Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dog Rescue Transport Tuesday Night: Charlie the Dachshund!

What did we do Tuesday night after work? We made a short transport for Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue (one of the rescues we work with, and where we fostered and adopted Tyler from).
Shelley transporting Charlie and Lola to foster homes

On Monday, Shelley, one of the coordinators from Coast-to-Coast ( sent an email asking if we could help out with a transport, so we worked out the details.  
Shelley hides behind Charlie and Tom smirks!
SHELLEY'S LONG DRIVE! -  Shelley drove from Bethesda to Hunt Valley, Md. to pick up two dachshunds that were removed from an abusive situation. Once they were removed (from local authorities) they were brought to a vet and cleaned up, and brought to a local shelter, that contacted the rescue. Shelley picked up the two dogs. One had to go to a foster home in southern Maryland while the other was being fostered in New Jersey. That's a lot of driving on a work night for one person! So, we helped out with the Maryland transport and Melissa in Belair helped on the other leg going to New Jersey.
April meets Charlie!
We met Shelley near the BWI airport and she introduced us to Charlie. Charlie is a 4 year old, male, black, long-haired dachshund- just adorable. He had just been neutered (all dogs that come through the rescue are neutered or spayed to reduce overpopulation), and was medicated for deworming. We took a couple of pictures and loaded Charlie in our truck for our drive south.
 - The tricky part of transports after work is the traffic. Going to meet Shelley, there was a 9 car pileup in the other direction on the highway, which slowed traffic. After getting Charlie, we took the B/W parkway south to the Washington Beltway, where there was a 3 car accident pulled to the side of the highway (left side) and police cars were there with lights flashing, so traffic slowed again.
Rob, Tom, April and Charlie: A Happy Ending!
  We got to Charlie's foster mom, April about 15 minutes after our projected arrival (amazingly), although she got there early. It was great to see how much of a great dog person she is, and she explained that she had a dachshund before. She was very excited about fostering Charlie, and we were happy to help make the connection.
REMINDER -    Remember, Coast-to-Coast Dachshund rescue pays for the medical bills of fosters, so they can always use donations at!


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