Thursday, October 20, 2011

GABR Past Transports (Droopy, Erin, Jack/Joe and Delilah)

Here are some pictures of some of the past transports I did while Cleo was sick.  Just never got around to posting them, but I like to keep a log of who I transport.  As my work donates $500 to the charity of my choice when I donate 40 volunteer hours in a calendar year.

So in July I transported Droopy into rescue.  He was one of the 15 bassets that were adopted at the waddle this year.

Here is Erin, she was sweetie and had been waiting to get to a foster home for GABR.  I transported her to her foster mom.  She was also one of the 15 b bassets that was adopted at the waddle this year.

Monday (9/26/01) afternoon I got a call from GABR that there were two basset brothers in the Logan County Animal control and their time was up if we did not get them pulled by 4:00pm Monday.  I immediately left work at 2:30 to make the 40 minute drive to get them, so we could get them the Dwight Clinic by 5:00pm so they could be checked out by Dr. Lou.  These basset brothers will be 2 years old on November 9, 2011 AKC Registered (papers included) have been outside dogs living with a horrible breeder in Southern, IL.  Actually GABR picked up 2 puppies several months ago from this same situation and did not know about these two boys hiding in the yard.

Jack and Joe



Jack and Joe 

For being outside dogs for the entire life, you would have never known it.  They climed in the back of the BUV picked up the toys I had for them and laid down and were perfect angels for their road trip.  They had the longest ears, short noses, big ol feet and a whole lot of LOVE to give.  I just wish they smelled a little better so I could have rally loved on them.  Since they had been in the "Pound" for almost 2 weeks and being outside dogs, they had a very distinguished smell to them.  You would think the "Pound" would consider giving them a bath to make them a little more presentable to potential adopters.

This was actually the first transport I have done since Cleo went to the Bridge.  I felt she was sending me a sign that we had to save them and do it quick.  But boy that Winston was not a happy camper when I returned home.  He did not like the fact that I brought back smells from some other smelly hound and not from his Cleo.

Jack and Joe are a bonded pair and are still available for adoption at GABR

The most recent transport was for a basset/mix that had been sitting in a shelter in Missouri for the last 4 months.  GABR had a new lady that was going to begin to foster for them.  She pretty much wanted to foster with the strong potential to adopt.  She wanted a middle age or older basset/mix, didn't have even look like a basset.  Didn't care if she had any issues, just wanted to bring a new addition to her family.  I have no doubt that they were meant for each other.  This is Delilah, which I am sure found her forever on this day.

This would be Delilah's new ride.  As her Mom said it was the Big "Green" Monster.  A 1975 Buick LeSabre.  Delilah jumped right in and sat in the drivers seat as in where do you want me to take you Mom.

Delilah and her new "Mom"

The HoundDogs and Mom


  1. What lucky pups to be getting new homes!

    Stop on by for a visit

  2. OMG Jack and Joe are adorable and so cute that they are a bonded pair. I hope they get adopted and even better together!!

    I know it has to be hard for you to transport after the passing of cleo but Sherri you are an amazing women to help these sweet babies out. Who knows maybe one of these transports will be to your house with a new basset :)

  3. Thank you for updating us on your basset rescue work. Always emotional reading yours and others' stories. We are greatful for the work you do.

  4. I always love reading your transport stories. Those brothers are two handsome fellas.

  5. Awww...lookit all those Most Adorbs faces! I'm SO glad you got Jack and Joe outta that place so they could look for their furever homes. And YAY for Delilah. I know her and her new mom are gonna be super happy together.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  6. What a bunch of lucky pups. Yup, I think Cleo is sending you to them.


  7. I think the best way to honor Cleo's memory is to help other Bassets find their way home! You're a special person to give of your time so selflessly!

  8. What a wonderful thing for you to do!
    I have done transporting a few times with Newf rescue and it's not easy, good for you:)

  9. Those doggies are so lucky that you do what you do. You're an angel. :)

    Woofs & hugs! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  10. Thank you for making sure these lucky pups made it to their new homes/rescues! What a wonderful work place to let you leave early for transports & to donate money!!

  11. What you do fur dose pups is wunderful! Thank you fur helpin' to save all of dems. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  12. Well, Bassett Hounds have a distinctive aroma even under the best of circumstances so I hope that the eau de pup did not impair the chances of those two handsome chaps getting adopted. Being hounds, I am not surprised that they took to having a soft place to rest.

    Mango Momma


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