Richard Carignan wrote: Phoenix was born deaf on 12 Jan 2008.She was to be 'put down' when we met her. My daughter wanted to get her so we did. We have worked with her some with a vibrating collar with good results. My daughter is now at college, and due to work Phoenix does not get the interaction and time that she deserves. Her ABCA (American Border Collie Association Registration # is 138602. She is spayed, microchipped is in great health and is heart worm negative, and is on preventive. Complete medical records are available if wanted. Contact Richard Carignan at email@example.com or Carole Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about Phoenix.
URGENT!!! FRANKFORT, KY area!!! Meet AJ, an 11month old DEAF Aussie who finds himself in need of a new forever home (or reputable rescue) ASAP! Our Aussie rescue friends in Frankfort became aware of AJ when he was posted to Craigslist by his owners. AJ's family have had a lot of stressful things to deal with this past 6 months & feel it best to rehome him so he can be all he can be. AJ is UTDon all vaccines. He will need to be neutered & he will need a HW test as he has not been kept UTD on Heartworm preventatives. AJ gets along well with the resident Beagle/ACD-x boy. They are best buddies. However, AJ is getting increasingly territorial if new dogs try to come into his yard. He has done well with kids! Right now, his family is willing to hang onto him til he can be rehomed. HOWEVER, they are VERY stressed and really need him to find that home (or reputable rescue) SOON! My aussome Aussie rescue friend, Koryn, is trying VERY hard to help them and you can contact her if you have interest. VKTroxell@fewpb.net
One of the luxuries of owning your own site is that every once in a while, I get to feature one of my own dogs. This handsome boy is Sky. Sky is an Aussie/Heeler mix that I rescued from Craigslist. He was posted one evening on the Deafdogs yahoo group. Sight unseen, I contacted the owner in Ft. Worth, TX and drove the 1.5 hours the following morning to pick him up. Sky has been my constant companion ever since. He can be found sleeping under my desk, making the rounds with me as I check the aviaries, or riding shotgun in the front of my truck. We go everywhere together. Currently I train as a team with Sky at the Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls where he is in Level III agility. Soon we hope to be hitting the venues around TX and surrounding states. When not at work or training, Sky is busy herding his blind "sisters" Margie and Annie, Catahoula Leopard dogs rescued from a shelter in Dallas.
Hey guys, Samson is a 7 year old neutered male in Knoxville, housebroken, good with kids and smaller dogs (dogs his size and up make him nervous). His owner passed and he needs a new home ASAP. He is living in a kennel at this time while trying to re-home. He was hit by a car as a young pup, he is deaf from that accident and had hip surgery which can bother him at times, but is all around active and likes to play. He is used to being a mainly indoor dog. Anyone interested can contact me via FB or email email@example.com.
This little PIGGY left home and ended up in Foster Care? Yep, this little Piggy did... his owners became unable to care for this special needs boy. You see, Piggy is a deaf 6 year old, 37 lb. Boston Terrier/English Bulldog Mix that is a sweetheart once he learns to trust you. Trust is a big deal to a deaf dog because they cannot hear the inflection in your voice and they do not always understand your intentions so it is always best to move slowly around a deaf dog. Deaf dogs can be anxious in certain situations so Piggy takes anti-anxiety medications. Piggy is not a crate trained dog because of the high anxiety of being closed up but he is house trained and knows how to use a doggy door. He does enjoy walks but tires easily. Piggy is missing some of his teeth as well. Piggy currently resides with both male and female dogs but he does not care for his dominant siblings because as an effort of self-preservation, Piggy is somewhat dominant himself. He also resides with cats and a child and ignores them for the most part. The vet's office completely overwhelms Piggy and he has once snapped at the vet but now that the vet moves slower with Piggy, they get along fine. As most deaf dogs do, Piggy startles very easily, especially from behind and he will hide under a table when he is scared. He is a resource guarder of his food and has separation anxiety. Piggy likes to give kisses and snuggle and burrow but his favorite thing is for you to massage him! He loves to chew on bones and be his Foster Mom's shadow and even though he is completely deaf, his head pops up in the window three seconds after her car pulls up! Piggy knows the hand signals for sit, stay, come, leave it, down, off, go, eat, go outside and no. Piggy needs a very secure "pig pen" to live in with a fenced in yard because if he escapes, he cannot hear you calling him home! He would be well suited for a family that is not gone for long periods of time because of his anxiety and his new family needs to understand the communication barrier that being deaf can create. So, who wants to help this little Piggy find his way home? Adoption Fee $350.00
This pet also is eligible for 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.
Kiefer tells the world that it's okay to be different. He visits local deaf students to inspire them to achieve more in life. Check out his video on Fox & Friends. http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/index.html#/v/1523681790001/deaf-dog-inspires-kids-with-disabilities/?playlist_id=86912
The date was Dec. 16, 2010 and it was a very cold, drizzly day. After a day of teaching classes, I showed up at Wild Bird Rescue to feed my education birds and do my duties as Assistant Director. I have since retired from teaching and now I’m the E.D. As I walked in the door, the former director, Bob, warned me an emaciated young dog was hanging around the building growling at all the volunteers. He had called Animal Control which should be at the rescue center within a half hour to pick him up. Of course being nosy and the animal lover that I am, I put back on my coat and went outside to investigate. The pup slowly came up to me and let me stroke him on the head. Bob yelled out the door, “Since he comes to you, see if you can get him locked up in the kennel that’s over by the aviary” which I promptly did. The pup curled up in a shivering ball on the wet grass. I went inside to get a blank to over the dog with until AC came.
I decided to sit in the 6 by 8 ft. kennel with the pup until they arrived to pick him up. In a while Bob looked out the door of the rescue center to check on why I hadn’t come back inside. Well…the minute I sat down beside this growling pup, he climbed up in my lap and collapsed in a deep sleep. I just yelled to Bob to call AC and tell them not to come. The pup spent the night with my vet on IV fluids and would be in and out of his office for about a week. He weighed 20 lbs. on Dec. 16, 2010. At the time the vet estimated his age to be 6 months. Here he is today at 80 lbs. He does agility, and will soon start competing in novice obedience and also is also enrolled in my dog club’s therapy dog training class and will soon be testing with the Delta Society. He is Afghan Hound/GSD. I know this because I was able to track down the lady who DELIBERATELY bred her Afghan to a GSD! I named him Hap. The origin of the name is from the Old Norse and it means luck or fortune. I am not sure who is luckier, me or Hap. He has never growled again for any reason since that Dec. day. I love this dog!!!