Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the month of April 2020 to keep our mission going! The core mission of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program is to set up each deaf puppy/dog for success by sending them into a experienced special needs rescue where they go into a experienced deaf dog foster home that is 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 dog, work with the deaf dog, and accurately evaluate each deaf dog/puppy to make sure to match the dog with the right home once the adoption screening process starts. The adoption screening process is very thorough. Each interested family must fill out an adoption application that asks lots of questions and a full list of references is required to be considered for adoption.
We work with shelters, rescues, private individual and breeders to help get each deaf puppy into our Rocker Puppy program to make sure each deaf dog/puppy gets the individual training, socialization, and love to grow up to become a cherished member of society. Deaf Dogs Rock is a judgement free zone and are here to help deaf dogs and puppies get a fresh start and a chance at a great life.
When screening potential homes for a deaf dog/puppy, there are many guidelines to follow 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 is so important to set each deaf pup up for a successful happy life in their new home. Our Rocker Puppy program financially sponsors each deaf dog/puppy so the dogs can be spay/neutered before they are adopted to a new family. We only work with rescues and advocacy organizations who are committed in making sure each deaf dog/puppy is spay/neutered before being placed in a new home.
Even though donations stopped in mid March, due to the Coronavirus, that did not stop us from continuing to sponsor deaf dogs in need. Our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 18 dogs/puppies in April, 2020 which is a huge accomplishment considering we are in the middle of a Pandemic. Thanks to the financial support of our loyal Deaf Dogs Rock community, we can continue to help deaf dogs in need. So far since our start of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program we have sponsored 726 deaf dogs (as of 4/30/20). So far in 2020, Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored 57 deaf dogs/pups into the safe arms of rescue. We could not do it without your on going support! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~Christina Lee
PS: Here are our monthly April 2020 recaps for deaf dogs our community sponsored by our DDR Rocker Puppy Program.
Merlin – Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue – Perth Ontario
Our friends at Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue reached out to us for help with deaf dog Merlin. He was headed their way and they needed help with vetting so we approved Merlin for our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship to go to Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue to help Merlin out.
Aussie – iRescue
Sweet Rock Hudson was rescued by our friends at iRescue in Killeen/Weatherford Texas. There are so many deaf dogs and puppies coming out of Texas that we are so grateful for rescues like iRescue to make room to help these beautiful special needs deaf dogs (with special super powers)!
Hazel and Eleven ,Jelly Bean – Happy Tails Rescue Society – Oklahoma
Above: Deaf puppy Jelly Bean
We are always excited to work with new partner rescues in sponsoring deaf dogs in their care to take off some of the financial stress so each rescue can continue to take special needs dogs who are deaf and deaf/blind so each puppy/dog has a safe place to go to begin their journey to their new life. Such is the case with our newest partner rescue Happy Tails Rescue Society in Oklahoma. Welcome Hazel, Eleven and Jelly Bean to the start of your new journey!
Cassie and Calliope – White Diamond Double Merle Dane Rescue – DE
Sweet Double Merle puppies Cassie and Calliope came into White Diamond Double Merle Dane Rescue and we sponsored them through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program so they can get the vetting needed before they go to their new forever homes. A big shout out and thank you to White Diamond DM Dane Rescue for always making room for special needs pups with special super powers.
Kelly – AugustaDog Adoptions Rescue – VA
Kelly’s freedom ride to August County VA – Thank you so much to Augusta Dog Adoptions for taking this sweet senior girl who will need full ablation surgery to feel better. We send ADA a medical sponsorship to help with her vetting costs.
Starsky and Hutch – Speak For The Unspoken
Above: Starsky and Hutch on their freedom ride to Speak For The Unspoken Rescue
Above: Deaf Border Collie Starsky
Above: Beautiful deaf Border Collie Hutch
Thanks to our friends at Speak For The Unspoken in Ohio for saving these two deaf Border Collie pups and getting them into separate foster homes. When we communicated with Andrea with Speak she mentioned they had sibling syndrome which meant they tended to get into fights with each other so they went to separate foster homes to learn about house training, and good doggy manners. Thanks to our supporters these two pups where sponsored into rescue through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Program.
Lambchop and his brother – Speak For The Unspoken
Sweet deaf/blind puppy Lambchop and his brother Lover Boy made it safely to Speak For The Unspoken in Ohio. These two little ones are Cocker Spaniels. Thanks to our supporters we are able to sponsor Lambchop through our Rocker Puppy program to help with some of Lambchop’s medical expenses so he will be on his way to be available for adoption soon.
Catahoula puppy – Tangi Animal Friends and Deaf Dog Rescue of America
Thanks to Tangi Animal Friends for pulling this sweet deaf Catahoula puppy Buddy from the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter in LA. They will get the puppy vetted and ready to for transport to the Deaf Dog Rescue of America in CA.
Sunny – Green Dogs Unleashed
Thanks to our friends at Green Dogs Unleashed rescue here in Troy VA for making room for sweet deaf/blind 8 week old German Shepherd puppy Sunny. Sunny will be in good hands with the foster family at GDU that is experienced in working wiht deaf/blind pups.
Kulu – Speak For The Unspoken
It has been raining deaf puppies throughout the Midwest and we are so thankful for the work Speak For The Unspoken does in Grove City, Ohio. This little pup who looks like a fox got the freedom ride to Speak For The Unspoken and was sponsored by our Rocker Puppy Program.
Deaf Aussie puppy Zeus – Perfect Imperfections – CT
When Perfect Imperfections Rescue reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock to see if we could help with a Rocker Puppy sponsorship for deaf puppy Zeus we were happy to help Zeus out. Zeus is safely in foster care learning new things and will soon be available for adoption to start on his new journey to a great life. Thanks to Trisha and her team at Perfect Imperfections for making room for little Zeus.
Comet – Happy Tails Rescue Society – OK
Deaf Dogs Rock was contacted by an older couple that they had gotten a 16 week old Border Collie that they discovered was deaf so we put them in contact with Happy Tails Rescue Society and we thought everyone had a plan to get the BC to Happy Tails. When I heard back from the rescue they told me the couple had just given the dog away to strangers. I told the rescue not to worry because usually in these cases the people who get an out of control deaf BC puppy won’t last but a few days and they will probably reach out to them soon or later. Well about one week went by and I heard from Happy Tails that the new owners had reached out to them for help so they got the Border Collie safely into their rescue and the pup was sponsored through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program through the kindness and generosity of our amazing community of supporters (thank you so much!).