Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dog Rescue Weekend: Part 2: Saving Reds

Llittle Reds is about 10 pounds
Jackie Meyers of Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue contacted Katie at Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue and asked if we could take Reds, a long-haired, senior Chihuahua out of the local shelter here. So, on Oct. 26, after doing a home inspection for the rescue for another reason, we went to the shelter and picked up Reds. 
  Poor little Reds started showing signs of kennel cough on Thursday, 10/24 and was started on Doxycycline.  He was given fluids before we picked him up because he seemed weak/lethargic. Being in a kennel is enough to stress any dog and weaken their immune systems. 
Reds, Tom and Rob leaving the shelter!
  - We got his paperwork and brought him to our house for a couple of hours until Katie could meet us. (Reds fell asleep in Tom's arms on the way home) We had to keep little Reds wrapped in blankets (after he went outside) to keep him warm. We also had to keep him separated from our dogs, so they wouldn't get kennel cough.

      We met Katie at night and gave her Reds. She gave us Duncan, the dachshund (formerly known as Doc). We brought Doc to Tom's parents for fostering (see yesterday's blog). Katie took Reds to Virginia to the Peaceful Passings rescue in Virginia. So, another dog rescued from a shelter!! 

Reds and Tom

Reds fell asleep in Tom's arms on the way home


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