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Girl teaches sign language to deaf dog

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 23:40:08-04

A special girl was matched with a special dog in California to make the perfect pair. The moment Julia's mother laid eyes on a puppy named Walter, she knew he was perfect for her daughter.

Both Julia and Walter are deaf. So Julia is training Walter with the language she knows -- sign language. She's taught him to understand the gestures for sit, food and water.

You can learn more about Julia and Walter in the video that Pasadena Humane Society posted to Facebook. At last check, it had received more than 290,000 views in just a week.