Wow January 2024 was a very busy month for Deaf Dogs Rock. Our Deaf Dogs Rock Community sponsored 17 deaf dogs and puppies into special needs rescue in the first month of 2024! Wow what a huge accomplishment! Thank you to every single person who donated in the fourth quarter of 2023 so we can continue to sponsor deaf dogs and puppies into rescue in the first quarter of 2024! You all ROCK!
It takes a tribe of animal lovers to support Deaf Dogs Rock to continue to carry out our mission of helping one deaf dog at a time. Deaf Dogs Rock spends between $3000 and $5000.00 each month on Rocker Dog/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.
Every single day on our Deaf Dogs Rock FB page you will see Rescue posts which we put up for shelters across the country trying to get deaf dogs out of over crowded shelters before their time is up and they are euthanized. Sometimes a deaf dog who is surrendered only has a day or two for the opportunity to be pulled by a reputable foster based rescue so that is why you will see our organizations offer $200-$300 on almost every rescue plea we post up on our Deaf Dogs Rock FB page so we can encourage rescues to help a deaf dog in need. Without the financial offer of sponsorships these deaf dogs would surely die within a few days.
The core mission of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Dog/Puppy Rescue sponsorship program is to set up each deaf dog or puppy for success by sending them into a experienced special needs rescue where they can go into a experienced deaf dog foster homes. The foster homes are committed to training and socializing each deaf dog that comes into their care before they are available for adoption. 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 when it comes to finding the right home for that particular deaf dog.
Deaf Dogs Rock works directly with shelters, rescues, private individuals, and breeders to help get each deaf puppy into our Rocker Dog/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 Dog/Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program is so important to get the deaf dog out of the shelter (or from an individual) and help our partner rescues set up each deaf pup for a successful happy life in their new home. We do this by helping each rescue with vetting expenses so each puppy ends up in a rescue that specifically advocates for them. Our Rocker Dog/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 before being placed in a new home (unless they are Great Danes or Dalmatians which need to done after 12 months of age).
Our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored another 17 deaf dogs/pups in January, 2024 which is a huge accomplishment in a recession. So far since the beginning of our Rocker Dog/Puppy Program several years ago, Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored 1545 deaf dogs into rescue (as of 1/31/24).
January 2024 Sponsorship Recaps are below:
Every single shelter dog rescue plea we put up daily on our Deaf Dogs Rock FB page, we secretly say a prayer that a reputable foster based 501c3 will see our offer, step up and save each deaf dog before their time is up. Such is the case with sweet deaf dog Blanco who was at the Humane Society of Monroe County in Monroe MI. Thanks to the Save Monroe Strays Rescue, sweet Blanco is safe in their care and getting the Heartworm treatment he needs to live a great life in the future. Blanco is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Dog-Puppy Rescue Sponsorship program to help Save Monroe Strays with some of his vetting.
Dually – Speak Rescue and Sanctuary
Thanks to our friends at Speak Rescue and Sanctuary sweet deaf Aussie Dually is now safe. At just nine months of age he was brought into a vet clinic to be euthanized but instead was rescued by Speak Rescue and Sanctuary. Dually will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue Sponsorship program to help Speak with Dually’s vetting expenses to get him ready for adoption in the near future. For now he will go into foster care and start to learn sign cues.
Rosie and Rowan – Parvo Survivors – Green Dogs Unleashed – Virginia
Sweet Rosie and Rowan are both Parvo survivors and now safely in foster care with Green Dogs Unleashed here in Virginia. Both puppies will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rocker Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue sponsorship program so they can received continued vetting (and spay/neuter) to get them ready for adoption in the future.
Frappe – Perfect Imperfections Rescue – CT
A shelter in Easton Maryland reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock for help with a little deaf puppy Frappe they had in their care because they were hoping for a special needs rescue. Deaf Dogs Rock immediately put up a rescue plea our Deaf Dogs Rock FB page with an offer of rescue sponsorship to a reputable foster based 501c3 rescue to pull Frappe and get her into a foster home to get her ready for adoption. Thanks to our friends at Perfect Imperfections Rescue Frappe is now safely with the rescue and she will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship Fund to help the rescue with her vetting expenses.
Teddy – The MisFit Farm Rescue – TX
Above: Teddy’s rescue plea from Saving San Antonio Dog’s FB page
Above photo: Teddy’s rescue freedom ride leaving the San Antonio Animal Control Center.
Thanks to several people who sent Deaf Dogs Rock Teddy’s shelter video Deaf Dogs Rock put up a $250 rescue sponsorship offer and plea to a have a reputable foster based 501c3 rescue pull Teddy, get him into foster care, finish his vetting and match him with a loving forever home, Teddy is now safe. The MisFit Farm Rescue pulled Teddy into their rescue. Thanks also to Alexandra Wassel-Saxe for advocating for Teddy and keeping our team in the loop while she worked on contacting rescues for him. Teddy is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue Sponsorship Fund to help MisFit Farm rescue with his vetting expenses.
Cocoa – Perfect Imperfections – CT
When Deaf Dogs Rock received an urgent plea for help, after a mother reached out to us because her daughter had lost her home and needed somewhere for their 13 year old Min Pin to go, we reached out to Trisha with Perfect Imperfections rescue to see if she could help. Trisha sent a volunteer to go pick up Cocoa from NJ to get her into rescue where she would be safe. Cocoa is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue Sponsorship Fund so DDR will be sponsoring her into Perfect Imperfections Rescue in CT to help them with the cost of her vetting.
Mochi – Happy Tails Rescue – OK
Sweet deaf dog Mochi has been returned for a second time to Happy Tails Rescue OK. The first time the family who adopted her had a new baby and just felt like they did not have time for her. The second family that adopted her now has a baby on the way and only gave the rescue a few days to find a foster even though the rescue has been on intake hold for some time. The Happy Tails and Deaf Dog community came together and one of Happy Tails experienced fosters stepped up to foster Mochi. Mochi will be sponsored into Happy Tails Rescue by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue sponsorship fund so she can get the care she needs and set up for success in her foster home until a new FOREVER home is found for her.
Buddy – Weatherford Wags Rescue
Deaf Dogs Rock shared a rescue sponsorship offer for deaf shelter dog Buddy and Weatherford Wags stepped up to rescue him. Buddy will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Dog Sponsorship Program to help the rescue with some of the expenses of his upcoming care.
Mr. Willington – Speak For The Unspoken Rescue – Ohio
When Speak for The Unspoken reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock for help with a deaf/vision impaired dapple doxie puppy that was taken to a vet to be euthanized because of his disabilities, we were only to happy to help. Meet Mr. Willington an 8 week old impaired dapple doxie puppy who is now safely with Speak For the Unspoken Rescue. Mr. Willington will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue sponsorship program to help Speak with some of the vet expenses for this little guy to get him ready for adoption in their near future.
Oswald – Speak Rescue and Sanctuary – MO
Sweet, 6 month old, deaf Aussie/Corgi Oswald was taken to a vet to be euthanized but thank goodness our friends at Speak Rescue and Sanctuary where he will go into foster care, learn cool new sign cues, make lots of new friends, get his vetting completed before he goes to his new home. Oswald is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue sponsorship program to help Speak with his upcoming vet bills.
Eeyore – Pink Heart Rescue IN
Thanks to our friends at Pink Heart Rescue in IN, Eeyore has made it to the vet for a skin infection and to get some much needed medical attention. Eeyore will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue Sponsorship Fund to help Pink Heart with upcoming vetting expenses.
Code Red Animal Project – Erza and Oden – Fort Worth
Thanks to Code Red Animal Project Inc. in Fort Worth for rescuing one year old deaf Aussie mix Erza who came in as an owner surrender for being to much of a puppy around and an infant and a toddler. Oden a deaf bully was also an owner surrender to the rescue because he was just to much for the elderly grandma who tried to save him after a family member gave him up. Both dogs will be sponsored into Code Red by our Deaf Dogs Rocker Rocker Puppy-Dog Rescue sponsorship to help the rescue with vetting before they are available for adoption.
Speak Rescue and Sanctuary – St Louis MO
Sweet 13 year old Duchess was picked up as a stray at the beginning of November she was so sick the shelter was not sure she would make it. Thanks to a dedicated shelter staff this deaf visually impaired girl slowly gained her strength back as the staff and vets nursed her back to health. No senior dog should have to suffer so much at this age. Thanks to the shelter staff and our friends at Speak Rescue and Sanctuary, Duchess is now in rescue where they will ensure she lives the rest of her life surrounded by love, warmth and safety. Duchess will be sponsored into Speak by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy-Dog Rescue Sponsorship program to help speak with her care.
Bones – Four Suns CSP Rescue and Rehab
Deaf Dogs Rock got word about a deaf dog in NC that was all bones who needed rescue so we jumped to get a rescue plea up and shared. We are thankful to hear that the Four Suns Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue and Rehab stepped up and pulled Bones to safety where he is now in the care of vets. Bones is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy/Dog Rescue sponsorship fund to help Four Suns CSP Rescue and Rehab with his vetting before he is transported to his foster to adopt mom.
Pepper – Speak Rescue and Sanctuary – MO
Thanks to our friends at Speak Rescue and Sanctuary, sweet deaf dog Pepper is out of the shelter and heading into rescue! Pepper will be sponsored into rescue through Deaf Dogs Rock so we can help Speak with some of Pepper’s vetting expenses. Thanks to all our supporters who continue to donate to Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue to sponsor deaf shelter dogs out of kill shelters into the safe arms of special needs rescues where they go on to find new loving forever homes.