Best Tricks: Kenzie has learned more than two dozen American Sign Language signs!
Arrival Story: After being rescued from the streets by dedicated Save a Sato volunteers in Puerto Rico, Kenzie made the journey to Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA. After more than a year of searching for a playmate for Baxter, I brought him to the shelter to meet her, and when I realized she was the first dog to even come close to catching him in a game of chase, we decided to foster her in our home to see if the two would get along. After only a few days, we knew that Kenzie had found her forever home here with us.
We have learned so much from owning a Deaf dog, she has taught us that we can communicate in so many ways other than with our voices. She and Baxter together have mastered dozens of hand signals, both obedience commands and ASL. For information on Deaf dogs, we recommend visiting www.deafdogs.org .
Kenzie shares her home with her Sato brother Baxter, and three crazy ferrets!
Bio: MacKenzie has a very unique appearance - one blue eye, one brown eye and some "irregular" shaped black spots on her white fur. All are the result of a genetic defect - lack a pigmentation - which is also the cause of her bilateral deafness.
Many think she is a Dalmatian, but MacKenzie is actually a whippet mix, although she is affectionately known as a Sato - Sato is a slang term for "Street Dog" in Puerto Rico - visit www.saveasato.org for information on the plight of these animals.
We are hosting a photo contest on Facebook - a $5 donation to Save a Sato (the rescue Baxter and I are from) will get you one entry. The prizes include gift packs from Planet Dog, Kong, Polka Dog Bakery, Bark Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine and some kitty prizes too!
Join us in the contest or to vote for your favorites!
The new design of my page was a gift from my pals Flicka, Lucas, Angel Cleo and their amazingly talented Mom! She made that banner with her own paws and even found a pointer that looks like me! Doesn't the background dog look like me?!!?!! She made everything so perfect!
I have never had a fancy page before, and am so thankful to my pals for taking time to make it just for me, they are one special family and Mom, Baxter and I are sure glad we are friends with them. Love you Auntie P!!!!!