Marianne belongs to a group that transports rescue dogs, mostly east of the Mississippi. It is organized by a woman called Martha and it's called Martha's Mutt Movers.
The dogs are transported by volunteers in relay fashion. It's been a few years since we drove one of the legs with a black Labrador but we took part again and our task was to pick up two dogs at a Cracker Barrel just off I-95 / route 543 and drop them off at a Dunkin Donuts just south of Philadelphia, a distance of about 60 miles. The relay starts in Georgia and ends in northern New Jersey.
Our route. We did not do all of the route in blue because we can avoid the $12 in tolls on I-95 by travelling on route 40, the grey route on the southern side.
We arrived at the Cracker Barrel parking lot and quickly found the vehicle that was described in the directions that were sent to us. No, the lady was not as terrified as she looked. The dogs were kissers, apparently, and very well behaved.
By the way, I did ask permission to use their photos.
They even had a sticker on the side of their car identifying them as Mutt Movers.
Our drive up to the Dunkin Donuts was quite uneventful and the next vehicle was already there waiting for us. We had placed the two dogs in out cat carrier and we think the dogs slept most of the way since we did not hear a peep out of them. They were definitely not Airedales.
Chicca and Chicco who were just four months old. Hopefully they will enjoy life with their new owners, whoever they are. These ladies were another couple of dog loving volunteers, not the future owners.
So if you think you might want to help out, go to Martha's Mutt Movers and give it a try.