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Due to treacherous weather conditions,
Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue Fun Hunt has been postponed!!!
Please join us next Saturday, February 22, 2014 instead.
Same time, same place.
See our events page for details.
Look forward to seeing you all!!!!
Sometimes rescue can be very painful. We see such irresponsibility, neglect, and even abuse, which cuts so deeply. But then we find wonderful people, willing to open their hearts and homes to one of our gray ones. No matter what past insults these dogs have endured, they are still ready to love and live. We know it is not always easy! Despite the challenges, so much joy and fond memories are what live on, even when our dear friends leave us. Stories like the following totally sustain and rejuvenate us.
Thanks to all who have given a lonely dog a chance for that “happily ever after.”
Grieve not, or speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you, I loved you so...
'Twas heaven here with you.
Isla Pashl Richardson
November 21, 2013, our family lost our sweet, precious girl, Zoey. She would
have been 13 years old on New Year's Day. At 11:20pm she peacefully earned her
angel wings while I held her in my arms. Memories flooded my mind, as pain
flooded my heart. Hiking in the woods, as you dug up roots and flushed out
rabbits. Going to your Daddy's SCCA car races, with you as one of the pit crew.
Greeting us, sometimes a bit too enthusiastically, but with so much love. How
much you adored Christmas and getting to root through your bags of presents.
How you didn't quite care for your new Weim sister, Molly, but how in your time
you came to love her. Your fierce protection of your family, showing everyone
how much you loved us, and at the same time how you could be the biggest 75lb
baby I've ever known. Your love of camping at 4PawsKingdom, teaching Molly to
swim for the first time. Our big trip to Charleston, Folley Beach, and Kiawah
Island-you were determined to catch the pod of dolphins-that was our Zoey. You
ate two hot dogs on Market Street while people watching, all the while soaking
in the attention. When your non-furry brother, Nolan, was born, it took some
time getting used to his crying and all the new smells, but you quickly became his
Nanny Dog, and then his buddy.
Not a day goes by when we don't think of you,
and we all find ourselves still calling for you, going to cover you at night on
your couch, and Nolan looks under the table at supper to share his veggies with
you. You may be gone, but I promise you will never be forgotten. We couldn't
bear to watch you suffer and hope you know we love you to the moon and back and
look forward to that day when we can cross the Rainbow Bridge and be together
thank TWR for fostering Zoey; Donna Rogers of K9 Capers-The Dogs and Storks
Program; the wonderful and caring vets and staff at the Cabarrus Animal
Hospital in Concord, NC; Dr. Cara Kluttz, Sonja and the staff at the Cabarrus
Emergency Vet Clinic for their utmost respect, compassion, kindness, and care
during Zoey's final moments. To anyone who has been a part of Zoey's life,
thank you, your love and kindness will never be forgotten.
sincerest gratitude, love, and heavy hearts-
Nolan, and Molly
On 19 September 2003, I placed
a contract with the Tarheel Weimaraner Club to adopt a Weimaraner who needed
placement into a good home. I adopted Charlie, a Blue male Weimaraner, whose
owners were moving and could no longer take him. Charlie had a whelp date of 01 December 1999,
and was approximately 3.9 years old at the time. I took Charlie, despite the
woman helping me with the placement telling me that I did not have to feel
compelled to do so at the time. I was thankful I decided to take Charlie with
Over the years, Charlie and I
grew to be the best of friends and companions; from trips to the beach,
mountains, and leisurely laying around the house with each other. He would
always sit with me and watch television on the couch, and he loved to chase
squirrels when I would open the back door for him to run out for bathroom
breaks. In his youth, Charlie would sleep on the bed keeping me company at
night – except for his snoring and moving around throughout the night, of
course. He would always lie next to my back and fall asleep.
Charlie was a great dog and friend to
me, especially, after my bad vehicle accident in 2008, which left me
immobilized for several months and having to lie on my back. Charlie would jump
up on the bed with me, as he always would do, and would lie next to my head and
shoulders. Charlie was such a great companion and comfort during these days and
months until I recovered.
Charlie and I moved several
times throughout our time together, and he has experienced different places,
seen new people, and had many life adventures. In 2011, Charlie met his best
friend Olivia. Olivia is my wife’s dog, and she was very helpful to Charlie as
he could no longer jump on the bed at night or play like he would. Much like he
had been many times a comfort to me, she became his comfort. He was an excellent dog, and
was loved deeply by all who met him. He was an exceptional friend and
companion, not only to me, but my new family.
It is with great sadness and
remorse that I write this letter today because I had to send my friend onward.
Charlie’s health declined rapidly over the last few months, but he lived to see
his last trip to the mountains, another birthday, and his last Christmas. Today
I had to lay my friend to rest; he lived a terrific life, and was loved deeply
by me, my wife, and his comfort Olivia.
I want to thank you for helping me with the
placement contract with Charlie, and allowing him to come live with me for so
many years. I will miss him deeply, but will always remember him and our times
together. Thank you so much.
As always, your donations mean so much and are greatly appreciated.
We thank you in advance!
Rescue a Weimaraner!
Interested in adopting or fostering a Weimaraner?
For information regarding surrendering your Weimaraner
if you know of a Weimaraner in need
For Eastern NC: Toni (919) 244-5285
Piedmont: Rosi (704) 763-7348
Western NC: Kathy (828) 447-0991
Or Email us: email@example.com
- To provide a kind and loving home for each Weimaraner that enters our program;
- To educate and inform the public about Weimaraners, and to provide information on care and training (including counseling owners on solving behavior problems) that might otherwise necessitate the owner giving up the dog;
- To provide education to new and prospective Weimaraner owners as well as continue to expand our own education;
- To help owners be responsible for their pet (if they must give it up for adoption) by advising them on how to do so correctly and carefully, and to take into our foster program those dogs that need immediate help;
- To handle with the utmost kindness all of the dogs entrusted to our care, from their day of induction into the rescue system through their placements in their final homes and afterwards through our follow-up program;
- To provide a safe and kind end to life for animals who, through abuse, infirmity, or old age, cannot be placed in a new environment.