ID# D-20-166

4 year old • Male • 47.6 lbs

All About Me

Cogswell is mostly white with a lot of black and pink splotches and an adorable pink nose. Cogswell is deaf and partially blind.

Cogswell is amazing, and so cute and happy, and very playful! He loves food and people, so training him is easy. And he's super-smart! In just a couple days we taught him Come, Sit, Watch me, and Follow! We are teaching him sign language, so he needs an adopter who is willing to learn and work with him, and he needs a fenced yard. He does well with our 11- and 14-year-olds; but he's probably not cut out for younger kids until we train him some more.

Due to his seeing and hearing challenges, Cogswell needs a home either with another dog or a person who is home most of the time (postpandemic) to feel comfortable. Cogswell is a shadow who loves to follow his people around.

It's hard to know how much he can see and hear, but he does see light and shadows. For example, he is very interested in cars passing by, and he can see and smell people and dogs when they move around nearby. Cogswell walks very nicely on loose leash and he loves sniffing--he'll sniff a bit and then circle back to find his person.

He goes up and down stairs with no problem, and he is becoming more confident exploring the fenced yard and home. He doesn't run into things but is currently careful on stairs because he doesn't see below his nose very well. His nose is, though, VERY strong! It's amazing how quickly he gets comfortable in a new place.

My Details
Likes Cats Unknown
Likes Dogs Yes
Likes Young Kids Unknown

Cogswell is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered, and heartworm negative. Cogs is deaf and partially blind.


Cogswell came into a local shelter as a stray.

IAR Sponsored Training

IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall ( to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.