A 10 month-old deaf Staffordshire puppy Ivor had a rough start in life. Due to his disability, he was abandoned by 5 families before even reaching the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

The pup had trust issues, but the staff at the RSPCA Centre showed him enough love and attention and Ivor turned a new leaf as a trusting and sweet dog.

In December Ivor found his forever home with Ellie Bromilow, a woman, who fell in love with the dog despite his deafness. “He’d already learned the sign command for ‘sit’ and ‘come’ from the staff at the RSPCA center, but now he knows lots more like ‘lie down’, ‘stay’, ‘all gone’ and he’s learning ‘roll over’,” she said to express.co.uk.

It’s so nice to know that after such a rough start, Ivor now has his loving forever family.