Why You Should Consider Adopting A Deaf Dog

by Ajableu Oldham
In anticipation of Z Living's upcoming original show Finding Fido, where underwater dog photographer Seth Casteel matches families with the perfect pooch, we're finding the cutest pups from shelters across America who are looking for a forever home, and sharing them with you. Keep checking in for more adoptable dogs!
We’re learning all about how to care for deaf pups for Deaf Dog Awareness Week.

We've discovered that dogs born deaf are extremely adaptable and are trained using cool, secret hand signals. Often, deaf dogs are not distracted by the sounds of other dogs barking (but oh yes, they still bark!) Dog foster mom and Z Living contributor Debbie Wolfe shares her family’s experience fostering Lupine in her story Fostering A Deaf Dog Taught My Family To Communicate. Check it out, and learn more about Lupine below.

So, is a Deaf Dog a Fit for Your Home? 

Cris Folchitto of Angels Among Us Pet Rescue told us, "Deaf dogs can't hear your words with their ears, but they can feel the love with their hearts. The perfect family will have to have a little extra patience in terms of working with body language, energy, and in keeping the dog always secure and safe. Deaf dogs can't hear approaching vehicles or other dangers. A fenced back yard is ideal. And lots of love!"

Check Out These Super-Adoptable Deaf Dogs from Atlanta, GA

We discovered these little guys available for adoption from the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in Atlanta, GA. Share the images with your friends on Facebook and contact the shelter if you are looking for a Fido of your very own.

Watch on Z Living: Finding Fidowhere photographer and animal behaviorist Seth Casteel hosts plays matchmaker each week between a person and a pooch. ​Finding Fido premieres on Z Living in early 2017 (we know, we know, we're eager to watch too!). In the meantime, we'll be sharing plenty of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and yes, adorable dog pics from the set of Fido to keep you in the loop. Follow along and check back often

Tell us YOUR heartwarming dog story! We're starting a new series called How I Found My Fido and would love to hear from you. Click here to submit your story.

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