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Mayhew appeal for someone to adopt deaf dog Gordon

PUBLISHED: 14:47 15 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:47 15 July 2015

Gordon is learning sign language.

Gordon is learning sign language.

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An animal home in Kensal Green is appealing for someone to adopt a deaf dog who is being overlooked because of his hearing disability.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gordon with Eric  Hugenberg, one of the kennel staff who has been teaching him sign language.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



Gordon with Eric Hugenberg, one of the kennel staff who has been teaching him sign language.

Gordon might not be able to hear but he can understand commands by body language, hand signals and reading faces since he arrived at the Mayhew Animal Home.

The two-year-old Staffy has been given lesson since he arrived at the charity in Trenmar Gardens last November.

He has been taught to sit, stand, put his paw out and stay, which he loves to demonstrate.

He is currently being taught to rollover and get down on the floor and he compensates for his lack of hearing with his huge personality.

Lisa Guiney, Mayhew dog adoption officer, said: “We can only guess he’s been overlooked because he’s deaf and there are lots of Staffies out there for people to choose from.

‘’He is an amazing dog, with lots of personality. He’s very lively and boisterous, we have had deaf dogs adopted before - so it’s not impossible - but it has to be someone who understands his needs and can give him some special care.

“He is as bright as a button and really deserves a new home after being here for so long.’

Gordon gets along well with other dogs although he can be a little grumpy with some larger males.

He enjoys playing with teddies but most of all likes to be showered with love and attention.

He enjoys giving kisses and loves and having his back scratched.

Gordon can live with sensible teenagers but needs to be the only pet in the home. It’s not yet known how long he can cope being left home alone so he’ll need a home where there is somebody around for most of the day.

If you would like to adopt visit themayhew.org or call 0208 962 8009.


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