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About Jonathan

A Crossbreed
2 to 5 Years


Jon is a sweet and sensitive boy. He is fun and clever. Being deaf does not stop him enjoying life to the max, in fact he probably doesn't even know he's different! Jon loves to play with a ball, he likes to keep his brain sharp by learning new things, then it's time for a nap! Waking him can be a challenge as he's a sound sleeper but once he's awake he is ready for walkies. When out and about Jon is social with other dogs and he likes to be able to meet and greet every dog, his carers are working with him to teach him it's not always appropriate to meet every dog. Jon prefers remote walks as he can find the world a bit scary at times, particularly fast-moving cars and large livestock animals. When Jon is worried, he looks to his carer for reassurance, tucking himself between their legs to help him feel safe. As Jon can't hear he relies on hand signals. He is very eager to communicate with people, consistency is the key, and he knows a lot of tricks through sign language.

Type of home needed

Jon is waiting for his special someone to help him confidently explore the world and make some new friends on the way. He is looking for an adult only home and to be the only dog in the home but have doggie friends when out and about. Experience with deaf dogs would be helpful. Jon will need a home that is not too busy with no traffic near-by and lovely remote walks.

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How rehoming works

Thank you for your interest in Jonathan, who is based at Ilfracombe. Please note this is not a reservation on this dog. To start the rehoming process you will need to go to a rehoming centre for a quick chat. Please find information below about what to expect during the rehoming process. We hope to see you soon.

  1. The average time between visiting a Rehoming Centre and taking your new pet home is just eight days. Every circumstance is different but this brief guide lets you know what you will experience when you decide to rehome a dog from us.
  2. The rehoming centre is your gateway to finding your new pet pooch. When you arrive at the centre you will be greeted in reception by a friendly face.
  3. During this first visit we will take a few details from you so we know what you are looking for. You will be able to visit the dogs and we'll advise you on how to find the right dog for your circumstance and that your circumstances will work for the dog too.
  4. We would like you to get to know your chosen dog before you take him home so, if you have any other dogs or family members, you may need to bring them along for a further visit to ensure the whole family is happy with the decision.
  5. The fee for rehoming a dog is £150 (£140 in Ballymena due to extra dog licence fees),for puppies its £150 adoption fee plus a £45 Dog School fee but every dog is vet checked, microchipped, and neutered as well as a very cool Dogs Trust lead and collar - so we think it's a good deal!
  6. On rehoming your new dog from Dogs Trust you can receive 4 weeks' free insurance from our partner Petplan, this covers your dog for any unexpected illnesses and injuries, for further details and to activate your 4 weeks' free trial visit the Petplan website.
  7. So now you are ready to take your new pal home, just one more step which is a pre-adoption talk. This ensures you are aware of the responsibilities of dog ownership and reminds you that we are always here when you need us!
  8. Get in touch with the centre your dog is located at to arrange a visit.
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Dogs Trust Ilfracombe
West Down
North Devon

EX34 8NU

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01271 812 709

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