Monday, May 25, 2015

Transporting "Harry" the Dachshund for Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue

Harry now in his new foster home
On Saturday evening, May 23, we worked another dog rescue transport for Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue.     

We transported Harry the black and tan/dapple, 6 year old dachshund from White Marsh, MD to foster mom, April, southeast of  Washington, DC. Rescue transports cover 60 miles and people that do them either live on one end or the other, or in the middle. Either way, it requires several hours to do them. Our was a 3 1/2 hour trip.

  Harry was given up to the  rescue from his famlly in the northeastern U.S. because, once again, a family with a toddler was nipped by the dog. Toddlers should NEVER be left unattended with dogs. They pull, pole and hit dogs - and if you were a dog, wouldn't you nip the little troublemakers,too? Of course. So, instead of working with the toddler, people dump and abandon a dog that's been growing up with them for 6 years. (Can you tell this makes us mad?!!!)

Rob and Harry on the road
IT TAKES A VILLAGE AND COORDINATION - People from New England through New Jersey and Maryland who transported him to us - so we could take him to his foster mom, had nothing but great things to say about him.  It takes a lot of people working together to transport a dog from one place to another. All transporters have to share contact info and pick a place to rendezvous. Katie W. coordinates these runs every weekend from central Virginia and plans the times and routes, and shares the information.  The transporters for Harry's journey include:  Victoria, Linda, Gabrielle, Mark, Renee, Gerri and Mike, Rob and Tom.

  Here are some of the comments we saw from the other transporters: 

Tom and Harrry on the road
Leg 2 is already on the road. Running 20 minutes ahead of schedule at this time. Harry is a total LOVE...just so precious! Taryn had Harry equipped with the seatbelt buckle harness which is awesome and is perfect for Harry as he loves to look out the window and has enough slack to do that safely so thank you Taryn!  Victoria C.

He was the best boy! Such a sweetheart! He is going to make some family very happy.Renee

Just transferred Harry to Rob & Tom. He was a sweetheart the entire ride Paw printsSmiling face with smiling eyes Gerri and Mike

Have Harry and are on our way to MD. Holy cow is he a sweetie! Gerri and Mike

NOTE FROM HIS NEW FOSTER MOM APRIL -  I would like to say thank you to everyone that helped harry today. He is a sweet Lil thing. He took a real liking to my son and me off the bat.  

WHAT IS NEXT FOR HARRY?  - Harry's foster mom April will take Harry to the vet, get him updated on shots, and get him a dental cleaning and freshen his breath. Harry's foster mom will also take note of her personality, habits, training, etc. Once Harry is all vetted, he'll be on the Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue Website and will be available for adoption. Look for Harry on by the first or second week of June.

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