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Returning to OCDRT on 3/6/2018

Laiken is being fostered in Cuyahoga Falls

Thank You Michaela for your sponsorship of Laiken’s collar / leash & additional sponsorship!
Thank You Ken C for a sponsorship!
Thank You Irene for a sponsorship!
Thank You Rebecca for a sponsorship!

If you are unable to adopt but would like to help, a donation of $30 assists with her vetting, food, toys, etc while she is in our foster program. You will get monthly updates and photos via email with your sponsorship. and note in the paypal notes it’s for Laiken – Thank You!

Laiken is a deaf, 2.5 year old, who finds herself returning to OCDRT due to no fault of her own. Life changes and that is why OCDRT always stands behind their foster dogs. Laiken is current on her vetting, including her Lyme & Influenza vaccines, so she can go for those hikes in the woods and attend day care. Laiken is a social butterfly who loves all humans and other dogs, however she prefers children over 10 years and is not a fan of the littler ones. She has not lived with a cat since she was with OCDRT at 5m of age, as always it’s a training issue to not chase or harm. She is still crate trained, house trained, and knows her basic sign commands. She is ready to be active with you all day & she loves to snuggle when it’s time to relax. Laiken is deaf so ACD experience is required and deaf dog experience is a bonus. A fenced in yard is required for her safe off leash potty and play time. Deaf ACDs are no different than hearing ones, you just have use your body language instead of your voice.

UPDATE 3/14/2018: Laiken has a deposit from an approved applicant to hold her for a meeting on 3/25. We will update after her meeting.

UPDATE 3/25/2018: Laiken had a successful meeting and home support visit and is settling into her new home. We will update after she settles in.

UPDATE 4/5/2018: Laiken nka Gemma is Officially Adopted

Below is Laiken’s original bio:

New to OCDRT on 3/6/2016 from Louisiana

Laiken is being fostered in Creston, Ohio.

Laiken is around 5 months of age and is 31 pounds.   Around 10 weeks of age, she was owner-surrendered to a veterinary clinic when it was discovered that she is deaf.  A rescue stepped up for her and gave her very good care until OCDRT was asked to help.  We happily said yes, if she could make her way to us.  After a two day transport, Laiken arrived, very calm and friendly.  She did amazingly well during her transport and was quite the social traveler.  Laiken wanted to meet her foster siblings after touring the yard, so we complied.  She did very well and started playing.  We will schedule her spay and microchip for 3/17/16 and finish her vaccinations.  Laiken will be crate trained, work on house training, foundation skills and general obedience.  She will require an ACD-savvy home and a home with deaf dog experience is a plus.  Check back for updates as she settles in over the next two weeks.

UPDATE 3/14/2016:  Laiken has a deposit from an approved applicant to hold her until she is ready to go home around April 2.   She is no longer available for adoption.

UPDATE 4/2/2016:  Laiken had a successful meeting and has left for her forever home.   We will update after she settles in.

UPDATE 4/15/2016:  Laiken, now known as “Feta”, is officially adopted!