Anybody know of a website or facebook page for people who will help transport dogs? I have three that have to go to Greenville SC and one towards Durham, NC. I hope to continue to pull dogs from our shelter, so need to figure out the transport part.
I was told you can find "professionals" on uship, but that it takes a long time and costs as much as flying a dog (about $275 in cargo, and $125 if it is "hand luggage").
Perhaps some of the smaller horse shipping companies would be willing to accommodate a crate in the truck or tack room?
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I know of the ones below, but like any group, make sure you check them out first. You do want to be careful. There have been issues with transporters stealing dogs, so just make sure whoever you're using has done background checks on their transporters.
i had one of my dogs flown for free from ohio to pa....mid ohio to phila area, so not just an over the state line jump...........
angel "something" is their name..............pilots with their own small planes transport animals for free................do a search,or contact some rescues that may know who this group is...............i know there is more than one organization that does this
I have no others to add, but did see a couple episodes about Freedom Train on the Animal Planet chanel. It's a highly organized group of volunteers who transport animals coming out of high-kill rate shelters throughout the south (mostly). It was very inspiring and I cried like a baby!
it's Pilots and Paws, a wonderful organization.
I used to drive one leg for rescue groups in Canada and it was a very rewarding experience.
Unfortunately, I can't afford to do it any more.
I know someone who does it in SC and up the East Coast every other week. Maybe she could help you by getting you some contacts. I will ask her.
I've driven Labs before, receiving requests through Lab rescue organizations in my area. If any of the dogs is of one particular breed, check here, http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm#401 for the National rescue for that breed, and they may be able to help. Good luck!
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I transport for Open Arms Pound Rescue. They take take dogs from kill shelters in KY, Tenn, Ohio and transport to rescues in Canada. It is very rewarding. I always find one dog on transport that I would like to keep.
Pooches on the Move might cover your area. They do have a fee associated with them. If you're transporting across state lines at all, please double check the import requirements of the state you're shipping to. I look at paperwork all the time for animals shipped into Maine where our regulations have been ignored. There will likely be standardization among the New England states soon. Earlier this month I treated a pup with parvo coming off a semi truck which had exposed countless dogs disbursed along the East coast.
OP if you're finding dogs that a breed rescue will take, contact your closest rescue for the breed. A lot of times they have a network of volunteers who can help transport. I know the collie rescue I volunteered with had transporters from Georgia and Tennessee to Illinois and New York.
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