Incredible Journey of Harley the Weim

harley the weimaraner dog with chris

Harley the Weimaraner Dog Nose to Nose with Chris

Read this incredible journey of Harley the Weim, an 8 year old male Weimaraner rescue dog, who is available now for adoption. Harley became an owner surrender near Cleveland, Ohio, earlier in January 2012 with the stipulation that he go to a breed specific organization that rescues Weimaraners.

Over the course of 2 weeks that included discussions with coordinators and the dog owner in Ohio, Lifeline Dog Rescue volunteered to accept Harley.

The next challenge was transporting a large dog 1000 miles from Ohio to Florida.

Lifeline staff connected with The Rescue Railroad, a wonderful and well organized group with a network of volunteer drivers, who provide interstate ground transport of rescue dogs.

The photo above shows Harley on his first day in Florida sitting nose to nose with Chris Ridgeon, husband of Lifeline Dog Rescue owner Denise Ridgeon, near the enclosed pool at their home. Harley is a playful and friendly Weimaraner, loves to cuddle and give kisses, and is an active and energetic dog.

Harley faced two issues besides being transported 1000 miles from Ohio to Florida. First, he needs to be placed in the home of an active and energetic individual or couple without children or large dogs. In addition, Harley has a growth on one paw that will require medical evaluation which is already in progress since his arrival at Lifeline Dog Rescue.

More on that follows below. For now, please take a moment to view his transport itinerary.

Volunteer Ground Transport of Male Weimaraner Harley

Harley’s 1000 mile journey involved complex planning with precise timing by The Rescue Railroad coordinators, and 16 legs driven 1-2 hours each by volunteer drivers. Over 2 days Harley passed from driver to driver and completed his trip from Ohio to Florida in under 35 hours.

Saturday, 14 January 2012
Leg 1 – Cleveland, OH (Depart 8:00 a.m.)
Leg 2 – Canton, OH
Leg 3 – Cambridge, OH
Leg 4 – Parkersburg, WV
Leg 5 – Charleston, WV
Leg 6 – Beckley, WV
Leg 7 – Wytheville, VA
Leg 8 – Elkin, NC
Leg 9 – Rock Hill, SC (Arrival 7:15 p.m.)
Overnight In SC
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Leg 10 – Columbia, SC (Depart 8:00 a.m.)
Leg 11 – St. George, SC
Leg 12 – Savannah, GA
Leg 13 – Brunswick, GA
Leg 14 – Jacksonville, FL
Leg 15 – Palm Coast, FL
Leg 16 – Sanford, FL
Received at Lifeline (Arrival 5:30 p.m.)

Harley the Weimaraner Ready for Adoption Now

The growth on Harley’s paw mentioned earlier does not affect his ability to go for walks, run, or play like any other dog. He will have surgery, yet Harley the male Weimaraner is ready for adoption now.

The veterinarian confirmed that he is in excellent health, and the biopsy of the growth was negative, so it is benign and poses no serious health risk. Regardless, Harley has an appointment to see a specialist in early February for an examination before scheduling surgery to have the growth removed.

Most dogs at Lifeline Dog Rescue are held for a period of recuperation after surgery. We’re making an exception with Harley.

Adopt Harley, and we will pay medical costs and transport him round trip from your home for preliminary office calls and the surgery. Bond now and be there for his recuperation, and then enjoy a lifetime relationship of unconditional love and loyalty in return.

Now that you’ve read this incredible journey, visit the Weimararner dogs for adoption profile for Harley the male Weimaraner to consider giving him a forever home.

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