I didn’t know anything about caring for a dog that couldn’t hear, but with the help of “Deaf Dogs Rock” and researching signs on YouTube, I learned how to understand and communicate with my new friend. Linus now knows over 50 hand signs, he’s so incredibly smart!
A year after adopting Linus, we knew he needed a companion, especially one who could essentially ‘be his ears’. After discovering over 70,000 beagles a year are tested on, I applied to foster through an amazing organization called Beagle Freedom Project.
The day we brought Casper home, he was here to stay. The first year was a bit rough…He was nervous outdoors, loud noises scared him and his little muscles and bones were so brittle. He had spent his entire life, 4 1/2 years in a metal cage. Through a lot of patience, love and learning how to be a dog from his brother Linus, he has come so far.