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Happy Tails

Zoey’s Happy Tail

Zoey's Happy Tail

This is Zoey’s Happy Tail written by Gabriela Sink My husband and I have always had cats. Cats are cool but I, myself have always been a dog person. Living in an apartment and having a dog was not realistic to us so I waited patiently. In mid 2013, my husband and I purchased our first home. I honestly didn’t even ask my husband for a dog. I just started looking on my own. My sister would look on Craigslist while I was at work and would send me several ads until she ran across Zoey’s ad one day and sent it to me. The ad read: “For sale, last of the litter, 7 week old Australian Shepherd /Great Pyrenees mix. $40.” I said okay, lets go get her! My Mom and and sister went and picked her up in the outskirts of Dallas since that’s where they live. As […]

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Canada’s Happy Tail

Canada's Happy Tail

It is very rare we run across a deaf greyhound so I was so excited when I received Canada’s Happy Tail. This story was submitted by Mikaela Hallett. When you read the timing of her story you will see this adoption was just meant to be. There are bigger forces at work when it comes to a deaf dog being in the right place at the right time. According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and myself, Canada and Mikaela totally ROCK. Enjoy Canada’s Happy Tail! ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock In June 2012 I had the pleasure to go to Florida with some fellow volunteers with a local greyhound adoption group. The day after arriving we went to Sanford Orlando Kennel Club, and I was so excited!! We got there just before the first race and as I flipped through the entries I saw a dog named Canada was just about to […]

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Wily’s Happy Tail

Wily's Happy Tail

Update: Wily was one of my very first rescues out of Chesterfield SC. It took me 12 hours of driving there and back to get him into rescue. The Franklin County Human Society agreed to take him in and they even had a foster family lined up and waiting for him. He was adopted by a wonderful family here in Virginia. Wily is now all grown up! His mom Jess says he is doing great. Here are some updated photos of Wily. I think he won the dog Lottery! ~ Christina – DDR   Story told by Wily’s human mom Jess: Meet Wily (formally known as Lorenzo). Wiley is a deaf and almost completely blind EBTKS (everything but the kitchen sink). He was dumped as a young puppy at a shelter in South Carolina known for some extremely disgusting destruction practices. Although these allegations were some time ago and we hear there has […]

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Tyson’s Happy Tail

Tyson's Happy Tail

We received a wonderful update on deaf boxer Tyson from his mom Trisha Sluder so I thought I would share it here with all our readers. Thanks Trisha for taking a chance on Tyson, loving him, training him, having patience with him, and keeping him safe. According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and myself, you and Tyson totally ROCK! Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock This is Tyson’s update and Happy Tail told by his human mommy Trisha Sluder.   From Patricia: I hope we might encourage others to take a chance on a deaf dog like we did. We found Tyson at a Petsmart Adoption Event, after our Boxer/Lab mix died at almost 10 of brain cancer. ARK (Animal Rescue Company) was at Petsmart that day and Eva showed me this deaf dog they had rescued from a kill shelter in Los Angeles. I jumped on the phone and called […]

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Indy’s 3rd Dogiversary

Indy's 3rd Dogiversary

Update 11-1-2014: Three years ago today Vicky Sitterly had a very emotional day when I sent her a text message on November 1, 2011. I had just located her a deaf white boxer puppy in Indiana and on that fateful day three years ago today her dream of adopting a deaf dog came true. You see once Vicky received my text message, she jumped into high gear by grabbing a friend, her other two boxers (Chloe and Brickle) and headed from Ohio to Indiana to pick up her first deaf puppy. She named the puppy Indy short for Indiana. Since today is their Three Year Dogiversary, Nitro, Bud, Chris and I want to wish them a very Happy Dogiversary. This adventure is by far one of my very favorite Happy Tails here on Deaf Dogs Rock and that is because so many of our Facebook friends got involved and helped Vickie […]

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Dega’s Happy Tail

Dega's Happy Tail

This is Dega’s Happy Tail told by his human mommy Kristen Oddi. Dega is a Boston Terrier who was born deaf and is now 7 years old. I never had a deaf dog before and I actually got him as a puppy from a breeder who didn’t want him due to his lack of hearing. Dega is so much more than a dog. He is my child, my furbaby! I can’t imagine not having him in my life. He is so sweet, easy going, and a moma’s boy! I am sharing my story because I hope other people would consider adopting a deaf dog. Their strength and drive is inspiring to me. Dega tends to stumble, trip and falls occasionally, but I assume this is normal behavior for a deaf dog? I’m not really sure because I haven’t ever met another deaf dog. Welcome Dega and Kristen to our Deaf […]

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Harrison’s Happy Tail

Harrison's Happy Tail

Thanks to Elizabeth who just sent us in Harrison’s Happy Tail. Tomorrow is Harrison’s Birthday so what better way to celebrate then to tell the world how much Deaf Dogs Rock! Happy Birthday Harrison. We hope you have a “dog gone” good time on our Birthday DAWG! Love ya…mean it! Nitro, Bud, Tallulah, Bailey, Lexi, Christina and Chris – Deaf Dogs Rock   Harrison’s Happy Tail by Elizabeth Lytle I adopted Harrison (aka Harry) nine years ago today. I live alone and thought it might be nice to have a dog around for company and maybe a little protection. I would see a dog on Petfinder or the animal shelter and send his or her picture to my mom and she would say yeah he’s cute, oh that one is funny looking, etc. I sent her Harrison’s picture and she e-mailed me right back and said when are you picking […]

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Bluebelle’s Happy Tail

Bluebelle's Happy Tail

Sometimes things just work out for a reason. When I read Bluebella’s story and read about the woman who adopted her Amanda Balz, I knew it was meant to be. It is stories just like this one that proves Deaf Dogs Rock with love and training they can be the best dogs. Here is Bluebelle’s Happy Tail told by her new human mommy Amanda Balz. Thank you Amanda for sharing your story with our Deaf Dogs Rock community. According to my two deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and myself, you and Bluebelle, totally ROCK! ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock Blue, short for Bluebelle, was purchased by a college student from a breeder for a low price due to her being deaf. After having her for a little more than 2 years, the young woman found out that Blue needed knee surgery to replace the ACL.   The young woman […]

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This is Izzy’s Story

This is Izzy's Story

Hi my name is Diana and I am a volunteer with Dalmatian Rescue of SW Virginia. I am a rescue-adoption coordinator and we have helped over 1000 dalmatians find new forever homes.   I also foster for this rescue and that is how my deaf dog “Izzy” came into my life. She along with her sister Lola came into the rescue after their owner married and the new wife didnt want the two dogs near her children. They were banned to the back yard where they were chained up. The owner felt bad and contacted the rescue to see if we could take them into our program. Both of pups came into my home as fosters and immediately I knew something was different about them. If they were asleep when I came home, they wouldnt wake up unless I touched them. I contacted the director of our rescue and we […]

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Autumn’s Happy Tail

Autumn's Happy Tail

Autumn is my third deaf Dalmatian. I adopted her on new years eve, shortly after my beloved Zypher passed away at the age of 13 (weimaraner). Autumn was not treated well her first 6 1/2 months of life before I got her. Her life consisted of living in an airline crate not even big enough for her to stand up straight in let alone turn around. Her crate was a top bunk (crates were stacked on top of one another). This place was so filthy and reeked of cigarette smoke. She lived in that crate for 22+ hours a day. She lived in this tiny 1 story house with 35 other dogs all crated up just the same as she was. Never able to interact with them or anyone else. Autumn also had various kinds of worms, fleas and mites. I could not get her out of the place fast […]

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