Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Big Dog Rescue Day #1 - Meeting 5 Dogs /Foster Homes Needed!!

Dachshund #2 we met at the County Shelter
We work with both Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue and the Washington DC Weimaraner Rescue (and have worked with some others). Because we're still on furlough, it was helpful to both of those organizations because we were able to go to the county shelter and check out five dogs for the 2 rescues!
   We got notified that there were four dachshunds and one Weimaraner/Labrador mix at the shelter that all needed to be evaluated by the rescue. 
Dachshund #1 we met at the County Shelter
    FIRST TWO DACHSHUNDS -   It took about 40 minutes to get to the shelter and we met with Jenna who works there. She introduced us to two other dachshund mixes first to see if we thought they could be adoptable through the Dachshund rescue. The rescue usually likes dogs that are mostly dachshund because we know the behaviors and temperament.  The first two dogs were siblings and were lighter than a usual dachshund, but we learned their mother was a Brindle or multi-colored dachshund. Both had the dachshund body, barking and look, so we deemed them okay for the rescue to foster. Fortunately, they have someone who already filed potential papers for them, but if that falls through, the rescue will have to find foster homes for them.
DACHSHUND NUMBER THREE (no photo) - The mother of the puppy that we were going to transport was the third dachshund we investigated, but she had four people interested in adopting her, so most likely she would be successfully adopted through the county shelter. Her 3 month old puppy, however, had no takers, so the rescue was called in.  *Tomorrow, we'll tell you about the Dachshund Puppy**

The fourth dog we met- a beautiful Viszla mix!
WEIMARANER/LAB MIX WAS ACTUALLY MORE OF A VISZLA - The shelter told us that they think that have a Weimaraner/Labrador Retriever mix, but when we met this gorgeous dog, we both immediately thought that the coloration was just like a Viszla. A Viszla is the cousin to the Weimaraner, but is brownish in color. (Weims are grey or navy blue- yes, blue). So, the County shelter was going to contact the Viszla rescue for this beautiful dog with short brown fur and beautiful green eyes.
The Viszla mix

SPAYING AND NEUTERING - If you know someone that doesn't spay or neuter, PLEASE try to convince them to do so. Last week, the county shelter had 170 dogs in it! Today, there were 145 dogs. Most were adopted..

**CAN YOU FOSTER A DACHSHUND OR WEIMARANER FOR A SHORT TIME?? - URGENT NEEDS!!***- If YOU or anyone you know can foster a dog, even for a SHORT time, the DC Weim rescue (email: and Dachshund rescue (  really, really need you!  *The rescues cover medical expenses. You just pay for food, love and walk the dogs- to keep them from being euthanized.* PLEASE help!!!!

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