1. Have your pet wear an ID tag that reads, "(pet's name) is deaf," along with your name and phone number.
2. Train your pet with hand signals.
3. Keep pet leashed when outside home. 4. Enroll in obedience class. To determine if your pet is deaf: If you are concerned your pet may be deaf, take him or her to the veterinarian for a baer (brainstem auditory evoked response) test to determine extent of hearing loss. Interested in adding a deaf pet to your family? Reach out to these organizations: Deaf Dogs Rock deafdogsrock.com
Deaf Dane Rescue, Inc. Gracieland.org
Adopt a Spot Dalmatian Rescue Inc. http://adoptaspotdalrescue.com
Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline, Inc. http://www.aussierescue.org
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit
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