Walter is a rescue puppy from the Pasadena Humane Society. He is just the cutest thing. There was just one little problem… he’s deaf.
Walter was abandoned at just six weeks old, most likely because he was deaf. Even so, it’s hard to imagine why someone would want to leave this cute little puppy behind.
Walter is the cutest little thing. He’s happy as can be, has adorable eyes, and the greatest personality. But who will adopt him?
Sometimes people are concerned about the possibility of having a deaf dog. Would they be able to train him? How will they manage to keep him safe?
Deaf dogs can be scary if you’ve never been exposed to this type of situation. But it’s not as bad as it seems. They’re not hard to train, just a little different. Deaf dogs actually are more focused with whatever they’re doing and they’re not distracted by sounds.
Deaf dogs are wonderful with people, especially people who also have issues that require a service dog. They are typically more in tune with their owners. They have an even keener sense of smell then hearing dogs, and can notice small scent changes and can alert you of potential health issues.
Noises or other dogs barking do not distract them. They respond really well to hand signals. They will typically stay close to their owners, following them all around the house. And, best thing ever… they hear with their hearts.
Go to the next page to watch the video and to learn what happens
with Walter and the little deaf girl.