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Deaf dog has plenty of love to give

HIGH HOPES: Foster carer Tony Warrick, Brandee, and RSPCA volunteer Ole Sandbaek are hoping for success.
HIGH HOPES: Foster carer Tony Warrick, Brandee, and RSPCA volunteer Ole Sandbaek are hoping for success. Luka Kauzlaric

OH Brandee, well you came and you gave me a licking. Oh Brandy.

Barry Manilow couldn't have said it better.

Meet Brandee - the red heeler-cross who lives in a silent world and is desperatly seeking a family to love her.

The pound pooch was born deaf but that doesn't hold her back.

She knows some hand signals and the best thing about her - she's got a whole ot of loving and licking to give.

Friends of RSPCA Gladstone spokeswoman Judy Whicker said the former pound puppy has embraced sign language.

"Her foster mum has been teaching her basic signals and she is reacting really well to them," Mrs Whicker said yesterday.

"She is loving playing with the other dogs and especially loves when her foster mum's grandkids come to visit and play with her."

"Brandee is a very happy young lady, loves people especially kids, other dogs and is not overly interested in cats.

"She loves to chase a ball and is generally just a lovable happy girl who would make a wonderful companion

Mrs Whicker said Brandee needed a fenced yard and exercise.

"The new owner would need a fully secure yard, and would need to walk her on a regular basis.

"She loves to go for a walk. She can't be off the lead in open spaces because she wouldn't hear a call to come back," she said.

"She needs, and would return, lots of love.

"RSPCA Rehabilitation officers in Brisbane would be able to offer support for the new owner, if needed."

Brandee is one of 25 dogs and pups up for adoption from 9am til noon tomorrow at the RSPCA centre opposite the NRG power plant in Gladstone.

There also will be an adoption session at 17 Pams Court, Beecher, on Sunday, with 30 cats and kittens looking for new homes.

Topics:  animals, friends of rspca gladstone, pets




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