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 – September 2018 Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored a total of 104 deaf dogs and puppies into rescue.

In October 2018, our Deaf Dogs Rock community sponsored another 12 deaf dogs and puppies into rescue for a grand total of 116 deaf dogs sponsored into the safe harbors of rescue so far this year. A huge thank you to all of you who held Facebook fundraisers and all of you who sent in donations to Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue our work to help one deaf dog at a time. According to our Deaf Dogs Rock executive team, deaf dogs Nitro, Bud, Bowie, Cornell and myself, you all totally rock!

~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock



October 2018 Rocker Puppy Sponsorships 



Thanks to our friend Monica Brown who is fostering deaf puppy Frank for The Love Pit Rescue. The breeder who had Frank was told by his vet that Frank should be euthanized for being deaf. I think it is up to all of us to educate veterinarians on how wonderful living and raising a deaf puppy can be if the puppy goes to a committed person who will make sure the dog is properly socialized and using positive reinforcement training methods for the first year, deaf dogs can be fantastic dogs.

Spice and Sonnet – Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue 

Thanks to Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue in Perth Ontario for making room for these two sweet deaf aussie puppies! They will be in good hands.


Nebula – Deaf Dog Rescue of America

A nice lady contacted Deaf Dogs Rock about her new Dogo Argentino puppy who she had just had flown in from Serbia to become her new show dog and she realized her new Dogo puppy was deaf. We told her all about the Deaf Dog Rescue of America and what a wonderful job Mark and Lisa Tipton do rescuing and training deaf puppies to set them up for success in their new forever homes. The deaf puppy arrived on 10/08/18 from Stockton CA to Acton CA thanks to Chris a pilot who volunteers fro Pilots N Paws. We got word from Lisa that the Dogo puppy now named Nebula made is safely.

From Lisa with the Deaf Dog Rescue of America:

Nebula has arrived safely from Stockton, thanks to Chris with Pilots N Paws. Special thanks to Jackie, our transport coordinator.

The winds were so high yesterday, that he was unable to land to pick this little one up. He was tenacious and kind enough to fly again today!!

Nebby originally came from Europe, and was going to be a show dog in the US. Her new owner/breeder here noticed the deafness, had her BAER tested and contacted us to take her.

She’s absolutely adorable, and has a very gentle temperament. Nebby is a twelve week old purebred Dogo Argentino, and will be available for adoption in a few weeks.

Sweet Baby girl – iRescue Texas 

So glad Karla with iRescue got this deaf Aussie girl Ghia who was constantly being attacked by other dogs in her previous home. Now she can relax and work with Karla to get some of her confidence back. Thanks to our supporters when Karla asked for help we were able to sponsor this sweet girls so she can be vetted properly before she becomes available for adoption.


Kelly – Deaf Dog Rescue of America 

Thanks to the Deaf Dog Rescue of America for getting deaf dog Kelly from Arizona to the Deaf Dog Rescue of America Ranch where she will learn new things and get ready to find a new loving forever home.



Deaf Aussies Silas and Angel – Green Dogs Unleashed

Photo above: Deaf Aussie pups Angel and Silas 

Photo above: Christina Lee transporting Silas and Angel from West Virginia to Virginia. This was our maiden voyage with our new Deaf Dogs Rock Transport Van was a success. Lots of room for Silas and Angle. We also have the van stocked full of stuffed hedgehogs so each deaf rescue transport puppy gets their very own stuffed hedgehog dog toy. Thank you to every single person who donated to help us get a reliable transport vehicle. You all ROCK! Thanks to all the volunteer drivers with our Highway Heroes Rescue Transport Team for getting Silas and Angel from Indiana all the way to Virginia safely and thank you to Green Dogs Unleashed for making room for our two sponsored Rocker puppies.

Photo above: Heather with her mom helping to transport Silas and Angel. Heather was going to foster deaf puppy Silas but decided to adopt him. Welcome to our Deaf Dogs Rock Community Heather! 




Sarge – Scouts Honor Rescue 

When we were contacted by the Galveston County Animal Resource Center in Texas City Texas letting us know they had a neglect case come in with a deaf German Shepherd named Sarge, we wanted to help. After offering a $200 rescue sponsorship the shelter got back to us a couple of days after  our offer saying they were having a hard time finding a rescue because of Sarge’s medical needs. Deaf Dogs Rock was not going to let this sweet deaf shepherd who has been through so much all ready sit in a shelter any longer so we wrote the GCARC  back and let them know Deaf Dogs Rock would do a special $350 medical/rescue sponsorship if they found a reputable 501c3 rescue who could help Sarge. The shelter immediately did an email blast and sent our offer out to over 100 rescues  in the area and Scout’s Honor Rescue stepped up to rescue Sarge which is great news.

Photo above: Scout on his freedom ride with an full update. Thanks to our supporters who donated to Deaf Dogs Rock so we can continue to sponsor deaf dogs like Sarge. Thanks to Scout’s Honor Rescue for helping Sarge start on his new journey.



Molly – Green Dogs Unleashed 

We were so happy to hear that Molly was going to be going to Green Dogs Unleashed here in Virginia and that they have a foster who is experienced not only with deaf dogs but with the larger breed dogs. Molly is going to be a big girl so our Deaf Dogs Rock team sponsored her into rescue to make sure she gets the vetting she needs so she can be made available for adoption soon.


Jack – Deaf Dog Rescue of America


Little Jack arrived at the Deaf Dog Rescue of America on Halloween so Lisa decided to name him for “Jack-O-Lantern” and the main character Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Thanks to the Deaf Dog Rescue of America for making room for Jack and to Pilots N Paws who delivered Jack to rescue. A huge shout out to our supporters so we could offer a rescue sponsorship for Jack so his vetting can be done so he will be available for adoption soon.



Kilo – Hot Mess Pooches

When our friend Caroline sent us photos of Kilo we wanted to offer a rescue sponsorship to see if a rescue in Texas would help Kilo out. Kilo was bitten in the face by a brown recluse and when his owners failed to give him medical attention but now he is with Hot Mess Pooches Rescue and he will get the medical attention he needs. Thanks Caroline, Leticia and Natalie for being Kilo’s advocate and getting him to a safe place.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who do fundraisers and donate to help us continue to sponsor deaf dogs into the safe harbors of rescue!