Transport fail or success?
A few months ago we were the final leg in transporting a little dog in a two day transport from her rescue in Texas to her adopter in North Carolina, that little dog is Opal. After four days with her new adopter things didn't work out for the adopter so Opal was returned to the rescue (Rescue Lane) and again would start a two day transport back to Texas but that never happened. The owner of RTWC (Karen) stepped up and adopted Opal! "I did not feel it necessary for this little dog to be shuffled around again and make another two day trip back to rescue so she can await for a forever home. I liked Opal from the first time I transported her" said the owner of RTWC. After all paperwork and home check was completed Opal was adopted and only had to make a short one hour trip home! Opal stayed with a loving Foster Mom in NC (Pamela) who took good care of Opal for three weeks until Karen could make it back to get her as she was snowed in while transporting in Maryland. Opal has now been named "Opal Cricket Ross". "I kept her rescue name because that's her name and I added the middle names of two of the strongest, bravest men I have ever known, Cricket after my Father's middle name and Ross after my best friend's husband's middle name who passed away 12/14/15. She's a brave strong little girl and she's earned it." Opal will now enjoy a long life with Karen and her other family pets Roman Empire, Hunter Green, Dolly Wiggles, Gemma Gem and Priscilla. "I feel blessed to have this little dog in my family, what may have started out as a transport fail really turned into a successful transport, this is how it was supposed to turn out." Another Board member of RTWC also adopted a puppy from another transport a few months ago, Marcus adopted "Heidi" from House of Hope in MD, she is one of Lola's puppies. "I hope this does not become an ongoing thing, if it does I have to buy another house! I guess I can say we have done it all, transported, foster, home checks and now adopted. All of my Board members have adopted, rescued, foster and do so much for animals and for others, I say we are a good group of animal lovers doing our best." Thank you to all involved in helping with Opal's journey!
Snowed in but made it!
We got snowed in for a few days in Maryland but once we got out we headed to Graham, NC to pick up Gracie and transport her to Cerro Gordo, NC so she could start heart worm treatment, we transported Gracie 3 weeks prior to her foster mom. Gracie is looking great! Simply beautiful and happy! We wish her the best in her treatment and her foster Mom can't wait to get her back!
13 plus hours round trip
We never complain about the hours or the miles we drive long or short we get it done. We received a call from Reach Out Rescue they were in need of a transport for two dogs, we gladly said yes to help these dogs get to their fosters. We started out at 4:30AM and drove 5 hours to Rocky Mount, VA to pick up Chancellor and Decklan. Chancellor was the first drop off to his foster in Gaithersburg, MD we then drove another hour to Reisterstown MD to Decklan's foster. They both did really good on the long transport and it was our honor to be able to provide a transport for them. We made it home at 5:30PM, it was a long day but a good day! Good luck to these fellas and thank you to their Fosters and Reach Out Rescue for saving their lives.
Dog hit by car and a ride along
We could not turn down a call for help with a dog hit by a car ending up with a fractured hip and leg. Then we were asked about another little dog hitching a ride with us, we said sure! We gladly agreed to drive to Emporia, VA to meet Joseph who was bringing the injured dog and ride along up from a South Carolina shelter we loaded up both dogs and started the 4 hour trip north to Maryland to their rescues. My co driver "Holly" had no problem taking the front seat and watching the freedom ride with a front seat view (we usually do not allow this for safety purposes but she was held safely by a trained transporter) the inured dog laid down across the doggy bed we had set up for his comfortable freedom ride. We first made a stop in Bowie, MD to drop off Holly to her rescue, the ladies at the rescue are amazing! Super sweet people, we know Holly is in great hands! We let there and traveled another hour north to meet with the rescue for the injured dog, he too is in great hands and on his way to a great recovery. We are so happy for these two dogs and their new journey, we met some really amazing people that day. We thank everyone involved in their rescue!
On our way home from a 9 hour round trip double transport we stopped at the shelter in Conway, SC to pick up Joanie and foster over night for her trip to Maryland the next day to her rescue House of Hope. Joanie was so scared and curled up in a ball in the crate the whole time. Once she was at her overnight home with the owner of RTWC she stayed in her crate for one hour with the door open, little Roman checked her out and wanted to play. She eventually came out of the crate and started to get comfortable. She went in the back yard and followed Roman around, then she played with the toys and chased Roman through the house. She ended up sleeping across the legs of Roman's Mommy and they slept on the couch. The next morning everyone got up early and started the 8.30 drive to Maryland, but first we had to stop in Cerro Gordo to pick up Gracie for her ride to her foster Mommy in Graham, NC (see next post). We drove one hour to Cerro Gordo picked up Gracie then drove 3 hours to her foster Mommy in Graham, NC then we drove 5 hours to House of Hope to meet Joanie's foster Dad. It was a long exciting trip to know two dogs were now safe and happy.
We answered the call for emergency transport for a dog that had hip surgery needing to leave the vet and be transported to his rescue Annie's Dog rescue in Hartsville, SC. We confirmed our transport and then received another call to help transport another dog from Manning, SC to the same rescue so we coordinated our trip and we were off! We got up early headed to SRVC in Fairmont, NC picked up Logan the dog with the hip surgery and headed to Hartsville, SC, left there drove an hour to Manning, SC to pick up Shine (yellow lab) and transport her to Hartsville, SC Both did a great job on their transport, on hour 3 hour drive home we got a call to see if we could pick up another emergency case from the shelter in Conway, SC and transport to Maryland to House of Hope. So we changed our route headed to Conway to pick up Joanie. We fostered Joanie overnight for her trip to Maryland the next day. Was a long day but worth every mile!
We coordinated with the help of April and Dagmar to transport these two beautiful brothers from the shelter to their rescue House of Hope. We met Dagmar in Florence, SC and transported them to Cerro Gordo, NC they were scared and not sure of what was going on as they were an owner surrender to a shelter. Once the transport was completed and we arrived in NC they warmed up a little bit and became more social. We wish this boys all the best as they are in excellent care! Thank you to all involved with this rescue!
Little Opal headed home!
We were so excited to be a leg in Opal's transport, actually the final leg as we picked her up in Poston, SC and traveled her to her new owner in Carolina Shores, NC! She did a great job riding shot gun in her big soft blanket and coat. We gave her a Frosty Strong toy for letting us transport her to her new home. This was a two day transport as she came up from down South. We wish Opal and her new owner all the best!
Meet Rue, a beautiful happy girl! We were one of three transports helping transport 9 dogs to their rescue, coming from Georgia to New York. We love the team work and efforts of everyone involved in saving these dogs. We are grateful to be a part of the transport! We wish Rue and the other 8 dogs a happy new beginning in their new loving homes and families!
16 year old long coat apple face 100% spoiled and handsome Chihuahua :)