Spotted Dog’s First Deaf Adoption
My forever Mom, Patricia, and my sister dog, Lottie Dot, came all the way from TN to adopt me after Miss Ariel told her how special I was. Patricia had just lost Dora, one of her spotted babies from a dreadful liver disease and was very sad. Dora was a very special therapy dog and greatly missed by the kids she visited in the hospitals. It was love at first sight for both of us!
I love my new life and all the things I’m learning! I’m training to become a therapy dog and Canine Public Safety Educator in a group called TN Safety Spotters, a nonprofit therapy dog group for deaf dogs. It is fun learning to do all the things a Spotter does, like stop, drop and roll and press a smoke alarm button and I have already been to a special needs camp. Boy, do kids love me! I’m not a therapy dog yet but it won’t be long.
You can see more of me on the TN Safety Spotters website www.tnsafetyspotters.org or keep track of my progress on the TN Safety Spotters FaceBook page.
Remember deaf dogs hear with their hearts not their ears
Love ~ Izzy
We have received many emails from the Marsh’s and Abby is doing so wonderful. She has made many friends both 4 legged and 2 legged and is doing really well. We are so proud of her and happy that she has such a wonderful home.
When he came to us he was just the sweetest, calmest, most wonderful boy you could imagine. I knew this boy was meant to be a therapy dog. The shelter even took him to the grade school while they had him and temperament tested him with children from K-6th grade. He was just wonderful with all of them.So gentle with the children. When he arrived here I also had him temperament tested with children even younger with the same results. Since I certify therapy dogs I know what to look for in a dog that would make a therapy dog and that was Chance.
I actually named him Chance from the song by Johnny Mathis, “Chances Are”because it is true, when he walks in the room you do have a silly grin because he just makes you so happy.
In looking for a forever home for Chance, I wanted one where he could be trained and work as a therapy dog for someone very special. Today, Chance went to his forever home. He will be living again in Ohio and he will be a therapy dog for a little boynamed AJ, who is 7-1/2 years old with Downs Syndrome. When they came to meet him today and take him home it was amazing to watch him with this little boy. He was so gentle whenever he came near him, as though he knew this little boy was very special, just like him, and he needed to help him.
My point is again, there is such a misconception of deaf dogs. While Chance was here he learned to sit, down, stay and heel pretty nicely.He has a great recall and yes, you must teach them to watch you all of the time but that is a very easy training technique.
I am sure Chance will become a great therapy dog for AJ. I can’t wait to see how he does with his new famiy but it looks like he has taken over and and will be ready to learn his new job. He also has a great four legged buddy to play with in a huge yard. They both look very happy.
We wish Miss Molly and her new family much love and happiness for years to come. Thank you for taking this wonderful girl that just wants to be loved and love in return.
Our Wonderful Annie girl has finally found her forever home. Last weekend she was adopted by a wonderful couple, Arlan and Shirley Rothstein, who live in Port Matilda, PA. Annie joins Sadie, an 8 year old Chihuhua mix and a cat in her new home. She is living out in the coutry with lots of room to run and play. She is being spoilled rotten and we are just so happy for her. While Annie will always hold a very special place in our hearts, and we miss her terribly, she deserved that very special home all of her own. Way to Go Annie. When Annie came to us, almost a year ago, she had never been inside a house, was so thin and had no manners at all. She worked so hard to learn to be a good girl and finally became a therapy dog. She really enjoyed visiting nursing homes where she could share her love and get love from the residents she deserved herself.