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Deaf Dog Awareness Week

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Read about Gracie, an 11-year-old, deaf Sheltie who helped three girls mourn the death of their mother.

Deaf Dog Awareness Week is the last full week of every September. Petfinder celebrates it by showcasing the many homeless pets listed on our site who are available, adoptable, and deaf. Deaf pets, like other special needs pets, make wonderful furry family members. Their deafness in no way reduces their potential to bring joy to your life and become a loving companion for your family.

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Helping adoptable deaf dogs
Can’t adopt a dog right now? You can still celebrate Deaf Dog Awareness Week and help adoptable dogs find homes. Photographing deaf dogs can make a big difference in helping them get noticed on Check out these tips for photographing deaf dogs, then contact your local shelter or rescue group and let them know you’d like to volunteer taking photographs of adoptable pets!

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