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Patriot The Deaf Dog Is Learning Sign Language To Help Him Find A Forever Home

Patriot the Bull Terrier mix is one of the most popular dogs at Lucas County Canine Care and Control in Ohio, especially to the staff that help care for him. He has a big personality, and he’s ready to find his forever home.

However, a lot of families have overlooked Patriot simply because he’s deaf. Being deaf doesn’t hold him back though, and he’s ready to show the world what a smart and amazing dog he really is.

He’s been at the shelter since July, and he seems to be around 3 years old. So, he’s still young with plenty of love to give. He also looks like he’s smiling all the time, and he has the cutest spots on his ears!

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“Patriot is really special because he’s deaf. He was probably born that way so he doesn’t know any different,” said Cassie Bloomfield, a Lucas County Canine Care and Control Behavior Assistant.

Since Patriot is deaf, he is often very loud. He can’t hear himself, so he often snorts like a pig and snores like a grown man. But these are just his ways of communicating. He is able to play, learn, and communicate just like any other dog. So, the staff at the shelter have been teaching him tricks to help him get adopted.

Patriot listens very well, and he is even learning sign language! He can react to basic commands simply based on the different hand signals that the staff show him. He would love to find a family that’s willing to exercise his sign language skills even further.

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A Forever Home for Patriot!

Patriot needs plenty of love and attention. He would love a family that has lots of time to spend with him to teach him new things. He is such a sweet boy that is well worth the effort. Being deaf doesn’t stop him from being just as well-behaved and loving as the other dogs at the shelter.

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He would do best in a home that doesn’t have any cats. Also, he would enjoy an environment with older kids and possibly other dogs, but he would want to meet all family members ahead of time to make sure they’re the perfect fit. He is excited to finally find his forever home and receive the love he deserves.

If you think Patriot would be a good fit for your family, or for someone you know, please visit Lucas County Canine Care and Control’s website to learn more about him and apply! He would love a warm and cozy home to spend the holidays in.

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Written by Molly Weinfurter
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