***Please Read All Information Before Reaching Out to Us - If you have no experience with Catahoulas and/or Deaf/Sight Impaired Dog - DO NOT APPLY***
Breed: Catahoula Leopard Hound
Age: 1 year +/-; Spayed Female
Weight: 55 pounds
Medical: Up to date on Vaccinations; Spayed; Microchipped; Deaf; Some Sight impairment
Dogs: Yes; Would rather be Only Dog
Crate Trained : Yes
House Trained : Yes
One look at this girl and you will instantly fall in love! Ellie is one stunning girl! She has the most beautiful blue eyes, white merle coat and a cute pink "piggy" nose. Unfortunately however, these beautiful features are from the same genes (or the lack of) that have also caused her to be deaf.
Ellie has shown herself to be a very strong-willed and confident girl. Luckily, she is also very smart and responds well to training and positive reinforcement. She is looking for a family who is equally smart and strong-willed.
Ellie is okay with other dogs but would likely excel as the only dog in her household.She's happy to meet new women, but is more nervous about meeting new men. This will need to be continued to be worked on, but she is smart and with the right direction,
we are confident that she will become more confident in meeting men. Ellie is house trained, crate trained and good on a leash. We are looking for an adult-only household for her who can provide her a consistent routine that includes lots of exercise and stimulation, as well as daily training and reinforcement. Consistently and regularly enforced basic house rules (e.g., sit before eating, ask before jumping up, wait before exiting, etc.) will be essential to helping Ellie succeed in her new home.
Ellie's adopter needs to be committed to providing her with the daily exercise that she requires, as well as thoroughly training her in all basic commands - sit, stay, heel, recall, down. She will also need to be taught hand signals and sign language, as this is an important way to communicate with a deaf dog. Once trained, caring for a deaf dog is not much different than caring for one who can hear, but an untrained deaf dog can be an unwelcome and unruly companion, and a risk to herself
(e.g., if she gets away from you and cannot hear an approaching car or other danger).
If you are interested in adopting Ellie please email SLN2310@yahoo.com and request an application. Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted via email or phone by one of our volunteers. After your application is approved, the foster parent for the dog you have selected will contact you to answer any questions you may have and determine if that dog is a good match for your family.
If you have no particular dog in mind, we will be happy to keep your application on file and notify you if the right dog should come into rescue. Catahoula Rescue of New England is an all-volunteer group. Dogs in our program are fostered by volunteers. The foster homes care for our dogs as if they were their own.
All dogs have received vaccinations appropriate to age and are spayed or neutered. Ellie's adoption donation is $400 which includes Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella, fecal test, heartworm test when appropriate and is on preventative, microchip, and neuter. We do not have a physical shelter, all of our dogs are fostered in individual foster homes across the New England and Canada.