Puppy who was born deaf is looking for a loving home

Border Collie puppy, Meg

Dogs Trust Ballymena is appealing for a loving home for a border collie puppy who was born deaf.

The beautiful 2 month old called Meg was born in a loving home with all her brothers and sisters. The owners made the responsible decision to seek help in rehoming her as they understood that Meg would need a particularly special home.

Despite her lack of hearing, Meg does not lack in cleverness or personality! She is a happy and healthy pup who can keep up with all her brothers and sisters. She is currently in a foster home and she is keeping everyone on their toes!

Meg is looking for a family who can help with her training. As she is deaf she will require being taught using visual signals instead of voice commands, and of course lots of tasty treats will be used too!

She has lots of energy and is looking for someone who is willing to provide her with the appropriate training both physically and mentally. Meg could benefit from having another confident dog in the home to help with her confidence.

“She loves to play and enjoys lots of human company, so is really just looking for a forever home where she can build her confidence and can blossom into a wonderful pet.”

Sadly, many deaf puppies end up in rehoming centres. However, Dogs Trust never puts a healthy dog to sleep and will look after each and every one of the four-legged friends in their care until they find their special someone.

The team at Dogs Trust Ballymena say Meg would be best suited to a home with children over 11.

Ideally her new family would have experience of, or have researched, training a deaf dog, but as with all dogs cared for by Dogs Trust, the behaviour team will be on hand to give Meg’s new owners whatever support or guidance they need to make sure she settles in.

If you are interested in giving Meg or other residents at Dogs Trust Ballymena a loving home please call the Rehoming Centre on 028 2565 2977.