Mako is all bark and no bite! This little deaf cattle dog puppy is a “talker” – he loves telling people how he feels! The only thing Mako loves more than talking is cuddling, which he is excellent at.

Mako is a five month old Australian Cattle Dog mix puppy. He was dumped by his “breeder” at a shelter because he’s deaf. Don’t tell Mako he’s different, though! He won’t believe you. This little man is a fun loving boogar. He romps with his foster siblings, wrestles with the cat, swims in the kiddie pool, you name it!

Owning a deaf dog is so much fun – not only do you get to challenge yourself with teaching a puppy hand signals, but you don’t have to tiptoe around the house in the morning or when you wake up for a midnight snack. They aren’t bothered by storms, trains, fireworks, or guns! Mako is such a smart boy, he is great in his crate, and has even started working on his leash training. He still gets a bit of puppy stubbornness occasionally, but don’t we all? He rides great in a car and loves going on adventures.

Because of Mako’s deafness, he will require a fenced yard. Mako would love an older sibling or two to show him the ropes and play with him.

Mako is currently fostered in Columbia, SC.

If you’re interested in Mako, fill out an application here!