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 – August 2018 Deaf Dogs Rock has sponsored a total of 91 deaf dogs and puppies into rescue.
In September 2018, Deaf Dogs Rock sponsored 13 deaf dogs into rescue for a total of 104 deaf dogs sponsored into partner rescues 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, Chris and myself, you all totally ROCK!
~ Christina Lee – Deaf Dogs Rock
Mesha – Angels 2 the Rescue
We put up a rescue plea for deaf/blind senior dog Mesha and her best friend Cinnamon. Mesha and Cinnamon are safe with Angels 2 the Rescue
Senior Mesha has been sick and seems quite a bit more sick than shelter staff made her seem. She will need to rushed to the vet so our Deaf Dogs Rock community sent in a $200 rescue sponsorship for her to go towards her vetting.
Devin, Jackson and Zeppo – Speak St. Louis
Sweet Devin who is 14 weeks old, is deaf and blind in one eye but look how adorable he is. DDR sponsored Devin to help with his vetting costs. He will be available for adoption soon at Speak St. Louis.
Sweet Jackson is also 14 weeks old and he is a Parvo survivor. Deaf Dogs Rock wanted to sponsor Jackson to help with his vet bills so he can be neutered and available for adoption soon through Speak St. Louis.
It was our honor to sponsor sweet deaf dog Zeppo. He will also be available for adoption by going to Speak St. Louis.
Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue
Deaf Dogs Rock sponsored a puppy with our partner rescue Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue in Perth Ontario. They are still trying to come up with the perfect name for the puppy.
Helena – Hot Mess Pooches
We put out a rescue plea for this sweet girl that was brought back after being adopted for urinating inside the home. I guess they didn’t want to bother with training to help her with her potty training. Thank goodness for Streets to Sheets Animal Rescue who went and pulled Helena and got her to Hot Mess Pooches Rescue in Texas where she will be with a very experienced rescue. They can work on her potty issues and make sure her next home is someone who has patience and is 100% committed to training and her success to live a happy and healthy life.
Deaf blind puppy Ferris – Speak For The Unspoken Ohio
Bowser and Luigi – Speak for The Unspoken Ohio
We are so thankful to Speak for The Unspoken (Ohio) for organizing to get Ferris who is a deaf blind puppy believed to be a sibling of Bueller (the puppy we sponsored last month) so we know this puppy will be in great hands. Speak also secured two deaf Double Merle puppies into rescue. Meet Bowser and Luigi. Speak has great foster families that are experienced in raising and training deaf and deaf/blind puppies. Homes will be carefully screened to make sure each puppy goes to a committed and loving home. Thanks to our supporters Ferris will be sponsored into Speak so his vetting can be done.
Vinnie – Apollo Support and Rescue
Thanks to our supporters and Apollo Support and Rescue (and rescue warrior woman Monica Brown), Vinnie is now safe. Thanks to our friend Monica Brown for going to get Vinnie so he is now safely in rescue where he will get some much needed love and training so he will begin his journey to find the perfect loving home.
Sheldon and Luna – Green Dogs Unleashed
Thanks to all the volunteer drivers with the Highway Heroes Rescue Transport Team who helped get deaf puppies Maya and Sheldon from Texas to Virginia. They are now safely with Green Dogs Unleashed Rescue where they will go into loving foster homes, start their training and socialization. After they settle and get some basic training done the organization will except adoption applications to find the right match for each deaf puppy. Thanks to our supporters who give from their hearts to make sure we can continue to sponsor deaf puppies like Luna and Sheldon into rescue.
Nellie – East Coast Boxer Rescue
We put out a rescue plea for deaf boxer girl Nellie who was in pretty rough shape when she came into a Laurens County SC Animal Control. She had been bred time and time again and all her teeth were filed down. We wanted to help Nellie so we attached a Deaf Dogs Rock Rocker Puppy sponsorship to our plea for help and East Coast Boxer rescue came through and pulled Nellie. She is on her way to the veterinary because she has a upper respiratory infection. Thanks to East Coast Boxer Rescue for pulling Nellie to safety and to all of our supporters who raise funds for us so we can help urgent deaf dogs in need like Nellie.
Below: Nellie’s Freedom Ride with Jen