A Deaf Woman Adopts A Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 16, 2014   |   1:06PM   |   Washington, DC

Rosie, a deaf pit bull mix, spent three months at the Central Nebraska Humane Society beforeCindy Koch, a woman who is also deaf, adopted her. Rosie has learned a few signs, like thumbs-up for “good girl,” and Cindy plans to keep teaching the pup more.

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From the story:

deafdogThe staff at a Nebraska humane society says it can be hard for older or disabled dogs to get adopted.

But one three year old pit bull who captured the heart of a volunteer is headed to her forever home with a very special family who can relate.

Both the dog and her new human, are deaf.

Tracie Pfeifle says Rosie the pit bull faces challenges that other shelter dogs don’t.

“You can get most dogs’ attention by saying their name or making a sound, but she can’t respond to that because she is deaf,” Pfeifle said.

So Pfeifle has been teaching Rosie sign language.



“We started using treats and putting the treat up to your face and saying ‘good girl’ with your thumb up and then she figured out how, that we were communicating with her,” she said.

‘Good girl, sit, down, stay, outside, and walk’ are basic commands, but Pfeifle says it brought the three-year old out of her shell.

“It was just amazing to watch her just blossom into a dog, I don’t think she knew how to be a dog,” Pfeifle said.