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Old 04-28-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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What a dedicated man.

A Man Drives Thousands Of Miles Every Month To Make Sure Abandoned Dogs Find Good Homes. [VIDEO]
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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What a WONDERFUL man!

So HAPPY for the pups.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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yup-a definite 2 thumbs up!
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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Oh yeah!!! <3
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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While it is great that there are now a couple of for profit businesses such as this guy who transport large numbers of dogs all at once let us not forget that there are also thousands of unpaid volunteers who drive many dogs along these same routes, from the south on up to New England. There are also transports that cover other areas too and they run along most every major interstate in the nation and on up to Canada as well.

The long journey is broken up in to legs of about 70 to 100 miles and it may take 12 to 15 legs over the course of 2 days to move dogs to either their final adopters or to rescues but there is no charge to either, it's all just done for love of the dogs. Sometimes a transport does include quite a few dogs and then it takes multiple drivers for each leg and someone who is willing to keep the dogs overnight at their home.

And then there are the transport coordinators who plan the route, recruit the volunteers (sent out many emails begging for drivers), monitor the journey each weekend and then start planning the next one and the one after that.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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While it is great that there are now a couple of for profit businesses such as this guy who transport large numbers of dogs all at once let us not forget that there are also thousands of unpaid volunteers who drive many dogs along these same routes, from the south on up to New England. There are also transports that cover other areas too and they run along most every major interstate in the nation and on up to Canada as well.

The long journey is broken up in to legs of about 70 to 100 miles and it may take 12 to 15 legs over the course of 2 days to move dogs to either their final adopters or to rescues but there is no charge to either, it's all just done for love of the dogs. Sometimes a transport does include quite a few dogs and then it takes multiple drivers for each leg and someone who is willing to keep the dogs overnight at their home.

And then there are the transport coordinators who plan the route, recruit the volunteers (sent out many emails begging for drivers), monitor the journey each weekend and then start planning the next one and the one after that.
and thanks to a similar post of yours, several years ago now.... I am one of those volunteers.....

I kind of figured he was a business, but was not positive.... the story kind of skipped over that part....
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I kind of figured he was a business, but was not positive.... the story kind of skipped over that part....
Yeah, his rates are about the same as Peterson, $185.00 per dog. I don't have a problem with that if individuals can afford it but rescues can't so that's why in the video you see the dogs going to their final adopters, not to rescue groups. He's not gonna get rich any time soon doing this - the cost of fuel along must be astronomical but he does make a living. With people utilizing these services it hopefully makes it that much easier for rescue-to-rescue groups to move smaller numbers of dogs via volunteer efforts.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Alpha Dog... comes through here and I think on down into Arkansas and then back up into the New England States, charges $125 for the dogs I hand over to them... of course, they are mostly small, pugs and such, so I am sure that makes a difference, too.....

and I am sure that is why most of the dogs we volunteers transport ARE going to rescue.....
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