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Deaf Shelter Dog Learns Sign Language

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

- 1437 days ago -
Thanks to volunteers like Tracie and animal shelters acknowledging special needs pets in a positive light, more pets considered "less adoptable" are finding their forever homes!

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 5:42 am

A heart warming story, let's hope she does find a wonderful home.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 6:56 am
What a sweet lil story!

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 7:03 am
ty Cher!

Sara P (57)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 7:51 am
This volunteers are great, fantastic!!!!

Jana DiCarlo (48)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 10:04 am
Yeah Rosie!! Yeah Yeah Yeah Tracie !!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 11:35 am
Wonderful Story!
Noted & Shared. Thanks Cher.

pam w (139)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 1:07 pm

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 1:42 pm
Noted, tweeted, tumblr'd. The story is fun, a deaf doggie learning sign language! But the best part was hearing about the one who adopted her. Great story.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 2:32 pm
Amazing, thank you.

. (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 2:36 pm
Beautiful story-thanks

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:13 pm
TY, Cher, for this wonderful story. Animals are often more intelligent than we think.

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:22 pm
Dogs can learn hand signal so why not sign language? It's good story but I'm not surprised at all that she would learn.

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:49 pm
Is good the shelter had the insight to teach the dog this to allow it a chance at being adopted.

marie C (163)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 4:05 pm
Beautiful story I also know a British Bull Terrier who is wonderful at sign language
So wonderful what these animals can accomplish

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 4:13 pm
Glad someone who understood her condition adopted her.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 5:17 pm
Rosie is one lucky dog. Being deaf will not hold her down especially with a family who has a member with the same disability. Thank you Tracie for taking the time and caring enough to teach Rosie sign language. She will communicate with all very well. Rosie enjoy the love and happiness you will get at your "fur"ever home.

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 5:51 pm
Dogs are constantly attentive to our energies, our movements and our facial expressions, so it makes perfect sense they could come to understand sign language too. Such a wonderful story!

S J (130)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 6:49 pm
send love and hugs on lovely humans at the shelter and all the babies!!!

Thank you for aa very beautiful story, Cher

Patsy Olive (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 7:38 pm

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 8:04 pm
I hope Rosie who looks very sweet finds her forever home soon. TY Cher Noted

Karen Chestney (112)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 9:48 pm
Wonderful story. Dogs are so "open" to learning...and so ready & willing to please. I can not imagine life without a dog.!!!

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 11:16 pm

SANJA l (96)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 12:21 am
Bless you all good people

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 1:54 am
Wonderful story! Thanks.

Julie W (32)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 1:54 am
A story with a happy ending! Wonderful.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 4:21 am
I wish Rosie all the best in the world, may the Almighty give her a forever loving home.

Connie Palladini (100)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 6:23 am
Great story......
Thank you for sharing!!!!!

Lea Silhol (16)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 7:08 am
Thank you Cher for this amazing story!
I'm considering to adopt a deaf galga hound and this is certainly food for thought (and HOPE)!

Ken O (55)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 9:11 am
Proof, yet again (and as if most of us need it) that animals are not stupid but are rather intelligent and sentient beings. I love this story.

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 6:33 pm
What a wonderful rescue and adoption! noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 7:03 pm
Great news in this story. Here is the video off a news station.

Latonya W (82)
Friday May 16, 2014, 1:48 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 8:26 am
Wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing Cher
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