Julia was born deaf. So was her dog, Walter.
So she's teaching Walter sign language.
Walter is an alumni of the Pasadena Humane Society, a nonprofit that advocates for humane treatment for animals. He's Julia's best friend, PHS wrote on Facebook.
"I remember just looking at him and and I just, I knew that he was meant to be ours," Julia's mom said in a video. "They're the same. He waits for her to finish her homework and then they're off to go play in the yard."
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