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Happy Tails

Piper’s Happy Tail

Piper's Happy Tail

This Happy Tail was submitted by Piper’s daddy Sean Stinchcomb. Thanks Sean for sharing Piper’s story with our readers! According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and myself you and your wife totally ROCK for saving Piper! ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock Piper’s Happy Tail by Sean My wife and I originally took piper in at 6 months old to be our foster because she was losing her home and we didn’t want her to end up in the wrong hands. With the help of Baltimore Bully Crew, a local pit bull rescue that we are board members of, we made sure she spayed and in good health.   Delilah (left) and Piper (right) posing for photos in their Halloween costumes.    Now six months later, Piper is a one year old and we have decided she is not going anywhere. Our other dog, Delilah, has worked heard […]

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Gotti’s Happy Tail

Gotti's Happy Tail

By Danielle Reynolds Back in 2006, I was living in Arizona. I had gone to the pet store to find a boxer. Typically,  you would think of a fawn or brindle boxer. When I asked the pet store clerk if she had any boxers, she said she did not, but a woman was selling a white boxer for $75. My initial  reaction was ” I was looking for fawn or brindle “. I figured I would go see anyways. When I walked into the woman’s home, she had brids, fish, cats, kids, etc. It was disgusting.  The woman then told me she didn’t  want “casper” (Gotti’s  original name) because he was deaf. I wasn’t  bothered by him being deaf. I just wanted to see what a white boxer looked like. His brother and sister came out and were stocky. Gotti then came out and you could tell he was the […]

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Molly’s Happy Tail

Molly's Happy Tail

This story was submitted by Kaye Gorman and this is Molly’s Happy Tail: We saw Molly on my Facebook postings in danger of being put to sleep and my daughter Courtney and I fell immediately in love. In the photo that was posted on FB it showed the shelter workers holding Molly tight and she looked so frightened that it made my heart ache. Molly’s eyes just looked right into my heart. We both decided no matter what, we had to go and get her. The biggest problem however was that she was located at a shelter more then10 hours away from where we lived. My daughter Courtney and I found a nice lady who owned a  rescue to help us so she agreed to go and pull Molly for us (before it was to late for Molly). We saved her just in time before the shelter had to put […]

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Deaf Dog Nico Happy Tail

Deaf Dog Nico Happy Tail

Note from Deaf Dogs Rock: I will never forget seeing the photo of Nico when it first went viral. He was leaning against a shelter wall beaten and battered with all hope lost. My heart broke seeing the vision of this broken K-9 soul. You see, Nico was this deaf Pit Bull who was labeled by the shelter as being mean and aggressive. Nico had been through very tough times but the person who pulled Nico from the shelter saw something very sweet in him. Nico is one of the lucky dogs who made it out alive. Our Deaf Dogs Rock  Heroes of the Day are Nico’s owners Melissa Garris and Bridget Swan for being open minded and willing to give Nico another chance at life. They are both also amazing ambassadors of the Pit Bull breed, of shelter dogs everywhere and also of special needs dogs. According to my deaf […]

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Defcon’s Happy Tail

Defcon's Happy Tail

In December 2010 my husband (then fiance) and I moved into a big coach house together, with my dog Piper. I rescued her from a shelter 5 years ago when she was 1. Right away we talked about adopting a little buddy for her, and I was convinced I wanted a wire haired, scruffy, small, black rescue mutt. We visited PAWS, and Anti-Cruelty (where I got Piper), but we didn’t seem to make any connections. We then decided to hold off and wait until Spring. Then one day, not long after, I got the itch to visit the city pound… the saddest place in Chicago. I wouldn’t tell my husband Justin where we were going, and when we pulled up he was mad, and convinced I had a dog already picked out from the website. But I didn’t. I just felt this dire need to go that day. We went […]

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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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