When a dog named Champ became deaf, his family had to send him to a shelter because they could no longer take care of him properly.
But, fortunately, very soon the dog left the shelter and went to a new home with his perfect owner: a sign language teacher who lost his hearing.
On that day, Davelis Goutoufas from Florida was not going to return home with a dog. He only wanted to look at the animals and, possibly, choose a dog that would become his pet in the future.
Well, the plan was a little overfulfilled.
“When I entered Champ’s enclosure, he was very friendly with me. I stroked him, and then as I was coming out, he came up to me and barked softly, as if he was trying to say, “Please pick me.” Davelis said.
Champ immediately attracted the attention of Davelis with an unusual color and cheerful disposition. But as soon as he found out that the dog was deaf, he immediately realized that this was fate.
The man told the shelter staff that he was taking Champ home, and within a couple of hours he formalized the adoption of a good boy.
Caring for a deaf dog is a difficult task, but Davelis knows exactly how to handle it.
He is currently teaching sign language to a new pet that has been renamed Apollo, and the dog is making great progress.
“Apollo already knows a few words in sign language and quickly learns new ones,” Davelis says.