Rescued Deaf Dog Learned American Sign Language

Rescued Deaf Dog Learned American Sign Language

In her new book, “Hogan’s Hope: A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance” (published by iUniverse), author Connie Bombaci shares the story of her deaf Dalmatiannamed Hogan, who learned over 65 signs in American Sign Language. Bombaci’s success with Hogan led to TV appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and Amazing Tails.

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“Deaf dogs are often destroyed, mistreated, or abandoned,” says Bombaci. “(Hogan’s) story continues to provide the hope of life for many deaf dogs worldwide. But, more importantly, his courage to overcome challenges and prejudice continues to give inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that accomplishment, success, and genuine love are truly possible.”

Bombaci saved Hogan from neglect when he was a puppy. Through hard work, dedication and an understanding of Hogan’s unique limitations, Bombaci demonstrates that success can happen regardless of the circumstances one is faced with – and that “all God’s creations … are worthy of acceptance and love.”

An excerpt from “Hogan’s Hope”:
“Hogan taught me how to live my life as a courageous journey. I determined right then that his life was going to be “A gift that keeps on giving.” Our mission was to carry on the signs of God’s unconditional love and to share Hogan’s Hope.”

Hogan’s Hope: A Deaf Hero’s Inspirational Quest for Love and Acceptance
By Connie Bombaci
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781532014611
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781532014604
E-Book | 152 pages | ISBN 9781532014628
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Connie Bombaci, a retired educator, is resolute in her love for animals, belief in the goodness of all God’s creations and desire to provide encouragement no matter what the challenge. The author lives with her family in Connecticut. “Hogan’s Hope” is Bombaci’s first book. More information is available at:

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