Deaf Dogs Rescue Australia

Founded in 2017 by Jai Wilson, Deaf Dogs Rescue Australia (DDRA) was born from the need to provide help and support to deaf and special needs dogs in Australia. Having adopted a deaf dog with anxiety issues, Jai found there were very few local support networks to help owners of deaf and special needs dogs. She networked with international and local groups to ensure that deaf dogs are given a chance in Australia.


Run by a small team of volunteers, the registered charity is completely funded by private donations using funds to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome deaf and special needs dogs and provide advice, training and support to owners, foster carers and adopters. DDRA is passionate about saving these wonderful dogs and giving deaf dogs a voice. The rescue promotes the principle that deafness is not a disability that stops these dogs from loving their families, being well trained or participating in normal activities.


DDRA strives to ensure that deaf and special needs dogs enjoy the same quality of life as hearing dogs.

George Wilson (pictured right) is the Palliative Care Dog and DDRA Mascot.

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