Marni the puppy is deaf and has been learning commands through sign language.
The four month old cross-breed is staying at an RSPCA centre in Sheffield, and is described as “fun and full of mischief” by her carers.
Despite her bubbly nature, Marni is still looking for an owner to give her the happy life and the loving environment that she deserves.
An RSPCA spokesperson, and one of the people who is looking after Marni said:“Marni is a fantastic little lady who is looking for an extra special home, where she can have lots of tender loving care.
“She is a typical puppy, bags of fun, except for the fact that she is deaf.
“However, this doesn’t mean that Marni cannot enjoy a full and happy life – in fact, she is just as capable of learning as any other dog but she learns verbal commands through signs.”
The RSPCA describe Marni as a “confident and outgoing puppy”, claiming “Marni is already learning the basics of sign language as well as her usual puppy socialisation, and new owners will need to be prepared to continue her education to help her grow into a well rounded lady.”
To speak to RSPCA staff about Marni call 0114 2898250.