Follow-Up Friday: Rescue Edition!

Today we are joining Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog and a new co-host this week, Flea, who blogs for Jones Natural Chews for Follow-Up Friday – the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

Follow-Up Friday Blog Hop

Okay first, some disclaimers.  First, I’ve never written a post for Follow-Up Friday, but frankly, I also don’t have any really compelling reason why not.  So I’ve decided to start doing so – better late than never, right?  Second, I’m not sure if I’ll write one for every Friday yet or not… my posts are as unpredictable as Oklahoma weather and that will probably never change.  I’m too addle-brained to keep a proper schedule.  And third, I don’t think I’m doing it right, because this post isn’t exactly going to follow up on this week, but rather on some recent posts featuring adoptable dogs.  Please forgive me for not sticking to the rules!

So, without further ya-ya and blah-blah… let’s get to it…

We have participated in the Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop a number of times, and plan to continue.  Tuesday’s Tails is all about featuring adoptable animals and getting them more exposure in the animal-loving world, and was started by Lisa at Dogs N Pawz. We all share each other’s posts, furthering the exposure.  You never know when a share is going to make a difference.  But oftentimes, we don’t see the follow-ups for the pets featured; so I wanted to go ahead and follow up on the few that I’ve featured so far.

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  • My first was Hana, a German Shepherd Dog mix at our local city shelter.  Although we have quite a few no-kill shelters and rescues in our area, our city-funded shelter is a kill shelter.  However, they have partnerships with rescues in other states who take on some of their animals to “lighten the load”, so to speak, resulting in more animals finding homes and fewer being euthanized.  Well, Hana is one of the lucky kiddos to be transported to a rescue for a better chance of adoption.  It took some tracking down on my part, but I found Hana at Ruff Start Rescue in Minnesota.  Yep, all the way from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Princeton, Minnesota!  She is still looking for a home, but it’s great to know that she’s out of the shelter!!  According to a post at Ruff Start Rescue’s Facebook page, if Hana isn’t adopted soon, she is also looking for a new foster home.  Hana’s current foster mom is very experienced with Pit Bulls/AmStaffs, so it’s great to be able to use that experience.  Finding Hana a new foster home means the foster mom can take on a special pibble that needs extra care.
  • My second was Judson, a black & tan Dachshund that had been in foster care for a long time at Furever Dachshund Rescue.  Well… good news!  Judson’s page shows that he has been adopted!  (By the time you visit the page, it might be no longer active since they do take the pages down after a while.)
  • My third was Franny, senior black & tan Dachshund at Furever Dachshund Rescue.  Franny is still available for adoption at this time.  But August is Senior Pets Month, so who knows, maybe Franny will get some more exposure this month (hint hint to my Dachshund pals) and some good juju will come her way.
  • My fourth was LuLu, a black long-haired Dachshund also at Furever Dachshund Rescue.  LuLu is still available for adoption at this time.  She is a mature gal, but not quite a senior.  She’s a little beauty… hopefully someone will be swept up by her long locks soon.
  • My fifth and most recent are Maximus and Kiki, a pair of bonded senior Miniature Dachshunds at… you guessed it… Furever Dachshund Rescue.  Maximus and Kiki are two sweet little angels that need to stay together.  It’s often much harder to find homes for pairs, but it’s worth the wait to not separate them.  These two are still available for adoption.

So that’s it!  Two out of five isn’t bad so far!  With all the fan-doggin-tastic rescues I have listed on my Dachshund Rescue page, you might be wondering why I keep featuring dogs from Furever Dachshund Rescue.  The reason is that most rescues will only adopt locally; or if they do accept out-of-state adopters, the adoptive families must travel to them.  I fully understand the reasons for this and have nothing against those policies.  However, FDR is one of the few rescues that will do their very best to arrange transport to you.  These transports are usually done on a volunteer basis with multiple volunteers each driving one “leg” of the total trip, with each leg being about an hour’s drive.  So, I feature their dogs often because nationwide exposure is a welcome thing and adopters can be from anywhere.  I will still feature dogs from other shelters and rescues too (local and national) – I just wanted to get some exposure for FDR even though they are not local to us.

Thanks for reading my first Follow-Up Friday.  Again, please forgive me for not exactly following the rules!

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14 Responses to Follow-Up Friday: Rescue Edition!

  1. Got our paws crossed that all those sweeties find their forever homes real soon. We ALL deserve a chance at being loved!

    Lily Belle & Muffin
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  2. Flea says:

    I think I’ve seen the dachshund rescue during a Jenks herb festival. They were set up on Main Street. Adorable dogs. I tried contacting them to volunteer with no luck.

    Yes, you’re doing it right. Follow up is follow up. 🙂

    We adopted our cat, Bosco, from the shelter way out in BA. We thought it was Lou, our cat who decided to leave home. Nope. We love Bosco, though.
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    • Pam says:

      Well, it wouldn’t have been Furever Dachshund Rescue in Jenks. They don’t have any reps in Oklahoma (at least not yet). After reading your comment, I edited my post a tiny bit to include that they aren’t local to me/us. You might be thinking of Lowrider Dachshund Rescue. They are based in Moore, but have a rep here and do show their adoptables in the Tulsa area sometimes. I love them, but they are indeed bad about their correspondence. I have some personal experience with this as well.
      Awww, you thought you were adopting a former cat but it wasn’t him? 🙁 Well, I’m glad things still turned out well with Bosco. And if you adopted from the Broken Arrow city shelter, I’m really glad… because they still gas there. Horrible, so you saved Bosco from that.

  3. Love reading a follow up to your featured adoptable pets! Great news for a couple of ’em! the pets I feature are usually from a “kill” shelter… and I admit I just can’t follow up and find out what has happened to them.
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    • Pam says:

      Yes, that is why I’ve only done one post so far for a dog from a kill shelter… because I know what may ultimately happen to them and if that happens, you don’t usually get to know. Their listing just disappears.
      Featuring dogs in no-kill situations still helps the ones in kill shelters because adopting a dog in rescue means the rescue can pull more. That doesn’t mean I’ll never post a dog in a kill shelter again, of course.

  4. Jodi says:

    Hi Pam, thanks for joining FUF. What are you talking about? You did the blog hop perfectly. It’s for following up, whatever you need to follow up with. 🙂

    Like you and Sue, I find it hard to share pups I know are in the kill shelters. It breaks my heart to see them and think of them not getting out.

    I have a facebook friend that does transport and I’m pretty sure she told me she can get me a dog from anywhere in the country, so if you find someone who needs help, let me know.

    I’m glad that some of your dogs made it out.

    Have a great weekend.
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    • Pam says:

      Well, now that I know I don’t have to follow any rules, all bets are off! I might actually start doing a Follow-Up Friday every week. Maybe. Might. I’m terrible.
      That’s awesome to hear about your friend that does transport! I know there are people out there who do it, but sometimes it’s hard to get connected. I will definitely keep you/your friend in mind.

  5. Brian says:

    I sure do hope those wonderful woofies get there forever homes really, really soon!
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  6. Hooray for the 2 out of 5. Hopefully the rest of them find homes soon!

    • Pam says:

      Hope so! I’m going to try to keep tabs on any that I post from now on. Seems sort of strange to be like, “Oh hey, check out this sweet dog…” and then never follow up on what happened to them. Seeing any success at all keeps me from feeling hopeless about all the dogs in rescue/shelters.

  7. Two out of 5 is good news to me. I hope the other three find loving homes soon.
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  8. Excellent follow-up. I would say that you did it exactly right.
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