Friday, January 18, 2013

Countdown to Sassy's Arrival!

She is on her way!  Our next foster pup will soon be making her way to our home.  The four of us are super duper excited to meet her!

Photo courtesy of Paula Ford
Sassy is a six month old Black Labrador mix.  She is traveling with here mama, Stormy.  Stormy has her very own foster home in Virginia.  These two ladies are now Sea Dogs!

Sassy and Stormy are headed up from Tennessee.  Their former owner no longer wanted them.  She was going to pay someone to take them and dump them by the side of the highway.  It is UNIMAGINABLE what some people will do!  Luckily, a very wonderful lady found out about this ghastly plan and found them a safe haven with Sea Dog Rescue.  Sassy and here mama will be making the trip to their foster homes this very weekend.  They will never again know the feeling of being unwanted!

In case you didn't know, I live on the coast in North Carolina.  Sassy is located about 15 hours away from me in Tennessee.  You might be asking yourself how in the world she is getting to me.  The answer is simple: volunteer transporters!

The founder of Sea Dog Rescue, Paula, is also a verified transport coordinator for OTRA (On The Road Again Transport Group).  This is a truly an amazing group!  They transport rescue dogs from shelters to foster or forever homes! 

This group is run entirely by volunteers that take time out of their busy schedules to help pups in need.  Their ability to help also depends completely on volunteer transporters.  They are just regular people like you and me that take a couple of hours out of their weekend to drive a pup or two a few miles on their way to happily ever after.

This is one more way to volunteer in the rescue community.  It requires absolutely no special skills, but it saves lives!  You can be a lifesaver by transporting a dog heading through your area.  You will leave the transport with a few nose-prints on your windows and a wonderful feeling in your heart!

Sassy is making her way to us with the help of 15 drivers and 1 home to house her overnight.  16 wonderful people are taking the time to help give Sassy a new beginning.  I can guarantee she will be forever grateful to each and every one of them!

If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer transporter in case a dog in need is traveling through your area, please click this link.  

If you would like to read another post about transports, please visit this post from Team Unruly.  It is full of wonderful information!

As always, please consider adopting your next best friend from your local shelter or rescue group.  You most certainly won't regret it!

Thanks for stopping by!


***This post has been edited.  It has been changed to say Tennessee instead of Mississippi. 


  1. Huzzah for transporting; very good post - I love to transport at least once a month; I meet new people, new dogs and breeds, and get out on the open road.

    1. Thank you, Roberta! And huzzah to you for transporting! That is so awesome. It's people like you that make the world go round :)


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