DALLAS

Dallas was picked up as a stray along with a neutered male Dal (Houston...already adopted). When taken into rescue we discovered that she has one blue eye and one brown eye, is deaf...and she was also pregnant!! Since she was picked up with a Dal, we all hoped that her babies would be pure Dalmatian, but that wasn't to be. ["The Tribbles" are a whole other story! Check out their page under our "Courtesy" listings.]

In spite of her deafness, Dallas quickly became part of the pack. She plays with all of her foster brothers and sisters ages 10 months to 7 years. She quickly picked up some ASL (American Sign Language) signs, and is now completely crate-trained and housebroken.

Dallas has been vetted and is negative for heartworms, on preventive, and up to date on her shots. As soon as her pups are weaned and she has regained her beautiful girlish figure, we will have her spayed. Everyone in the vet's office fell in love with her. She showed no signs of aggression with anyone who met her puppies. She allowed her fostermom to deliver the first 5 puppies, then let the emergency doctor deliver the last one after 4 and 1/2 hours of trying on her own. Since their birth, she has let any number of people play with her offspring while she kept watch.

This is what Dallas looked like before and after delivering her six puppies! This little girl (normal weight about 45 pounds) has turned out to be an outstanding mother. Even though she cannot hear them when they squeal, she is so attentive that she never lets them get lost. She always makes sure that everyone gets fed and bathed, then lets them crawl all over her until they are snuggled in for a nap.

We have mentors available to help you learn the few ASL signs necessary to communicate with a deaf dog, so if you have a large fenced yard and a caring heart, this little sweetheart could be cuddling with you.

5/3/2004

Email Jackie Threatte at jackie.threatte@erols.com for more information or to request an application form.

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