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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Deaf Dogs Rock, Inc is a non-profit corporation formed in 2012 in the state of Virginia. The mission of Deaf Dogs Rock is to promote the care and well being of deaf dogs. This charitable and educational purpose is done through the education of the public regarding the adoption, care, and training of deaf dogs, and through financial support of the shelter, medical, and transportation needs of deaf dogs. Additionally, Deaf Dogs Rock is a national resource for information serving perspective and current deaf dog owners, and the shelters and rescues that have deaf dogs available for adoption. To further these purposes Deaf Dogs Rock undertakes activities including education, networking of available deaf dogs, community building, and financial support for the needs of deaf dogs. All of the following activities are currently underway and will continue for the foreseeable future. At this time these activities are done year round by members of the board of directors and other organization volunteers.

Target demographics: A community of dog lovers, advocates, and their dogs that is 50,000+ strong.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100+ deaf dogs directly sponsored in to safe rescue.

Geographic areas served: Education and Advocacy for Deaf Dogs and Their Owners

Programs: Cash donations to rescues/shelters. Allows these shelters to take in & care for deaf dogs. Also allows for shelters to educate possible owners of deaf dogs. Veterinary & boarding expenses donated. We subsidize vet & boarding expenses incurred in the care of deaf dogs as they are looking for new homes. Purchase of goods for donation. Deaf dogs have specific goods and supplies needed for their care in a new home or shelter.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

November before last I lost my long time friend my dachshund Chili Dog. This naturally devastated me. A friend of mine gave me a puppy from a litter his two dogs had as a way of healing. So here I have this adorable 3/4 pitbull lab pup and she's just awful lol. She's not learning, responding or bonding with me. I soon realized she was deaf! Now I have raised many dogs over the years but never a special needs dog I had no idea how to do this, I was gonna give her away. But I started doing research online coming across deaf dogs rock and a few others. I decided I would give my little girl another chance. I took the tools and stories I gained from these sites and applied them. Now my beautiful amazing Aya dog is a year and a half old! She is the SMARTEST dog Ive ever had and is the best part of my day every day. I would have given up on this amazing dog if not for the resources I found and for that I will be forever grateful.

Mabrown

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Without the sponsorship for Silver the rescue would not have been able to save him. He is now adopted into his forever home! Deaf Dog's Rock has sponsored so many dogs in our Texas shelters. This helps rescues to be able to provide basic vetting and care. I personally know of many pups saved by them! Please support this nonprofit!

kdchristie

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a Licensed Vet Tech and DDR was a life saver for me. I trained my hearing dogs, but never a deaf dog, which wasn't much different for me. What was different was the understanding of being a deaf dog and some special considerations. Learning these through the DDR website and Facebook saved Nash (my deafie) and I time in learning each other, he came to when he was almost 3 years old. Because of the DDR community, I love deafies and can't see me without them❤️

Erik14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had no idea what to do with my Charlie when we first got him, but thanks to this organization it helped us turn Charlie into the wonderful partner we have today. I will always have a spot for a deaf dog in my home. He listens better that the one that can hear, lol. She has her own attitude while he just wants to do everything to please you. Deaf dogs definitely rock!

Jan_87

Client Served

Rating: 5

The informationn on Deaf Dogs Rock website has helped me so much to learn to communicate and train my deaf Black and Tan. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Deaf dogs rock made it possible for us to have our klifford. Klifford (then known as sprite) was transported by deaf dog rocks.....beacause of them we have a healthy happy deaf dog who rocks

Jessie U.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I had to day goodbye to a dog who was very special to me, I went searching for a new furry family member, but but I wanted a dog with special needs because I know how hard they are to find homes for. Thanks to Deaf Dogs Rock, I found not one but two dogs that they had sponsored to get out of a high-volume shelter and into a private rescue. I would have never found them without DDR, and I'll be forever grateful for the work they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted Deaf Dog Hope on December 29, 2013. I immediately started us both in training with a qualified positive reinforcement trainer. In addition, I found the Deaf Dogs Rock website, which provided and continues to provide great information and support. Deaf Dogs do Rock!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I used to have one Deaf American Bulldog as she passed away in 2015 at age 16.5. I had my heart set on rescuing more Deaf Dogs for rest of my life. Thanks to Deaf Dogs Rock facebook page, I adopted each one of my three Deaf Pitbull mixes over 1.5 year time span. First one was in June 2015, Second in June 2016, then Third in February 2017. We found the first two Deaf dogs through the Deaf Dogs Rock facebook page. When we adopted the second one, we built a good relationship with Hamilton County Humane Society for anything that's Deaf dogs related as they recognized that we have been handling Deaf Dogs for a long time. Good enough, another Deaf Dog appeared recently and they first contacted us and we immediately took her in. We're going to start fostering Deaf Dogs as well. We're one devoted Deaf family that want to give so much for Deaf Dogs out there. I do share my experience and tips to help other owners who are new to Deaf dogs experience through Deaf Dogs Rock facebook page. It makes me happier being able to contribute some and keep saving Deaf Dogs. Thanks to Deaf Dogs Rock organization for making all of this happen!

Donor

Rating: 5

Deaf Dogs Rock speak up for so many dogs that cannot speak for themselves. DDR promotes how smart and sweet deaf dogs can be and how highly trainable deaf dogs are. They are a great resource of information and provide a sense of community among deaf dog parents like me.