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Keller, a rescued deaf Bull Dog/Pit Bull mix, shows her comedic flare. Melissa McDaniel, (c)2009 It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week and we’re happy to bring you an interview with Melissa McDaniel, an avid deaf-dog advocate and blogger, as well as photographer for The Photo Book Projects, a stunning series of soon-to-be-published books calling attention to deaf and rescue dogs. (Don’t …

The last full week of September is Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Find out how you can celebrate, see adorable adoptable deaf dogs, read heartwarming deaf-dog adoption stories and so much more!

This Wednesday was the fourth annual Petside Pet ‘Net event, in which pet bloggers around the world wrote about pet adoption to raise awareness of homeless pets. (Read our entry here.) To celebrate, Petside invited pet parents to post their adoption stories on Petside.com’s Facebook wall for a chance to be featured here on the Petfinder blog. Here are a …

Last week was Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, and we worked with individuals, adoption groups, bloggers and the media to raise awareness about the pets who too often have the hardest time getting adopted — all to help these extra-special pets find homes. It worked! Thanks to everyone who helped us spread the word, many of the pets who were nominated by their …

Last week, photographer Melissa McDaniel shared her tips for taking better photos of deaf dogs and dogs in shelters. This week, she’s giving you a chance to win a signed copy of her new book, Deaf Dogs! The book features portraits of deaf dogs — including a number of Petfinder alumni — along with their stories. Enter here for a …

Rescue dog Milo was photographed for Melissa’s Deaf Dog Book. (Photo: Melissa McDaniel) Melissa McDaniel is a Philadelphia-based animal portrait photographer and founder of the Photo Book Projects. Her book, Deaf Dogs, includes portraits of more than 75 deaf dogs from around the country and is available for purchase at her Web site. Melissa is giving away a signed copy …

Trevor and his blind and deaf Great Dane Keller enjoying a hike. People are always impressed and amazed when they meet Keller, my deaf and blind Great Dane. And he meets a lot of people, because he always draws a crowd. He’s a great ambassador for Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. I think he especially loves it when we leave the house because …

Titan, a Great Dane, was recently named the World’s Tallest Dog by Guinness Word Records and appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He is also special for another reason. The Baltimore Examiner reports that Titan’s mom found the blind, deaf and epileptic rescue dog on Petfinder when he was just three months old — and already weighed 55 …

Keller at three months old Since it’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week, here’s the story of my deaf (and blind) Great Dane puppy, Keller. I had always admired the Great Dane’s poise and nobility, and last year decided the time was right to add one of these beautiful animals to my home. The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League had lots of …

I wrote previously about my experience adopting my dog Alan, a 2-year-old deaf flat-coated retriever mix who’d spent the past year in rescue. Here’s an update, in honor of Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Alan has been part of the family for about six weeks now and we’re settling into a nice routine. He has calmed down significantly and clearly is …

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