Dogs Trust

Hear hear! Dogs Trust Manchester appeals for loving home for deaf dog

Staff at Dogs Trust Manchester are searching for a new family for a deaf dog who has found herself without a forever home at the age of nine. 

Shar Pei Coco, is described by the team looking after her 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 here forever home because of her deafness. 

Dawn Bishop, Manager at Dogs Trust Manchester says: 

“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 generally a joy to be around. She really deserves to find her special someone sooner rather than later.” 

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. 

Dawn says: 

“When we are teaching Coco new tricks, a 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 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 people look beyond her deafness and instead they realise what a wonderful canine companion she would be.” 

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. She would like to be the only pet in the home and would like a home that doesn’t have young children visiting. 

If you think Coco could be the perfect match for you, please call the centre on 0161 4701042.