Dogs Trust Manchester is searching for a new family for a deaf dog who is without a forever home at the age of nine.
Shar Pei Coco, is described by staff at the Denton based rehoming centre as, ‘a clever, beautiful, affectionate girl’ but they are concerned, as she has been with them for over a month, that she hasn’t found her forever home because of her deafness.
Dawn Bishop, Manager at Dogs Trust Manchester, said: “Coco really is a very sweet girl but she isn’t getting a lot of interest from potential adopters, which is such a shame as she will be a lovely family pet.
“As she has been here a few weeks, we’ve had the chance to discover that she is very clever, loves to head out on a great walk, enjoys playing with her toys and is a joy to be around. She really deserves to find her special someone sooner rather than later.”
The team at Dogs Trust Manchester say that deaf dogs tend to adapt amazingly well to life without sounds and when it comes to training, the team say it is similar to hearing dogs as hand signals are used.
Dawns continues: “When we are teaching Coco new tricks, big thumbs up, a huge smile, a cuddle or a piece of hot dog, her favourite treat, are all ways we are able to show her how well she has done, and it’s is lovely to see her excited response. She is really rewarding to be around and full of fun as well as being very loving.
“She would be a lovely addition to a family, and we recommend that she lives with children over the age of 14 as, understandably, she might get startled by the movements of young children or if they approach her without her seeing them first.
“She is adorable and, as her name suggests, very sweet so we really do hope that people look beyond her deafness and instead they realise what a wonderful companion she would be.”
The team advise that Coco would like her new home to have a secure garden where she can play to her heart’s content and she would like her family to enjoy a day out as much as she does.
Coco needs to be the only pet in the home and would like a home that doesn’t have young children visiting.
If you think that Coco could be the perfect match for you, you can visit the centre at Dogs Trust Manchester on Parkway, Denton, M34 3SG.
Or you can also find out more about all the dogs waiting for their forever homes at www.dogstrust.org.uk or call the centre on 0161 470 1042.