Clyde and Cleo
We were excited to pick up two dogs for All 4 Paws Rescue, we drove to Manning, SC to the shelter (2 hours) to pick up a cute partially blind pointer named Clyde and a beautiful dog named Cleo. Cleo was so scared as she was an owner surrender and used to being in doors and pampered. Clyde, well he is a silly fun dog. Both did really good on the freedom ride. Cleo even let me pick her up and put her in the crate. We got to All 4 Paws 1.20 hours and they knew they had been saved. Tails were wagging and having a good time. We love transporting to All 4 Paws, the staff is very friendly and love the animals and we get to see the other rescued animals. We know Clyde and Cleo will get adopted into loving homes!
Bear on the road & a highway save
We picked up Bear from his current foster in Little River, SC at 8:00AM and headed three hours North to his new foster in Zebulon, NC for Cathy's Rottie Rescue. While we heading North on 74 West we spotted a Beagle in the middle of the highway walking around then it laid down. We immediately pulled over to help the dog. He was super friendly, no injuries or apparent health issues. He appeared to be trained and healthy. We got a leash from our transport supplies and put him on a leash walked him out of the road and put him in the grass on the other side of our truck to protect him from the highway. We called 911 to get the number for the local animal control to come help. After no cooperation from the Columbus County Animal Control Center which we have transported from several time we drove the dog 13 miles to the shelter, we hated to do that but we were not going to leave him on the highway. We have posted his pictures and the details of location, time and the dog on the Lost & Found sites and reached out to several rescues and fosters to help him if no owner steps up to claim him. We do have fosters lined up for him. We got back on the road and reached our destination in Zebulon. Bear did an awesome job during his transport. We want to thank everyone involved in this transport and for the continued wide spread assistance for the highway Beagle.
A Very Sick Pit Bull
We are always monitoring social media for rescues in need of help, we came across a rescue needing help with a very sick pit bull that was ditched by the adopter at Frederick County Animal Control Center in Frederick, MD. In a back and forth conversation with the rescue I drove to Frederick to the shelter to get the pit bull named Bandit. We were stuck in traffic so we called an associate of ours Helen to ask her to go to the shelter and pull him, without hesitation Helen went to the shelter and pulled Bandit until we arrived. She kept him comfortable in a blanket in her car. After sitting in the parking lot at the shelter for two hours waiting on the rescue to give us direction on what to do we transferred Bandit to our vehicle and drove to the emergency hospital where he was treated earlier in the day to get his medicine. We sat there for 30 minutes waiting on medicine then finally the office desk employee said she will have the perscriptions called into our vet of where we were fostering Bandit in Maryland until the rescue could make arrangement for him to be transported to New York to the his rescue and vet hospital for proper care. We fostered Bandit overnight and provided him with food and water and love and compassion. Finally, through hours of coordinating we were able to release Bandit to his transporter and he was headed to New York for medical attention and to start his adoption process all over again. We will not elaborate or mention the rescue by name or the vet hospital in Frederick as our experience with both of them was unprofessional on their part. Our focus is always the well being of the animal and their safety not money or the costs in saving an animal. This transport and fostering was FREE to the rescue. We didn't want any money for what we did for Bandit. Since this time we have been notified that Bandit made his trip to New York and is greatly improving and we are so thankful for that. We love Bandit and wish him all the best! Bandit is OUR HERO!
When we were notified of transporting a very pregnant flat coat black retriever named Winnie we didn't waste any time getting ready. We used flat padded dog beds for extra comfort for Winnie when we transported her and her unborn puppies. We wanted the long trip to be as comfortable as possible. We left Maryland at 5:00AM drove to Fairmont, NC picked up Winnie and drove to New Jersey to her foster parents where she will have her puppies in a safe clean home. This was a one day 16 hour round trip and Winnie did great on the transport. We thank House of Hope for rescuing Winnie and to Ryan and his family for fostering her. One dog and puppies saved!
Seven Dogs, two Days Transport
This by far was one our longest and biggest transports to date. We drove to Buford, GA to pick up 7 dogs rescued from a shelter in Louisiana by MJ's Animal Sanctuary. We drove 6 hours to Buford, GA to meet the transporter, we loaded up and drove 6 hours back to South Carolina where we fostered the dogs overnight. All 7 dogs did great, had their dinner and enjoyed the fenced in back yard of freedom, the sister dogs ran around the yard and enjoyed the freedom to potty outside of a pet taxi which they spent most of their life. Seeing the sisters enjoy the freedom and all the dogs playing with toys was such a joy to see. The next morning we loaded up and headed to Maryland to their rescue and awaiting fosters. All the dogs did really great on the transport and have settled in with their foster homes and doing great. We are forever grateful for MJ's Animal Sanctuary for saving these seven dogs. Everyone of them are so sweet and friendly and we are so excited to have been able to help make their transport possible. We thank everyone who donated to help cover the travel expenses for this two day transport. We wish all 7 dogs all the best, Roscoe, Teddy, Adele, Suzy, Cagney, Lacey, and Charlie!
Two Big Boys
We started out with one House of Hope rescue Lab transport from Camden, SC to Fairmont, NC then we got a tag along for Save A Lab Rescue from the same shelter heading to Sanford, NC to his foster mom. We met the first leg of the transport in Florence, SC. We took the first (black) Lab to SRVC in Fairmont, NC for vetting and boarding then we traveled another hour and a half north to Sandford, NC to deliver Cooper to his foster Mom. Both dogs did really great on the transport. We wish both dogs all the best in their new journey! Thank you to all those involved in saving these two dogs.
A Sad Departure and New Hope
We answered the call for transport help for a yellow Lab named Jasper. He was found on Gary Road in South Carolina around four months old in August 2015 by Horry County Animal Control Center. He was adopted from the shelter by a wonderful family, the family said when they went to look at the adoptable dogs Jasper just stayed in the back of the pin curled up and quiet so they adopted him. Since that time the Mother and Father (adopters) have new jobs and two small girls and they can not provide the attention that Jasper needs. They refused to take him back to the shelter but wanted to give him another loving home. With the assistance of April and House of Hope they surrendered the dog to House of Hope, I went to pick up the dog and it was bitter sweet. The Mom and little girls sat on the floor hugging Jasper and cried, the Mom kept saying "sorry" to the dog. I assured the family they were doing the right thing for Jasper and themselves and that House of Hope has 100% successful adoption rate and is a really good rescue. They packed up Jasper's toys, treats and beds and we were off. We transported Jasper to Fairmont, NC for vetting and boarding before he makes his trip to House of Hope in Maryland. I can not thank the family enough for making a wise decision and doing their best with Jasper. He went from frail, thin and scared to a loving beautiful well mannered dog. We thank Tyler and his family for rescuing Jasper from the shelter and thank you House of Hope for continuing his journey in a safe loving home.
16 year old long coat apple face 100% spoiled and handsome Chihuahua :)