Deaf man adopts deaf rescue puppy and teaches him sign language

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A man who was born deaf is now the owner of a sweet puppy who is also unable to hear.

Nick Abbott, 31, of Maine, adopted his dog Emerson through the foster-based rescue, NFR Maine.

At 6 weeks old, Emerson was rescued from a shelter in Florida and later transferred up north.The black lab mix experienced seizures and an infection known as canine parvovirus. He eventually pulled through and was put up for adoption, said Lindsay Powers of NFR Maine.

“Once we got him home from the vet’s office from Florida, we realized he had hearing difficulties,” Powers told “Good Morning America. “He doesn’t let it bother him at all, though he’s a typical puppy.”


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