Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Successful Dachshund Adoption! /Why Contact a Rescue Rep when giving up a dog

Hercules happy in his new home
We are happy to share this incredible dog adoption story with you and there are so many people that came together that made it happen.
   If you know of anyone who has a dog and has to give the dog up (hopefully for the dog's best interest and not because the dog is old or an "inconvenience" - because those are not valid reasons), have people contact a rescue for the breed. That's what happened recently. We work with Dachshund and Weimaraner rescues, since our kids are those breeds. 
   HOW IT STARTED - It was a chain of people that led to a happy ending from a tragic place. A dog mom, we'll call her "Katie" let her neighbor know that she had to get her Dachshund named "Hercules" to a safer home because one of her children with disabilities was being rough with the dog. Placing a dog in a home to avoid abuse is a very loving thing, especially since this dog helped Katie discover her son had a serious illness. Katie was heartbroken, but decided it would be best for the dog. (That takes a LOT of courage).
   THE CHAIN OF EVENTS - Katie's neighbor is the sister to our friend Dana (who is in a paranormal group with us). So, Dana immediately contacted us and asked what Katie could do.
    IT ALL WORKS OUT - Our friends Bob and Arlene have been parents to 5 dachshunds, all of whom have passed (one this year). In fact, we met them and befriended them because they adopted Cooper, one of our foster Dachshunds.  The week before we received Dana's note about Hercules, Bob and Arlene told us they were ready to adopt a Dachshund again. TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
  COORDINATING THE RESCUE -  Since we've done a lot of work for the rescues where dogs are turned over, we had all the paperwork that asked the proper questions and provided sign offs for the dog. "Katie" talked with Bob and Arlene extensively before bringing Hercules and we were there to help complete the paperwork. As it turned out, Katie needed to get Hercules re-homed by the end of that week and everyone came through. 
  IT TOOK A VILLAGE TO RESCUE "HERCULES"- Our thanks to "Katie" for being such an amazing dog mom that she put the dog's welfare above her strong love for him, to Dana and her sister, and to Bob and Arlene. 
  TAIL-WAGGING ENDING - We are happy to report that Hercules has settled nicely into his new home and Bob and Arlene said that he is the easiest-going, well-manner, well-trained dog they've ever rescued.  We are thankful to all, and happy to have coordinated this amazing rescue story. 
    REMINDER- if you or someone you know needs to rehome a dog, CONTACT A RESCUE First before taking them to a shelter. Most shelters, especially in the southern U.S. are kill-shelters that give dogs a short time to be adopted. DO NOT leave them on the street (as people horrendously often do in the southern U.S.). Dogs are living, breathing, thinking, emotional beings (that often have more sense and love than people). Treat them with respect and kindness. They are children. 
Check Dachshund Rescue of North America at or Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue at   or for Weimaraners:

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