ABOUT US: We are a shelter/rescue/transport network that moves dogs from shelters in WV, KY & OH to rescues throughout the northeastern states. We also assist our member shelters by screening rescue applications for them (which avoids the redundancy of you having to submit applications to both the shelter and transport coordinator). If your application is approved, we can give you access to this network, which will also give you the ability to pull from more shelters within the network.
We will only transport to rescues that have completed this screening process. If you are a southern rescue wanting to send dogs north and you already work with some rescues that you would like us to help transport to, they must also submit this application if they are not already a member of our network.
We use a group site to communicate between the shelters and rescues. Approved rescues who have the ability to check email regularly are welcome to join this group. It is not a Facebook group, so you must use email to join. The shelters post their dogs/cats in need to the rescues via this group site.
We can also offer assistance with home visits throughout the northeast via the rescues and drivers in our network.
An independent volunteer screener reviews/processes the application and checks the references and then sends it back to the transport coordinator and shelter you are applying to pull from. She does work a full-time day job so this process can take several days to (rarely) a week to complete depending on how quickly your references respond to her. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENDING ORGANIZATIONS (shelters and foster-based rescues): All sending organizations must ensure all animals they are sending on our transports are healthy prior to boarding the transport. If a dog coughs, has funky looking stool, or is vomiting even on the morning of the transport, you must hold them back, get treatment, and assign them to another transport once they are healthy. We do not knowingly transport anything communicable to other animals. We will transport dogs with Demodex as long as the vet has certed they are healthy enough for transport and the receiving organization is aware of the condition and agreed to continue treatment and assume the cost for that. Sending organizations must treat all passengers for internal and external parasites (including worms, coccidia, giardia, fleas and ticks) prior to assigning them to a transport date. Any dog aged 6 months or older must have at minimum a heartworm test, but we strongly recommend you instead do a 4DX test to check for tick-related diseases.
In order to send dogs to Pennsylvania-based rescues, your organization must have the Pennsylvania Out of State Dealer License. You can join our network without it, but will not be able to transfer any dogs to rescues, shelters, or adopters residing in the state of Pennsylvania until you get this license.