This story starts with a sad beginning in which a deaf dog is abandoned on the streets of London and spends almost a year at a shelter trying to find a home. But it has a happy ending in which the dog found the perfect home and his new adventurous life is a perfect new beginning for him.
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Gordon was only two years old when he was picked up from the streets and brought to a council pound waiting to be reclaimed. According to the laws of the UK, if after 7 days the dog is still there, they put him to sleep. Fortunately for Gordon, the Mayhew Animal Home stepped in an offer him shelter.
Soon enough they found out he was deaf and suffered from all kind of allergies, both being characteristics that decrease his chances of being adopted. So the shelter taught him basic sign language to build his confidence and increase his chances of finding a home.
It took longer than they expected but better late than never. On August 2015, 9 months later, Gordon found a family. Josanne Griffin-Mason and Richard Neenan fell in love with him immediately and knew they had to take him home. Few days later they said:
“He’s already very attached to us and settled in so well. We’ve got a garden and a huge golf course nearby where he goes for a walk every day. We have a very confident house rabbit and they’ve rubbed noses a few times.”
His deafness and his allergies haven’t slowed him down. He lives like any other dog. By now his sign language knowledge has expanded and he knows many more commands. They have even showed him a wider world than the one he knew. He has been on trips to the English countryside and to Scotland, which judging by the pictures, you can tell he really enjoyed.
He has adapted so well that the couple recently adopted another dog into the family: Mookie. Both dogs bonded immediately and now they even share a Facebook page. Just follow this link to check it out.
Regarding adopting deaf dogs, as you can see, Gordon’s story is one of success and like his, there are many more. Deaf dogs have a hard time finding a home and they shouldn’t have. They deserve a loving and caring family committed to them. In this link, you can read more about dealing with deaf dogs and how to help them. It’s an article written by Gordon’s humans.
Check out his pictures and look at how happy he is. And all thanks to the shelter that took great care of him and to the couple that gave him the happy ending he deserved.