Deaf dog adopted in Maine

12-week-old Emerson battled illness and being neglected, but through it all, he has found a new home with a deaf owner, Nick.
1:44 | 04/19/19

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N't finally tonight, America strong. The puppy no one wanted to adopt until someone realized he was actually a perfect match. When a local TV station in Maine ran a pupally adoption segment, Emerson is one dog you will not forget. His face so cute. His story so sad. Battling illness and death. On this day, other dogs were adopted but not Emerson. If this story has already touched you, it touched Nick Abbott in a far nor personal Nick who is deaf learned of Emerson on Facebook and decided to check him out. He came straight to me and stayed by my foot and stayed there. You can tell that he kind of picked me and I knew we would get along well and understand each other. Reporter: To help emer son, Nick started to use visual commands. A sign language he developed for the two of them. Watch him use his hand to get Emerson to sit. Good boy. Reporter: Emerson also learning one command in front of how to lie down. Emerson now part of Nick's own pack. Hanging out with his other dog, going on runs and getting to know other dogs in their family. That's a happy dog. Happy dog. Reporter: A happy dog and a happy owner who don't need words to understand each other. The bond that we have is awesome. We understand each other very well. Reporter: We thank Nick and Emerson for sharing their story. We thank you for watching on this Good Friday and happy pass overas well. I'm Tom llamas. See you tomorrow.

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