Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Special Valentine's Day Remembrance


For Valentine's Day, we decided to honor some of our friends who have passed by making a donation to a pet Sanctuary called Hotdoghill Sanctuary in Virginia. They take in senior and special needs dogs, and those that have lost their homes and may have little chance to be adopted. It's a wonderful place. 

We made a donation In Memory of:  Richard McKenney, Jeff Baker and Nick Wiltgen. 3 special friends who passed and whose spirit is now helping precious dogs.
  
ABOUT THE HOTDOG HILL SANCTUARY: Hot dog hill Sanctuary is not a foster home or rescue group. We are a forever home for senior dogs, special needs dogs and hospice dogs located in Virginia.
   Sanctuary residents are dogs who have lost their families and homes through no fault of their own. Due to their advanced age and various medical conditions, they have little chance of being adopted. But because of the wonderful work we try and do, senior and special needs pets are given a loving and caring home where they will be allowed to live out their lives in a secure, nurturing environment.  When you make donations those donations go directly to caring for the residents, for food, medical care and items that directly benefit the HDHS residents and not for Administrative or Operational expenses.
100 percent of your donation goes directly to medical care for the dogs in their care.
HOT DOG HILL FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/HotdoghillSanctuary 
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Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue that we work with has PAIRS of dogs that need adoption, and who cannot be separated. Here's one pair that needs a home: Bella and Brutus.  Please contact me at Rgutro@gmail.com for information about them.
 

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On Feb 10, we did a search for Dachshunds and there were 198 awaiting adoption in the Mid-Atlantic.  ALMOST 200 Dachshunds alone, waiting for forever homes... That's just ONE breed. 

https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?location=20715&animal=dog&breed=Dachshund&age=senior&filtersUpdated=true&distance=&characteristics=houseTrained&size=small&household=dogs&name=
TO SEARCH FOR ADOPTABLE DOGS OF ALL BREEDS FROM ALL RESCUES, visit Petfinder (which includes dogs in many rescues): https://www.petfinder.com/ 

If you're looking for a Dachshund to rescue, here's a list of all the Dachshund Rescues around the U.S.:
http://dachshundrescuelist.com/

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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