All our pets are special...they all deserve wonderful, special homes...like yours.
Who We Are
Deaf Paws Haven primarily helps deaf dogs (a few hearing dogs, and a few cats, both deaf and hearing, too).
Many of these dogs are found in shelters. Some are with veterinary clinics, rescues or breeders that find themselves with a deaf dog and think they can benefit from a deaf-dog-knowledgeable situation such as ours. Deaf dogs come to Atlanta from all over the United States. They are loved, protected, and taught to respond to simple commands in sign language.
If you are thinking of adopting a deaf dog, you can find just about anything you could want to know about living with and training a deaf dog at the website of the Deaf Dogs Education Action Fund, www.deafdogs.org. Another great source of information and advice is the very friendly, very active, Yahoo deaf dogs group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/deafdogs .
We offer Courtesy Listings to special needs dogs from recognized rescues.
Adopting a friend
While we prefer to adopt locally, we do make exceptions for the right home and have even arranged to fly dogs (at the new family?s expense) to all four corners of the U.S.A.
In order to adopt a dog from us, you will need to fill out an adoption application and provide personal and vet references. A home visit is required whenever feasible (we have many friends all over the country who help us out in this regard). There is a final contract to be signed and an adoption fee of $200.00 to cover our many expenses. All of our pets will be up-to-date on vaccinations and neutered by the time of adoption, except those too young to be altered or spayed. There is an additional fee for these dogs, which will be returned upon proof of neutering.
Like all rescues, Deaf Paws Haven incurs significant veterinary and other expenses in caring for our dogs until they find their forever homes. Donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated, and help us to continue to do the best for the animals in our care.
Please give what you can, and thank you for whatever you give.
Full List of Items Needed:
• Kennels New or used, All sizes, collapsible wire
• Dog Beds Only $20.00 at Costco
• Toys Kongs, Nylabones, Stuffed animals, ropes
• Martindale Dog Collars Up to 20 inches
• Bowls Prefer stainless steel, non-tip
• Trash cans All sizes, Metal garbage cans for storage
• Medications Flea control, heartworm preventative, etc.
• Baby gates
• Old Towels/Bedspreads
• Paper Towels
• Gift certificates to PetsMart or other pet stores