Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tyler & Rob Worked a Dog Rescue Event!

Melissa and a new foster dog (7 months old) just turned in today
We work with and support Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue and DC Weimaraner Rescue (and have helped transport for others). I (Rob) participated in a fundraising and adoption event this weekend at the Pet Valu store in Baltimore, near Fort McHenry (on Fort street,... go figure!). Tom stayed at home and painted the shed and worked on the plant beds around the house.
  I brought Tyler with me because it's always a good idea to have a dog present at adoption events, even though we adopted Tyler. People just want to see dogs!

Rob, Tyler and Shelley!

Tyler checking out a cool rug!

Tyler in the truck going home- totally wiped out
Melissa and Shelley let us know that Tyler was in a North Carolina shelter back in December, and our friend who went down there for family matters transported Tyler up to us in Maryland.
  Melissa and Shelley work for the rescue and basically organize everything from taking in new dogs to foster and adopt to adoption, house inspections, medical coverage and transports. It was great to see them and introduce them to Tyler, whom they never met in person until today (8 months after they arranged for him to come to us). They only had contact with the shelter and us on paper and via phone and email,

  Tyler was well-behaved and seemed to enjoy being there. Only 15 people shopped in the store today, but there were donations made, and Melissa brought candles, magnets, tee-shirts, decals, etc. that also help support the rescue and many of those sold. After the event, Tyler got into the truck with me and immediately conked out in the bed in the cab!

PLEASE SUPPORT THE RESCUE!  - There are so many dogs coming in that have been abandoned. A woman brought a Dachshund 7 month old puppy to the store that she saw on Craigslist and she immediately claimed the dog and contacted the rescue. *What the hell is wrong with people who give their dog to just anyone via Craigslist? Contact a rescue!!**  Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue takes in rescues all the time and pays for their medical needs - and it's expensive. SO, please consider giving a donation in someone's memory or for someone's birthday to the rescue: http://www.c2cdr.org/

GOING TO CHECK OUT A SHELTER DOG - Tom and I were asked to go to the county pound and check out  a senior dachshund (10 years old) that someone abandoned with it's housemate, a 10 year old cocker spaniel.   We have to evaluate the dog for adoption or fostering - which is always a hard thing to do.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next