NIAGARA FALLS, New York (WGRZ) -- She was a dog that no one wanted until a western New York woman read about her online.
Jessica Czamara of Niagara Falls had to meet Maggie because they share something significant. Both of them are deaf.
The pitbull was found in need of food and medical attention. She was chained in a backyard in North Carolina.
Jessica found out about Maggie through a friend and had to see if she would fit into her family.
"I feel like I could relate to the dog because I'm deaf, and the dog is deaf. There are some things that the dog does that we do in the deaf community," she says.
For example, you have to pat Maggie or get in her line of vision to get her attention. Jessica is teaching Maggie commands like sit and eat with sign language, and she's responding well.