MOONBEAM

Hi! My name is Moonbeam and I have been told that I am about 9 months old. Where is my chew bone? I was part of an abuse case before I was brought in to foster care. My paw keeps hitting me in my face. I have been told that I have ADHD, whatever that is! If I bark and cry at my feet they may stop kicking me in my face! I am a deaf little girl with one pale blue eye and one brown eye and weigh in at about 20 pounds. I am currently learning puppy American Sign Langue (ASL) and for the most part I am housebroken. I sometime forget to go outside when I have been playing (part of my ADHD), but I am sure to wake you up to take me out! I've been spayed and I'm up to date on all my vaccines. I'm heartworm negative and on monthly heartworm preventative. I'm ready to find my forever home!

I come with my own ASL Dictionary with pictures to help you talk to me. I love to sit on your lap and chew on my feet or your fingers. I will help you clean up your wash and I don't care if it is clean or dirty. I will also help you clean up any food or toys that have dropped on the floor. I aim for the sky...or at least the sink. I don't make it because I am too short, but that hasn't stopped me from trying. I have been known to reach things with my paws that are thought to be way out of my reach...especially when I am in my crate. I am alert (as most deaf dogs are) and wake up when the door opens or closes, but when I have played hard I can be found sleeping in my crate with my tongue hanging out of my mouth. Because of my improved diet, I am starting to look like a healthy puppy and love to try to play with a big dog at my foster home (he is afraid of me). My favorite thing to do is to put my paw out of my crate to see how far I can reach. Could you help raise me to be a wonderful companion?

Moonbeam is an almost completely white Dalmatian with black ticking/spots (just like the moon). She is crate-trained and sleeps in her crate at night. She gets along well with other dogs and enjoys playing with her human foster sister who is 7 years old. Moonbeam needs a house that will be sensitive to her needs as a deaf puppy. She needs someone willing to learn some basic ASL to speak to her and a home where keeping her safe will be a priority. Since she can't hear traffic, getting loose could be a death sentence for her. She will benefit from positive reinforcement obedience training and a lot of tender loving care. If you think you could be Moonbeam's new "favorite chew toy", please submit an application.

11/11/09

Email Jackie Threatte at ccdal@comcast.net for more information or to request an application form.

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