Rescue centre seeks home for deaf dog

Lewis the dog, Aberdeenshire rescue centre trying to find a home for him.
Lewis the dog, Aberdeenshire rescue centre trying to find a home for him.

The SCOTTISH SPCA is seeking a special home for a deaf dog that has been in its care for six months.

The animal welfare charity is looking after the eleven month old Staffordshire bull terrier, named Lewis, at its rescue and rehoming centre near Banchory.

Staff at the facility in Drumoak have now made an appeal to animal lovers in Aberdeenshire for a committed owner to offer Lewis a permanent home where he will receive the attention he needs.

The centre’s assistant manager Debbie Innes said, “Sadly, Lewis was born deaf and, despite his happy and loving nature, he has been constantly overlooked by prospective owners.

“He has watched as the dogs around him have left for their forever homes but, unfortunately, no one seems to want poor Lewis.

“The reason he’s had very little interest is mainly down to him being deaf, although the fact he is a staffy could also be a factor.

“It is heartbreaking as he’s such a special dog who doesn’t allow his lack of hearing to affect his quality of life. Lewis just loves playing, cuddling in and, most of all, his walks.”

The charity is looking for a caring owner who understands the needs of a deaf dog and who will ensure Lewis settles into his new home.

Debbie added: “Lewis is such an amazing boy and his new owner will have a truly rewarding and happy life with him.”

Anyone who is able to offer Lewis a permanent and loving home is asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.