Friday, August 31, 2007

A Map of Homes Where Deaf Dogs Are Now

This atlas will allow you to view all of these different kind of deaf dogs in some parts of the world that are in a loving home with a family. If you happen to want a meet up between your deaf dog and other people's in your area or get feedback and support or want to learn more about deaf dogs before adopting, this is one way to check it out and get in touch with them. It appears that United States of America out of all countries have the most deaf dogs. If you already have a deaf dog(s), you can add yours on the atlas.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Deaf Boxer Mix Needs Rescue in Dickinson, TN NOW!


Animal Control picked him up after someone called to inform them he was wandering around. So far, no one has claimed a lost deaf dog. This deaf boxer mix needs a home before he will be euthanized as he has overstayed his welcome and it is getting overcrowded in the shelter.

Nobody wants this poor guy. The girls in the back of shelter took him out to play with the other dogs. He got along fine with them. He is a little hyper and he just needs some attention. He walks great on a leash. We tested him with cats and he could have cared less since he just turned his head and walked away. He really is a big baby.

Spread the word. If interested to rescue or adopt him, please contact Arlice at or call her at 615-446-7387.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Adopt a 7 Month Old Dogo/Lab Mix in TX!


Hey Everyone:

Someone found him in a grocery store parking lot about 4 or so weeks ago. He had been tied up and had lost all the hair around his neck. He was filthy, covered in oil, fleas and mange. He has been cleaned up treated for mange and fleas and given some shots. His mange has almost completely healed (he will need a second dip this coming week) but I am not sure all the hair around his neck will ever grow back fully. He has a great attitude and loves other dogs. He is puppy to the core and is very inquisitive. If you think Houston is a right fitting dog in your family, please email Cathy at or

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Remember This Caged Deaf Pup's Sad Face?

Do Click here to refresh your memory

Because this deaf dog on deathrow was posted here last June and then rescued into a foster home by a deaf foster mom, Nancylynn, I have agreed to post it here to help NancyLynn find a good home for this now named dog, Tyrone. First, I want to thank her for saving this deaf dog's life from euthansia and training him as well as Nancy Bynes of who generously loaned her 501(c)(3)charitable organization to the Sacramento SPCA in order for Nancylynn or anyone to be able to get Tyrone out in time and foster. It was a close call.

Tyrone is now 9 months old and is in California with Nancylynn in the meantime. Here is what she said about Tyrone:

He has been crate trained, socializes well with other dogs, loves our backyard and tennis balls. He is, as expected for his breed, high maintenance. He would do well with older kids. Tyrone is an affectionate dog and thinks he is human. He loves being with people. He is adorable.

Here is the progress update of Tyrone shortly after he was picked up from the shelter by the foster mom, Nancylynn last June:

As for Tyrone, it is amazing what changes a mere 5 days can bring to the life of a dog. I can now freely admit. The first time I saw Tyrone, I thought "Lord, what did I get myself and my boys into?"

Happily, I can say, Tyrone has blossomed into a very happy and loving dog under our loving care. All the behavioral issues magically disappeared after the second day. He was introduced to my two other dogs (Heather and Koda) with no incident. Heather is more up to Tyrone's speed. They play WELL together.

Angel, the pure GSD, was more of a challenge and there was an incident that scared Tyrone badly. Apparently Angel cornered him (my oldest son witnessed it, and called Angel off) but ever since that incident, which left Tyrone shaking. But also taught him that there was already an alpha dog in the house and no one was gonna take it away Angel's role. He became more manageable.

Now Tyrone feels like a member of the family. He plays well. We have been teaching him how to play fetch and teaching how to let go when we sign let go. He fetches well but letting go is any issue for him. He is a very loving dog. Very sharp. We came home late last night from a poker game, Tyrone had been in the house. And I took him out front. He turned around and immediately squatted to do his business. And when I signed good boy, he jumped up and down, wagged his tail and scooted right back in the house as if he knew it was not time to go for a walk with leash (it was 2:30 in the morn) and settled down on the couch where my son had walked in and curled up on the sofa with him and went right back to sleep.

He is an awesome and adorable dog to boot. If I didn't have so many dogs, I'd have definitely considered keeping him. He loves feet and licks them (no biting, nipping et al). In all, he's an awesome dog that just needed a little loving care and attention.

If you have questions about Tyrone or are interested in possibly adopting Tyrone, please contact Nancylynn Ward at

A Hearing Dog Found a Deaf/Blind Dog

A neighbor took her hearing dog on a search for another neighbor's deaf/blind dog, Fulton, after learning it got loose and do not know way its back home. For 24 hours, Fulton was lost somewhere on the 190 acres of land where it's unlikely a human will cross the path of where the dog is. This is what humans and animals do for another humans and animals.

For more, read this article along with a movie clip

Monday, August 13, 2007

Deaf and Blind Dog Lost in UK!

Blind and deaf dog's owner search

A farmer's wife is appealing for help to find the owners of an old, blind and deaf sheepdog found in a field near Borth in Ceredigion.
Rhian Williams-Watkin believes the dog, whom she has called Ed, may have been set loose or simply wandered off and was unable to find his way home.

She said Ed was malnourished and infested with fleas and worms when he was found just over a week ago.

Ed "seems to have been loved because he enjoys cuddles," she added.

It is thought he has been missing for weeks and has probably survived by eating grass and slugs.

Mrs Williams-Watkin has made inquiries with farmers nearby and the local veterinary surgery, but the trail has gone cold.

Wandered off

She is now considering putting up signs in the area in a last ditch attempt to find Ed's owners.

Mrs Williams-Watkin, from Dolybont, about six miles north of Aberystwyth, said: "Ed can stay here, but it would be great to find his owners especially if they're missing him and don't know where he is.

"I named him Ed and he's blind and very hard of hearing.

"When we found him he had fleas and worms and was malnourished, but he's received treatment and is now starting to put on weight.

"It's possible he may have wandered off and has been unable to find his way home or he may have been unable to work because of his blindness and has been set loose."

New Home for Deaf Dolphin and You to Swim With!

Or click on this: Deaf Dolphin Finds New Friends

Deaf dolphin calls Dolphins Plus home sweet home

BY STEVE GIBBS Citizen Staff KEY LARGO — Castaway, a deaf Atlantic bottlenose dolphin relegated to public display, finally has a permanent home.

The dolphin, whose 3-day-old calf died June 15, has been moved to a natural seawater lagoon at Dolphins Plus, a research and education facility where visitors pay to swim with the dolphins. It was a long journey getting there. Castaway, named for the cove near Vero Beach where she stranded herself last November, was placed in isolation at the Marine Mammal Conservancy at Mile Marker 102.5 in January after rescuers learned she was pregnant. Her calf, named Wilson, was born on June 11 and lived almost four days. The results of a necropsy, done to determine the cause of its death, was not available at press time.

Because the National Marine Fisheries Service considers Castaway to be rehabilitated, the agency said she either had to be released or transferred to a facility that displays, not rehabilitates, dolphins. But she could not be moved to the Dolphins Plus lagoon immediately because a pregnant dolphin there is about to give birth at any moment. Due to the recent loss of her own calf, it would not be healthy to introduce Castaway into an environment where she would be exposed to another newborn calf, said Robert O. Stevens, director of veterinary medicine.

Castaway spent a few days alone in a 24-foot circular above-ground pool at Island Dolphin Care while Dolphins Plus erected a barrier to separate the lagoon. The pregnant dolphin, named "Dinghy," lives on one side with another adult female dolphin, while Castaway now resides on the other side with two other adult female dolphins, facility curator Art Cooper said.

Besides being deaf, Castaway's vision is impaired, Stevens said. "Her vision on her right side is not as good as her left. She turns her head and looks out of her left eye," he said. "We suspect she might also have neurological problems. She may have had a stroke. She doesn't have pattern recognition, so we suspect a neurological problem. "We don't know for sure," he added. "Because of her size, it has not been possible to get to a facility where they could use an MRI." The mammal weighs between 550 and 600 pounds. Dolphin advocates have been critical of the care provided to Castaway, saying social animals such as dolphins should not be kept in isolation. "We're not isolating her at our whim," Stevens said when Castaway still was at Island Dolphin Care. "[The U.S. Department of Agriculture] says we have to isolate her. It is not smart to introduce her into a strange group of dolphin — boom — like that." While she was at Island Dolphin Care, she was under the care of the Marine Mammal Conservancy's Robert Lingenfelser. "Socially she's doing just fine," Lingenfelser said at the time. "She was depressed for 2 1/2 weeks after Wilson died, but she seems to have recovered from that." Dolphin advocate Rick Trout, a former conservancy director, said he was pleased that Castaway has been moved. "I'm glad to see that she is no longer at [the conservancy], that she is ... where she should have been moved last January, with other animals," Trout said.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Snoopy -- A Deaf Dog??? Guess!

Welcome yourselves to the article not only to entertain yourself but also to surprise yourselves! :)

Meet Snoopy!

While you're here: Check this urgency about deaf dalmatian on deathrow in Georgia

Urgent! Spread Word About Deaf Dalmatian in GA!


I thought that while I waited for you to call me back, I would take some pictures of the boy that I wanted to tell you about. He was so happy to have a visitor that it was hard to get one of him standing still.

We have a young male, (not yet neutered) heartworm positive Dalmatian that we need to get into rescue. He is a super friendly boy, and I think he is one of the most attractive Dals I’ve seen in a long time. I do have my suspicions that he may be deaf. He is very hard to wake from a deep sleep. He does also have one blue eye. He came in as a stray but I am guesstimating his age at 12 – 18 months. He also seems to be on the small side, he weighs approximately 45 – 50 lbs. I have been told that he may have some dominance issues with other dogs. He has had a roommate, and I was told that when they took him out of the pen, and later tried to put him back in it, he became aggressive with the other dog. Since then he has had a pen by himself and he hasn’t been any trouble.

His stray waiting period is over and I must find someone to take him (preferably by Wednesday or this weekend)or we will have to put him down. Let me know if you think rescue will take him.

Thank you,
Priscilla Crisler

Augusta Animal Services
4164 Mack Lane
Augusta, GA 30906

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Not Only is Deaf Trixie a Pet: A Co-Worker Too!

So, I am glad to find a group of people that can I can relate to! I had never heard of a deaf dog until I met Trixie. I fell in love with her right away, and I really believe she and I were meant for each other!

She is my pet and my co-worker, and she is a great example to other dogs. I have had my deaf JRT Trixie for about 2 years. She was once on doggy death row, scheduled for euthanasia, but was rescued at the last minute. Trixie is now my partner in our company, K9 Mold Pro, a mold inspection firm located in SW Florida. She is a fully trained and certified mold detection dog, with over 1200 hours of training behind her. She is requested by many large companies, and has been featured on several news and TV shows, the biggest being ABC's Extreme Makeover, Home Edition. A website about Trixie A movie clip about Trixie among other dogs

Trixie and I also work with our local shelters by helping them when they receive a deaf dog. We have taken them in, trained them, socialized them and helped them get placed. Despite the high energy level of a JRT, there is a difference between that and anxiety or stress, which we find deaf shelter dogs usually have. Trixie has been instrumental in helping other dogs calm down, have peace, and learn to live in a pack.

I am eager to discuss my unique situation with other deaf JRT owners, I did not know of any others until I found this group.

Semper Fi!
Jason Bilotta
K9 Mold Pro
(941) 626-8592