Adopt this Pet: Peppermint

This girl can’t hear but she knows sign language.

This sweet dog is hard of hearing but easy to love. Yes, Peppermint is technically deaf. Luckily, when it comes to training deaf dogs, they can learn just like hearing dogs with just a slight tweak in the training program. Peppermint is living proof of that — she knows sign language. The 5-year-old bulldog mix weighs 34 pounds and likes to be around other dogs and small children. She also loves treats (just no peppermint candy). One of the Hilton Head Humane Association volunteers recently took her to training classes and she was frequently the star of the class. Also, there is a silver lining to Peppermint’s disability. High frequency tones, thunder, lightning, animal howls, growls, sirens, fireworks and other loud noises have no effect on this special lady.

Color: Salt-N-Pepa

Age: 5 (around 37 in human years)

Likes: Dogs, children, Peppermint Patty, the smell of Christmas and corny jokes. “Sign language is pretty handy. Get it?” — Peppermint

Dislikes: The 2018 film, Peppermint. “It was a half-witted ’Taken’ knockoff and squandered the chance to give Jennifer Garner the action franchise she deserves.” — Peppermint

Adopt her: Hilton Head Humane Association, hhhumane.org, 843-681-8686