Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the month of December 2020 to keep our mission going! The core mission of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship 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 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 dog, work with the deaf dog, and accurately evaluate each deaf dog/puppy to make sure the organization makes a great match for each deaf dog with the right home once the adoption screening process starts.
Deaf Dogs Rock works with shelters, rescues, private individual and breeders to help get each deaf puppy into our Rocker Puppy sponsorship program and into rescue. By doing so, each deaf pup 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 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 screening potential homes for a deaf dog/puppy, each partner rescue has a specific set of 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 sponsorship program financially sponsors each deaf dogs/puppies so the dogs 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 before being placed in a new home. If you would like to donate to our Rocker Puppy sponsorship program, please click here.
Our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 24 deaf dogs/puppies in December, 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 874 deaf dogs (as of 12/31/20) into rescue.
This year of 2020, our Deaf Dogs Rock community has sponsored 206 deaf dogs/pups into the safe arms of rescue. We could not do it without your on going support! This is a record year for sponsoring deaf dogs.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~ Christina Lee
Brayleigh – Speak St. Louis
When we saw Brayleigh’s shelter photo in Texas we wanted to help Speak St. Louis rescue by sponsoring some of her medical. You could tell from looking at her she was miserable and had a terrible skin infection.
Photos above December 2, 2020
Update from Speak St. Louis: We don’t know if Brayleigh has ever been inside a house before, but Monday night she stayed in a hotel on the journey here from Texas. She was miserable and didn’t sleep well from all the discomfort. Our volunteer hit the road early in the morning to get her to our vet as quickly as possible. She spent the day with our team at Northgate Small Animal Hospital, who, as always, treated her with such compassion and concern for her condition. Brayleigh had been found as a stray. She was born deaf and blind from irresponsible breeding. Bray has numerous medical issues and treatment has been started, including her first medicated bath. If looking at her, knowing how badly humans have let her down isn’t enough to break your heart, hearing her continued crying in anguish will. We want so badly to take away all the mental and physical distress. We have no idea how she became a stray, how long she has survived on the streets, or how long she has been suffering but we do know, she is not feral. Brayleigh wants to be loved. She freaking deserves to be loved!
Brayleigh’s journey from Texas was a long one and her road to recovery will also be long, but paved in love and understanding for all she has endured.
Photo above: Brayleigh on December 31, 2020 (much improved).
Winter – Speak For The Unspoken – Ohio
Sweet 10 month old deaf and visually impaired Great Dane puppy Winter was dumped at a West Virginia Shelter by her breeder when she was returned to the breeder for being deaf. She is very sweet and our friends at Speak For The Unspoken rescue in Ohio stepped in and pulled Winter into foster care in Columbus Ohio. Winter will be evaluated, learn new things in her foster home and get spayed and fully vetted before she will be available for adoption. Winter will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy fund to help with her vetting expenses. Thanks to our friends at Speak for looking out for Winter and getting her into the safe arms of rescue.
Phantom – Green Dogs Unleashed
When Cristi Hendrix tagged and sent me and Erika with Green Dogs Unleashed Rescue here in Virginia by sending us Phantom’s shelter photo we both wanted to help get Phantom out of the Randolph Animal Shelter in Georgia. Erika contacted the shelter right away to tag Phantom and some wonderful transport volunteers helped get Phantom from GA to Troy VA where Green Dogs Unleashed is located. Thanks to Cristi Hendrix for tagging us and raising pledges for Phantom. Thanks to Sue Fulcher, Trudy Lynn, Renee Bryant and Wendy Morgan Williams for helping with transport. You are all rescue warrior women! Phantom will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program and will be sponsored into Green Dogs Unleashed.
When our rescue partner Happy Tails Animal Rescue in Edmond OK got a request to take in four deaf and visually impaired Australian Shepherd puppies we knew we had to help. Thanks to a very generous supporter and friend of Deaf Dogs Rock (thank you Bethany H.), all four deaf puppies were sponsored into Happy Tails Rescue through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program to help with their future vetting before they are available for adoption.
Gidget – Happy Tails Animal Rescue OK
Meet sweet Gidget! She is a beautiful deaf puppy that is being sponsored into Happy Tails Animal Rescue in OK. Doesn’t she look like a little white bunny rabbit! So thank for for Moria and her team who drove many miles to pick this little girl up. Thanks also to our friends Vern and Patricia Kerst for their continued support and donation so Gidget could be a recipient of a Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship. She is now safe and in great hands. Moria is personally fostering this wild child. Gidget has some feral puppy tendencies so Moria has her work cut out for her.
Rocky and Griswold – Speak For The Unspoken OHIO
These two deaf puppies came into Speak For The Unspoken rescue with their 4 other litter mates. They were an accidental litter. Meet Rocky and Griswold who will be sponsored into rescue with Speak For The Unspoken Rescue in Grove City Ohio so their vetting can be done soon. They are Aussie lab mixed puppies. Our partner rescue Speak for The Unspoken has been very busy rescuing deaf dogs and deaf/visually impaired puppies. If are within driving distance of Grove City and you have been looking for a puppy to adopt be sure to check out Speak For the Unspoken’s FB page for updates on puppies available for adoption.
Aussie pups – Speak St. Louis
These sweet puppies arrived at rescue early because they became ill. They were rushed to the vet by our partner rescue Speak St. Louis and the good news is they tested negative for Parvo. They are doing well now and are double merles aussies who are here from the result of an accidental breeding. They made the trek from Wichita to St. Louis MO and are doing well. They won’t be available for adoption for a while but each puppy is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program. We want to thank Mary Jane and Kim H. for their support to Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue to sponsor deaf puppies like the “Treehugger” puppies you see above.
Zeus – East Coast Boxer Rescue
When we saw a photo of Zeus when he came into East Coast Boxer Rescue we knew we had to help. We sent in a $400 medical sponsorship through our Nitro’s Fund to help the rescue with Zeus’ medical expenses. He had his right eye removed on 12/14/20 and they are waiting a few days to see if it is a possibility to safe the left eye. Zeus is only 4 months old and appears to have gone through a lot of trauma. He was thrown out into a trash yard in Mexico and left to die. He is in the safe arms of rescue now with East Coast Boxer Rescue.
Bless his heart. I am sure Zeus will start feeling better soon when he isn’t in so much pain. Thanks to our supporters who continue to help Deaf Dogs Rock sponsor deaf dogs in need. Photos courtesy of East Coast Boxer Rescue (December 14, 2020)
Above: Update on Zeus 12/27/2020 Zeus is doing great and he loves the snow!
Bailey – Green Dogs Unleashed
Sweet deaf dog Bailey found herself dumped at a local shelter so Green Dogs Unleashed rescue stepped in to pull him to safety. After a little investigating it was discovered Bailey had not been vetted in over 3 years and it is a miracle Bailey is not Heartworm positive. Bailey will go and get all the vetting done thanks to being a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program. After a while of being in foster care and being fully evaluated Bailey will be available for adoption in the near future.
Local rescue donation of dog food to help the dogs – Angels of Assisi
Every December Deaf Dogs Rock chooses a local rescue who helps us every year with in coming deaf dogs who have no where to go and like to provide them with higher quality dog food to help all those pups with sensitive GI systems. We were happy to provide our friends at Angels of Assisi Rescue with a donation of high quality dog food.
Harper – Speak St. Louis
A big shout out and thank you to Speak St. Louis Rescue for coming to Harper’s rescue. She was found as a deaf stray and she was in heat when AC picked her up. She seems to be about 2 years old and as sweet as apple pie. Harper will need to be spayed so she will be sponsored into rescue by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program which will help pay for her vetting so she can be spayed before she is available for adoption.
Aussie Doodle pups Christmas (F), Kwanza (M), Hanukkah (F) – Speak For The Unspoken
Our friends at Speak For The Unspoken rescue in Ohio have taken on a Holiday litter of Aussie Doodles. They also pulled hearing Aussiedoodle mom to safety. The puppies have been confirmed to be deaf so all three will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy rescue sponsorship so our D.D.R community can help with their vetting.
Deaf Puppy in Critical Condition – Happy Tails Animal Rescue – OK
This poor deaf puppy was left unattended outside and was attacked. The owners did not have the funds to take the puppy to the emergency vet so by the time Happy Tails Animal Rescue sent a foster to pick up the deaf puppy it was unresponsive. By the time the HTAR volunteer arrived at the Emergency Vet the deaf puppy was not doing well. They are working hard to save this pups life but it will be a Christmas Miracle of this sweet deaf 4 month old puppy makes it. We wanted to help out by sending Happy Tails funds right away to help with the Emergency vet. We sent them $400 medical sponsorship to help with some of the vetting. Update: Unfortunately the people who owned the dog waited a full 24 hours before they asked for help and this pup did not make it.
Four sick deaf Aussie pups – Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona
Our friends at Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona of took in 4 deaf puppies (one is blind and deaf) who all where very small for their age of 8 weeks, all had upper respiratory infections and giardia. All four puppies are recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program to help their amazing rescue with the cost of their vetting. We want to thank AALWR for helping the most vulnerable of puppies get the medical attention they need to survive and also thank our wonderful Deaf Dogs Rock community of supporters that financially support our mission to help one deaf dog at a time or in this case 4 deaf puppies at a time.