Monday, July 21, 2014

A Tremendous Dog Rescue Transport: 8 Dogs in One Day!

Woody and Danny get the front seat
One of the things that we do to help dog rescues is transport dogs to their forever homes. Although we primarily volunteer for 2, we do transports for many others. On  Sunday July 13, I (Rob) partook in the largest dog transport we've done at one time. 
 Tom stayed home with our three kids because there was no room in the pickup truck and Tyler sprained his right front leg- so he had to be watched.

precious little Danny - just a tiny 8 pounds
TRANSPORTING FOR SEVERAL RESCUES AT ONCE  The transport brought several rescues together that included 7 Dachshunds and 1 Westie. Katie Wehner of central Virginia organized the entire trip that took dogs from southern Virginia to Baltimore, New York City and eastern Pennsylvania.

Murphy the Westie took the front seat when Danny left

It takes a lot of people to transport dogs up the northeastern corridor of the U.S.  The people that participated in the transport included: Katie Wehner, Celeste Magee,  Rachael Vaghn, Cindie Kura, Anne Lendzinski, Kathy Hamilton, Doxie Yolanda, Brenda Mills, Janet Tobin, Sue Nunnamaker, Barbara Orazi, Steve Shank and Tina Marie Mulvey,  Deb and John Winters, Sue Nunnamaker, James & Patricia Filippazzo

Brandy wanted to see everything
  At 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Katie drove up from central VA with 8 dogs. I took 6 of them - 4 in the cab of our pick up truck and 2 in the front seat. There was JUST enough room. Woody the smooth, red Dachshund and little Danny the8 pound Black and Tan dachshund rode in their crates in the front seat of the truck.
The other 4 rode in the cab- Murphy (the Westie - who was well-behaved, Twix, Lisa, Brandy.

Deb swapped dogs- and gave me Molly and Merlin at Baltimore
Traffic on I-95 was Miserable!!!
BALTIMORE STOP 1:  I met Deb near BWI airport and gave her Brandy and little Danny. She, in turn, gave me two long-haired, red Dachshunds, Merlin and Molly - destination: Delaware.

Deb and John with Twix and Lisa at the Delware hand off!

DELAWARE STOP 2:  Newark, Delaware was the meeting place where I would bring the 6 dogs to 3 different sets of volunteers for further transport. Traffic on I-95 on an early Sunday afternoon was BRUTAL. A disabled bus between Baltimore and Delaware ground traffic to a halt for miles. Volume was so heavy going north (and south) that it took over 2  1/4 hours to get to Delaware.

Merlin and Molly
Three of the dogs were headed for a destination in New Jersey to their forever home: Twix, Lisa, and Woody.

Molly and  Merlin (red long-haired Dachshunds went to New York for their final stop! 
Everyone made it to where they needed to be.... ALL 8 DOGS!!
Merlin and Molly with new Celeste
Twix, the piebald dachshund with 1 blue and 1 brown eye!

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