Journey is a deaf dog that didn’t have a very good start in life. For over a year, his previous owners kept him in an outdoor kennel. He was exposed to the elements, he rarely ate, and he wasn’t used to being around people. He had so much unused energy so he kept barking day in and day out.
Eventually, neighbors made complaints about the dog, and Journey ended up at a local animal pound. He suffered from severe kennel anxiety and he was looked over by potential adopters all the time. But then, Nicole, his rescuer and foster mom, came and changed his fate.
Nicole knew right from the start that she had to do whatever it takes to make Journey happy again. She needed to show him the sunshine, bring him to the park, and make him smile. She wanted to make his life better so she pulled him out of the pound and brought him home.
After more than 500 days at the pound, Journey finally stepped foot in a home. He didn’t know how to be an indoor dog but his foster mom helped him figure things out. It was challenging at first considering he can not hear, but he worked so hard to learn how to be the best version of himself.
Journey is an incredibly sweet dog. He loves snuggling with his foster mom and he wishes to be part of everything she does. But the one thing that he loves most is when she uses the blow dryer. He will sit right next to her and wait for her to blow dry his hair.
The 3-year-old American Bulldog Terrier mix is working with a professional handler so he could develop his social skills more. But since his rescue, he’s learned a lot of things and he continues to learn a lot more. He knows how to sit by touch and come by hand signal.
From 40 pounds, Journey is now at astounding 85 pounds. He is pretty strong and he tends to pull the leash so he needs someone who can keep him under control. Additionally, he requires someone who can spend long hours with him.
Finding any home can be quite easy but searching for the right one is an entirely different story. If you believe that your home is what Journey needs, contact the charitable institution REAL Rottweiler Rescue now.
Credits: Instagram@DeafDogJourney and GeoBeats Animals