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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 11:45 AM

Unadoptable Dog Makes History as Washingtons First Deaf K9 Officer




Ghost, a deaf pit bull mix who had been abandoned in Florida when he was three months old, had a rocky start in life.

The troubled pit bill had been deemed “unadoptable” because of his indifference to humans, excess energy, and inability to hear. He had been scheduled to be euthanized until the Swamp Haven Humane Society stepped in to help, KIRO reported.

Barb Davenport, an official with the Washington State Department of Corrections, took an interest in Ghost when she noticed his ability to focus.

“He was very focused and determined to locate his ball when thrown or hidden,” Davenport, who had experience training narcotics search dogs, said after meeting the canine.

Ghost, who is now two and a half years old, has found a forever home with his handler, Joe Henderson. Ghost began training with the Washington state DOC to be a narcotics detection, taking commands through a vibration collar and hand signals

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/08/unadoptable-dog-makes-history-washingtons-first-deaf-k9-officer/

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bernt-toast Mar 2018 #1
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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:35 PM

1. We've got to stop treating critters like they're throwaway trash

Bless Ms Daveport for seeing his possibilities instead of his limitations, and saving his life!

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Response to bernt-toast (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:00 PM

2. My Daughter works for Last Chance Animal Rescue



And We Foster for them, Consequently We now have 5 Dogs and 10 Cats!

But we can’t do it ourselves

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:08 PM

3. A shelter up here had been doing regular puppy paloozas

We actually have almost a shortage of shelter dogs up here, so a number of shelters have agreements with our state and with rescuers down south. Bring them up by the load.

Back yard and hobby breeders have no trouble selling puppies, especially labs and lab crosses, with all on deposit usually before they're they're ready to leave.

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Response to bernt-toast (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:20 PM

4. We Got a Sweet Shepard Mix Pup from the Louisiana Floods

They bring them here from all over also


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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:27 PM

5. I hate pitbulls.

They hog up the couch.

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Response to Model10RB (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:49 PM

6. Yes They Do

My Daughter’s sleeps between her and her Husband!

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:53 PM

7. Their bellies also smell vaguely of cheese in the morning.

That first 'oh, it's morning' stretch can be a bit funky.

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