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Deaf Dog Friendly Rescues and Shelters

If you have men who will exclude any of god's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man.
 - Saint Francis of Assissi

DDEAF would like to express its gratitude to the organizations listed here for opening their eyes and hearts to the plight of deaf dogs. We know how hard it is to see beyond the myth that deaf dogs do not make good pets.

These organizations have proven their willingness to help our deaf pals and we cannot thank them enough. While they may not always have deaf dogs available, they rescue them whenever they are able. They need your support just as much as we do in proving to the world that a handicap doesn't limit a dog's potential to be a wonderful and loving part of any family. If you are not sure that you are ready to join the ranks of deaf dog owners, these groups are always over-populated with other wonderful dogs in need of a forever home.

If you are already involved in deaf dog rescue, this list will give you someone else to contact for support or other help. If you want to become involved, these people will be happy to help you.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of finding another home for your deaf dog, these organizations can offer advice and assistance to you. Please understand that rescues, as well as shelters, are often overflowing with dogs needing homes, and they may not be able to take your dog in. Most are more than willing, however, to work to help you place your dog if you are able to keep him or her until a new home can be found. Also, most rescues rely solely on donations to keep them going, so if you ask them to help you, please consider giving them a donation in return for their assistance.

This listing is a free service and any rescue volunteer or organization that wishes to be listed may contact us. There is no accreditation program in existence for rescue groups, and it is impossible for us to evaluate each of them; therefore, we advise you to carefully evaluate any individual or group you contact. You may ask them for references from vets, previous adopters, or other rescues to get a sense of how others feel about their services. More information on choosing a rescue can be found at What To Look For In A Responsible, Reputable Rescue. If you need to find a rescue to help you place your dog, please read Choosing a Rescue Group.

International Rescues & Shelters

US Rescues & Shelters

Nationwide Websites

These websites are not affiliated with any rescue group, but list dogs looking for homes from all over the country. While they may not always have deaf dogs, they will list them.

Individual Rescue Organizations

Please see our Multi-State Rescues page first (composed of groups that cover 3 or more states), and then see the links to regional organizations.

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