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This is dog heaven. | CT dog photographer

January 29, 2011

Another day in the world of dog rescue. A photojournalistic approach.

After driving all night from Tennessee, Tim, Rick and the dogs arrived in New England this morning just after sunrise. Obviously, both men were tired from the long drive and glad to get closer to their final destination in RI, where they will drop of the rest of the dogs, turn around and drive all the way back to Tennessee – just to do it again next week. So this blog is for you – Tim and Rick! You guys are amazing! I don’t know how you do this week after week – but without you, we could not save all these dogs. Thank you so much for doing this.

After the pick up, Casey’s and my Friday morning ritual begins. Getting all the dogs into the car is the first challenge. Even so we try to get them to go to the bathroom at the drop off, we usually have to deal with an accident or two while driving over to my place on the beach. Oh well – cars can be cleaned and we have blankets and towels covering the seats. The next challenge is to get everyone in the house and get them some water. An then it’s finally time for puppy and doggy playtime. Today we had 8 dogs in total out on the beach – some weeks there are more, some weeks there are less. But it’s always a hussle and tail wagging, barking, playing…

After all bathroom duties are done and the first energy is drained it’s photo taking time. Those pictures help us post the foster dogs on networks like petfinder and adopt a pet to find them a loving forever home – and to give this journey a happy ending!

After all this is done and the dogs are tired and happy, Casey and I get to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and take a breath – before she takes off toward Windsor with her dogs and fosters. Once Casey left, I started working on the photos – to get the adds up as quickly as possible. Thanks you Casey for all your support and for those Friday mornings which I really enjoy! You are an amazing help for CCR and a true friend!

Please enjoy the photos from this morning – I hope they get you a little bit of an idea off how CCR works and I think they show how much we care about these dogs and how much happiness they can experience – if only we help them. They will be thankful forever!

This is Rick unloading one off the puppies in RI (Photo taken by Kathy).

Rick unloading one of the puppies

Photograph 1: Casey and 7 off the 8 dogs on the beach. This has to be dog heaven!

Walking all our fosters | CT dog photographer

Photograph 2: First snow. Spunky – a Newfundland mix puppy enjoying his first snow ever – and he’s loving it.

New Fund-land mix puppy in the snow | CT pet photographer

Photograph 3: This pup couldn’t get enough of the snow. Snowflakes everywhere :)

First snow for puppy | CT pet photographer

Photograph 4: Ziva (aka Diamond) is a 6 year old Husky Lab mix – she will stay with me until we find a good home for her.

Husky lab mix | CT pet photographer

Photograph 5: Two yellow dogs :) Zazu and Ziva are friends already. Don’t they look cute together!!

Zazu and Ziva | CT pet photographer

Photograph 6: Three buddies – friends forever!

dog friendship | CT pet photographer

Photograph 7: And these are the babies: Komet – a cute little Dachshund puppy.

Wiener dog | Ct pet photographer

Photograph 8: Merilee – her adoption fell thru in the last minute – so she will be staying at  a foster home in CT until she finds her right family.

Puppy Merilee | CT pet photographer

Photograph 9: Dachsen on the run. Look at these ears – so funny!

Dachsen on the run | Connecticut pet photographer

Photograph 10:  Last but not least – Puppy Temple – a black lab mix pup – relaxing after the transport.

Lab mix Puppy | CT pet photographer

Photograph 11: Cuddle time – nose on nose – puppies Merilee and Komet

Puppy cuddle time | Ct puppy photographer

So if you are looking to get a dog – please consider adopting! These dogs make the best companions!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Nikole Abate permalink
    January 29, 2011 4:03 am

    Amazing pictures! Simply amazing. They are all so gorgeous and look so happy. Warms my heart!

  2. Alison permalink
    January 29, 2011 4:54 am

    I’d like to thank Tim and Rick for bringing up Sandee (aka Penelope) from Teneesee October 30!

    • January 29, 2011 3:56 pm

      Thanks again for adopting Sandee. I see her son Elvis occasionally – he’s so cute!! Just like his mom :)

  3. Mary Kennedy permalink
    January 29, 2011 5:59 pm

    Our four little lab mix rescue pups, Bear, Emma Rose, Nemo and Sally took the long ride in December. any chance you have photos of them? Sure is quiet without them.

    • January 30, 2011 3:33 am

      Hi Mary – I saw them on petfinder but they never were in Milford with any of the CT fosters. So I did not get to photograph them. But maybe the adopters have some nice pictures?? I love the name Nemo – cutest name ever!

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