Thursday, April 16, 2009

Deaf 3-Month Old Australian Shepherd Needs Home

My name is Robyn Goode. I live in Woodstock, VT. I am trying to find a qualified home for a 3 month old male Australian Shepard puppy who is deaf. He is a "rescue" from a backyard breeder in central VT.

My sister in Maine has friends involved with ASL & they are spreading the word up there. They are hopeful we could find him a home through the ASL community. I think it's a great idea. He is currently being fostered by a woman who already has 4 dogs. Though it has been good for him to be part of a pack, he really needs a special home & special training.

This cute little boy is white with brown spots & has blue eyes. If you know of anyone in the ASL community who could be of help, let me know. I really appreciate your time. Thanks.

Kind Regards ~ Robyn

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dalmatian Mix in KY Has Limited Time!

Dot is deaf. We found Dot in our overnight drop box on Saturday morning. She was scared to death, trembling. She is about 7 years old and has a mass of some sort on her tummy. She is very sweet and she wags her tail a lot. We are going to have her vet checked to see what her condition is. If you are interested, please contact

Communicating with and Training Deaf Dogs on LI!

If you remember Kimberly Mockler being in the Dog Fancy Magazine along with her deaf/blind dog, Dakota, posted on this site at Dakota in Dog Fancy Magazine!, she will be part of this event on the 18th with her dogs. Further information is below:

Old Westbury Gardens' Dog Day

Mark your calendar for Old Westbury Gardens' Dog Day weekend, April 18-19, 2009, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Bring your dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise at Old Westbury Gardens. Designated garden areas only. Dogs must be leashed.

Dog Demonstration & Exhibits 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday ONLY.

Join LI-DOG, the Ladies Kennel Association of America and rescue and humane organizations in celebrating Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens. The LKAA will be sponsoring various activities, demonstrations and games. They will also do testing for the Canine Good Citizen Program, which is a certification program designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Long Island Agility will be on hand to demonstrate the fun sport of dog agility. In agility, a dog demonstrates is agile nature and versatility by following cues from the handler through a timed obstacle course. The course has jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and other obstacles.

Other exhibitors include LI Dog Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc., (ARPH) Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue, The Shelter Connection, Inc. "bringing people and pets together", and Grateful Greyhounds, among others. Kimberly Mockler will also be demonstrating communication with deaf dogs, deaf/blind dogs, including the use of American Sign Language to train dogs.

For more information, please call (516) 333-0048 or email

Baby Jane in Kentucky Needs Your Help NOW!

Baby Jane came to our shelter emaciated and blind. She is older and seems to have trouble hearing. We think she can hear a little but VERY little. Otherwise, she is very sweet. When she
realizes you are with her, she is very gentle. She loves to be petted.

Baby Jane has a long ways to go before she will be at her best. She will need a resuce or a great home that will understand her needs and make sure she is properly cared for. She may not have many years left but she deserves to live what she has left in comfort with a full stomach and
surrounded by love.

If you can help this girl, please contact the shelter ASAP. We are over full and have 9 displaced dogs waiting for kennel runs. We have to make room and Baby Jane will be the first candidate for euthanasia. Our contact infomation is:

Shelby County Animal Shelter
266 Kentucky St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Phone: 502-633-0009
Fax: 502-647-9214


Click here for Baby Jane's website

Please don't wait to call. Baby Jane needs you NOW!!