Deaf dog learning sign language seeks new home for Christmas

Gromit, a young deaf bulldog cross, is going through sign language training at a Scots rescue centre.

Hunt for new owner in time for Christmas for deaf dog learning sign language in Dundee Scottish SPCA via Supplied

A deaf dog learning sign language is seeking a new forever home in time for Christmas.

Gromit, a young deaf bulldog cross, is currently going through sign language training at the Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

The charity have issued a plea to any potential dog seekers as the deaf animal has had “very little interest” during his 142 days at the centre.

Regional operations lead at the centre, Rachael MacLean, said: “The team in Dundee have been working on Gromit’s training and have even implemented some sign language training which he loves.

“He is very food orientated and loves to learn. Gromit has daily walks with other dogs in the centre and is enjoying their company, but he can get quite strong on the lead, especially if he wants to play with another dog.

“Gromit enjoys the company of other well-mannered dogs but any new owner must be able to continue his positive reinforcement and socialisation training to ensure he becomes the best canine citizen he can be.

“He may well benefit from living with another dog as long as they can cope with his boisterous and playful nature.

“Gromit loves to play and have fun. This big bouncy boy doesn’t realise his size sometimes and can be a bit of a bulldozer but he never fails to put a smile on all our faces with his funny antics!!

“Due to his background, he also hasn’t seen much of the outside world so he needs somebody to help build his confidence and keep him on the right track.

“Gromit would prefer an adult-only home where he has access to his own secure, private garden so he can have safe off-lead time to explore.

“He is a fantastic dog and would make someone a very lucky owner!”

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