If it were not for deaf boxer puppy Nitro, Deaf Dogs Rock would not exist. His adoption by Christina and Chris Lee in 2010 introduced them to the world of deaf dogs and sparked an interest in helping other deaf dogs and their families. This spark would spread throughout the world and grow to an active community of 65,000+ people who believe that Deaf Dogs Hear with Their Hearts.
Sadly Nitro passed away in November of 2018. We should all strive to have the blessing of leaving behind a legacy as he did.
In Nitro’s honor, we have established Nitro’s Fund – a specific fund dedicated to supporting the needs of deaf boxers and their families.
Nitro was the ultimate ambassador for deaf dogs, and deaf boxers particularly. While all breeds are special, for many the boxer holds a position near and dear to their heart. Their spirit, playfulness, joy, and perpetual youth are precious.
Dogs Helped by Nitro’s Fund – You Can Make a Difference!
We always love to hear from other deaf boxer families who adore their deaf boxers as much as we do ours. Even though Nitro is gone he will never be forgotten and we think of him fondly every single day. Lora and Marlin sent in a generous donation to Nitro's Fund to help the next deaf boxer like be sponsored into the safe harbor of rescue. Thank you Lora and Marlin, you totally rock! [...]
While our deaf boxer Nitro was on this earth he had two best friends who were hearing boxers named Ozzy and Loki. Ozzy and Loki adored Nitro and he adored them. I would meet their mama and daddy Cherri and Brian at the dog park every day so Ozzy, Loki, and Nitro could run and play. They even hosted a birthday party for Nitro at their house one year. Ozzy, Loki and Nitro are [...]
When we received a plea for help for deaf 6 month old boxer Joy we knew she would be a perfect recipient for Nitro's Fund. Nitro gave us so much joy while he was here on this earth it would only be fitting that the first boxer to benefit from the sponsorship of Nitro's Fund name is Joy. Photo above: Joy just arrived from TN Green Dogs Unleashed here in Virginia thanks to our [...]