|Town: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Deaf dog: Peace is a 4 month old Pitbull. Peace is a beautiful
girl and continues to amaze me. She is very curious and patient. She
has a wonderful disposition. She is 4 months old and was a stray from
my area. I rescued her the day she was set to be euthenized. She still
has a long road ahead of her but she will grow up to teach the world
that as a Pit she is not a mindless killing fighting machine and that
just because she is deaf she can still live and be happy.
Human companions: Liana, Bryan, Robert, Bryan II, Catie, and
Other pets: Luke duke the lab, Grace the pit, Doc the one eyed
cockapoo puppy, Sampson the mainecoon, Cali the polydactal cat, and
Gimpy the physically impared cat
Town: Martinsburg, West Virginia
Deaf dog: Mazzy is a 3 month old French Bulldog. Mazzy is
a beautiful, active Franchie puppy that we got through a breeder.
We orginally bought her, but the breeder called and offered us another
puppy since she was deaf. We agreed to take another puppy only if
we could take Mazzy also. We knew what would happen to her if we
didn't. We really cannot tell the difference between her or her
sister and our older Frenchie. All three are great dogs that love
Human companions: Joe, Chad, Cori, reece and Victor
Other pets: Mazzie's Sister Luci and their "adopted"
Town: Weston, West Virginia
Deaf dog: Libby Lu is a congenitally deaf Dalmatian puppy.
Her mom writes: "We got Libby Lu when she was only 11 days
old. She was very sick and almost dead. She has been through a lot.
Libby Lu has a cataract in her right eye. She is just like any puppy,
plays, chews and runs around with my socks. She is so special to
me. We were only going to foster her til we found a home for her
but, we couldn't let her go. I hope people will look into adopting
a deaf dog. They are wonderful. They just need a little extra love.
They give so much love back, it's amazing!!!"
Human companions: Mitzie and Mike Kennedy
Other pets: 4 Australian Shepherds, 1 short-haired cat, 1
fish and 3 horses.
Nikita and Xena
Town: Middleway, West Virginia
Deaf dog: Nikita is a very sweet, playful, & bossy Great
Dame. She barks a LOT, which surprises people! She tells her siblings
ALL about it, whatever that is - I sure wish I could understand
BARK language! I got her because of Jody and Aspen (check out MD)
and the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Then cause of her
I got sucked into rescue and am now the WV coordinator! Please visit
Human companions: Jules Guthrie
Other pets: Thor and Xena, Great Danes. Magpie, Thomasina,
and Bob, cats. Mad Max the Maine Coon cat and various rodents the
cats bring in and lets go alive!
||Town: Huntington, West Virginia
Deaf dog: Courtney is a 7 year old Dalmatian. She has a beautiful
personality. She goes to nursing homes to visit the patients. She
loves everyone, and thinks they should love her back. She is extremely
intelligent. Her eyesight is perfect. She doesnt miss anything.
Human companions: Greg and Hunter
Other pets: Tasha, another dog.
Town: Cross Lanes, West Virginia
Deaf dog: Annie is a 9 year old congenitally deaf Jack Russell
Terrier. Her mom says, "She is sweet, very playful and tenacious.
She is very intuitive and nurturing but will not back down from
a good doggie brawl. We have 10 dogs and she keeps them all busy.
Have thought of changing her name to Chaos, Hurricane or Scoot."
Lexy is a 1 year old deaf Border Collie. Lexy was adopted to a
family near me with her brother. Both came from a breeder in Oklahoma
who chose to find a home for them rather than put them down. The
family had trouble with them and although they provided food, water,
and meds for them, she appeared to be basically neglected emotionally.
Their neighbors also caused trouble for Lexy, so much so that the
neighbors called Animal Control who ultimately ordered the family
to re-home them or they would be confiscated and euthanized. Her
brother went to a home in Parkersburg WV, while I took Lexy on a
temporary basis. A failed foster! She is now permanent and making
strides socially. We love her loads!
Human companions: Olivia L. Bravo, and her significant other,
Richard, a Veterinarian
Other pets: Kate and Allie, littermates, age 7, Border Collies.
Katie is epileptic. Allie is blind. Patrick, a rescue JRT, age 5.
TeddyBear, age 2 a rescue Rottweiler/GSD mix
|Town: Belleville, West Virginia
Deaf dog: Sissyboy is a Beagle-Retriever mix. He was the runt
in a litter that my husband's dog had in November. He is 6 months
old and also Epileptic. In his eyes, I don't own him, he owns me.
He wants to be the only dog here. He is such a sweet dog. I will soon
begin training him using hand signals. I know we both will learn a
Human companions: Jools and husband Bob Thomas, and kids Ty
Other pets: 2 cats Jonie and Mo. Fred my 1st dog, Chubbygirl
(Sissyboy's mother), a neighbor's dog named Chubs, (he thinks he lives
here), and Sissyboy's brothers Rex, Blackie, Ricky, and Patch.
|Town: Parkersburg, West Virginia
Deaf dogs: Hushpuppy and his brother, Catfish, came
to us in May of 2001 as 4 month old puppies. They are Australian Shepherds.
Hushpuppy is deaf with some vision problems, his brother is a hearing
dog. These dogs have been wonderful companions. While Hushpuppy enjoys
his brother's company, he's an independent sort and is more of the
leader. Hushpuppy is very energetic, agile, and a beautiful runner.
He's very responsive to hand signals and other non-verbal signals.
We are very lucky to have such a great dog!
Neo was rescued from a shelter in Florida by members of the
deafdogs yahoo list. We adopted him in September, 2002, at the age
of 4 years. Neo is a ham, knows his hand signals, is an intelligent
and affectionate dog. He has some eye issues but sees well enough
(to chase cats!). He has fit in well with our crew.
Human companions: Laura
Other pets: Catfish, Aussie
|Town: St. Albans, West
Deaf dog: Lucy is a 7 month old White Boxer. Her family says
"Lucy is one of the eight boxers that I have living with me. She was
born deaf, and she is one of my prides and joys. She is sweet, loving,
beatiful, and high spirited. I communicate to her using ASL and a
vibrating collar made especially for deaf dogs. She acts, plays and
looks just like a hearing dog. She is a delight to behold running
and playing with her brothers and sisters. She is always happy and
loves to snuggle with me while I sleep at night. I can't imagine life
without my Lucy. She is a gift from God!"
Human companions: PJ Wilson
Other pets: 7 Boxers, 6 other dogs of different breeds that
I have rescued and kept.
|Town: Moundsville, West
Deaf dog: Titan is a 9 month old Rottweiler. "I got Titan
from the pound. He was either abused or born deaf. He is a great dog
and is very friendly and learns hand signals very quickly. The only
thing I can't do is get him to quit getting in the trash."
Human companions: Melissa Lorentz
Other pets: Tibet, a cat.
|Town: Huntington, West
Deaf dog: Vern is a sweety. Despite his stubborn streak, he
was very quick to catch on to commands.
Human companions: Steph and Chris
Other pets: Anonymous and Ana (cats)
|Town: Pinegrove, West
Deaf dog: SpookyMo a Boxer was given by a professional dog
breed who was to have the little odd, deaf white one termanated. I
couldnt let them do that.Hius outstanding beauty is matched only by
Human companions: SpookyMo lives with my husband and Three
Other pets: Another rescue mission on a mixed breed and a shepard
mix.One cat and a hampster.
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