Layla and I attended a NLBR awareness day on Saturday in Scarborough. It was a very busy day with many people, dogs and children visiting the booth to inquire about dogs available for adoption, asking questions about the adoption process, or just general inquiries. Layla was such a good girl!! I am so proud of her. She was very friendly with all the people, dogs and children that came to visit our booth. She wiggled and wagged and had the biggest smile from ear to ear! Layla is such an awesome girl and would be great in just about any home. She is willing to do as little or as much as her family will offer. She is a great cuddle bug and also a great hiking buddy or a companion to hang out at your family BBQ's.
Layla would love a compatible canine sibling in her new home and preferably a fenced in yard since she is deaf. Layla is very good at 'checking in' with her people. Checking in means she looks back towards her handler to see what the next step will be or where you are. If she goes out ahead of her person then she'll look back towards that person. A few visitors to our booth asked some very good questions about training a deaf dog. Honestly, if myself or the other volunteers didn't say she was deaf I bet most of the people who visited would not be able to guess that she was actually deaf. Working with or training a deaf dog is fairly easy to do. Layla knows quite a few hand signals already.
We'll post some photos of Layla enjoying the event! :) Layla is a special little lady and it's not due to her inability to hear but yet her beautiful personality.