Years ago, this dog had trouble getting adopted. He was in a shelter in Florida and he saw plenty of dogs get adopted while he just stayed there.
This dog is Ghost. He is a pitbull who is deaf and he just wanted to have a family to call his own. Because he was deaf, people didn’t want to take him home.
Swamp Haven heard about Ghost and they came to help him. Swamp Haven is a rescue group and they brought Ghost to a sanctuary where dogs who aren’t so lucky with adoptions live.
After the transfer, things started to look brighter for Ghost. The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society found him. The group just started training dogs who were deaf and Ghost was one of the trainees.
Barbara Davenport is one of the trainers. She said that when she first met Ghost, she was charmed by him. She had a feeling that this dog would be a good drug detection K9 for the Department of Corrections.
Joe Henderson, another trainer, helped Ghost with communication that he personally made. The training was not easy for the trainers and for Ghost, since he was the first deaf dog they had to train.
Ghost was determined to do well. At the end of the training, he really did great and his handlers couldn’t be any happier. He became the very first K9 in Washington that was deaf.
Ghost had Joe by his side and they were given assignments. Ghost showed that he can do his job and he did. The dog became quite happy knowing that he now has a purpose in life and that he can do it pretty well.
This pitbull may not have gotten adopted but he surely got a forever home in the Department of Corrections.
Source: Wochit News