Stevie-Available

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Color: White
Age: 2.5 years old
Weight: 120 lbs, short stature
Special Needs: Deaf and Blind
Cats: Yes
Dogs: Stevie does not know how to play, so other dogs read him as aggressive.  He may be able to co-habitat with a very calm, mild manner female dog who would keep some distance from Stevie.  Otherwise, Stevie should be the only dog.
Kids: I think Stevie would be fine with kids as long as they are old enough to understand his disabilities and do not startle him.  He is very strong so older kids would be best.
Exercise: He is young, so he needs to burn off some energy.  More importantly, he needs to get outside for walks to stimulate his mind.  When in the house he just wants to be next to his people.  He will lay right down and sleep by them.
Training: 6-8 week training course required
Crate Trained: No
House Trained: Yes
Needs Experienced Adopter: Yes
Adoption Fee: $375 (plus $25 application fee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Stevie! A 2 ½ year-old male Great Dane who may be sporting a little Mastiff.  Though Stevie is special needs being deaf and blind, he is a very calm and confident young dog when in the right environment.    

Stevie thrives on interacting with his humans and loves to be doted on.  He will lean in for body rubs, and if you get on the floor with him, Stevie will shower you with kisses.  Once the love fest ends, Stevie will fall fast asleep alongside you.  When he wakes from a nap he will use his power nose to find his way to you.  

Stevie has no problem maneuvering his way through the house and can go up and down stairs.  He quickly learned the yard and can find his way back to the house.  Stevie likes to go for walks and is good on a leash; however he can be stubborn if he catches an interesting scent that he is determined to investigate.

Toys are a new concept for Stevie but he is learning to play tug and enjoys chewing antlers.  Stevie wants to play with other dogs but he has quirky body language that makes others uncomfortable.  And because he is deaf and blind, Stevie cannot read signals or pick up on warnings from other dogs.  His face is full of the scars from past miscues.  Stevie does spend a portion of each day snoozing in the living room with another deaf and visually impaired dog.  As long as he is supervised, Stevie can be around another very calm dog.       

Separation anxiety is an issue Stevie is working through.  As long as he has a person nearby he is calm and quiet.  Stevie’s ideal home will be one where someone is home most of the time and willing to help him learn to trust.  Stevie would be a great candidate to train as a therapy dog.

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