Dog of The Day: Romeo From Arizona Humane Society!

Don’t be offended if Romo doesn’t respond when you call him for the 6-year-old Border collie is deaf and can’t hear a word. The only language he understands is sign language and he will eagerly perform the “sit” command when he is ask to do so.

He will need special training when it comes to learning the basic commands. Deaf dogs read hand signals, body language and facial expressions to understand what their humans are communicating to them so his new owner must be rather expressive.

Romo makes friends easily especially with someone who has a good throwing arm. He may be middle-aged but he’s a fetching fanatic and he will snatch a flying tennis ball or a Frisbee from the air effortlessly for hours each day. He enjoys the company of someone who fills his days with playtime in the back yard, plenty of long walks or runs around the neighborhood, and entertaining activities to keep his mind busy since he belongs to such an intelligent breed.

Romo walks wonderfully on a leash and is housetrained via doggie door. He melts like butter when his handsome black and white coat is being brushed and he is a huge fan of belly rubs too.

He is available NOW at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion located at 1521 West Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee is just $35 since he is a Prime Time dog. This adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, vaccines, a colorful collar and leash, an AHS I.D. tag and a follow-up veterinary exam. For more information about this pet, please call (602) 997-7586 ext. 1045 and ask for animal ID number A337007 or log on to

Please note: This pet might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, the AHS has many more wonderful pets that also need loving homes. Please take a moment to meet some of the other homeless dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter! To see all our adoptable animals right now,

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