Friday, December 10, 2010

Dachshund Taxi - Now in Service

My momma has always been inspired by Miss Khyra and Mayzie and Shawnee and other blogfurrends who are involved in Rescue Transport.


So, just this week, an opportunity came up fur my mom to join one of our local Dachshund Rescue Groups as a Transport Volunteer.   And yesterdays, our truck, Big Red was transformed into 


THE DACHSHUND TAXI


And here was her very first passenger:




He is a Beautiful Red Standard Boy that her picked up from our County Dog Shelter and transferred to a local Vet Clinic for checkup, treatments etc before he is put up for adoption by Dachshund Rescue (just like where I came from)!


The Rescue Intake Volunteer Coordinator identifies dachshunds left at City, County and Other HighKill Shelters and contacts volunteer transporters to go 'bail them out' of these places.


In fact, when da Co-ordinator furst contacted my momma about her 'First Mission', this beautiful boy had already been placed in line for "that very very very bad place" at the County Shelter.


He was a very sweet boy during the transport adventure with my momma.  He was da perfect gentleman


Now here is da funny part..........................................
As part of her Transport Duties, my momma takes fotos of da Rescue Pup for the Groups website (this is NOT her strong point)................AND her gets to select the NAME fur the dog!!!  


WHAT?!?!?


Do they know WHO they are asking to pick out a name fur a new dog?!?!?!
Have they talked to my new sissie-who-FINALLY-got-a-name, Pickles?!?!?!


So, depending on locations fur da Transport, my poor indecisive momma has approximately two hours to decide on a name fur da new Rescue!  Sheesh!


The Rescue Group is currently using a College Theme fur dogs coming into the program..........so may I present:
Raider Red!

We wish him da best while he is at da Vet Clinic getting all checked out and "snipped".   And then we wish him a new Furever Home with da Quickness!

36 comments:

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Go Raider Red! Go Big Red! (I pawsoom this mean Big Red lives coz if'n I rememmer Big Red woz headed to that furry, furry furry bad place too...) My mom used to be in the same situashun, hasing about 2 hours from the time she posted bail fur the death row dog at the shelter, gibbed him a baf (ugh) and taked him to the V-E-T (ugh! ugh!) to come up with a name. So here do be wot she did. Whenefur she would hear a name wot she thought she mite use down the road fur a rescue, she would write it on a piece of paper in her purse. That way she had a listie of names on her pawson at all times and would consult her listie fur naming the rescues on the spot. So furget the Santa listie, your mom needs a dog name listie!

HoundDogMom said...

As a transporter for Basset Rescue, your Mommy is going to love this new job of hers. We have been doing it for almost 3 years and the joy that it brings is amazing. These poor fur-babies, are so happy and forgiving. We normally have ours in the car for about 2 hours as well. Just long enough to love them, but not quite long enough to fall head over heals that I need to keep them all. :) I have yet to fail on a transport, but not saying it won't happen. Welcome to the Transporting business and you will not be disappointed. We wish Raider Red the best in finding his fur-ever home. If you want check out our blog and read some of the stories of our basset transports. :) The HoundDogs and HoundDogMom

Sue said...

Yeah for your Mom. Our Mom and Dad do transports, too. They've met some really neat dogs on their way to forever homes. It's a good feeling to help out homeless pets who need a little help getting ready for their new lives.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Barbara said...

I'm so glad Raider Red was saved! He sure looks scared right now, but he'll be happy soon! Thank your mommy for doing this!

Maggie Mae said...

Your mom is da best MinnaK!!! Paws is crossed dat Raider Red finds his furever home soon. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

JackDaddy said...

Yeah Mom! What a great thing you are doing! It's so sad to think that such a handsome fellow was on the 'bad' list!

rottrover said...

Yay for your mom, MinnaK. He is a very handsome fellow!
(Our mom is teaching a class at USC where the mascot is Tommy Trojan -- hahahaha Mom said trojan hahaha.) So maybe one of your guys could be Tommy; or maybe Tommii like Miss Ronnii. Have fun!!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Awesome!!! Mom would like to do the transport thing but right now Dad is a little 'high-maintenance' and needs her around (hopefully this will change in the next couple of months..). Pickles... Heehee. Raider Red definitely got the better end of the name-game! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

3 doxies said...

SHOCKIIIIIIIIING! Just shocking I tell you! I can't believes furs da life of me dat your mom only took 2 hours to pick a name.
And what's even more shocking is dat your mom DIDN'T takes Raider Red home withs her to add to her collection of doxies.

Puddles

Madi and Mom said...

May all the angels watch over your Mom and her Doxie transport!!! God Bless mom and all her co workers.

Raider is a great name..Mom and I have a handsome golden retriever friend named Raider...
Hugs and Happy weekend.
Madi and Mom

kissa-bull said...

yay for raider red . the wee lucky was also in line for the bad place when we sprung hers outta their . so double woof woof for raider red and give him some pibble sugars from ush

Frankie Furter said...

I'm thinkin you are yankin our walkin strings here. I mean really.. a Name in 2 hours??? I'm thinkin it had to be more like 287 hours. WE KNOW your MOM!!!
Well I hope that Raider Red has a new furever home by Santa Paws Day!!!!
No MATTER how long it took to pick a name...I am very much PROUD of your mom fur helping with his rescue. That is Super Wonderful. SIGH

scotsmad said...

Your Mum is going to be under lots of stress thinkin' up names! But what a wonderful thing to do, helping out all those homeless doxies!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Do you think you might end up with more brothers and sisters?

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

That is most pawsome news! We are working a transport for 2 poodles this weekend. But ours get to have a slumber pawty here. Your momma came up with a great name!


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Olivia

Mr. Pip said...

Oh, Raider Red, I sure hope you find a new home soon - maybe even for the holidays!

Your pal, Pip

mayziegal said...

Oh, how very much exciting! Raider Red is SO Most Adorable and he sure is one lucky little guy. My momma did laugh out loud at your momma having to pick a name so quick (for her) but we think she did a Most Terrific job! Please tell her "thank you, thank you" for helping get Raider Red started on his new life!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats to all!

If more humans would help with things like this, it would be SO pawesome!

What a handsome fella - name AND all!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Wyatt said...

Minna Krebs-
Good job on the driving and the naming!! (maybe your mom works better under pressure, with only 2 hours instead of 2 months...haha)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Benny and Lily said...

Hi new friend, you are a cutie
Benny & Lily

Priscilla said...

I'm so glad that Raider Red is rescued and hope he finds his furever home as soon as possible.

Your mom is wonderful, MinnaK!!!

Neeko said...

Awww... What a pawsome thing your sweet Mommy did!
Hope Raider Red finds his forever home sooooooon!!!
Keeping our paws together for handsome Raider Red :o)

Smooches,
Neeko ♥

houndstooth said...

Congrats to Raider Red on a new beginning! Paws crossed that he has a new home to call his own soon. Maybe all your mom needed was a name deadline!

Bunny

Three Dogs Long said...

Oh your Mom is the bestest for helping with rescue!! And congrats to Raider Red for finding his way to a wonderful new life....we will keep our paws crossed for a Christmas miracle and he finds a wonderful new home soon!

(((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Remington said...

Beth likes to name EVERYTHING too! Great name and I hope Raider Red finds a loving forever home very soon!

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Yahoo!!! your Mom took the big step. My Mommy was so scared the first time she picked up a doggie from a shelter and transported it. Mommy loved being able to pick the pups name. Her first she named Wee Willie but he wasn't little. He was long and stout but it took and the lady that adopted him thanks Mommy everytime we see them at a dachshund event for rescueing her boy. That's what makes it all worth while to see a happy pup and their pawrents.

Merry Christmas.....Mona & Mommy too!!

Sarge said...

Hey Minna K!
Great post! That was soooo wonderful! I think Raider will have a wonderful new life and your mom will always have great memories. That's such a great holiday season thing to do. Great pix of handsome Raider.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge

Amber DaWeenie said...

I has dis feeling dat you's will suddenly finds yourselfs wit lots of weenie dogs running around cause our Moms jus' seem to fall in luv wit da weenie dogs. How cans her ever part wit one of us once her transports? My Mom could never do dat - dat's why eleven dogs live at my house.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Good for you! Pawing it Forward is like a virus.. everyone is catching it. You and mom are awesome!
norwood

Mack said...

Your momma is PAWSOME! Raider is one lucky little weener!

Sandra said...

What a great thing your momma is doing. Our mom is much jealous about all the puppy cuddling and name choosing. We think Raider Red is a great name and we wish for him only the best of the best.

Flash, Alven and Dottie

Mango said...

Raider Red isn't so bad. Whatever name you pick will come to mean, "Furry friend who I love more than anything." That's a good thing.

Slobbers,
mango

Hound Girl said...

Raider Red is a good strong name :) Congrats to your mommy on her first transport! I hope he finds his furever home soon!

sprinkles said...

Raider Red is a cutie-patootie I hope he finds a new furever home really soon.

Pepsi Bum said...

I think Raider is a pretty cool name!
It's great that your Mommy is driving a Dachshund Taxi. & Raider is a cutie, you should go for him! Hehe

Woofs,
Pepsi

Oskar said...

Raider is cool! She did a good job on such short notice.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

♥ Sallie said...

That is so awesome of you! Dachshund Taxi! Woohoo!

Hi Raider Red! I hope you find a home soon!

Hugs,