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Princess Alice

Princess Alice of Battenberg was born completely deaf, yet learned to read lips at a young age and could speak several languages as an adult.

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Background Info:


Princess Alice came into the city pound as a stray and in terrible shape. She was very thin, quite dirty and covered in stains, perhaps indicating she was kept in close quarters or outside. We do not know much else about her previous life but she seems to have been greatly neglected and possibly mistreated. We are learning more about her every day and are working to get her cleaned up and polished like the Princess she is.

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Sex: Female
Age: 1-3 yo
Weight: 35 lbs & Gaining

Health Condition:

Alice is recovering from the hard life but is mostly healthy. She is currently battling a mild case of "happy tail" but we have seen worse. We are using "New Skin Liquid Bandage" on the tip of her tail and the bleeping seems to have stopped already. It should be completely resolved in no time now that she is getting good nutrition.

Special Needs:

Alice appears to be completely deaf. Most likely a congenital condition. Though well adapted to her disability, she doesn't appear to know any hand signals. Our team of volunteers are working on teaching her basic commands. 

Physical Description:  

Alice is a medium sized princess, slightly on the smaller side, with the softest snow like white coat. If it weren't for her beautiful brown eyes you would have trouble finding this pretty lady in the snow! Alice has a brown snout with a couple pink spots where some speculate she was kissed by an angel. 


Current Living Situation:  

Alice is new to MPR and is working on getting adjusted to the shelter life. We will post more info as we get to know her better. 



Alice does not let being deaf keep her down one bit! Alice loves her humans and wants to be near you at all times. She is a velcro dog that immediately wants to jump in your lap and give kisses but she expects them in return - so be ready to give her some loving. While she is new to our program and we are still learning about her, Alice has been nothing but wonderful to our volunteers. 

Behavior with people: 

Alice loves her people and is always happy to see you. With Alice being deaf she will need an owner that is patient and willing to work with her on sign language commands. Our volunteers are working with her on this, but this will take time and anyone that adopts her needs to realize it may be a longer process than dogs that can hear what we are telling them. When dealing with a deaf dog situational awareness is important. For example if Alice has her back turned to you and you walk in a room, she is not going to know you are there and you need to make your presence known in a non startling way.


So far, our volunteers have had no issues approaching her and no one has reported any problematic behavior impacted by her being deaf.


That said, Alice does have a tendency to be mouthy (she nibbles your hand to establish contract) and jumpy at times but we are working with her on this. We believe those to be correctable habits that many dogs have in their younger years. In her case however, voice correction is ineffective so other means of training must be used. 


Behavior with children:  

With Alice being deaf and the work required to help train her, she should go to a home with no children. Children like to love dogs fast and are not always the most patient with them. Alice needs mature handling and the kind of time and training little ones are simply not ready to provide. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

We were told that Alice was briefly introduced to other dogs while at the city shelter and did well. We cannot guarantee however, her behavior towards other dogs in the future.  


Behavior with other animals:  

We have not seen Alice interact with any other animals as of yet.


Our volunteers are actively working with this princess on hand signal commands.


Update: Alice is in the process of learning the signal for sit, and is starting to recognize the "jazz hands" for praise when she does a good job. Alice has only been with us for a short time so we hope she will learn more commands here soon.

Best Attribute:

Princess Alice is such a lover and happy go lucky dog. Alice is the type of dog that can turn your day around as soon as you walk in the door after a long day. This girl's beaming personality is sure to be infectious and we are so blessed to get to receive the endless love she has to give.

Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.

Information updated on 06/09/2024 VC

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