Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dog Rescue - Transporting Trooper!

Trooper smirking at the camera during a break from the road
On Saturday, July 12 we helped transport another Dachshund northward to a foster home. Trooper was a dog that was found and picked up by a shelter in Alabama. He was in a "death row" shelter, and was found by DASH rescue, who coordinated a transport north to a foster home through Katie Wehner. Katie lives in central Virginia and she coordinates all the trips up and down the East Coast to get Dachshunds out of kill shelters and into foster homes, once a rescue contacts her with the location.It's a lot of work, but she manages to get drivers to do a 60 mile leg each- and going up the east coast requires quite a number of drivers!

close up!

Trooper is a long, skinny dog!
 TROOPER'S TRIP -   Last Saturday, Rob met Irene in Alexandria where he picked up "Trooper" a brown, dapple Dachshund who couldn't have weighed more than 8 pounds. Rob drove Trooper around the Capital Beltway and up toward Baltimore for a handoff to Trudy- who took him to Delaware for another handoff! Trooper's ultimate destination was a foster home in central New Jersey. 
A short video I made of Trooper

TO ADOPT TROOPER- Go to DASH Rescue's Website:

Trudy loading Trooper in his crate in the back seat
PLEASE BE A FOSTER DOG PARENT -   It's a wonderful feeling to save another sweet dog's life and put them into a home, although a foster home.   PLEASE consider fostering dogs for rescues. - Open your home- the rescues PAY all medical expenses. You just buy food and give shelter, exercise and love.

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