Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Our latest rescue transport: Heath the Dachshund a Hurricane Katrina Survivor Needs a Home

Our latest rescue transport:  Heath the Dachshund a Hurricane Katrina Survivor Needs a Home

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On Saturday, we picked up Heath from our friend Shelley- who transported him from Delaware. He's had a tough life, from surviving Hurricane Katrina to not getting medical attention in his last home.
    We kept Heath with us for two days and learned that he's not fond of men. We think he was mistreated by a man. He doesn't have that problem with women. He came to us with really bad tummy trouble and maybe a urinary tract infection.- so whenever we tried picking him up, he'd pee and poo... (we cleaned a lot of blankets, beds and carpets).
  Rob took him to the vet last night (Monday) and got him tested for parasites, etc. and he had none. He's been given meds for sick tummy - and to help quell his diarrhea. He also had blood tests and urine tests to see if he has an infection.  
   It's heartbreaking when dogs come into the rescue neglected, abused or sickly, and that happens more often than not. People just don't take care of dogs and discard them like useless trash when they're not feeling well. It's infuriating.
   Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue (www.c2cdr.org) is seeking a forever home for Heath, a black dachshund (17 lbs).  Heath was born on July 22, 2004 and 1 year and 1 month later, Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home and left him without a family. He was rescued and adopted in New Jersey where he lived for almost 9 years before given to the rescue. He's shy and loves to go in his bed in a crate. He doesn't play with toys, but loves blankets and being with you. He doesn't have separation anxiety and goes into his crate/bed.
Heath's Close up!
   He walks well on a leash and doesn't pull. He has a shiny short fur coat with a gentle sprinkle of grey on his muzzle. He gets along very well with other dogs. (Unknown with cats).
   He arrived into a foster home on Oct. 24, 2014, and will be available for adoption by late Nov. after dental treatment, shots, etc.
When rescued he let his foster dad cut his nails and bathe him without a problem.
  This little guy is a hurricane survivor, and his last family didn't take him to the vet for the last 4 years. He needs a great home where you  will love him as he will love you.
  Heath will be available for adoption by mid-November 2014

HEATH'S FIRST VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/bFVLksiFoxU
HEATH'S OTHER VIDEO: http://youtu.be/8tvbCoRCwVM

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