The dogs we helped save today

7 Jan

This weekend was rather special — we helped rescue two German shorthair pointer mixes, a brother and sister, from a kill shelter to safety with fosters in Minnesota.  Beautiful dogs, even if  not up to AKC color standards for the breed.  And strong!  Almost as strong as a pittie.

There were also some older puppies that joined the run in Nashville.

A good day’s work, made possible by Lynn and Chrissy at Mobile Mutts in Minnesota.

Special thanks to transporters Paulette, Geraldine, Beth, and Jerry and Kathy,  who had the puppies.  Jerry was a transport novice, but he made his first run just fine and learned a lot.  And thanks to all the other drivers too, farther up the line.

Here are some of the pictures from the southern end of today’s rescue transport:

The two shorthairs, changing vehicles in Nashville

These are just magnificent dogs

It was love at first sight for these pupsters

The crates were really handy for the shorthairs

Changing cars in Nashville, TN

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One Response to “The dogs we helped save today”

  1. Jerry January 9, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Thanks Beth…I did have a good run, even though the male chewed through his lead and the female slipped out of her harness (i.e. they were both loose in the back). All in all though, they were well behaved. I could have been better prepared…but the unexpected change from 2 45 lb cattledogs to 2 80 lb pointers meant I had to make do with what I had (I learned). I handed off to Sharon in Cave City, KY who was driving a compact and the pointers had to ride in the back seat. It was probably a good thing that she had a companion riding with her to help with ‘crowd control’. I know the overall transfer was successful but would like to know that she made her leg of the trip without incident…Jerry

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