Amy Jamieson
April 26, 2012 08:00 PM

Home. Some cats and dogs never have one to call their own. We want to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary homeless pet every week. Today, we’d like you to meet Ziggy, a 2-year-old American Pit Bull terrier who is deaf.

When you point to the ground, Ziggy lays down. If you hold out your hand, he’ll give you a high five. This extremely intelligent dog has learned sign language to compensate for not being able to hear.

Besides having an impressive resume of skills – he’s earned a Canine Good Citizen Certification from the AKC and has been trained in dog agility – Ziggy is polite, house-trained and loving. He’s an active, large dog that would be best in a home without children or other pets. Looking for a walking partner? Ziggy has plenty of energy for long walks and fetch, and is a great co-pilot on car rides.

A very food-motivated pooch, Ziggy’s “favorite thing is dinner time,” says his profile. “And his second favorite thing is breakfast time!”

If you think you are the answer to Ziggy’s prayers, contact the All Paws Rescue of O’Fallon, Mo., via email at To learn more about him, visit his Adopt-a-Pet profile page. Adopt-a-Pet is non-profit adoption charity that lets rescues advertise their available pets to adopters for free. To learn about their latest adoption initiative, the Best Welcome Home Ever, click here.

See Ziggy perform his tricks in this video!

Click here to meet last week’s adoptable pet, Scotty.

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