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Deaf Dog Learns Sign Language While Waiting For Someone To Love Him

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Gordon's world is a silent one.

Totally deaf and abandoned on the streets of London, Gordon would have reason to withdraw from the world around him.

For Gordon, who has been looking for a forever home since last year, being deaf has hurt his chances of being adopted.

Still, Gordon is an incredibly sweet individual, and people at the shelter Gordon currently calls home are not quick to give up on finding him a real home, and a way to communicate - through sign language.

"Our staff are teaching him sign and rewarding him with treats," Raffy Hamid, of The Mayhew Animal Home, told The Dodo.

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"He responds by wagging his tail (very enthusiastically), jumps up to get more affection and pats on the head when he's done something right like sit, stay or stand or walk," Eric Hugenberg, also of The Mayhew Animal Home, told The Dodo. "He is very affectionate."

A hand across a chest signals to Gordon to sit.

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A palm out tells him to stay.

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He's even learned the dog classics, like how to shake hands.The Mayhew Animal HomeAs much as the people at Mayhew love teaching and learning from Gordon, they know Gordon deserves a life in a forever home."Gordon's been at The Mayhew far too long now," the shelter wrote on its Facebook page in April. "This intelligent, loving two year old is deaf as a post, but that doesn't stop him kissing everyone and wagging his tail non-stop. Can you please please please share this and help find Gordon the home he deserves?"Facebook/The Mayhew Animal HomeHelp Gordon find the forever home he deserves. Click here. Facebook/The Mayhew Animal Home

He's even learned the dog classics, like how to shake hands.

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As much as the people at Mayhew love teaching and learning from Gordon, they know Gordon deserves a life in a forever home.

"Gordon's been at The Mayhew far too long now," the shelter wrote on its Facebook page in April. "This intelligent, loving two year old is deaf as a post, but that doesn't stop him kissing everyone and wagging his tail non-stop. Can you please please please share this and help find Gordon the home he deserves?"

Help Gordon find the forever home he deserves. Click here.

Learn doggy sign language here.

UPDATE 8/7/15: Gordon has been adopted!

His new dad, Richard Neenan, tells Mayhew Animal home, "He's already very attached to us and settled in so well. We've got a garden and a huge golf course nearby where he goes for a walk every day. We have a very confident house rabbit and they've rubbed noses a few times. He's a great dog, very clever and full of beans. We don't notice he's deaf and we're keeping up the sign language."