Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Dog Rescue Adoption Success Story: Heath

We love it when dogs that we met or fostered get forever homes as our little Mack did in December. Well, another dog that we had for a couple of days found a forever home- thanks to Donna G. of Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue, and April, the foster mom of Heath (the dog).
     Heath was originally supposed to go to April, but we decided to try fostering him. Over 2 days we realized that he
Heath got a forever home!
must've been abused by a man, because he had adverse reactions to us, even when we fed him.
    So, we brought him to our friend April, who got him to the doctor, who put him on prozac, and April was able to rehabilitate him with being around men (April has 2 sons). April did an AMAZING job. 


   (We actually wound up doing a  Foster Dog Switch: and we got  12 yr. old Mack  (who was adopted in Dec.)SEE STORY of "The Foster Switch": http://rob-tom-dolly-franklin.blogspot.com/2014/10/our-latest-foster-dog-12-yr-old-mack.html

   PATIENCE AND CARE - Some of the dogs that come into the rescue have been neglected, injured, are sick, old, or have behavioral issues. We've met some that we solely used for breeding and never saw the outdoors or felt grass under their feet. So, fostering can be very rewarding when you bring a dog out of it's funk and teach them how to enjoy life again. 
    THAT is what April and her family did with Heath.    Heath is now very happy in his new home in Pennsylvania with is "brother" Basil (a light colored Dachshund).
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Basil and Heath - new brothers!

ABOUT HEATH:  Heath is 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. He walks well on a leash and doesn't pull. He arrived into a foster home on Oct. 24, 2014, and will be available for adoption by late Nov. after dental treatment, shots, etc. 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).  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 4 years. He needs a great home where you will love him as he will love you.

THIS IS THE VIDEO I MADE OF HEATH WHEN WE HAD HIM FOR 3 DAYS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFVLksiFoxU

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.

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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.

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Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
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