Jane & Hearing Dog Shemp

I thought I would never get another dog. Shemp is my third Hearing Dog and a miracle on four legs. He was abandoned and was found in the worst part of Worcester, Massachusetts, and no one could be bothered with him. He was starving. No one wanted to help him. The people reported him to the authorities, and they came and took him away. He was put in a shelter, and [NEADS trainer Brian] recognized potential in this little four-legged miracle. Brian said he's one of the brightest little, smartest little dogs that he's ever trained. Shemp is just wonderful, and I can't tell you the courage, the strength that he is giving me, my ears, and I would rather be deaf and have my Hearing Dog than have my hearing and no dog.

(April, 2013)