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pet pager for deaf dog

Reptile Watch
October 11th, 2005, 03:23 PM
I am thinking about adopting a deaf dog and am looking into the prices of pager collars. Does anyone have one for sale used? They cost over 100$ new.

Thanks
Julie

Rottielover
October 11th, 2005, 03:50 PM
Hey, did you foster him from sophie ???? he is a cutie.

PetFriendly
October 11th, 2005, 05:50 PM
I once saw instructions on how to make something like this yourself. A co-worker has a deaf dog and needed something similar.

The basic idea was to disassemble a remote controle car and use the engine parts and remote to let the dog know it needs to look at you. Here's the link, if you're at all handy, it might be worth the effort (I'd build two at once so I'd have a back-up)

http://www.lsu.edu/deafness/CollarInstructions.html

happycats
October 12th, 2005, 07:13 AM
I know petsmart has them, but they are expensive, here is the ad. http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444177 9074&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302033762&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023689&bmUID=1129115408550

Reptile Watch
October 12th, 2005, 09:01 AM
Yes he is one of Sophie's dogs. He was a pit dumped at a shelter in Ontario last august when the law passed. Since he was a ``good`` dog, he was being sold to a research laboratory. Thank goodness he, and 4 other pits where rescued for that horrible fate. He is a very intelligent, funny and loving dog.

I have looked at the instructions ot make one myself, its just finding the right car. I am still hoping to find one made for cheaper than 84$ US.

Julie

Rottielover
October 12th, 2005, 10:30 AM
Thank you for helping Sophie, I know how terribly worried she was about him. I Know you will give him loads of love