Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the month of May 2021 to keep our mission going! Our Deaf Dogs Rock community has sponsored 23 deaf dogs/pups into rescue in the month of May 2021. We were in full swing of puppy season in the month of May with deaf puppies showing up at Animal Shelters across the country. With sponsoring 19 deaf dogs in January and another 21 deaf dogs in February and 13 deaf dogs in March, 13 deaf dogs in April, and 23 deaf pups in May so our Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 89 deaf dogs into rescue in the first five months of 2021.

It takes a tribe of animal lovers to support Deaf Dogs Rock to continue to carry out our mission. 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 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 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 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 up each deaf pup for a successful happy life in their new home. Our Rocker Puppy sponsorship program financially sponsors 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 23 deaf dogs/puppies in May, 2021 which is a huge accomplishment in a struggling economy.

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 sponsorship program we have sponsored 963 deaf dogs (as of 05/31/21) into rescue.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~ Christina Lee

 

Atlas – Southeast Volusia Humane Society – Smyrna Beach FL 

Deaf Dogs Rock put out a rescue plea for sweet deaf dog Atlas in hopes if an organization like DDR offered sponsorship he would go to a reputable rescue or no kill humane society. We want to thank the Southeast Volusia Humane Society for taking Atlas into their program and keeping him safe.

 

Doris – Speak For The Unspoken – Ohio

Doris is a sweet 12 week old Deaf Double Merle Aussie puppy who was dumped at a Ohio shelter by a puppy mill breeder. Thanks to our friends at Speak For The Unspoken Rescue, Doris is now safe. Doris will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program where we will sponsor some of her vetting costs so she can be spayed soon.

 

Luna – Helping Paws 22 – Florida 

Sweet 14 year old deaf dog Luna was part of confiscation case in Miami Dade Co in Florida. She needed help to get out of the shelter (along with two hearing dogs). Thank goodness for the rocking rescue team of Helping Paws 22 Rescue who pulled all three dogs. Luna will be a recipient of our Rocker Puppy Sponsorship Fund to help with her medical expenses. Thanks to our friends Pat and Vern for working so had upcycling furniture to sponsor deaf dogs like Luna into rescue. Thanks to them, DDR sent in funds to help with Luna’s medical expenses.

 

Pete – Animal Lifeline of Iowa 

 

 

Poor Pete lived with three Deaf people who loved him very much but their landlord gave them an ultimatum, either get rid of Pete or he was going to evict them. Thanks to Jeanne Travers for sending us Pete’s info so we could put up a rescue plea on our Deaf Dogs Rock FB page. We are so thankful to the Animal Lifeline of Iowa who rescue Pete, put him into foster care with an experienced deaf dog foster so Pete can unwind and find a loving forever home. Thanks to our Deaf Dogs Rock community sweet deaf dog Pete will be sponsored into rescue by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Program.

 

Evie – Speak St. Louis 

When a person in Iowa reached out to us for help with a deaf mini aussie we reached out to our partner rescue in MO.  Speak St. Louis to see if they had room in their program. The Speak St. Louis team traveled to Iowa and picked up little Evie  and she is now in their rescue program. Evie will be sponsored into rescue through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Program thanks to our generous supporters.

 

Walker – Green Dogs Unleashed 

When a person in Texas reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock for help with a little deaf puppy that needed rescue we reached out to our friends at Green Dogs Unleashed to see if they had room in their program for deaf puppy Walker. They did and they also lined up a 3 week foster in Texas through Caroline with Almost Home Pet Rescue in Katy TX. Thanks to Caroline Walker got his vaccinations and his Health Certificate so he could travel from Texas to Virginia. Thanks to the amazing Highway Heroes Rescue Transport Team and all their volunteers who drove for two days to get Walker from Katy TX to Troy VA.

 

Deaf Puppy Mylah Dumped at Shelter – Speak For The Unspoken 

Our friends at Speak For The Unspoken heard from another shelter who had a deaf DM Aussie puppy dumped so Speak jumped into gear and broke this puppy out of jail. Mylah will be sponsored into rescue through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program. Thanks to our wonderful supporters puppies like this that used to be culled and put to sleep are now in the safe arms of a special needs rescue.

 

Chance – Green Dogs Unleashed 

 

When a family contacted Deaf Dogs Rock for help with their deaf/blind puppy who also had neurological issues we reached out to Green Dogs Unleashed to see if they had room in their program to get Chance the training he would need to set him up for success in the future. Erika with GDU had room for him and she will be working directly with him on some of his issues and also start positive reinforcement touch training. Thanks to his family for not giving up on him and seeking  help for him. Chance is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program so he will be sponsored into GDU where he can get the help he needs to navigate this world.

 

Sebastian – DC Dogos Rescue 

Sweet deaf Dogo Argentino Sebastian was pulled to safety from a Miami FL shelter by DC Dogos Dogo Agentino Rescue. Our friends at DC Dogos  saved this sweet boy and he is now in foster care. To learn more about this amazing organziation, please click here. Sebastian will be a recipient of our Rock Puppy sponsorship program to go towards his vetting to help him get ready for adoption soon.

 

Two Double Merle boys into Doghouse Rescue Academy – FL 

We tried for several weeks to find Paleface and Geronimo rescues with not much luck but we did put out an offer of a $200 rescue sponsorship for each puppy to a reputable foster based rescue to take them. We kept in contact with their owners as she was screening rescues. After we posted the puppies on our website we learned that Doghouse Rescue Academy had room and fosters for both puppies so both puppies will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Rescue Sponsorship to go towards their vetting to get them ready for future adoption.

 

2 deaf Corgi pups – Deaf Dog Rescue of America 

When our Deaf Dogs Rock team learned of two deaf Corgi pups in Santa Clarita CA we reached out to our rescue partner near there Deaf Dog Rescue of America to see if they could make room for these two little deafies. DDRA stepped up to help these two little deafies. They both were sponsored into DDRA through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program to go towards their vet expenses.

 

Titus – Happy Tails Animal Rescue in Oklahoma 

When a young lady reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock in desperate need to find her 5 month old deaf/vision impaired Catahoula/Aussie mix puppy a rescue, we reached out to our partner rescue Happy Tails Animal Rescue Oklahoma (HTAR) and they jumped right in to find a foster for Titus. As you can see from the photo below his happy napping face in his new foster home. Titus will learn all kinds of cool new things in his foster home like new sign cues, getting comfortable around other dogs and having play groups and being socialized around people and children. This will set him up for a solid foundation and also set him up for success in the future when he get adopted by his new family.

 

Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona – 3 deaf Aussie pups 

Sometimes first time breeders have no idea about Double Merle breeding and the effects breeding a merle to merle gene can have on new puppies. Each puppy born to a Merle to Merle (Double Merle) has a 25% chance of being born deaf or deaf/blind. When a first time breeder reached out to our partner rescue Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona they were devastated to learn that as a result of their breeding three of their sweet puppies were born deaf and vision impaired. Our friends at AALWRA tries to educate breeders on the dangers of breeding Merle to Merle and the importance of research prior to breeding two dogs.

We are so happy they took these three little ones in where they will go into foster care, start learning their sign/touch training, get socialized and get their vetting done before they are matched to a new home. All three puppies will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship Program to go towards their vetting costs (so they can be spayed/neutered before they are adopted). Thanks to our Deaf Dogs Rock supporters puppies like these three are now safe verses being culled or dumped at a kill shelter.

 

Celcilia – Speak St. Louis 

It is always so sad to see a senior deaf blind dog (Double Merle) taken into a new rescue because the dog has no idea what is going on. The good news is sweet senior deaf/blind dog Cecilia is getting settled into her foster home and now she knows she is safe. Our friends at Speak St. Louis took Cecilia into their rescue and she will be sponsored by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program to go towards her vetting. Hopefully she will find a loving home with someone who adores seniors as much as we do.

 

Sunny – Perfect Imperfections Rescue – CT

When we heard from another rescue that one of their deaf puppies was going to be dumped at a shelter in the Northeast and they asked for our help. We reached out to Perfect Imperfections rescue in CT. who specializes in rescuing deaf and deaf/blind dogs. Trisha with Perfect Imperfections rescue said of we felt the dog was in danger she would make room for Sunny. Sunny arrived safely at PIR and is now settling in to her foster home. We do appreciate when another rescue reaches out to us when they feel like having a deaf dog is a little bit out of their wheelhouse. I will say once a rescue embraces their first deaf dog, goes to our Deaf Dogs Rock training resources and finds a foster willing to do things just a little bit differently, they always feel more comfortable later down the road saying “yes” again to rescuing another deaf dog. Some of the regular hearing dog rescues have embraced saving deaf dogs so much that they are now considered “specially-abled rescues). All of us who live with multiple deaf dogs secretly know that deaf dogs are like potato chips, you can’t just have one!

Emma – Green Dogs Unleashed – Virginia 

When we heard from a person who needed help for one of her deaf Border Collie pups, we reached out to Green Dogs Unleashed in Troy VA to see if they had room for this sweet 3 month old Border Collie Emma. Erika with GDU got back in touch with us and agreed to take Emma. Emma will be fostered with Erika and her son Finn who competes in K9 Frisbee Toss and Fetch. Since Emma is a herding breed and she comes from a long line of champion sheep herders she will need a job to do so at GDU she is going to learn all kinds of cool fun things to do like Frisbee Toss and Fetch.

She also loves the water so she may also do well in Dock Diving. Deaf dogs also excel in Agility and Rally.

 

Wesley, Whitlee, and Willa – Speak St. Louis 

These three specially abled pups were dumped at a rural shelter and our friends at Speak St. Louis gathered some volunteers to break these three out of jail. Meet Wesley, Whitelee and Willa. Wesley and Whitlee are deaf. Willa has some hearing but she has a dislocated leg which is very painful. Their mission was to get these three ASAP and get Willa to a veterinary clinic right away. It so sad to see her dragging around her leg but she is still in good spirits. Thanks to our wonderful supporters these three will be sponsored by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship fund so they can get the medical care they need to become available for adoption in the near future.

******A big shout out to Laura with Wildflower Seaglass and Pottery who is a wonderful artist who lives with a beautiful deaf beagle Snoopy. Check out Snoopy and the seaglass pawprint Laura did by clicking here.  Laura had her first art show and she donated some of  her proceeds to Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue to sponsor deaf dogs and puppies in need. Thanks to her most of Wesley, Whitelee and Willa’s sponsorship was donated by Laura. Be sure to check her artwork out here. 

 

 

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