Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Deaf Dog Atlas Puts Hearing Impaired Dogs On The Map!

One of the biggest challenges of having a special needs dog can be the lack of understanding from others who can't appreciate your best friend's uniqueness. Often, the greatest support comes from those who also share their homes with extra special pooches who are "less than perfect." In recognition of this, the folks at the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund (DDEAF) created the Deaf Dogs Atlas. This amazing map features hearing impaired dogs across the world and state by state in the U.S. The atlas currently features over 1,500 dogs and is a great resource for people who already have a deaf dog, in addition to those who are considering adopting one.

Speaking of lovable deaf dogs in need of forever families, check out this video of Alice! She is a super friendly Dalmatian / Pit Bull mix available for adoption at Oakland Animal Services here in California. Alice loves to socialize with people and other dogs. In fact, she had a best doggie buddy at the shelter and they played together every day. Alice's pal was recently adopted, though, so she is a bit lonely these days. Hopefully it won't be too long before she finds a home of her own soon...

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