On Saturday, Sat. Oct. 11 we went back to the local county Animal shelter and pulled out the two Dachshund mixes to go to foster homes. Katie at the rescue, found foster homes for each of the dogs so she gave the okay to pull them out of the shelter.
The shelter had cleaned them up, updated their shots, and neutered them so they were both on pain medications. The shelter named then "Doc" and "Abu" and they are light-colored dachshund mixes. Their mother was brindle (white and spotted). Both are extremely timid, but good dogs.
After signing the paperwork, we loaded them into the cab of our pick up truck and drove to the meeting place where we met Emily. Emily is a rescuer from Washington, D.C. who was driving several dogs to Delaware for foster homes. Emily took Abu and headed north as we returned home with Doc.
Doc stayed with us overnight and did okay. It's always good the first night in a new home to give a dog Benadryl or something to help them sleep. It's a traumatic experience.
|Tom and Doc|
Of course, it was one of the wettest weeks in the year for us- as we got 5 1/2 inches of rain in 5 days, so the rain didn't help, but it all worked out.
On Sun. Oct. 12, we drove Doc to Katie, the rescuer who found the foster homes. She took Doc to his foster home north of Washington, D.C.
|Doc and Rob waiting for Katie to take Doc to his foster home!|