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#Houston #TX: 3-13-18 Urgent. Courage the 5-month-old Hearing-impaired #Dog A1542605

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From: BARC Aid <>
Date: Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 4:29 PM
Subject: 3-13-18 Deaf Dog A1542605 Courage 5 month old
To: BARC Aid <>


We have a  deaf pup that was taken off the Euth list and in foster care with one of our employees.  He was abandoned at a vet clinic.  While at BARC he does not show well in a cage and gets frustrated.  The BARC employee who has him can only keep until this Thursday. Below is a picture of him with the fosters pet dog. She also has an infant in the house and no issues with kids.  We would hate to put him back in a cage at BARC and freak him out again.  


3/5/18 Whines/yelps continuously in kennel. Dog does not respond to my voice or hand claps. Deaf?? Ljones

Screams/whines all morning. When I tied him to the wall it was the same reactions. I tied tossing treat to distract but keeps screaming. RH 3/6/18

Foster notes
I have been working with him and what has been working is covering his kennel and placing plenty of enrichments. In the mornings I leave the kennel covered until its his turn to get clean. If I leave it open he begins to scream/whine. RH 3/8/18
Courage has been in foster care with Candy for several days, and he has been a star. Her four-year-old daughter has renamed him Bingo, he loves playing rough and rowdy with his adult dog buddy, and he happily snoozes on the couch. He is VERY likely deaf. He is also extremely charming, full of life and energy, and very teachable. Candy has already taught him to sit, and he has been very tolerant of handling. Whoever falls in love with him will need to teach him sign language, but we've done that before with deaf dogs and it's a really neat thing. He also would probably do best in a home with another dog to help show him the ropes.

south gessner pet clinic
vaccinations done on 3/2/18 at vet clinic
parvo 1 yr
rabies canine

Mauricio Zepeda, Rescue Coordinator - BARC Outreach
City of Houston, Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
3200 Carr
Houston, Texas 77026

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