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Happy Tails

Wilma Mae’s Happy Tail

Wilma’s Mae’s Happy Tail written by Nina Patten   Hello my name is Wilma Mae and I am a 12 year old Boston Terrier. My mom isn’t sure where her parents adopted me at but when they got me home when I was a puppy I got REALLY sick. When they took me to the vet the first time they found out that I had Parvo. It was horrible! My mom was a high school student at the time and even though she woke up early every morning for school she still stayed up all night to take care of me when I needed her too. I loved to cuddle with her. It took a long time for me to get better. When I finally did I developed something called Irritable Bowel Syndrome and still my mom stayed up all night to clean me up and watch me. After I finally started feeling better again they took me to the vet again. Boy they sure liked to do that. Anyway, they told the vet that I wasn’t responding to them or to the noises around me. They don’t know whether I was born deaf or if being so sick made me lose my hearing. My moms parents would get really frustrated while they were training me I never understood what they were saying but my […]

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Enzo’s Happy Tail

Enzo's Happy Tail

Enzo’s Happy Tail written by Bethani Angell We rescued Enzo from death row in Georgia eight years ago when he was just two years old. He was transported up to us in Boston. MA in pretty rough shape. Enzo came to us as a deaf, sick, scared and clearly abused young dog. Poor Enzo had pretty much every worm known to dog and a severe case of heart-worm that had spread to his other organs. Although there was little hope of clearing it up completely, we along with our vet didn’t give up. Our amazing vet Dr Farrington treated him and althought the heartworm treatment was not easy on his little body after his final treatment, the heart-worm was miraculously gone. Enzo is now known at the vet hospital as “the miracle patient.” Enzo is such a wonderful, trusting dog. When we first got him home it was absolutley heartbreaking that he would cower because he was so scared whenever we lifted our hands or moved our legs. Being our very first deaf dog, we worked with him and took him to training class where we all learned hand signals. Enzo proved to be a wonderful little boy in all of his classes. His happiness was obvious to family and friends because he immediately adored everyone he met, especially our nieces and nephews. When one of our family members would sleep over at […]

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Deaf Dog Cleo Rocks Her Agility Title

Deaf Dog Cleo Rocks Her Agility Title

We here at Deaf Dogs Rock are so excited to add deaf dogs who do training to compete in levels in agility, rally, scent work, fly ball, lure coursing and obedience just to name a few. Kate is such an inspiration to new deaf dog owners everywhere. Deaf Dogs Rock is so proud to feature a deaf dog owner like Kate Heater who has made the decision of making training her deaf dog Cleo a priority. Because of her consistent positive reinforcement training commitment, she has taken Cleo’s training to the next level just so Cleo could ROCK her Agility course by earning her Agility Championship medal. Thanks Kate for sending us Cleo’s story! ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock Cleo Rocks Her Agility Title – By: Kate Heater Meet Cleo! Cleo is an 8 year old Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Mix. She was a rescue that I acquired after somebody dumped her near my home. I believe that she was dumped due to her being deaf. I’ve had Cleo since she was about 2 years old and I was just a freshman in high school. At the time, I knew nothing of training a deaf dog, but I was already interested in training animals so Cleo and I began our adventure together. After Cleo became a permanent member of our family, I enrolled her in my local 4-H group and got […]

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Quest’s Happy Tail

Quest's Happy Tail

Quest’s Happy Tail by Misty Clayton My name is Misty Clayton and this is my new deaf dog’s Happy Tail. On April 19, 2012, I had surgery early in the morning. When I got home after my surgery, I went to sleep and woke up around midnight.  When I woke up, I was bored and wide awake so I got online. After surfing the web for awhile, I ran across a deaf dog shared on a Deaf Dogs Rock FB post with a deaf white boxer needing a new home. When I saw his photo my heart skipped a beat!  His name was George and he was one of the most adorable white Boxers that I had seen in some time. After spotting George on line,  I called my husband  and sent him photos and the dog’s bio information. My husband said he sounded perfect for us and for me to go and adopt him. The next morning a family member drove me 2 hours south to see him and we took my 1 yo Boxer, Baby Kane with us to meet the handsome boy by the name of George. When I first got a look at George, I thought he was a handsome boy but his face, neck, and ears had a lot of scars and scabs from recently being picked on by the other […]

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Semi’s Happy Tail

Semi's Happy Tail

If you have not met or seen Deaf Rocker Dog Semi you will be delighted in seeing this Rock Star of A Dog. In the dog word she is considered the Gene Simmons of Rocker Dogs. When you read her story and see her photos, you will understand the Gene Simmons reference. This story is told by her human Farrah Marx. According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud and Bowie, Semi totally ROCKS! ~ Christina, Nitro, Bud and Bowie Be sure to check out a special fundraiser with Semi Socks that Farrah and Semi are doing for shelter dogs by clicking here.        Semi’s Happy Tail – by Farrah Marx July 2012, I was 20 years old, living on my own. I had a lot of health issues going on and wanted to take some of that focus and put it towards something else. I wanted to care for someone other than myself. For months, the perfect puppy search continued. It was a group effort amongst my close friends to spend hours on rescue websites and going to different shelters around Los Angeles. Semi was at the Inland Valley Humane Society, 8 weeks old, covered in ticks, and fully deaf. I was told a previous family started the process to adopt her and decided against it when they were told she was deaf. She […]

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Angel’s Happy Tail

Angel's Happy Tail

Angel is my second deaf dog. She has an older brother, Pirate, who is also deaf, and the two of them are inseparable. They do everything together, including getting into mischief! Pirate was kind enough to show Angel how to jump a babygate and to steal mommy’s bagel, among other things. Angel is nine months younger than Pirate. She has picked up hand signals very quickly by watching me sign, and then observing what Pirate does. Angel is a Dalmatian Lab mix with the most beautiful blue eyes I’ve ever seen. She had a very rough start to life. Angel and one of her siblings were tossed into the streets down in Louisiana to fend for themselves. All because they were born different, deaf and albino (white coats, pink skin that is very sensitive to the sun, and blue eyes). A good Samaritan found Angel in the middle of the road lying on top of her littermate that had been run over and killed by a vehicle. What a sad way to start life. She was only a few weeks old when she was found. Angel was then taken home by the good Samaritan, who contacted Deaf Paws Haven in Georgia to take her in. Angel was loaded with hookworms and roundworms, was covered with fleas and had a UTI. She was a walking skeleton, […]

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Luna Earns Nose Work Title

Luna Earns Nose Work Title

Written by Stacy Diaz Luna (formerly Mushroom) was one of 12 pups. She and her entire family were in a high kill shelter in SC the summer of 2011. A local rescue claimed two pups: Luna and her sister; the rest of the family was destroyed. When the foster Mom took Luna and her sister to the vet for a check, she was much saddened to learn that Luna was deaf. She bemoaned not having saved a “normal” dog, and expected that finding a home for Luna would be difficult. Luna in her Puppy Class at Petco To try to help, the trainer at PetCo where the foster Mom worked adoption events offered to work with Luna: to teach her some hand signals and basic obedience. Little Luna was a natural at it! The trainer offered to help look around folks with experience with Pit Bulls to adopt Luna, and she came across my website. The foster Mom told me that, if I would adopt Luna, she would drive her all the way to VA to be with our family. I talked to my very sweet husband, and in October of 2011, Luna came to live with us! Owning a deaf dog has been an amazing experience, and I will always have at least one from now on. I could go on and on about […]

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Happy Tail By Nina The Wonder Dog

Happy Tail By Nina The Wonder Dog

My ‘tail’ didn’t start so happy and I began my life in an apartment where they had to hide me from the landlord. When I was discovered, it was ‘the dog goes or you go’, so I had to go. My people took me to a shelter. My angel, named Katie, from Smiling K-9’s Rescue received a call one day about a different dog in the shelter I was in and she came to try to rescue that dog and find him a home. Well, he wasn’t the nicest dog in the world and she was concerned he would end up hurting someone so she began to leave. As she passed by my cage, she asked about ME! The shelter worker said that I was deaf and she wouldn’t be able to find me a home. I don’t know what that means, but if no one would want me because of it, it must be bad! All I wanted was to find someone I could share all this love I had bundled up inside me and to be understood and loved. Katie told her she certainly could find me a home so she took me with her!!! It wasn’t easy to find my ‘fur-ever’ home. I stayed with Katie and her family for a long while. Then, I stayed with another nice lady, they called […]

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Keller’s Happy Tail

After more then 700 days in the shelter Keller finally got adopted. Andrea Gallo DiLoreto has shared Keller’s Happy Tail with us. Thank God for shelter volunteers like Andrea. If she had not volunteered every Saturday at the Islip Animal Shelter where she worked with Keller every weekend, she would not have ever know about him or what a sweet dog he is. Thanks for sharing your story about Keller or should I say Norman Wallace (formally called Keller). According to my deaf dogs Nitro, Bud, Bowie and myself, you and Norman totally ROCK! ~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock Keller aka Norman Wallace’s Happy Tail by Andrea Gallo DiLoreto I first saw Keller at Islip Shelter around July of 2013. The minute I saw him, I knew he belonged with me. At that time, I had an 11 year old Husky (who I still have) and a 15 year old chocolate Lab. Taking a 3rd dog just wasn’t an option for me.  I started working with him at the shelter, teaching him hand signals, and we developed a bond. Every Saturday, I would go to the shelter, and there he was waiting for me. In January of 2014, my old boy passed away.  That loss hurt. So much so I thought I would never adopt again. But there was Keller…. Patiently waiting in […]

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Penny’s Happy Tail

Penny's Happy Tail

This Deaf Dogs Rock Happy Tail story was submitted by Charity Book. We were so excited to get news one of our Deaf Dogs Rock Adoption listings named Milk Dud (now Penny) was adopted. My deaf dogs Nitro, Bud, Bowie and I were doing the happy dance. Thanks Charity for taking the time to share Penny’s Happy Tail with all of us. You ROCK!  ~ Christina , Nitro and Bud – Deaf Dogs Rock In April 2014 we lost Hades, our deaf bully mix to cancer. He was 10 years young and I felt like my heart had seized when the diagnosis came back lymphoma. We lost his brother, our Shepherd Dingo Mix, Dappio, in June. He almost made it to 16 and the heart I thought couldn’t break anymore shattered. Deaf Dogs Rock rescued me. When I saw the listing for Milk Dud it brought tears back to my eyes. There was so much of each of my boys in her cute little white face and she needed me to rescue her as much as I needed her to rescue me. So we packed up for a road trip and drove to Pennsylvania. Milk Dud’s (aka Penny) shelter photo – BEFORE AFTER – Penny is so happy to be in her new home.  Milk Dud is now Canandaigua, NY’s cutest deaf dog, Penny. She joined a family that not only loves dogs but knew first hand […]

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