Banjo was brought to the shelter by someone who found him on her doorstep. She wanted to keep the little puppy, but wasn't able to. So, she brought him to us and now he's waiting for his Forever Home. Look at his cute ears, they pile up on his head like a beehive hairdo!
Banjo is a young dog and has a lot of growing up to do. He needs an owner who has time to spend with him, to teach him to be house trained and learn other good dog manners. As he grows up, he'll be active, so a home where he gets to run and play would be ideal. We're not sure how big the guy will get, so an adopter should be flexible in his size. We are guessing he'll be medium sized at adulthood, maybe 40 - 50 lbs. Banjo has two foster moms - and they have this information to share with his future adoptive family:
Banjo is likely a Catahoula Leopard dog. By breed nature, Cathoulas are intelligent and energetic. They are assertive, but not aggressive. They have a need to take charge of their pack, whether dogs or humans. They make a very good family dog and are excellent with children.
Our Banjo is a sweet and energetic boy who is deaf, but is incredibly smart and trainable - and yes, he does bark, woof, howl, and whine if he wants. He is an excellent companion and builds stong attachment to his people. In fact, his favorite thing is to stand between your feet - awww, how cute! He is great in the car and has been on several long trips so far. He is great at home, is crate trained for nighttime, and is learning leash walking very quickly. He is teething still so he loves and need his rawhides and chewies. He's an excellent cuddler and has very human, expressive greenish-brown eyes.
Banjo would likely not do well as an only dog because as a deaf dog he does not like being alone without another pup or person. Banjo would be better adopted to a family that has another dog(s) and where he can be your friend and companion. Because he is deaf, he needs an owner who is willing to learn hand-sign training - and he's already learning in his foster homes! (by the way, deaf dogs can actually be easier to train because they are not as easily distracted).
Banjo is in a foster home, so if you want to meet him or ask additional questions, contact
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