We all love happy endings. At first the future did not look so bright for a young puppy that was born deaf to a breeder. As a loud barker, there were limited families that had patience for the dog who was deaf. Luckily, the local animal shelter found the perfect solution.
The deaf dog was taken to a program at a state prison that gives dogs special training. Using American Sign Language, inmates taught the dog basic commands such as sit, stay, and lie down.
The deaf dog now has a happy home at the Missouri School for the Deaf where the deaf students are enjoying the companionship of their new dog. As one student explained, “He’s just like us.” Sweet endings.