Wonder, a sweet three-year-old Samoyed with special needs is looking for a “fur-ever” home.
An Arizona Humane Society Emergency Animal Medical Technician rescued Wonder as a stray in September. After Wonder was in the Arizona Humane Society’s animal trauma hospital, it was confirmed that he is blind and deaf. However, thanks to the Arizona Humane Society Behavior Team he is adjusting well.
While navigating the world while blind and deaf can be confusing, Wonder has quickly learned how to communicate as well as navigate using touch. He can walk on a leash that is kept short so he can stay in close contact with his handler. This sweet pup also explores his surroundings by mouthing, where he places his mouth on an object to try to understand what it is.
Wonder has an incredible spirit and is a perfect example of how special needs animals are just as capable as other pets when given the right tools to succeed, as well as being treated with patience and understanding. Described as a loving, happy boy, he would benefit from meeting a whole family, including dogs, first, to ensure the home would be a good fit for him with his needs. Wonder will do well with a gentle, patient and consistent family that lets him adjust to his new life with a lot of positive reinforcement.
Wonder’s animal number is 676978. The Arizona Humane Society’s Virtual Adoption Matchmaking Program by appointment is available to place Wonder and other fluffy pets in homes. While Wonder might have been adopted by the time you have your Virtual Matchmaking Adoption by Appointment, there are dozens more wonderful pets who also need loving homes. You can check out the dogs, cats and other companion animals available from the Arizona Humane Society by visiting www.azhumane.org/adopt.