This Toddler and Deaf Great Dane Make the Ultimate Duo
Sometimes best friends come out of nowhere. Just ask Jennie and her deaf Great Dane, Echo.
Echo’s owner, Marion Dwyer, always knew Echo would have a strong bond with her daughter. Before she was born, Echo would lay across her stomach while she was pregnant.
“We always said she would be the baby’s best friend and she really is,” Dwyer told Inside Edition.
Even though the family has two other Great Danes, Jennie prefers to hang out with Echo.
“In the morning the first thing she says is, ‘Doggie,’ and in the evening she puts the dog in the bed,” Dwyer told Inside Edition. “I didn’t expect them to be that inseparable. She gets upset if she doesn’t get to walk the dog.”
She continued, “She even holds his leash if she is in the stroller. They are always near each other.”
Dwyer adopted Echo in the nick of time. The deaf dog, who also has limited sight, was about to be put down because of her disabilities. Luckily, Dwyer came around to give her a forever home.
Having a few disabilities doesn’t stop Dwyer and her family from communicating with Echo. The family has created different hand signs to connect with the dog.
“She will wave Echo over to her when she wants her to come and she knows how to offer her a treat, she likes to sneak her breakfast waffles and apple slices,” Dwyer explained to Inside Edition. “Jennie knows the sign for food so she’ll sign it to Echo. I didn’t expect that at all.”
Jennie and Echo sure have a special bond. The 3-year-old pup protects the toddler from strangers and always makes sure she is okay.
“You don’t have to get rid of your dogs when you have children,” Dwyer said to Inside Edition. “Our friends and family think it is amazing and always say that they are inseparable.”
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