Friday, March 3, 2017

Dog Transport - Why a Rescue is the Best Place to Adopt

Coco and Hansel
Last weekend we took part in a transport for a possible adoption of a bonded pair of Dachshunds.Sometimes adoptions don't work out, which is why Rescues give a 1-2 week trial period.
   That's why it's so much better to adopt from a rescue, because if the dog's personalities (and they all have their own personalities) don't mesh with you and your home, then they can be returned to the foster parent
   The passengers were Dachshunds named Coco and Hansel through Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue (that we've been working with for years).
   On Saturday, February 25th, we drove 2 plus hours one way  to get the dogs from another transporter. We met in Delaware off Interstate 95. 
They've been with the rescue for a year in foster care and now adopted
    The dogs have been in the rescue for about a year. They came from a home where they lived for 10 years with a man until he met a woman who told him to "get rid of the dogs."  Of course we would have  dumped her, but he dumped his 2 children into the rescue. It's really appalling what people do to their dogs. Regardless, they were with a foster parent in northern New Jersey for about a year.
      Donna in New Jersey got the dogs from the foster parent and transported them to Philadelphia, where Glen and his 2 sons picked them up and took them to Delaware. It takes a lot of organization to make it happen.
   After a couple of days, the adopter realized that the two boys were not a good fit, which happens and is fine. Fortunately, the former foster mom decided to adopt them, because she really missed them.  She wanted to ensure she has them for the weekend, so yesterday she drove down to Maryland and picked them up.

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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14