Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Introducing Kira

A couple of weeks ago, I received a message from a friend about a deaf dog at a local animal control facility.  When I arrived at the shelter, I found this dog:

I fell in love with her cute face and gigantic ears right away. After spending a few minutes with her, I knew I would be taking her home to foster.  The dog was very well behaved during the evaluation.  She didn't jump up, she wasn't mouthy or pushy, she wasn't fearful, and she tolerated being handled and held with no issues.  She was the perfect size (around 25 pounds) and she seemed to be in good health. 

At her vet visit I learned that she is believed to be a French Bulldog mix, and she is between two and three years old.  At home I learned that she is mostly deaf, although she may have limited hearing.  She is great with other dogs, fine with my cat, and she loves to cuddle.  And it didn't take long before I started thinking about adopting her myself. 


I haven't decided to keep her yet... she is still new and I need to make sure once she settles in she will be okay with all the different dogs and cats that I foster.  But so far she is doing great.  And although I originally wanted to name her something to do with her large ears or the cute paw-print shaped spots on her back, in the end my husband called her Kira, and since he agreed that we could keep her if I wanted to, I thought it only fair that I also keep the name he gave her! 

Whether she stays permanently or not, I just have to say that I love this dog!

14 comments:

bbes tribe said...

She is adorable. Great ears too!
Wags
Ernie

therufusway said...

Loooooove her!!!! I am looking for a unique mutt like this in the pacific northwest :)

Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie said...

Oh my word! She is GORGEOUS!!! I wish I was in the market to adopt a dog right now...I've always wanted to adopt a deaf dog!

JacksDad said...

Those are some amazing ears!!

LP said...

Oh my! We couldn't give her up! She is truly adorable!!

the critters in the cottage xo

brooke said...

OMG! those ears! Shes part bunny!

Two Pitties in the City said...

She really is cute. Definitely part bunny!

Blueberry's human said...

Lol - good plan on letting your husband name her! She is a cutie pie!

acd6pack said...

Oh my gosh -she is adorable!!

I can see French Bulldog for sure. is she the first deaf dog you've fostered? It's really not that hard is it? I was a bit curious how our Azule would be but I have to say, it's easy!

Be sure and let us know how Kira is doing.

Hudson said...

She is absolutely gorgeous and truly MUTTS make the cutest dogs ever !!!

MrandMrs andNolaKisses said...

OMG, too cute. I definitely have a thing for big ears!

Eric Linden said...

Just love that pic!

Cat said...

Look at those EARS! Love her!

Cat said...

I think she has a touch of Corgi in her...just the expression and her ears and the nose...maybe?