San Antonio Humane Society volunteers teach overlooked deaf dog to 'hear' with light


    Volunteers at the San Antonio Humane Society are always doing amazing work, but this time, they've really outdone themselves.

    According to, three volunteers teamed up to help the deaf pitbull mix . Two-year-old Devyn acts like any other dog, but is in need of special care. The volunteers, Greg, Jessica and Lisa use non-verbal cues to teach her commands. They also reinforce positive behavior with a flash light.

    Devyn's hard work has already paid off. She knows commands such as "sit", "down", "stay", and "focus." All of these new learned commands will raise her chances of being adopted, which is already hard enough for pit bulls because of the stigma that surrounds the breed.

    Devyn is very affectionate, but does have some separation anxiety that her team is working on. She has been at SAHS since December and would need a home that can continue her specialized training. SAHS says she has a "Guardian Angel" so her adoption fee has been taken care of thanks to a generous donor.

    If you're interested in adopting Devyn, contact the San Antonio Humane Society at 210-226-7461 or visit the shelter at 4804 Fredericksburg Road.

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