Thank you to all of our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock in the month of October 2020 to keep our mission going! 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 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 program and into rescue. By doing so, each deaf pup 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 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 each deaf pup up for a successful happy life in their new home. Our Rocker Puppy program financially sponsors each 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.

Even though donations slowed way down in the Spring, due to the Coronavirus, that did not stop us from continuing to sponsor deaf dogs in need throughout the summer months. Our amazing Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored 20 deaf dogs/puppies in October, 2020 which is a huge accomplishment considering we are in the middle of a Pandemic. Thanks to the financial support of our loyal Deaf Dogs Rock community, we 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 830 deaf dogs (as of 10/31/20) into rescue.

This year of 2020, our Deaf Dogs Rock community has sponsored 162 deaf dogs/pups into the safe arms of rescue. We could not do it without your on going support! This is a record year for sponsoring deaf dogs.

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

Deaf Puppy –  Angels of Assisi Rescue – Roanoke VA 

Thanks to the kindness of Christine and her family for saving this little one stuck in a back yard on a chain with little food or water. They saved this 5 month old Catahoula bulldog from some bad conditions, took her to the vet and reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock for help. We contacted our friends over at Angels of Assisi Rescue to see if they could make room for this sweet girl so she wouldn’t end up in a kill shelter and they welcomed her with open arms.



Hank, Parker and Tread – Speak for The Unspoken

When Andrea with Speak For The Unspoken Rescue in Ohio reached out to Deaf Dogs Rock asking for help with some deaf dogs they had coming in we wanted to help out. If you see a deaf dog you are interested in under this post please go to Speak For The Unspoken and fill out an adoption application. Hank, Parker and Tread are being sponsored through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program so they can be vetted prior to adoption.

Above: Sweet Hank is a handsome deaf neutered male who is 3-4 years old and will be available for adoption soon at Speak For The Unspoken He is fine with other dogs of all sizes and he used to live with a small child and a kitty cat. 

Above: Parker is a 12-18 month old deaf cattle dog who came from Texas. He was running loose with some dogs on a ranch after his owner passed away. Parker is great with other dogs and one of the sweetest and gentlest deaf dogs. He is loyal once he gets to know you. He will be available for adoption through Speak For The Unspoken in Ohio. 

Above: Tread is a deaf 12-15 month old Aussie mix who is very shy. He was running loose with a lot of other dogs on a ranch in Texas after  his owner had passed away. He was found with Parker. Treat is a very sweet dog and will be available for adoption soon through Speak For The Unspoken in Ohio.


Frankie – Green Dogs Unleashed


When Frankie’s owners in Kansas reached out to us for help for sweet 5 year old Frankie, we knew we had to get him here to Virginia into Green Dogs Unleashed. He is a wonderful 5 year old boxer who grew up with a two year old but when the second baby girl was born, she was highly allergic to Frankie. Frankie’s owners were kind enough to reach out to Deaf Dogs Rock and get Frankie fully vetted for his rescue transport to Virginia.

**Frankie will be sponsored by our Nitro’s Fund in honor of our deaf boxer Nitro who passed away of Cancer two years ago. If you are a boxer lover and want to help sponsor the next deaf boxer into rescue you can donate and learn more about Nitro’s Fund here.


Frankie was perfect gentleman in his 2 day transport with 16 transport legs and an overnight stay in Louisville KY. Thank you Betsey for having Frankie over for a sleepover half way through his transport. Frankie is in foster to adopt with his new person.


******Thanks to our friends Patricia and Vern Kerst for working so hard raising money so we can help deaf dogs like Frankie. Thanks to them, Frankie’s sponsorship  has been donated by this wonderful couple. Pat and Vern raise money for Deaf Dogs Rock to sponsor deaf puppies into rescue by upcycling furniture to help support our cause to save one deaf dog at a time. According to Frankie and myself, they totally ROCK! Thanks also to Green Dogs Unleashed for making room for Frankie. He went into his foster to adopt home and he is officially adopted.


Rumor – Green Dogs Unleashed 

Above: Rumor on her rescue transport courtesy of Heather Laramy 


Kiwi settling in at her new foster home with Finn

Sweet Rumor came into Green Dogs Unleashed at only 20 pounds and very shy. They were not sure if she was deaf or just so scared it seemed like she was deaf. She is being fostered by deaf dog extraordinaire frisbee competitor Finn who will help her find her confidence again. Erika did mention when she sleeps she does not wake when humans walk into the room which is a sure sign of deafness. Rumor will be sponsored into rescue by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program where she will get the much needed vetting and high quality food to bring her back on the road to recovery.


Ranger – Deaf Dog Rescue of America 

Little Ranger was rescued by the Deaf Dog Rescue of America. Isn’t he so handsome? Ranger will be sponsored by our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program to help the rescue with his vetting costs so he can be ready for adoption. Heelers are a very popular breed and I am sure Lisa with the Deaf Dog Rescue of America will get a lot of interest in this cute boy! Thanks to our supporters we can continue to support and help our rescue partners continue to take in deaf dogs and deaf puppies.


William, Harry, Emily and Charlotte – DC Dogos Rescue

Sweet Dogo pups William, Henry, Charlotte and Emily were dumped at a shelter by their breeder after they failed their hearing tests. Our friends at DC Dogos Rescue contacted us for help and all four deaf pups will be recipients of our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Sponsorship program so our community can help DC Dogos with their vetting expenses. The sooner they see a vet they can go into foster care, start learning their sign cues, get crate trained, house trained and work on socialization to give them a strong foundation to build on once they go into their new homes.


Midland Texas Shelter – Deaf Male Lab mix


We put out a rescue sponsorship plea for this sweet deaf boy in Midland Texas shelter to see if a rescue would step up for him. We were so happy to hear from the Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado. who pulled him and he was immediately taken to the vet because he wasn’t feeling well. Thanks to our supporters this little boy will get the help he needs and will be sponsored into rescue.


Nelson – Speak For The Unspoken

Thank you so much to our friends at Speak For The Unspoken in Ohio for letting us put them in contact with the person who had this beautiful deaf bully puppy so they could get him into rescue. Also thanks to Suzee Rutgers for picking him up and fostering him. We also appreciate this boy’s owner for reaching out to Deaf Dogs Rock for help so we could connect them with the right people and sponsor this little boy into rescue through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy program. Thanks to our DDR community of supporters this little one is safely in foster care learning new things.


Dog Food Donation to Angels of Assis for helping deaf dog Patti Smith

We want to thank Angels of Assisi for helping deaf dog Patti and deaf dog Dozer so when we learned they were low on the Purina Pro Plan Focus to help the shelter pups with sensitive stomachs we wanted to help. We ran by the Tractor Supply and purchased food for the shelter pups.


Sammy, Marlee and Luna – Happy Tails Rescue – Oklahoma 

When someone reached out to us for help from Texas we reached out to our partner rescue Happy Tails Rescue Society in Oklahoma to see if they had room for Sammy. Moria Turner the director of Happy Tails got right back to DDR and made arrangements to pick up Sammy. Sammy is now safely in foster care at Happy Tails.

We also had two other requests for to help deaf puppies in Texas and Happy Tails Rescue Society stepped up to help Marlee and Luna coming from Texas to into Happy Tails Rescue. There are so many deaf dogs and puppies coming out of Texas right now and we appreciate the support of our Deaf Dogs Rock Community who continue to donate to our Rocker Puppy Sponsorship Program so we can continue to help deaf pups like Sammy, Marlee and Luna.


Pickels and Pretzel – Green Dogs Unleashed 

Sweet deaf puppies Pickles and Pretzel are being sponsored into Green Dogs Unleashed Rescue through our Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy Program. Thanks to Patricia and Vern our friends who continue to support Deaf Dogs Rock. Because of their hard work and fundraising efforts, Pickles and Pretzel are sponsored by Patricia and Vern. Thanks Pat and Vern for helping us to continue to help one deaf dog at a time (in this case 2 deaf dogs at a time).


Peggy Sue and Pickle – Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona 


We want to thank thanks Terry with Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona for flying to Salt Lake City Utah to pick up Peggy Sue and Pickle from a person who reached out to us for help. Peggy Sue and Pickle arrived safely in Arizona on November 30. Deaf Dogs Rock sponsored their flight in cabin with a Terry the representative from Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona