With the help of our awesome Deaf Dogs Rock family of supporters we sponsored 8 deaf dogs/pups into partner rescues in January 2018. In March 2018 we sponsored 7 deaf dogs/pups into partner rescues so they can go straight into experienced deaf dog foster families, start their sign training, socialization, attend basic obedience classes and have a chance to adjust to a structured and positive environment. So far this year we have sponsored 15 deaf dogs/pups into rescue. We plan on raising more funds so we can sponsor even more dogs each month.

Sending a deaf dog or puppy into a experienced and positive foster home gives each rescue/foster and opportunity to accurately evaluate each 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 also asks for lots of references. There are many guidelines to follow and a home visit is also performed 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. It sets up each puppy with a sponsorship so the puppy can go into experienced partner organizations who are the dog’s number one advocate. They get the training, socialization, love and confidence they need before they go to an approved home.

We could not sponsor deaf dogs and puppies into rescue without your help. Read all of our Rocker Puppy stories on our Donate Page and if you would like to help us help them, please click here to donate.


PJ – Poet Junior with Poet’s Vision Rescue in Perth Ontario

We are so lucky to have a partner organization like Poet’s Vision in Perth Ontario who we can support and in turn they help us help deaf and deaf/blind puppies in need. Meet the newest member of the Poet’s Vision Rescue PJ. He will be becoming their new Ambassador pup. He has lots to learn but he is in great hands with the Poet’s Vision family.


When we got word that deaf puppy Bambi was found and taken in by a senior citizen who needed help getting her to a rescue we immediately reached out to Lisa Tipton at the Deaf Dog Rescue of American in Acton, CA. It’s been about a month since she went to the ranch and she has her first meet and greet coming up this weekend.


This white german shepherd puppy needed a 48  hour rescue before it was going to be dumped at a kill shelter. Thanks to iRescue for working so fast when we sent them information on a deaf white German Shepherd puppy that needed rescue right away. Karla and her team made getting deaf german shepherd Wolfgang into rescue and foster care their top priority. He also has a meet and greet this weekend with a potential adopter.

Windy – GDU

Thanks to (Erika – pictured above) with Green Dogs Unleashed for taking deaf cattle dog Windy from MN. We were wondering how she was going to get Windy from MN to Virginia but Windy’s caregiver came up with a great plan and Windy did indeed make it here to Virginia. We were happy to help get Windy into rescue and sponsor her through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Program. Windy spent several weeks in an experienced foster home learning her signs, being socialized and attending puppy class to get her ready for her journey to her new life. She is now in a loving forever home.


Thanks to Green Dogs Unleashed for taking deaf dog Stevie into their rocking GDU program where Stevie can get training, socialization and attend training classes. He is fitting in nicely with the GDU executive team pictured above. Deaf Dogs Rock was happy to sponsor Stevie so he can be vetted to get ready to go to his new home.



Tyla was sent to Anarchy Animal Rescue and Rehabilition with the help of iRescue in Texas. Deaf Dogs Rock offered to pay her sponsorship so she can be vetted and be on her way to a new life.



Deaf Dogs Rock put out a rescue plea for a little deaf pibble girl in a Lexington NC shelter and Life On Paws Rescue stepped up and pulled her into safety. Her new name is Havok and this is also a new rescue we have never worked with before so we are excited to learn of another special needs rescue in Concord, NC.

A big shout out and thanks to Life On Paws Rescue for pulling Havok and getting a foster family lined up for her while she goes through some training.

Above: Havok’s freedom ride photo