A deaf English bull terrier is struggling to find a home as she cannot cope with being in the public kennel area of the RSPCA Block Fen
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A deaf English bull terrier is patiently waiting for her forever home, but is struggling to get a look-in, as she is deaf and cannot cope with being in the public visitor section of the kennels at the RSPCA in Block Fen, Wimblington.
Tilly has been at the RSPCA for six months but is always behind the scenes so nobody can see what a gorgeous dog she is, said Serena Moore.
“She really is one of the best dogs I have ever dealt with. If I could I would take her home in a heartbeat,” she said.
“I am shocked she is still here but I think one of the main reasons is because people don’t see her as much.
“Our vet believes she has been deaf since birth which isn’t uncommon in all white dogs.
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“This doesn’t faze Tilly as it means she gets to sleep in peace. In fact all day every day in her kennel!
“Tilly could live with calm older children but due to her deafness, she is very excited by sight stimulation so a child running around would distract her from someone’s training with her.
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“But sadly for this reason she can’t be shown to public in the re homing block as this would make her unhappy.
“Tilly is the sweetest. Despite being in kennels she is the happiest girl alive.
“She adores other dogs and comes out with a group of doggy friends every day.”
Tilly came to the RSPCA as her previous owners lived in a shared house - they moved out and left her behind and the people left with her couldn’t cope looking after a dog.
She was re homed but their dog was not playful like Tilly, so they didn’t get along.
Serena said: “We would love Tilly to live with another playful dog who she could learn from as she is completely deaf.
“We would ideally like Tilly to be re homed with someone who has knowledge of deaf dogs and/or the English bull terrier breed.
“We know Tilly has been perfect in a home. She is crate trained, house trained and very well mannered and is happy either going on a short walk or for miles.”