Supermom Brandi Guillet is raising an awesome kid with some special needs. Her sunny six year-old may not talk, but he uses sign language to communicate, as well as a seemingly endless supply of smiles. What gives him the biggest smile of all? His new best friend Ellie, the deaf Boxer dog. Not only do they communicate with sign language, but the two are inseparable.
Brandi took Ellie in as a foster dog, but one look at the special bond between these two and Brandi knew Ellie had found her forever home with the Guillets.
Brandi shared this beautiful photo and her story with the Facebook group Deaf Dogs Rock, a great resource for people who work with and own dogs with hearing deficits. The Deaf Dogs Rock website has a wealth of information on training and rescuing deaf dogs, as well as adoption listings across the US.