Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Asta Sure to Win Heart of New Owner

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Asta Sure to Win Heart of New Owner

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Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER

WITH her cheeky doggie grin Asta can't hear a whole lot but she does have a lot of love to give.

The English staffy refuge dog is completely deaf and is looking for a special owner to give her the attention she deserves.

The white staffy has been a favourite among Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge volunteers who have cared for her since she arrived at their doorstep a few months ago.

Refuge operations manager Penny Brischke said Asta appeared to have a heightened sense of sight and smell as she contended to be "top dog" at the refuge, a natural instinct.

But what Asta really needs is a forever home and a place where she can have one-on-one love from a new owner.

"She's completely deaf, but very intelligent," Ms Brischke said. "She's a special needs dog so that means a special new owner.

"I don't think she's had the benefit of learning any hand signs or having that attention in her previous home before she came to us, so she really needs to have that chance to progress. …

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