Meet Our own deaf
Our sweet Pudin bloated today and we had to have him put to sleep.
God we are going to miss his sweet lipth and his snuffle face.
- Gender - Male
- Age/DOB - 12/19/09
- Height at the shoulder -
- Weight - 105
- Spayed/Neutered - Yes
- Taken in on - 10/12/10
- Available as of - 4/12/11
- Housebroken - Yes but still young
- Obedience trained - Some
- Good with other dogs - Yes mostly
- with cats - Unk
- with kids - Yes but not small kids
- with the elderly - probably not
Pudin' is a strong willed, very secure dog. He is eager to please and
will try very hard to do what you want, or follow his routine. But he
can get bored and destructive sometimes if left alone loose for a
length of time
came to us from Texas. Despite being just over a year old, he has
already made the rounds of animal welfare. The good news is he made the
rounds because everyone was trying to find the best situation for him.We
only know part of his story. He was dropped off at the local Shelter in
TX as a stray, where he was called Edgar. PAWS of Austin took him in,
changed his name to Casper, and contacted us about taking him because
he is deaf and blind. and we have a lot of experience with these dogs.
D2Care helped arrange transport here to us and we renamed him Pudin'
(actually we called him 'Nilla Pudin', but that got shortened to Pudin'
as often happens with long names). And while he may be deaf and blind,
don't let that fool you into thinking he is handicapped. Like so many
of the dogs we've had in the past who were born deaf and blind, he is
amazingly well adapted. Once he learns his surroundings, he gets around
just like any other dog. He runs and plays and loves his life. He is
pretty much fearless, and will boldly go where perhaps he shouldn't
sometimes, but that's just Pudin'. He is really learning to develop and
use his sense of smell now that he is here and we are working with him
on that. And he learns his routines very quickly. He knows to go into
his crate and sit/stay waiting for pets when we let him in. He knows to
sit/stay for his meals. His stay command is my hand resting on top of
his head. As soon as I bend down to put his food bowl down, he knows he
is free to start eating. His sit command is a tap on the forehead.
Pudin' is still a youngster, despite his size, and tends to be
rambunctious. He can get bored easily, and when he does, he can get
destructive (in other words he is a pretty typical Dane pup of this
age). This is probably why he ended up in the shelter in the first
place. He is crate trained and sleeps in his crate at night. He is
pretty well potty trained, but not 100% yet (which is why he sleeps in
his crate at night). He has only peed in his crate twice, and both
times he accidentally got a lot of water to drink late in the evening.
During the day, his crate is open and he can come or go as he pleases.
He often sleeps in his crate by choice during the day, unless there is
sun on the bunk beds, then he'll sleep on which ever level has the best
sun and isn't already occupied. He often waits for his meals on the top
bunk. And yes, you read that right, the deaf and blind dog climbs up
onto the top bunk of a Kuranda bunk bed, and also jumps off of it. As I
said, he is pretty much fearless. He has never had a potty
accident inside the dog building during the day, but we never ask him
to hold it more than 4 hours or so during the day. At night, in his
crate, he can hold it up to 10 hours if need be. He is a very, very
sweet, loving boy. And he can just make you start grinning. Spend some
time watching him, and you'll find you are standing there with this big
dumb grin on your face. In fact he reminds me a lot of my own deaf and blind Dane, Spike.
Update 5/10/2011 - Pudin has been in the house now
for several months and is doing great. He has not been destructive,
though we have caught him a couple time sort of mindlessly mouthing
door frames when he is bored or no one will play with him. He gets
along great with all the other dogs, though he can get a bit grumpy if
they step on him or get a little too rough. He has adapted to the house
routine just fine, it only took a couple days for him to adjust. He
sleeps most night on the bed with me and 2-3 other dogs. Sometimes he
elects to sleep on one of the dog beds in the bedroom, but most often
he wants to be on the bed with me. He like to be touching you as much
as possible, and this applies to sleeping as well as other times, so he
tends to crowd you at night and want to use you as a pillow. Pudin' is
the sweetest most loving boy. He just loves cuddles, hugs and kisses
and will pretty well let you love on him forever. He is smart and easy
to train. And he wants to please, which is always a good thing. But
sometimes he can get a bit stubborn. He will whine and scratch at the
door if you go in another room and don't let him come with you.
Eventually he lays down with his nose between his front legs, touching
the door, waiting for you to come back. Pudin' is a wonderful dog, a
pleasure to be around, and will be a really nice companion for someone
who can give him the love and affection he needs. He is not the right
dog for someone who works long hours and wants a dog they can pet a bit
when they want, then ignore, but then most Danes aren't. OTOH, if you
can give him some time, you will get paid by ten fold by the happiest,
sweetest big baby. If you can get him away from me that is. We just
adore him and we are in no hurry to place him. It is going to take a
very special family to be good enough to be entrusted with our Nilla
We will post additional photos of Pudin' as time goes by, so check
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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" - Unknown