Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the month of November 2021 to keep our mission going! Our Deaf Dogs Rock community has sponsored 16 deaf dogs/pups into rescue and TWO deaf dog medical sponsorship in the month of November 2021.  So far this year our awesome Deaf Dogs Rock community/supporters has sponsored a total of 203 deaf dogs into rescue so far in 2021 which is fantastic!

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 Deaf Dogs Rock on #GivingTuesday 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/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 dog 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 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 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 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 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. If you would like to donate to our Rocker Puppy sponsorship program, please click here.

Our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 16 deaf dogs/pups in November 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 1076 deaf dogs (as of 11/30/21) into rescue.

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


November 2021 Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship Recaps 


Deaf Dogs Rock put out a rescue plea and offer of rescue sponsorship for deaf dog Butter who was at an Emporia VA shelter. Thanks to Luv4Paws Rescue for pulling Butter into rescue. He will now be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program to help with his vetting costs.


Meatball – Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue


We put out a Urgent Rescue post about sweet deaf bully Meatball who was scheduled to be Euthanized. Meatball was at the Pasadena Animal Shelter in Pasadena Tx.  Thanks to Stephanie Kotick for picking up Meatball. He will now be safe with Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue . We want to give a big shout out and thank you to the Long  Way Home Pit Bull Rescue for saving Meatball, you all ROCK! Meatball got to walk out the front door of the shelter instead of being carried out the back door.


Maggie – Hot Mess Pooches TX 




Sweet Maggie was surrendered to AC in hopes that she could get the medical attention she needed. She is 7 years old, covered in fleas and has masses all over her body. It looks as if she has been living this way her entire life. She finally escaped her tormentor. Thanks to Natalie with Hot Mess Pooches Rescue and Sanctuary in Texas, Maggie has arrived and was rushed to the vet. Maggie will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program to help with her medical expenses.


Maximus – West Coast Boxer Rescue 

When we received an urgent plea from Sheryl Joyce from Pet Pardon’s about a 2 year old deaf boxer named Maximus at a OC Animal Shelter we jumped into gear to find help. Maximus was dumped at the shelter by his owner for fighting with the other dog in the home. Deaf Dogs Rock reached out to West Coast Boxer Rescue and offered a rescue sponsorship through Nitro’s Fund which is specifically set up to sponsor deaf boxers into rescue. Thanks to Joan Just for donating to Nitro’s Fund on November 5 in honor of her deaf dog Maddie. Thank you Joan for helping us help Maximus!


Hercules – Vegas Pet Rescue Project (VPRP)

When we heard about deaf dog Hercules being used as a bait dog, we knew we had to help with his medical expenses. The one thing we worry all the time about is when people are rehoming their deaf dogs is that they might end up in the wrong hands and end up being used as bait dogs. It seems that is the horror poor Hercules has been through. Hercules was rescued by Vegas Pet Rescue Project and rushed to the vet where he was well cared for. He will be a recipient of Nitro’s Fund to help with his medical expenses. A huge shout out to the Vegas Pet Rescue Project for taking Hercules into their rescue and getting him immediate emergency medical treatment.

Here is a photo of Hercules leaving the vet clinic and heading to his medical foster who will take good care of him.


Casper – Paws Fur Life – Massillon Ohio 

When we saw Casper on our friend Anne Murphy’s FB page we wanted to sponsor his vetting/neuter surgery through our Rocker Puppy Sponsorship Program. We sent in his sponsorship to Paws Fur Life in Ohio to help with his neuter surgery.


Deaf Dogo Puppy in CA – Deaf Dog Rescue of America

Photo above:Lisa Tipton with the Deaf Dog Rescue of America excepting the Dogo puppy into their program. 

When a person reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock because they needed help finding a home or rescue for a deaf Dogo Argentino puppy she saved from being euthanized, we jumped into gear and contacted Lisa with Deaf Dog Rescue of America. Lisa made room for the Dogo puppy into her rescue where the puppy will be a recipient of the Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program to help with the puppy’s vetting costs to get it ready for adoption.


Maddox – Green Dogs Unleashed Rescue 

When Erika from Green Dogs Unleashed contacted Deaf Dogs Rock about a 10 month old deaf Dalmatian who had just been dropped off at GDU, we knew we needed to help. Maddox owners dropped him off with no notice and just said they could not teach him anything. Erika stepped up to help Maddox because she has found with positive reinforcement training Dalmatians are eager to learn new things. Maddox will be a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship Program to help with his care and vetting to get him ready for adoption in the future (after he has learned some very important foundation training).


Deaf Aussie Puppy in WA Blue – Deaf Dogs of Oregon Rescue

When a young lady in Puyallup WA reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock with an urgent situation with a deaf Aussie puppy, we immediately contacted the Deaf Dogs of Oregon Rescue to see if they could help this little one. They contacted a Washington foster and went to pick up the puppy until it can make it’s way to Oregon. Thanks to Chelsea and her entire Deaf Dogs of Oregon Rescue team for helping this little one make it to safety. We so appreciate our help. This little one will be a recipient of our Deaf Dog Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program to help pay for some of his vetting expenses. Thanks to our supporter Bethany H. who made a generous donation to Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue to sponsor deaf puppies like this little mini Aussie puppy.

Update on this little boy. The tiny deaf Aussie puppy was having major seizures and a liver shunt was discovered. Because of the multiple seizures the vet and the rescue decided to let this little one go so the puppy would not continue to suffer. This pup was surrounded by a team of people who loved him and only  had his best interests at heart. We are so sorry for their loss.


Leili- Guardians of Florida Animal Rescue – Florida 





Deaf Dogs Rock put out a rescue plea for deaf dog Leili who was in a shelter in Sebring Florida. We were so happy to hear from the Guardians of Florida Animal Rescue who contacted us when they pulled her.


  Baby – Muncie Animal Care Services 

When we heard about Baby’s plight and how she needed a very expensive surgery we sent in a $300 medical sponsorship to go to her the Muncie Animal Care center to try to get them on their way to raise the money for her MRI and ear surgery. Thank you Dana with the Muncie Animal Care and Services in Muncie IN for reaching out to DDR and being Baby’s advocate. Thank you to Pat and Vern Kerst for helping to sponsor some of Baby’s medical costs.



Boo and Sulley – Deaf Dogo puppies – Green Dogs Unleashed

When a Dogo Argentino breeder reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock for help with two deaf Dogo puppies we immediately reached out to Erika at Green Dogs Unleashed to see if she could make room in her program for these two deaf Dogo pups. She made room and our friends at HHRT and a volunteer pilot helped get these two from Florida here to Virginia. Both pups will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship program to help GDU with their vetting.

Photo above: Boo and Sulley 


Peaches – Speak St. Louis 

When Speak St. Louis reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock to help get a deaf/blind puppy from Atlanta GA to Coatesville PA, I was only to happy to help them out. With just three of us driving the rescue transport we got deaf/blind puppy Peaches from Atlanta to Coatesville in no time at all. Peaches is going to be fostered by professional deaf/blind dog trainer Erin Marion with Down To Earth Dog Lady Training.   

Peaches is a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship Program to help Speak St. Louis with the vetting to get Peaches ready for adoption in the future.


Pearl  – iRescue Texas 

Sweet deaf terrier Pearl was at a Texas shelter and our friends at iRescue pulled her to safety. Pearl is now a recipient of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program to help with her vetting costs.


Marlo – Haven 12:10 Animal Sanctuary – Kentucky 

Thanks to Haven 12:10 Animal Sanctuary in Kentucky for making room for sweet girl Marlo. Thanks to our friends Pat and Vern Kerst for sponsoring sweet Marlo into rescue. She will need to on Phenobarbital for the rest of her life so we wanted to sponsor her so we can help with her monthly vetting costs.


Berdie – Canine Soulmates Rescue – Texas 

The above photo is deaf dog Berdie at a Texas Shelter. Deaf Dogs Rock put out a rescue plea with an offer of rescue sponsorship if a reputable foster based 501c3 rescue stepped up to help Berlie. Not only did Canine Soulmates Rescue pull Berdie but our friend Karlie Wadrip is fostering Berdie. Karlie lives with her deaf dog Rhett and Karlie is also Deaf so she will be able to get Berdie started on his ASL sign training.


Photo above: Berdie at Karlie’s house settling in. Thanks Karlie and Canine Soulmates Rescue for stepping up an helping sweet Birdie!



Sweet Scarlett – Dogs on The Move by Pawitive 4 Life Rescue  –  South Florida

When we were contacted by one of our Florida deaf dog families about a deaf dog that had just gotten to Dogs On The Move in South Florida and taken to the vet. They were raising funds because the deaf dog named Scarlett was Lethargic, vomiting and HW+ so we sent in a medical sponsorship of $400 to go towards the fundraising goal to help with vetting costs.