Waiting for her People
Rosie never backs down from an opportunity for adventure! She loves to be on the move, and is an intelligent and playful pup who waited patiently for her perfect person. Rosie was a longer-term resident at our Reno Shelter that had a lot of puppy energy, and has a special trait about her – she is deaf.
Although our team worked with her, and took Rosie to some training classes while she was in our care, some people were intimidated by the fact that she could not hear. As Rosie sat longer at the shelter, she started to become very stressed. Her mood shifted to being a bit sadder, and she started lacking the positive energy we knew she had. Pretty soon, we classified her as an urgent need pet, and did promotions to try and get her out of the shelter asap.
“I wanted to say thank you for everything you guys do! Back in November I came and adopted my babygirl Rosie, who was pretty stressed out being in the shelter as I was told. Rosie is living her best life and is such a happy, cuddly girl. She has maintained her hand signals and has learned even more since being in her new home! She is such a smart girl and doesn’t let being deaf hold her back ever.” – Allyson, Rosie’s Dog Mom.
Life’s Simple Pleasures
Rosie has that sparkle back and of course the pep in her step, loves playing, and everything about her new home. Besides running around to expend her energy, she also loves cuddling up with her people and goes to training classes.
She’s been attending these classes to keep up her obedience training as well as socialization.
“Rosie absolutely loves other dogs and plays very well! She has learned a few more hand signals. She maintained all the signals she was taught in the shelter, and has learned the signs for; walk, food, water, play and is currently learning how to make circles (spin)!” -Rosie’s Dog Mom.
Besides her love of cuddling, she loves tug-of-war, fish-flavored treats, hiking and lots of toys.
“Her being deaf has not caused many struggles. In fact, when the whole neighborhood’s dogs are barking at each other, she is calm and quiet since she can’t hear them! The only struggle is getting her attention sometimes. But if we stomp twice, tap twice, or flash lights twice, she comes running to find us!” – Rosie’s Dog Mom.
Sometimes the dogs that tend to be overlooked here at the shelter truly make the best companions for people. If you are interested in seeing which of our shelter pets are in the greatest need of getting out of the shelter asap, visit our Lonely Hearts Page.