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 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 applicants 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.

It is our number one mission to make sure each deaf dog and puppy gets basic training, socialization. are in a loving and caring foster home where their confidence soars. Our partners set each deaf dog up for success. Jan – November 2018 Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored a total of 130 deaf dogs and puppies into rescue.

In April 2019, our Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 8 deaf dogs into the safe harbor of rescue so they can start on their new journey to finding their forever homes.

For the past five years Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored 565 deaf dogs/puppies (as of 4/30/19) into rescue and we could not have done it without the full support of our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community so thank you, thank you, thank you for the bottom of our hearts! ~ Christina Lee and the entire DDR team



Kahali Mia – Green Dogs Unleashed. 

Sweet Mia is going to need hip replacement surgery so we kicked off her fundraiser by donating to her surgery fund. We also shared the information on our Deaf Dogs Rock FB page and within 24 hours they raised over $4500 for her surgery. Thanks to all of you who donated for her care. We sponsored deaf Mia into Green Dogs Unleashed just a few months ago and no one could have predicted she would need such life saving surgery.


Patch aka Patchouli – GDU

When we heard from a person who was trying to help a deaf 5 month old Great Pyrenees puppy get into rescue we reached out to Green Dogs Unleashed in Virginia to see if they would have room for deaf puppy Patch. On April 6-7 a team of volunteer drivers from Highway Heroes Rescue Transport Team got Patch from Saint Joe, AR to Troy, VA. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and also thank you to Eleanor Cates for being Patch’s advocate and getting her vetted and ready for her rescue transport. We could not sponsor deaf puppies like Patch into the safety of rescue if not for our generous financial supporters so thank you to all of you who continue to donate and support our mission to save one deaf dog at a time.


Ambrose – Perfect Imperfections 

When Perfect Imperfections Rescue reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock for help we made sure deaf dog Ambrose received a DDR Rocker Puppy sponsorship so he could get the vetting he needed to get ready for adoption.

Speak St. Louis – Marshmellow and Lucky 





When Chelsay from Jefferson City Animal Shelter contacted Deaf Dogs Rock seeking help with two 8-10 month old Double Merle spaniels we were happy to help. We learned that the two deaf/vision impaired dogs where owner surrenders because the families house had recently been condemned. We reached out to Speak St. Louis to see if they had room for these two special needs and Deaf Dogs Rock also offered a rescue sponsorship for each dog from our Rocker Puppy program.


Empress – Gateway Pet Guardians – Belleville IL 

When Sara Cordevant contacted us about a deaf dog at the St. Clair Animal Control in Belleville, IL about a deaf bully named Empress who needed a rescue to save her. Deaf Dogs Rock offered a $200 rescue sponsorship and started networking her. Thanks to Gateway Pet Guardians who pulled Empress to safety so she can have a brand new start to a new life.


Sassy – Dreams Come True Rescue in New Hampshire

Dreams Come True Rescue is one of our new rescue partners and they have a sweet 5.5 month old deaf puppy named Sassy who needed spay surgery so she could become available for adoption. We know that adoption contracts that include the new adoptive family agreeing to have a deaf puppy spayed can not be enforced so to insure Sassy doesn’t end up with an “opps” litter of deaf puppies we sponsored her spay surgery through our Rocker Puppy Program so she will be available for adoption after the first week of May. To view Sassy’s adoption listing, please click here. 


Boo – Green Dogs Unleashed

It took weeks of communication but we are happy to report Boo made it all the way from Texas to Virginia where he is in foster care. He is a deaf Argentine Dogo puppy who had some skin issues so he had to wait to be healthy to travel. Thanks so much to Sandra Schott with Saving Shelter Strays who pulls dogs from the Hill County area in Texas for advocating for Boo and patiently keeping him safe until his demodex mange cleared up so  he could travel. This is our second deaf puppy coming from Sandra’s group so it has been a pleasure working with her and her team. Thanks to Green Dogs Unleashed who took Boo and got him into foster care. Boo is doing great and he is enjoying the company of his foster siblings.