Hi! My name is Star and I am a 4-year-old white American Pit Bull mix! I was surrendered on May 14, 2011, to the Humane Society for Hamilton County in Noblesville, Indiana. Apparently, my owners didn’t have enough time for me.
When I came to the shelter, I was a mess! It was apparent that I had been used for breeding and was not spayed when I arrived. I had a very bad skin allergy due to my severe flea infestation — I scratched myself until I bled.
Thanks to one of the veterinarians that the shelter work with, the staff was able to get me on medication and get me better! (They are the best!)
I am a very special girl. My left eye is partially blue; this is often the case in dogs that are deaf. Oh yes, although you would never know by looking at the way I act, I am a deaf girl. But just because I have a hearing disability doesn’t mean I don’t live my life to the fullest!
I am sweet and social, and I absolutely LOVE to play! If I could, I would play all day! I also LOVE toys! Rope toys seem to be my favorite, but tennis balls are a close second! If I can chase it or play tug-o-war with it, I’ll play with it! If you can throw it, I’ll play with it!
I love the agility course; I am very good at doing the teeter-totter and jumping through the agility hoop in our play yard with hand signals!
Did you know that deaf dogs can learn the same tricks and skills as dogs who don’t have hearing disabilities? We just need patient owners who will use hand signals instead a voice to teach us.
I am being worked with on a daily basis by dedicated staff and dog walkers and thanks to them, I am quickly learning hand signal commands! I’ve already got “sit” down pat and am working on “lay down,” “walking like a lady on the leash,” “leave it/take it,” and “stay!” I am a VERY quick learner…just ask anyone!
And because I’m very treat-motivated, I’m a breeze to train. Did I tell you I absolutely LOVE treats?! Hard treats, soft treats, meaty treats, healthy treats…I love them all! (p.s. Even with my allergies, there are plenty of treats that I can have.)
I am still at the shelter looking for that special, forever home. I would love to be adopted by an active family, with older children, who will give me love, attention, and continue to work with me to keep me in tip-top shape, both mentally and physically!
Here’s my quick checklist:
- I am crate-trained and housebroken
- I am not a fan of cats so I need go to a home without cats
- I’m a bit selective about other dogs and seem to do better with submissive male dogs
- I’m a little skittish with men but warms up quickly
- I LOVE car rides! I’ve been told that I’m wonderful in the car
- I don’t mind getting my nails clipped and having a bath
- I have food allergies; my skin is better now that I am on the proper dog food
- I still tend to get carried away when playing, so the shelter prefers a family with kids over 10 years old
If you have any questions about me, feel free to ask! You can also visit me on my Facebook page: Star
Thanks for reading my story!
Editor’s Note: Star was adopted in October and was enjoying life in a 25-acre farm with her forever family. Her mom Lauren trained and fell madly in love with Star since she met her in May of 2011. Unfortunately, sweet Star had became sick, and passed away due to a possible ruptured abdominal tumor at the end of Nov. She will be cremated and her ashes spread behind the barn in her favorite part of the pasture where she liked to roll, run, and play. Her family thanked all of you for your support.