The core mission of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy 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 home that is 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 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 a full list of references is required to be considered for adoption.

We work with shelters, rescues, private individual and breeders to help get each deaf puppy into our program to make sure each deaf dog/puppy 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 are here 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, there are many guidelines to follow like checking all references, talking to the applicants 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 program financially sponsors each deaf dog/puppy so the dogs can be spay/neutered before they are adopted to a new family. We only work with rescues and advocacy organizations who are committed in making sure each deaf dog/puppy is spay/neutered before being placed in a new home.

It is our number one mission to make sure each deaf dog and puppy gets basic training, socialization. are in a loving and caring foster home where their confidence soars. Our partners set each deaf dog up for success. Jan – June 2019, Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored a total of 59 deaf dogs and puppies into have been sponsored into rescue so far this year.

In June 2019, our Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 9 deaf dogs into the safe harbor of rescue so they can start on their new journey to finding their forever homes.

For the past five years Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored 584 deaf dogs/puppies (as of 6/30/19) into rescue and we could not have done it without the full support of our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community so thank you, thank you, thank you for the bottom of our hearts! ~ Christina Lee and the entire DDR team


Bennet – Speak St. Louis

Thanks to our partner rescue at Speak St. Louis for helping Bennet into rescue where he will start his training while looking for a new forever home.


Levi – Humane Society of Amherst County VA 

We were so excited to drive to Amherst County, VA to meet the Humane Society of Amherst County team and deaf dog Levi. Levi was sponsored through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program so we wanted to be there to meet his new family who drove all the way from Wisconsin to Virginia to pick him up. I have since been in contact with his family and Levi has settled in and he is doing great.

Finn – Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue

Our rescue partner Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue up in Perth Ontario Canada rescued deaf dog Finn and Deaf Dogs Rock sponsored Finn into rescue through our DDR Rocker Puppy Program. Thanks to Tanya McAllister with Poet’s Vision for helping Finn into rescue.

Blade – Green Dogs Unleashed Virginia 

When a person reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock looking for help for deaf Aussie puppy Blade we were happy to offer rescue sponsorship and help with his rescue transport into our partner rescue Green Dogs Unleashed. It was lovely meeting him. Blade was so good in his crate. You could tell his previous care taker did proper crate training with Blade.


Vapor – Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue – pending

Deaf Dogs Rock sponsored deaf Aussie Vapor to help with his vetting with Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue. We are so happy Vapor is safe and being well taken care of.


Deaf bully Cotton – Boise ID Bully Breed Rescue

Above: Cotton’s Urgent Rescue needed photo – We put several posts up for a rescue plea for Cotton and offering a Deaf Dogs Rock sponsorship. Great news. Cotton and his brother Rocco where pulled by the Boise Bully Breed Rescue in Boise ID. A big shout out and thank you to the Contra Costa County Animal Services for being patient and keeping Cotton and Rocco safe until a rescue commitment was found. Also thank you to Pilots and Paws for flying the dogs from CA to Idaho and a huge shout out to the Boise Bully Breed Rescue in Boise ID for helping Cotton and Rocco. You all ROCK!

Cotton and Rocco boarding the plane on their Pilots and Paws flight from CA to Idaho.


Betty White, Tango and Annabelle – Green Dogs Unleashed

Welcome sweet 5 month old tri-pod deafie Betty White to our rescue partner  here in Virginia Green Dogs Unleashed. Betty was struck by a car and one of her legs had to be amputated. We were so relieved when the person caring for her reached out to DDR for help. We in turn reached out to Green Dogs Unleashed to see if they could help Betty White. With your help, Deaf Dogs Rock was able to sponsor Betty White into rescue at GDU here in Troy, VA.



Tango and Annabelle – Green Dogs Unleashed


We created our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program not only to help deaf shelter dogs, but also to help deaf purebred puppies into a special needs rescue/programs where the puppies can start their foundation training and socialization while potential homes are being carefully screened. Many of the puppies go on to the Green Dogs Unleashed Training Center after they are adopted and become Therapy Dogs. The photos above are Tango and Annabelle and the two below are after they received their second set of Dhpp vaccinations and were transported to our partner rescue here in Virginia Green Dogs Unleashed via our Highway Heroes Rescue Transport Team.