Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the month of January to keep our mission going! Our Deaf Dogs Rock community has sponsored 16 deaf dogs into rescue in January 2023. What a great accomplishment in a struggling economy. We also want to thank everyone who sent in financial support for Year End Giving the last week of December. Your support will allow us to continue to sponsor deaf dogs into rescue in 2023!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for continuing to support our mission to save one deaf dog at a time. We also want to give a huge shout out and THANK YOU to every single person and company who donated to last year in 2022 and the beginning of 2023 so we can continue to sponsor deaf dogs and puppies into rescue.
It takes a tribe of animal lovers to support Deaf Dogs Rock to continue to carry out our mission. Deaf Dogs Rock spent between $5000 and $7000.00 each month on Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorships! If you would like to help sponsor a deaf dog out of a kill shelter into the safe arms of rescue, please click here to Donate.
The core mission of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship program is to set up each deaf puppy/deaf 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 pup for awhile, work with the deaf dog, and accurately evaluate each deaf dog/puppy to make sure the organization makes the very best match for each deaf dog with the right home once the adoption screening process starts.
Deaf Dogs Rock works with shelters, rescues, private individuals, and breeders to help get each deaf puppy into our Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship program and into rescue. By doing so, each deaf pup gets the individual training, vetting, socialization, and TLC 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 our rescue partners screen potential new homes for a deaf dog/puppy, each rescue has a specific set of guidelines to follow when considering a new home for example; 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 Rescue Sponsorship program is so important to set up each deaf pup for a successful happy life in their new home by helping each rescue with vetting expenses so each puppy ends up in a rescue that specifically advocates for them. Our Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship program financially sponsors deaf dogs/puppies so each pup 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 be before being placed in a new home (unless they are Great Danes or Dalmatians).
Our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 17 deaf dogs/pups in January 2023 which is a huge accomplishment in a recession. So far in this year our DDR community has sponsored 17 deaf pups into rescue.
Thanks to the financial support of our loyal Deaf Dogs Rock community, D.D.R. can continue to help deaf dogs in need. So far since our start of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program, our community has sponsored 1344 deaf dogs and pups into rescue (as of 01/31/23).
Below are the recaps of each deaf puppy we sponsored into a partner rescue in the month of November 2022
Opossum – Happy Tails Rescue OK
Thanks to Moria with Happy Tails Rescue in OK deaf/blind puppy Opossum was rushed to the vet after urinating blood. She is now being treated for a UTI until further tests can be done in the near future. Opossum will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship to help with her vetting and also so she can be spayed before she is available for adoption through Happy Tails Rescue in Edmond OK.
Sage and Willow GDU – Virginia
Thanks to our friends at Green Dogs Unleashed here in Virginia for taking in 35 Shih Tzus from a hoarding case. Two of the pups Sage and Willow are deaf (Sage the black puppy is deaf and vision impaired). Both Sage and Willow will be sponsored into GDU to help with their upcoming vetting costs to get them ready for adoption in the near future.
Wednesday – Speak For The Unspoken Rescue – Ohio
Wednesday is a very lucky deaf/blind Great Dane puppy who landed in Speak For The Unspoken Rescue in Ohio where she will be in foster care and learn new things through touch training, socialization and also get her vetting done before she is available for adoption to a very special home. Wednesday is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Program to help Speak For The Unspoken Rescue with her vetting costs so they can continue on their mission to help deaf and deaf blind pups into rescue where they go on to find new loving forever homes. Thanks to our friends Pat and Vern Kerst for working hard and donating to Deaf Dogs Rock. Because of their generosity, we were able to sponsor Wednesday’s vetting.
Scotty – Speak for The Unspoken – Ohio – Nitro’s Fund
Sweet deaf boxer mix Scotty found himself in a shelter for over a month when his owner had moved and never claimed him. Our friends at Speak For The Unspoken Rescue in Ohio have rescued Scotty and since he has Lyme’s Disease we will sponsor Scotty’s vetting through Nitro’s Fund which was set up to help deaf boxers in need. Thanks to Thomas Proos who donated to Nitro’s Fund in December 2022 this will be the second deaf boxer Mr. Proo’s donation has helped us sponsor. Thanks also to the Speak For The Unspoken Team for helping with sweet Scotty! To learn more about Nitro’s Fund, please click here.
Pearl – Pink Heart Rescue
When we heard sweet Pearl’s foster with Pink Heart Rescue needed some supplies, we sent them some food and enrichment supplies so she can gain some much needed weight.
Dudley – iRescue – Texas
Above: Dudley pictured here at the Humane Society of Central Texas
Thanks to Issy with the Humane Society of Central Texas for sending us Dudley’s information. Dudley is now safe with our friends at iRescue and he will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship to help with his upcoming vetting. iRescue will work with Dudley in foster care and teach him new things while looking to match him with a loving forever home. Thank you Karla with iRescue for saving Dudley!
Fiddlesticks – Pink Heart Rescue
Fiddlesticks is a 4 month old blind and deaf puppy who found herself dumped at a shelter in Mesquite TX. When we heard about her Deaf Dogs Rock immediately put up a rescue plea and added an offer of sponsorship for her to go to rescue. Our friends at Pink Heart Rescue stepped up and got her out of the shelter, lined up a temporary foster while her transport could be arranged. She made it safely into rescue and Fiddlesticks will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program to help Pink Heart with her vetting costs. Thank you Pink Heart Rescue for saving sweet deaf/blind puppy Fiddlesticks!
Roxy – Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue
We had so many people reach out to Deaf Dogs Rock about a little white deaf girl in a Texas shelter who needed a rescue and who was urgent. We immediately sent out a post with an offer of a Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship if a reputable foster based 501c3 rescue would step up and save Roxy. We are happy to report that the Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue in Texas pulled sweet Roxy to safety. A huge shout out and thank you go to the Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue Team for saving Roxy girl. Because of the support of our loyal community members like Pat and Vern Kerst, Roxy has been sponsored into rescue.
Skylar – iRescue
When a woman reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock because she needed help finding a deaf puppy a safe place to land, we reached out to our friends at iRescue in Texas to see if they had an opening for deaf puppy Skylar. Thanks to Karla and the iRescue team for making arrangements to pick up Skylar and get him into the safe arms of their rescue. We so appreciate their efforts. Skylar will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship to help iRescue with some of his vetting costs to get him ready for adoption soon.
Roddy – iRescue Texas
Poor sweet Roddy was dumped at an excavation site and was found with a gash in his head. It is believed he was thrown out of a car. Thanks to our friends at iRescue who made room for deaf puppy Roddy so he can go into foster care, learn that not all humans are evil, learn new things, be vetted, and be evaluated and matched with a loving forever home.
Cloud – Pink Heart Rescue – In
Our friends at Pink Heart rescued this deaf poodle puppy Cloud. Isn’t she so adorable. Sweet Cloud will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Fund to help Pink Heart with her upcoming vetting.
Chip – A Pathway To Hope – NJ
Sweet deaf puppy Chip will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program to help pay for his upcoming neutering so he will be ready for adoption. Thanks to the A Pathway To Hope Rescue for saving him from a terrible situation in Louisiana and getting him up North to New Jersey. They had to wait for his Demodex to heal up before they could neuter him but have scheduled his upcoming neuter surgery in the next couple of weeks.
Salina and Savi – Speak Rescue and Sanctuary – St. Louis MO
Our friends at Speak Rescue and Sanctuary rescued two deaf sibling pups sweet Salina and Savi. As you can see Salina is half the size of her sister Savi. Both Salina and Savi will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Program to sponsor some of their vetting needs and help Speak out with some of the financial responsibility that comes with vetting a deaf puppy completely before the puppy gets adopted.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to every person and organization that has donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the past 13 months. It’s because of all of you we can continue to work directly with shelters, putting out rescue pleas, offering rescue sponsorships for these deaf dogs that gets them safely into rescue. We would not be able to do what we do every single day if it wasn’t for the support of kind and generous people like you.
We adore all of you!!! Wishing you all a very blessed new year in 2023!
~ Christina Lee and the entire Deaf Dogs Rock Team