Luigi’s kind of a complicated guy as dogs go. He has a nice white coat with one brindle ear, one blue eye and one brown eye, and he is “hard of hearing” or partially deaf. He was part of a bonded pair but his dominant brother retarded his socialization while protecting him, so Luigi is now catching up; pretty rapidly too. He lives with several other Boxers and is learning not to hog all the attention. He is just 4 years old.

He’s a pretty happy guy overall but sometimes needs a hearing buddy to help him out; that’s called a hearing aid for dogs and Luigi would do best with a buddy who can hear. He is house and crate trained but needs some training and repetition on leash, a common trait with deaf dogs. Sniffing gets to be more important than following rules sometimes. Luigi is great with his 13 year old skin friend and would likely do OK with other kids who respect his size; he’s a big guy. Cats are a definite no for Luigi.

Luigi is heartworm positive, not symptomatic, and ABR will help with treatment. It does not have to be difficult now. He is otherwise a healthy, high energy boy who is eager to please. He is food motivated and loves to be near his people. He has a way to go to gain confidence and be more independent, but he’s come a very long way along that journey so far. Being the one who helps him the rest of the way could just light up your life, and his.