A deaf puppy who learns commands through sign language is in need of a new home.
The RSPCA in Sheffield is currently caring for four-month-old Marni, who was brought to the charity’s animal centre in Attercliffe last month.
Marni, a white cross-breed, is described as a ‘very full on little lady’ and ‘full of fun and mischief’.
She is being taught commands through sign language as she is deaf. 289 8050
An RSPCA spokesman said: “Marni is a fantastic little lady who is looking for an extra special home, where she can have lots of tender loving care.
“Marni is a typical puppy, full of fun and mischief, except for the fact that she is deaf. This however does not mean that Marni cannot enjoy a full and happy life - in fact she is just as capable of learning as any other dog, except for the fact that she learns in sign language, as opposed to verbal commands.
“Marni is quite a confident and outgoing puppy, and is already learning the basics of sign language as well as her usual puppy socialisation, and new owners will need to be prepared to continue her education to help her grow into a well rounded young lady.
“Marni may possibly be able to live with another, tolerant dog, although some management will be required to help her learn the body language of other dogs as she gets older.”
To arrange a meeting with Marni or to speak to RSPCA staff about her or any other dogs call 0114 2898050.