Returning to OCDRT on 3/6/2018, 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 and 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 and 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.
Laiken is around 5 months old and 31#. Around 10 weeks of age she was owner surrendered to a vet clinic when it was discovered 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 it to us. After a 2 day transport Laiken arrived very calm and friendly. She did amazing in 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 (3/24) and finish her vaccines. Laiken will be crate trained, work on house training, foundation skills, and general obedience. She will require an ACD savvy home and deaf dog experience is a plus.
Please check back as we evaluate her over the next 2 – 3 weeks.
Thank you sponsors!
Michaela - Reflex lifetime guarantee martingale collar and leash and monthly sponsorship
Ken C - sponsorship
Irene - sponsorship
Rebecca - sponsorship
March 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.
March 25, 2018
Laiken had a successful meeting and home support visit. She is settling into her forever home.
April 5, 2018
Laiken nka Gemma is officially adopted!