The first seven months of Little Ivor’s life were a blur of confusion. The poor pup had five different owners in just one year after being moved between several dog shelters.
Every time he started to feel at home somewhere, he was kicked out because no one wanted the dog. Lvor had re-entered the RSPCA database.
He had lost his family because he had taken in animals for shelter five times. Ivor was described as a loud dog who kept barking by everyone who had ever owned him.
The shelter quickly made the decision to look into this matter further because it was clear that no one wanted lvor.
Ivor had been rejected by a number of families because he had spent a lot of time in shelters. After being returned for a fifth time by a family who were left baffled by the dog’s unusual behavior. If a breeder has multiple puppies, it can be difficult to tell if any of them are deaf.
When a volunteer at Ivor’s dog shelter checked his hearing, she understood why Ivor was having trouble adjusting to life in a typical home. The previous owners did not know that Ivor was deaf.
In order to interact with the dog, Ivor started learning sign language. Ivor quickly learned the lesson. By forcing him to touch the palm of their outstretched hand, the volunteers first taught him how to approach before introducing him to other basic commands.
Ivor was soon placed up for adoption once again, when he met the young woman who would become his devoted owner. The two were able to communicate right away. Ivor was adopted by her and brought home.
The girl was eager to advance her education. Ivor had missed so much in the other houses, and she wanted to help him make up for it. Ivor keeps tabs on everything and can tell when someone is trying to talk to him.
Living with a deaf dog can offer challenges you wouldn’t often encounter with a dog, but the girl is equipped with everything she needs to take care of Ivor.