by Meredith, CDR Director
Earlier this year, I came across Rex’s photo online. Rex had stunning eyes with a warm soul that stayed with me. This was in January of 2013 and I emailed Deanna an advocate for Rex at the Pocahontas County, WV shelter. Deanna told me Rex had been waiting ages to get out and he had been given many reprieves because of his great personality. Deanna works with a group called Coonhound Companions, which aims to promote hounds. As you may know, hounds have a hard time finding homes and there is an abundance of these loving dogs in shelters, especially after hunting season.
Rex arrived to the shelter in October 2012 starving and barely alive. The wonderful people there fell in love with Rex and nursed him back to health. His charm saved him from euthanasia as everyone held out hope that Rex would be rescued or adopted. After many months in the shelter, many dogs become depressed and despondent, but it was clear that Rex never gave up. He continued to trust and love humans and canines.
City Dogs Rescue committed to rescue Rex if a foster could be found. We posted online for a foster, but none worked out. Deanna emailed every few weeks to see if anyone had volunteered to foster Rex. Four months later, Tanya of Silver Spring, Maryland saw the call for a foster and stepped up to save him! We couldn’t be more thrilled that Rex was one step closer to finding his forever home.
The volunteers in WV prepped Rex for his journey to Washington, DC and they noticed an extra spring in his step. Tanya’s family eagerly awaited his arrival.
Rex was all of the great things everyone said and more! Rex is truly a gentle, loving dog with the typical goofy hound personality.
Within one week of arrival to Washington, DC, Rex was adopted by the Redpath’s, a great family in Maryland who felt the same connection many of us did when we saw his photos and videos. This is yet another example of why we rescue. Congratulations Rex!
Top Row: 1-3. Rex upon arrival to the shelter
Middle Row: 4. Rex at the shelter, 5. Rex at the vet, 6. Rex on his way to DC
Bottom Row: 5. Rex meets Tanya at the transport, 6. Rex explores DC, 7. Rex gets adopted!
City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties volunteers.