Photo Credit: PlumPets Animal Shelter

Sweetheart is a deaf pit bull mix looking for her forever home; PlumPets Animal Shelter has been working to teach her all the hand signals she needs to be the “goodest” girl.


South Africa (25 April 2022) – Commands such as sit, stay and paw are common tricks we teach our animals but when an animal is deaf, we have to work a little harder to teach them using hand signals. The PlumPets Animal Shelter took in a sweet deaf dog that they named Sweetheart, and have been training her while waiting to find the perfect forever home.

Sweetheart is a pitbull mix breed so teaching her obedience and having patience while she learns has been essential. The shelter hopes to find her a home that will understand her needs as a pitbull mix as well as support her hearing limitations.

She will need someone who can take the time to learn her special hand signals and continue the training. By taking time to work with her, she can have a very happy and fulfilling life.

The PlumPets Animal Shelter even got a visit from Mr and Miss Deaf South Africa, who came to meet Sweetheart and help in finding her a home.

“Sweetheart is looking for her forever home. She needs someone who will continue her training (learning hand signals/signs instead of voice commands) but also someone who knows the pit bull breed. Just because she is Deaf, does not make her less of a Pittie and she will need the right home and plenty of exercises. We also feel she would do well with another dog so that she can follow their lead.”

For anyone interested in adopting Sweetheart, you can find out more about her here.

Sources: PlumPets
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