Monday, September 29, 2008

Sweet Deaf Rottweiler in SC Needs a Good Home!


We took Zack off of a chain when he was a year old. The man who owned him at that time had chained Zack to a tree since he was a pup. We excepted Zack into our rescue and spent 16 months training and loving Zack in preparation for his forever home. Anyone who rescues deaf animals knows that they do not get adopted as fast as hearing animals do.

Now that Zack has been attacked, in what was suppose to be his forever home, (Where he is suppose to be safe from being attacked), I am very worried about him and feel sick over this whole situation. I take the welfare of the pets we bring through our program very seriously and go to great lengths to help them. To have this happen to Zack in his adoptive home, makes me feel like we have failed him. We MUST find a beautiful forever home for Zack, he deserves
it after all the poor boy has been through.
We have found a TEMP FOSTER HOME for Zack. He is fostering with Shawn and his dog Rowin, a large MALE, American Bulldog Mix. Rowin and Zack get along GREAT. Rowin is not a dominant male so Zack dose not have to worry about being jumped or attacked by him and thus Zack is allowed to interact with Shawn and Rowin in peace. Shawn takes Zack and Rowin for a 2 mile bike ride, daily, in addition to playing with the tennis ball. Zack sleeps on the bedroom floor with Rowin but Shawn has often woken up to Zack sleeping next to him, in the beg. Zack is a snuggler and just wants to be loved.

Shawn has also brought Zack over to our kennels and we have introduced Zack to multiple non aggressive dogs, some as small as 15 pounds. Zack plays with about 16 other dogs in the yard and does great. He loves to play tug a war with the rope toy if he can find another dog strong enough to play with, usually Me Lady, our Alpha, 130 pound Rotti girl. Zack has also been to our trainers house and played with her two puppies, one is 5 months and the other is 3 months old.

Shawn is only able to temporarily foster Zack and for Zack's emotional welfare we need to get him into a forever home ASAP. In a forever home Zack will be allowed to bond with the family and feel loved again. Even though Zack is adjusting to Shawn's home, taking him from his adoptive home has been stressful for him. We do not want poor Zack to think Shawn is his forever home and then uproot him again, into another home. Moving a pet from home to home can eventually lead to separation anxiety. If anyone can give Zack a GOOD forever home, please contact

Michelle Doneza

P.S. Zack's petfinder can be found at:


  1. Hello. this is the first time for me to see your site. I have a miniature duchshund which is rescued form shelter and take care of him until he find foster home. He came to me in the last of August and I found that he is deaf these days. I'm anxious about if he can find foster home.
    I hope your Zack and my dog can find foster home soon and be loved there.

  2. Hi! I see that you are in Japan. Please email me at and I'll see how I can help you with a foster or permanent home in your country.