6 year old • Male • 68 lbs
Jon Snow is a handsome boy with a white soft coat and frosted dark brown spots on his back. He has a brindled mark encircling one eye and ears that stand straight up.
If what you think about the name Jon Snow is only from Game of Thrones—You know nothing, Jon Snow—you will be delighted by this great boy who knows so much!
Snow is such a smart and affectionate boy, who happens to be deaf. But you may not even notice that. He will light up your day with his big smile and unconditional love. His bright eyes and soulful facial expressions show you how much he loves you.
As he needs some time to adjust, we are looking for an adopter who at least for the first several weeks can be home most of the time. Snow is house-trained and is willing to go in his crate at night, but does not need to be crated during the day, although sometimes he goes in himself with the door open. He can be trusted not to chew household belongings.
A fenced yard would be a plus; but he currently gets most of his exercise by leashed walks. Snow is the only dog in his foster family, but he is friendly to polite dogs. Because of his size and the fact he cannot hear, he should be around children only if they are over 6 years old. Just give him a bit of time and patience, and he will fit in your daily routines quickly.
He knows some hand signals and would love to learn more. His foster family didn’t have experience in handling a dog with a hearing problem before; but they learned several tricks and are happy to share them with his new family. Other IAR fosters who do have extensive experience with deaf dogs can help as well.
His tail always wags when you look at him, telling you, I‘m ready to kiss you and show how much I love you! He will use his paw and facial expressions to tell you, Oh, belly rubs—this is awesome, more, please!
Snow is sweet and friendly to people, and, if invited, will generously give lots of kisses and hugs. He is eager to please and gives you lots of eye contact—both great components for training. He already knows Sit, Shake, and Down.
Snow is relatively low energy and relaxed at home. He enjoys taking naps near his human, or playing with his chew toys when his people are working. Snow can always find a spot near you upon invite.
It is pleasant to take him for a walk. He will sit and wag his tail to let you put on his harness and leash; and most of the time, he walks with a loose leash and will adjust his pace to walk by your side. Even if a squirrel or a goose draws his attention occasionally, it is easy to redirect him.
Snow also enjoys car rides and hiking trips. He is excited at first but calms down in just minutes.
The TV character Jon Snow wasn't born with noble blood but earned his fame, and received and gave love. I wish this name will bring fortune to our lovely Jon Snow, who has been challenged by his deafness, but is so very strong and sweet and loving.
Jon Snow is ready to commit his loyalty and love to his forever family. Will you be the lucky one to give him a loving and caring home?
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Jon Snow is up-to-date on all vaccinations, neutered, and heartworm negative. He is deaf but knows some hand signals.
Jon Snow was from a rural shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) 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.