Update 3-5-2012: Ice has shot and killed on Saturday 3-3-2012 apparently from mistaken identity.We here at Deaf Dogs Rock are completely heartbroken. When I listed Ice on January 25, 2012 and did a story on his rescue organization, I thought he was the sweetest and most adorable pit bull we had under our “adoptable deaf dogs” section. He was dressed in a little pink bunny outfit and it was “love at first site” for me. Now he is dead. How can this be possible? I don’t have a lot of information on the details and as I find out more I will share them with you.   Ice was a part of Angel Capone Pit bull Rescue and I have sent the rescue several messages but as you can imagine they are probably way to upset to talk to anyone.

Pit Bull discrimination must be stopped by all means possible. Here is what was on Angel Capone’s website today:  Please say a prayer for Ice. On 3-3-12 he was killed tragically, in a case of mistaken identity by a local police officer. He showed no aggression towards the officer and was shot in our own yard. He was standing still and wagging his tail the entire time, although the police had a noose-pole, they never attempted nor intended on using it. Had he been any other breed of dog, besides a Pitbull, this never would have happened. He was a true hero, and an inspiration. He passed in the arms of those whom loved him, and returned the love until the end. God bless your soul Ice you will always be in our hearts and with our Angel Capone in Heaven.

 

Ice is an 11 month old Pitty pup saved from Death Row at MACC. He is deaf so will need to go to an owner willing to work with a special needs dog, or one with deaf dog training. He is very affectionate, one of the most loving dogs you will ever meet. He is great with other dogs, and puppies of all sizes. He knows all basic command and many tricks as well. He is still a puppy, so will need an owner willing to dedicate the time for more training. Because Ice is deaf it is very important he goes to a home where there is a secure fenced yard so he can play safe. Also with a deaf dog when they can’t see or hear thier owners it is like the have “vanished” in the dogs mind so for this reason dogs like Ice need to live inside with their humans and be part of the family (no kennels or chains for a deaf dog please).

 

Ice is listed through Angel Capone Pitbull Rescue up North.

The Adoption Process:The process starts with a detailed application process. Next there will be reference checks and home visits to make sure that you and the dog are a good fit. No your home does not have to be beautiful, just a safe environment for the dog. The final steps are the signed adoption contract, and payment of the adoption fee.

Most of our adoptions occur in the Connecticut, Mass, New York, and New Jersey area, we do work with family’s outside this area, if we have a volunteer near you for a home visit. Adoptions fees for adult dogs are 200 and Puppies are 350.

All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. They are up-to-date on all shots for their age. And, they have been temperment tested, basic training (this excludes puppies) but our foster will try their best.

When you adopt a rescue dog, that they do not always come perfect or fully trained. Also please understand that it can take 2 weeks or more for the dog to settle into its new environment. Please be prepared to be patient. Also, we recommend that all adopters commit to some obedience training for their new dog. We will be happy to provide you with a referral to our trainer

By submitting an application, you are committing to properly care for the dog for as long as they live, which can be up to 15 years. Thank you for opening your heart and home to a homeless pitty.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application under the application tab by clicking here. We will not respond to inquiries with out an application.

Note from Christina Lee of Deaf Dogs Rock: When looking at Angel Capone’s Pitbull Rescue website I have to say I am so impressed with their organization. Not only do they pull these dogs from death row but they take the time to correct bad habits and train the dogs with basic commands before they are adopted out. They have a in house Canine Behaviorist and Trainer to work with the new foster families on being successful fosters. I always say to adopt a dog unless you plan on continuing the dogs education through training and hard work. If a person can commit to at least 12 months of training to their new dog/puppy, then the next 12 -18 years will be so enjoyable for the whole family including the dog.