Dogs for the Deaf rescues,trains, and places dogs to help with different disabilities and needs:
Dogs for the Deaf is committed to providing the very finest quality of training for both the dogs we train and the clients we serve...
This begins with an initial screening of dogs and applicants and continues with our commitment of professional training, support, and help throughout the life of each team.
Our trainers travel to animal shelters...
In the Western U.S. to evaluate dogs for suitabilty for one of our programs. They look for dogs that are confident and friendly and bring those dogs back to our facility for medical care, spaying/neutering, and microchipping.
Then the dogs begin their training...
After 5-6 months of training, each dog is matched with the appropriate applicant for that dog. The trainer and dog travel to the client's home to spend 3-5 days educating the client on how to maintain the dog's training.
Our dogs have been credited with:
- Alerting a client to a fire in the kitchen
- Alerting parents to their child's beeping heart monitor
- Enabling a Pediatrician to treat her patients on the autism spectrum without restraint
- Enabling parents to respond to their child's cry