Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the month of April 2023 to keep our mission going! Our Deaf Dogs Rock community has sponsored 23 deaf dogs/pups into rescue this April. What a great accomplishment in a struggling economy.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for continuing to support our mission to save one deaf dog at a time. We also want to give a huge shout out and THANK YOU to every single person who continues to support Deaf Dogs Rock in the beginning of 2023 so we can continue to sponsor deaf dogs and puppies into rescue.
It takes a tribe of animal lovers to support Deaf Dogs Rock to continue to carry out our mission. Deaf Dogs Rock spent between $5000 and $7000.00 each month on Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorships! If you would like to help sponsor a deaf dog out of a kill shelter into the safe arms of rescue, please click here to Donate.
Every single day on our Deaf Dogs Rock FB page you will see Rescue posts which we put up for shelters across the country trying to get deaf dogs out of over crowed shelters before their time is up and they are euthanized. Sometimes a deaf dog who is surrendered only has a day or two for the opportunity to be pulled by a reputable foster based rescue so that is why you will see our organizations offer $250-$300 on almost every rescue plea post we put up to encourage rescues to help a deaf dog in need. Without the financial offer of sponsorships these deaf dogs would surely die within a few days.
The core mission of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship program is to set up each deaf dog or puppy for success by sending them into a experienced special needs rescue where they go into a experienced deaf dog foster homes who are committed to training and socializing each deaf dog that comes into their care. This way, each foster advocate gets the opportunity to live with the deaf pup for awhile, work with the deaf dog, and accurately evaluate each deaf dog/puppy to make sure the organization makes the very best match for each deaf dog with the right home once the adoption screening process starts.
Deaf Dogs Rock works with shelters, rescues, private individuals, and breeders to help get each deaf puppy into our Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship program and into rescue. By doing so, each deaf pup gets the individual training, vetting, socialization, and TLC to grow up to become a cherished member of society. Deaf Dogs Rock is a judgement free zone and our number one priority will always be to help deaf dogs and puppies get a fresh start and a chance at a great life.
When our rescue partners screen potential new homes for a deaf dog/puppy, each rescue has a specific set of guidelines to follow when considering a new home for example; like checking all references, talking to the applicant’s veterinarian, and performing a thorough home visit to make sure each home is a safe place for a deaf or deaf/blind dog. This is why our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program is so important to get the deaf dog out of the shelter and help our partners set up each deaf pup for a successful happy life in their new home by helping each rescue with vetting expenses so each puppy ends up in a rescue that specifically advocates for them. Our Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship program financially sponsors deaf dogs/puppies so each pup can be vaccinated and spay/neutered before they are adopted to a new family. We only work with rescue partners and advocacy organizations who are committed in making sure each deaf pup is spay/neutered be before being placed in a new home (unless they are Great Danes or Dalmatians).
Our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 23 deaf dogs/pups in April, 2023 which is a huge accomplishment in a recession. So far in this year our DDR community has sponsored 80 deaf pups into rescue in the first 16 weeks of 2023. So far since the beginning of our Rocker Puppy Program several years ago, Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored 1411 deaf dogs into rescue (as of 4/30/23).
April 2023 Sponsorship Recaps are below:
Lila – Amazing White Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona
Thanks to our friends at Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona for saving sweet deaf puppy Lila. Lila had Parvo and she is now recovering from almost losing her life to that dreadful disease. Lila will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Fund to help with her vetting. Thanks to our friends Vern and Patricia Kerst for donating to our Rocker Puppy Fund so we could sponsor Lila’s medical care.
Chickadee – Nitro’s Fund Recipient – Chelsea’s Hope Boxer Rescue
Sweet deaf boxer Chickadee was rescued from euthanasia in a Texas Shelter by our friends at Chelsea’s Hope Boxer Rescue. Chickadee’s vetting will be sponsored by our Deaf Dogs Rock Nitro’s Fund which was set up to sponsor deaf boxer’s like our beloved Nitro so we can help each boxer rescue with vetting for the deaf boxers they rescue. To learn more about or donate to Nitro’s Fund, please click here.
Our friends at Speak Rescue and Sanctuary near St. Louis MO rescued 4.5 month old deaf/blind puppy Eli from a shelter in KY. Eli was found on a road and thought to be tossed from a car. He is struggling with walking but most of that appears to be from fear, though there is definitely some hind end weakness. The folks at Speak report that Eli seems to be very sad but he is also sweet and gentle. Sweet Eli will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship so we can help the Speak team start his vetting. Thanks to our friends Patricia and Vern Kerst who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock to make it possible for us to help sweet Eli get the vetting he needs.
Harley – Chelsea’s Hope Boxer Rescue
Sweet deaf 6 month old boxer Harley was rescued by our friends at Chelsea’s Hope Boxer Rescue. Harley will be a recipient of our special sponsorship fund Nitro’s Fund that was set up to sponsor deaf boxers in need of rescue. These funds will go towards Harley’s vetting to get him neutered and ready for adoption. To donate or learn more about Nitro’s Fund, please click here.
Beetlejuice and Nine – Pink Heart Rescue
Thanks to our friends at Pink Heart Rescue in Indianapolis IN these two special needs pups Beetlejuice and Nine are now safe. One puppy is deaf and blind and the other is blind. Both will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Program to help Pink Heart with their vetting expenses. Thanks to our supporters we can step up to help sponsor deaf puppies into rescue just like sweet Beetlejuice and Nine.
Thanks to Karla at iRescue in Killeen TX, sweet deaf puppy Khaleesi is now safe with Karla and iRescue. Khaleesi will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship fund to help iRescue with her vetting so they can continue to help deaf dogs in need of rescue.
Lolli and Cadbury – Speak Rescue and Sanctuary
Thanks to volunteer Sarah with Speak Rescue and Sanctuary, these two little deaf siblings are now safe in Rescue. Sarah drove 975 miles all the way from St. Louis to a shelter in CO and back again. Wow, what a rescue warrior Sarah is. These two deafies will be sponsored into rescue by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program to help Speak Rescue and Sanctuary with their expenses so they can continue their life saving missions to save one deaf dog at a time!
Gilly – Perfect Imperfections Rescue – CT
Our friends at Perfect Imperfections Rescue in CT saved deaf 15 week old Great Pyrenees mix puppy Gilly. Gilly is now safely with Perfect Imperfections and he will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program to help Perfect Imperfections with his upcoming vetting.
Snowball and Aquarius – Green Dogs Unleashed – Virginia
Sweet deaf pup Snowball and deaf/blind puppy Aquarius are now safely with our friends at Green Dogs Unleashed in Troy VA. Both puppies will go into foster care and start their puppy training and socialization. Aquarius will start touch training and they will both start puppy classes at GDU soon. Once their vetting is complete and their training and socialization is going well, they will be available for adoption to a special home (each) where they will live with someone who is committed to their continued training and care. Both puppies are sponsored into GDU through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Program to help GDU with their vetting expenses.
Hawkeye and Trapper – Speak For The Unspoken Rescue OH
Sweet deaf and blind pups came from Tennessee all the way to our friends at Speak For The Unspoken Rescue in Ohio where they are now safely in foster care. Both of these sweet pup’s vetting will be sponsored by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship fund to help Speak with their upcoming vetting expenses.
Lena – Furever After Rescue
Above photos – Top – Lena at the shelter – bottom – Lena leaving the shelter!
Deaf Dogs Rock put out a rescue plea and sponsorship offer for deaf dog Lena in a Georgia shelter because the shelter was full and her time was running out. Thanks to Furever After Rescue, Lena is now safely with them and she will be sponsored into rescue by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Fund to help with her care and her vetting to get her ready for adoption in the near future.
Novella – Perfect Imperfections Rescue – CT
Sweet deaf Greaty Pyrenees puppy Novella is now safely with Perfect Imperfections Rescue in CT. Isn’t Novella adorable? Novella will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program to help Perfect Imperfections Rescue with the vetting costs.
Gracie – The Boxer Rescue of Oklahoma
We were working with sweet deaf boxer Gracie’s owner and she just didn’t feel comfortable with the applicants she was getting on Gracie so Gracie has been sponsored into The Boxer Rescue of Oklahoma through our Nitro’s Fund which is specifically set up to sponsor deaf boxers in need of rescue. We are so happy Gracie’s owner asked for help and we are just thrilled that The Boxer Rescue of Oklahoma has Gracie where she will go into foster care, learn new things and also where potential homes and applications will be screened very carefully. If you would like to help another deaf boxer like Gracie, or donate in honor or memory of your deaf boxer, consider to donating to Nitro’s Fund here.
Blanco – Pink Heart Rescue
Our friends at Pink Heart Rescue saved this deaf Great Dane Blanco who was dumped in Texas. Deaf Dogs Rock will be donating to Blanco’s vetting through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship to help Blanco get the vetting he needs.
Pluto – CARE Compassionate Rescue – Tulsa OK
When a person reached out to us for help with a deaf puppy we let her know that we would be glad to sponsor the deaf puppy into rescue. We are happy to say that little deaf puppy Pluto is now safely with the CARE Compassionate Rescue in Tulsa OK. Pluto will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Fund set up to help rescues who take in special needs deaf and deaf/blind pups to help them cover some of the vetting expenses that go with rescuing a special needs animal. By giving rescues this kind of financial support and also training support on our website, it opens up even more rescue partners throughout the U. S. to help deaf and deaf/blind dogs in need of rescue. We are so thankful that Compassionate Care Rescue helped sweet Pluto out.
Siller, Bees, Ford and Ridge – Green Dogs Unleashed – Virginia
Siller and Bees
It is literally raining deaf puppies here in Virginia! Our friends at Green Dogs Unleashed took in another 4 deaf puppies and put them into foster care where they will learn new things and learn new sign cues. They will also be socialized with other dogs, children and even some farm animals. All four deaf puppies will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Program to help GDU with some of their vetting expenses to help them get ready for adoption in the near future.