Sunday, March 8, 2009

Deaf Animal Row transitions to Deaf

Hi all of our dedicated, loyal visitors!

We are happy to say we are broadening our goals and website.  We have decided to change our name to Deaf Animals instead of Deaf Animal Row, so it is time for us to move over to 

If you used to subscribe here, please sign up again over at because we weren't able to import our long, long list of e-mail addresses from our old e-mail service to the new one.

A primary part of our website will still be deaf animals on death row, however, like you have already seen, we do include posts about deaf animals, success stories and videos of owner-animal bonding, and so on.  

Later on, our dream will be to have a website with specific tabs where people can click to go to Death Row, Success Stories, Instructions, FAQ and most importantly, a map of the USA/Canada (and more!) with flags in specific cities where deaf animals need to be rescued and so on.  If any one of you out there is a web designer and want to donate your time to us, we will be eternally grateful!

A bigger dream of ours is to have regional Deaf Animal sanctuaries in various areas of the world rescuing Deaf Animals on death row, giving them a temporary home and preparing them to be adopted.  Remember we include all Deaf "plus" animals, which means DeafBlind, Deaf & HIV+, Deaf & CP, Deaf amputees and so on.  Those friends are the ones that need our help the most.

See you over there!  This blog will be closed down shortly.  With Loving Thanks,
Deaf Animals all over the World!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Deaf Dog in Calif Has Until 3 PM Today!

I work at the Contra Costa Animal Services in CA. A deaf dog will be returned to the shelter by 3:00 today. I need to find a possible owner before then! Please put the word out and have anyone call me at 925-642-8099 or email me at We're desperate!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Boxer Mix has Limited Time in Shelter in CA!

A244279 - This gorgeous girl loves to cuddle and needs someone to take her home and care for her. She is well behaved and responds to the "sit" command. She loves to play and needs an owner or family that can pay her the attention she deserves.

Here's a videoclip of her and her slightly underbite is irresistible!:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

3 Months Deaf Old Pup to Die by Gas Chamber!

Listed as St. Bernard X but I believe it is a cattle mix, Male, 3 months old. Needs rescue asap. Will put to sleep on March 6, 2009. Please circulate if you can take!! Very sweet, good with other dogs.

Please contact Michelle Shead, Rescue Coordinator with the Anderson County Animal Shelter, Anderson, SC 29621 at 864-260-4151.

Please don't let this poor baby down!!

Deaf Cat Awaits for a New Home in FL!

What's up there?!

She just turned 1. Currently, she is in Florida in care of someone as a favor until she is spayed and vaccinated before she is up for adoption. She gets along with other cats as she is temporarily living with another deaf cat. She is a loving and sweet cat who enjoys to be in the company of others. While the preference is for her to go to a home locally in FL, other neighboring states or on the Northeast side would be considered as long as it will go to the best home that's a good match for her. Those who are interested to adopt her would need to be prepared for a vet reference, home visit, adoption fee and sign a contract. Interested parties, contact

zzz time

Meet Brein and his Deaf Dog!

Brein, who is deaf himself, gave deaf dogs a chance by adopting his own deaf dog and share the importance of giving deaf dogs what we take for granted in the Deaf community and that is the use of ASL and some aspects of its culture. Here is his vlog in ASL:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vote for Deaf Gunther in the Contest!

Go to this site and cast your vote for Gunther and see what prize brings for him! Gunther is one of four finalists in the cotest. Here's the link:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Deaf/Blind Lulu Lost in San Francisco, CA!

If you find Lulu or have any leads, please call Nikki 415 948 5972 and/or email Sherri,

A lady in San Francisco passed away, leaving her beloved dog, Lulu behind. Her daughter took her with her to Downey where she now had to take care of her ailing aunt. During her stay in Downey, poor Lulu may have tried to go home to her “mom” without knowing she passed away, and she’s now missing. She’s blind and deaf. Please help them recover Lulu and reward will be offered!

A Beautiful Story About a Deaf Pit Bull!


This is about how the relationship between a rescuer and Gunther was formed. Pit Bulls make up the most in shelters across the nation with misperceptions and stereotypes against them. And then you add deafness to the breed, which makes it a double whammy. They are very loving dogs. More about Gunther and the rescuer, go to:

Here's another unrelated article on a pit bull who turned out to be Chicago's new police dog:

Home Needed for Deaf Lab/Pit Mix in NY

Adopt Kyrpto

From a FIDO Member

I've been involved with Animal Haven Shelter for over a year now. This former no-kill shelter has changed it's mission and policies to be a limited-intake adoption center with the possibility of humane euthanasia for many animals. What it boils down to is there are many innocent cats and dogs whose lives are now at risk- simply due to restructuring.

In particular, there's a dog named Krypto who needs to be placed as soon as possible. Krypto is a 3 year old Lab-Pit mix, and he is deaf. He's a very loyal companion, who's happy to show off sit and is really looking for someone to guide him. He gets along with other dogs, and anyone he meets, and he is also mostly housebroken. Because he is deaf, he will need someone who can learn to be his guide and help him when he gets scared. See his pix:

Additionally, there are over 100 cats and other dogs who are at risk and in need of a home.

If you or anyone you know might be able to help in placing these pets, please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

(917) 374-2815

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Deaf Boxer in NC Needs Help!

“JUNE BUG” (ID# 15174) is 4 year old purebred deaf Boxer that knows sign language. She was dropped off today at the shelter b/c her family is going through a divorce. They’ve had her since she was born. She is great with children and other dogs, but her sheet says not so much with cats. She is already housetrained. Sheet says that she hasn’t been spayed. Because of her handicap (deafness) she will not understand anyone at the shelter and doesn’t know what is happening to her. If anyone can please go rescue her before she gets sick and depressed, you’d be doing her a favor of a lifetime! She has a sponsor of $40 already.

Wake County Animal Shelter
820 Beacon Lake Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610

Phone: 919-212-PETS (7387) Press “1” and then press “4” to get to a person

Adoption Center Hours of Operation
Monday – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday – 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday – closed
Thursday – 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday – 1-4 p.m.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

7 Months Old Deaf Pup Needs Help in PA

Go to Yuri's petfinder link below to sponsor (donate what you can)

Yuri is a male, deaf, all white, stray approx. 7 mos old. He does well with other dogs but will need a normal puppy training. Pictures are below but I am told that he is much cuter in person. He really needs to get out of the shelter. He is located at the York County SPCA. If you know of any other rescues for hearing impaired dogs...please pass this to them. York County SPCA in PA is NOT a no-kill shelter and euthanize often for space.

Kimberly Harrisburg, PA


Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Sex: Male
Age: Young
Size: Medium

About Me

Posted 11-11-08: Yuri was found in York city. He is a very sweet and playful white pit. If you are interested in this pet or any others, please stop by our shelter or e-mail for more information. To fill out an adoption application, you can visit our website at, click on "adopt a friend" which will take you to a link for the application. Pets adopted from our shelter are spayed or neutered and receive necessary vaccinations as part of the adoption fee.

Visit My Petfinder Page

Friday, January 23, 2009

Macy May Needs Home to Call Her Own in NJ!

Macy May

This is Heather, Canine Rescue Coordinator for Camden County Animal Shelter, Blackwood, NJ.
We have an absolutely wonderful young pitbull/terrier mixed breed girl named Macy May, who was surrendered to our Shelter when the family's home was foreclosed upon.

Macy May is about three years old and was trained in the use of hand signals. She's very bright and energetic. She is fine with other animals. We have recommended children over toddler age due to her exuberant personality.
We are severely overcrowded and we are concerned that Macy's disability will cause adopters to pass Macy on by. As she is used to being in a home, we would like to see her out of the kennel environment and with a group experienced in helping find placement for special needs dogs.

If you can help or know someone who can, kindly contact me at As always, that you for all that you do for the animals!

Heather Speeks
Canine Rescue Coordinator
Camden County Animal Shelter
856-401-1300 (I am a volunteer so please leave a message with our office staff and I will return your call promptly).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Deaf/Partially Blind Pup in CA in Danger!!

This cute little guy was turned in by his owner to a high kill shelter because he can't see. He has only partial vision in his left eye. What a cutie he is! His days are limited so please consider adopting him. If interested please let us know. These dogs are highly intelligent and can learn just like any other dog. He is about three months old. Please, give this guy a chance at life! He is at the San Bernardino Shelter on Chandler Ave. in San Bernardino.

His ID # is A358179. He is in kennel # 1. You can reach the shelter at 909 384-1304. Remember, this is a very high kill shelter and dogs do not last long here. Contact about this pup.

Deaf Boxer Mix in TX


Boxer [Mix]
Medium Adult Male Dog Pet ID: 6872601
Corinne T Smith Animal Center, Brownwood, TX

More About Boa

Corinne T Smith Animal Center
Brownwood, TX

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Deaf Dalmatian Chained and Almost Frozen!


Turk is 11 years old. Take a moment to imagine ourselves in his paws and it is nothing to take for granted. A life of hell no one should experience. He has been rescued and his health is questionable. Go to the link of this rescue who will continue to update on his progress:

If you want to donate on Turk's behalf, contact the rescue at and inform them of that.

Senior Dalmatian Needs to Get Out in GA!



Breed: Dalmatian
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Size: Large
Shelter: Lumpkin County Animal Shelter
1363 Red Oak Flats Road
Dahlonega, GA
Shelter dog ID: 12736896
Contact tel: 706-864-4144
Contact name: Dan Bowers
Contact email: dbowers7@alltel. net

Ashes is 11 years old and is deaf. Neither slow him a bit. He is very active, follows hand signals and gets along very well with the other dogs in the exercise yard. The person who has had him can no longer support a large dog. Can you help Ashes live out several more years? If we don't get help very soon we will have to euthanize him since our kennel is constantly over crowded. Come see him and you will not regret the trip.

Deaf Aussie's Last Day in SC on 1/23. Hurry!



This poor gal has no rescue and no home! She is a purebred Australian Shepherd who is deaf (I am assuming bilaterally) and needs immediate rescue. Good with other dogs (obviously) and sweet natured, just scared in the kennel environment. Deaf dogs are wonderful (I have fostered three) and this girl deserves a chance. I wish I could take her, my heart is aching for this beauty.

Michelle Shead
Anderson County Animal Shelter
Anderson, SC 29621

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Purebred Deaf Senior Cat in MA


Our rescue took in Cashmere, an older (at least 10 years) cat, from an abusive situation. He is a stunner - purebred close and curly Devon Rex coat, with blue points. He is also a character - talks loudly and constantly, and is in constant motion when he's awake. He adores people, other cats are fine, but not of great interest to this regal beauty. All of his senior bloodwork and urine are normal, and normal thyroid function. However, he pees a lot! He benefits from having several boxes available to him.

We are interested in getting him into a home that will be able to care for a currently healthy senior. A free will adoption fee is fine, to help cover the vetting for this boy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Deaf Australian Shepherd Pup in CO


More About Fat Boy

Fat Boy is an adorable male aussie mix. He is a social little guy that needs a good home with lots of room to run. Fat boy is also deaf. He does great with other dogs, and functions like a normal puppy. He needs a home with experience with a deaf puppy.


I am desperately trying to help the Valley Humane League find an Aussie rescue who will be able to help this lovely little guy who is need. This little boy was born deaf on 11/06/08 and has been in foster since being owner surreneder to the Valley Humane League in early December. I am told he is a super friendly pup and has his sight in tact. The community around this shelter is poor and very rural. Dogs are generally kept outside on a chain and a deaf dog is not sought after and has a very dire future here.

Jenna is the manager of this shelter and is open to shipping this pup to an appropriate rescue, plus, as soon as tomorrow a transport is going to pick up others and will be returning to Colorado late in the evening. If anyone can help this beautiful boy, please contact me as or Jenna as soon as possible.Thank you for your consideration,

Dara O'Reilly

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Photography Work to Benefit Deaf Dogs!

I am a photographer, writer and long-time animal lover who has lived in the Philadelphia area for the last 7 years. I currently live in Manayunk with my beautiful deaf dog, Sadie, who is a border collie/lab mix. I rescued her from the Bucks County SPCA in Lahaska, where she was dumped off along with all of her littermates. Sadie's mother was deaf, her owner neglected to have her spayed, and she passed on her genetic deafness to all of her puppies (all but one who could hear slightly). Sadie was at the shelter for a month and a half before I found her and adopted her. Sadie knows about 20 signs, but most of the time chooses to look away from me when she knows I'm signing something that she doesn't want to "listen" to! ;)

I'm travelling around the United States and Canada, visiting and photographing families with their deaf dogs. The end result will be a deaf-dog photo book, which will be for sale as a fundraiser for groups that educate the public about deaf dogs and/or specifically rescue deaf dogs. I will also be visiting and photographing rescues that work specifically with deaf dogs, as well as visiting city shelters to find out how they treat/deal with the deaf dogs who are surrendered to them. I hope this book will not only raise money for these groups, but also educate the public about deaf dogs, and even be an inspiration for people trying to overcome any obstacles in their lives.


Melissa McDaniel
Melissa McDaniel Photography
[the photo book projects]

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Top Five Causes of 2009!

Trudy Suggs, a nationally known author and editor, has selected Deaf Animal Row as one of the top five causes for 2009, and here's what she had to say about us:

"Rescue programs or shelters caring for deaf animals: Having had two deaf dogs, I can't emphasize enough how crucial it is to rescue deaf animals, whether dogs, cats or others. Thousands of deaf animals are abandoned and killed each year simply because they're deaf – and this tugs at my heart in so many ways. Their experiences, and fate, are so similar to our experiences as a deaf community. Besides, who better to understand deaf pets than deaf people?

One such program is at Deaf Animal Row ( Contact your local shelter or rescue program and see if they have deaf animals needing homes or support. Then share what you can, whether it's a blanket, treats, money, or best of all, a home."

The other four listed can be found here at

Thank you, Trudy, for your support and it is much appreciated! Let's join her in the cause and care for our own deaf animals!

Dakota in Dog Fancy Magazine!

Dakota and Kimberly

Allow me to introduce Kimberly Mockler, who I had the pleasure of getting to know. Not only is she an ally of the Deaf community but also her hearing dog, Mocha, and they live with another dog, Dakota who is deaf and now blind. She uses touch signals with Dakota (taps on different parts of her body to mean different things). What I found admirable about her is she didn't give up easily on Dakota, given that Dakota wasn't an easy dog. She gave her blood, sweat and tears to get Dakota where she is today. Click on the picture above to enlarge and read with enthusiasm!

On another note, Kimberly is awaiting for a deaf/blind pup, Kelen, to get to her home to be fostered. With Kimberly's experience and how much she achieved with Dakota, Kelen will be in good hands. Kelen will be available for adoption in the NYC metro area. Contact Kimberly if you are interested.

More recently, Dakota along with her buddy, Mocha, won third place for a heartwarming story by petfinder. Give Kimberly's dogs a round of applause!

To learn more about the unfortunate merle-to-merle breeding that often results in deaf and blind dogs by irresponsible breeders, go to:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Deaf/Blind Great Dane Shot & Beheaded in NY


Check this link about this innocent and sweet Deaf Great Dane who was brutally killed:

Please send a letter by snail mail or email to the judge at the address given below. Please share with others to also take action and be this dog's voice. What Humphrey has to go through is appalling and heartbreaking. The suspect is only charged with a misdemeanor and hope that with enough noise, the charge will be upgraded or at least the penalty will be severe enough.

Hon. William V. Grady
Dutchess County District Attorney
236 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845- 486- 2300
845- 486- 6506 (fax)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pregnant Deaf Husky Mix in GA


I was at a local shelter on Saturday and came across this beautiful girl. She is pregnant due to whelp within probably the next week or so as she already has milk. We believe she is at least partially deaf if not completely. We tested her with different noises and got no reaction from her. She was adopted from the shelter and returned because the adopter said they couldn't train which also leads us to believe she is deaf. This is a breed that I am not familiar with but I took a real liking to her. She is very submissive with people and just rolls over for belly rubs. She is at the Fayette County Animal Shelter is Peachtree City, GA. Pull and transport help can be arranged. I am willing to help with her and so is a friend of mine who works at the shelter. The shelter is rescue friendly.

Susie Johnson

The dog is located at:

Fayette County Animal Shelter
1262 Hwy 74 South
Peachtree City , GA 30269
Phone: (770)631-7210

Foster Deaf White German Shepherd in AL Needed!


Hi Everybody,

Just update on Frosty. He started his heartworm treatments this past Monday and doing great. We’re still looking for a good foster home for him to see him through recovery.

If you can help, or know anyone that can give this boy lots of love and TLC, please don't hesitate to contact me. Phone: 205-591-5170 or work

Thanks All & Happy New Year..


This is Frosty. He's a 3-4 year old, male, White German Sheppard Dog (with light gold pattern). Janie with the Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control contacted all the rescue groups to save this sweet, lovable, goofy-boy. He's deaf but doesn't let that hold him back at all. Even startled, he shows no aggression, and just loves everybody. He's very friendly and playful and could use some leash and general obedience training, specialized for his handicap. He is heartworm positive. We'll start his heartworm treatments Monday after Christmas and we're seeking a foster home that can help get him through his recovery, and provide lots of love.