Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dog Rescue Weekend! Tommy and Cleveland

Over Labor Day weekend we spent two of the days doing dog rescue work with Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue.  Two beautiful slender, smooth,red male Dachshunds were transported up from Alabama where they were each found (at different times) walking along the side of a road.
NOTE: Alabama and other southern states are famous for stupid people "dropping" unwanted dogs off on the side of the road. Generally, residents of the bible belt (not all) don't believe in spaying and neutering and then dump unwanted dogs on the side of the road like pieces of old furniture. 99% of rescue dogs come from the south where people have ZERO regard for a dog's life.

TRANSPORT TIME! -We met the transporter in Alexandria, Virginia and they handed us off the two boys, Cleveland and Tommy. Although the looked similar, they didn't care for each other so we put them in separate large caged crates at night. Because they weren't neutered, dogs tend to pee/mark even in the house... so we made a stop at Petsmart and got a "bellyband" which acts like a cloth diaper  that they walk around with. 
 - Both dogs are very, very sweet. We estimate that they're about 5 years old, because Tommy has a good bit of white on his face. Cleveland has two chipped canine teeth - and we have no idea how long they were out on their own

CLEAN UP TIME! - When we got them home the got ears cleaned and both got baths. We also had to check their #2 to ensure there were no little white worms (luckily there was not).

LABOR DAY ROAD TRIP - One of the dogs, Tommy, is being fostered in Central Pennsylvania, and we took the 5 hour round trip on Monday, Labor day to get him to his foster home. Fortunately, our friend Stacey let our kids and the other foster dog, Cleveland out while we were gone.  Cleveland went to his new foster home on Tuesday, Sept. 6th - in southern Maryland.

 OVERNIGHT TIP - If you get a foster dog, put them in a large cage with a bed. Luckily, we have several extra beds. The dogs will likely be uneasy since they're in an unfamiliar place, so depending on their weight, give them 1/2 or 1 benadryl to help make them sleep through the night.

Later this week, we'll post biographies for each dog and short videos, once they get neutered and vetted and are ready for adoption.

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