URGENT BONNIE JUST ADDED 2/22!
DOGS ON THE MOVE is delighted to help both Manatee and Miami get their DOGS ON THE MOVE. This is DOTM Transport #113.
Mostly a Manatee van with a few Miami dogs as well. Miami had a full DOTM van leave on 2/19.
As you can see by dogs leaving...we have worked hard to ensure that the very hard to place dogs get an equal opportunity to find happy lives elsewhere. We thank our DOTM partners for agreeing to take them and find wonderful homes for them. These amazing dogs are going to the following partners:
Animal Rescue Foundation - Wheaton, IL
JCHS - Maquoketa, IA
AHFA - Huntley, IL
Tri-County Humane Society - St. Cloud, MN
There are Pits, Pit mixes, HW+ dogs, skin conditions, etc. and the majority that will be leaving are large dogs. There are big black dogs that did not have a chance without us. We make it a point to make sure big black dogs do not fall to Black Dog Syndrome. There are dogs taken from the euthanasia lists as well. This is what the transport program is about, helping the dogs that truly need help first.
This fundraiser is for gas for the Manatee portion of the trip, driver fee(s), tolls, hotel for one night on the way back, food for dogs and drivers, incidentals, van repair and maintenance as needed, sanitizing the van upon return and Paypal fees.
Please donate and share. These dogs are depending on YOU!
-DOGS ON THE MOVE - Manatee & Miami
We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
Descriptions below, photos in the gallery to the right:
NOTE: When we started the transport program in Miami and for a long time, WE COVERED ALL TRANSPORT EXPENSES FOR MDAS (aside from 10 days boarding). Later they started helping. We are doing the same for Manatee County. That is why gas is included here for Manatee and not for Miami. Miami is covering their portion of the gas and we apprecaite them doing so.
NOTE:Dogs can be changed out or removed from this transport at the sole discretion of DOTM..
NOTE:Our transports (per animal) are considerably less than any others traveling these long distances. This can be accomplished as SOMEof our partners give a donation to offset the considerable cost. Of course, there are partners that cannot donate at all. However, we will always try and work with our partners to get these animals safely ON THE MOVE.
NOTE:If additional dogs are added, this fundraiser will be adjusted accordingly.
NOTE: These two used transport vehicles are OURS. We have never received a van or funding or a grant for any van from MDAS or anyone else. In fact, we have never received a grant from anyone for anything.
It would be lovely however to receive such a grant :) We really do need a Sprinter type vehicle or even a Winnebago type vehicle so that we can carry more dogs out of harm's way. A donated van would be amazing!
MDAS has received funding for a grant from the ASPCA for THEMSELVES due to the hard work and the success of our program. That van will belong to MDAS to use as they see fit. We have never seen this van nor does it belong to us.
Moe A0611885 is a 1 yr 5 mo old neutered Lab mix who weighs 51 lbs. He likes to investigate and discover things, and he quickly learned how to retrieve a ball and to sit, shake and lay down for treats. He is smart, he likes hugs and gives kisses. He's great with other dogs. A big black dog in trouble with no palce to go, now has a chance at a new life!
Penny A062699 is a female chocolate Lab, 6 yrs old and 49 lbs. She is heartworm positive which is being treated prior to transport. Penny is a gentle soul who lights up with a kind smile and word. As the saying goes, still waters run deep, and Penny embodies "still waters." She doesn't ask for much, just a loving place to call home. Her coat is a beautiful deep brown to chocolate down her sides and legs. She's an elegant girl. She is great on walks and trots right by your side with or without a leash. Appears to be housebroken and is good with other dogs.
Thomas A062851 is a 3 yr old male Retreiver mix, 60 lbs. He's a calm and relaxed dog. While all the dogsaround him get walk, Thomas shows such patience waiting for his turn. When he's taken out he is such a gentleman and prefers to walk right next to your leg and looks up at you often for direction. He's just a calm, sweet, happy dogwho does well with other dogs. He would be a great pick for a family with smaller kids and other dogsdue to his calm and gentle nature.
Cindy A062546 is a Black and White, spayed female, Labrador Retriever and Smooth Coated Collie mix who is about three years old. She is a very sweet dog, friendly and loves to play with toys...especially the canvas fish! She would sit and also lay down for treats, and enjoyed attention from us, but her first love was the fish. All you need to do is supply her with a favorite toy and she is a happy camper! Anotehr black dog who did not have a chance to leave!
Gump A062574 is a red, neutered male, Vizsla mix listed as about three years and five months old, 63 lbs. He was a bit shy in the beginning but soon warmed up to attention and liked treats.
Stella A0499272 is a 3 yr old spayed Lab/Pit mix who is 51 lbs of pure love. She has been at the shelter for a long time, but no one is willing to give up on her since she's very sweet, eager to please, happy and friendly. She's great with other dogsand just wants to find her place in the world. This dogwould not disappoint any new family.
Andy A060598 is FUN! This 2 yr old brindle pit terrier mix is full of love. He's a trim 48 lbs of energy and playfulness. Andy is ready for hours of fetch, catch and chase with his new family. He would do great with an active family with other dogsto romp around with. He's a natural born athlete who has a look of pure joy when he runs. He was on the euthanasia list on the day when we placed the hold for transport.
Ryanne A062250 This beautiful young lady is a study in black and white. The best guess is she is lab and pit mix. She is about 1 years old, very smart, and full of puppy energy. She is full grown at 47 pounds and does very well with other dogs. She loves to run and play ball. Has a forever home waiting in Iowa!
Holly A061836 is a spayed red and white hound mix. She is a sweet dog and loves to play fetch with a tennis ball. Appears to be housebroken, does wonderfully with people and friendly with other dogs. She is heartworm positive which is being treated prior to transport.
Chulo A062238 is a 4 yr old Rottweiler mix who weighs 60 lbs. He walks nicely on a leash and will let you know he wants a tummy or back rub. He wasn't into toys, but he loved rolling in the grass, stretching into a pretzel shape, so he could get his back and chin against the grass. Bonnie met him when we had our meeting at Manatee and promised him she would get him out. A promise is a promise, as she always says. He's housebroken and great with other dogs. He is heartworm positive which is being treated prior to transport.
Trick A1591905.A 1 year old tan female Rat Terrier mix. Her weight is 26lbs. She is very sweet and gentle. She is great with other dogs. She has an umbilical hernia that will need to be tended to. She is in the URI section here and very urgent with no time left.
Saidey A1592667. A 7 month old tricolored female Rottweiler/Burmese Mountain dog mix. Her weight is 45lbs. She is shy but sweet and always greets you with a wagging tail. She loves other dogs and you will occasionally find her licking her kennel mates. She is currently in the URI section here and very urgent.
Mia A1560096. A 2 year old black and tan female Terrier mix.. Her weight is about 28lbs. She is super sweet and great with other dogs. She came in with Jackie, next.
Jackie A1594705. A 2 year old black and tan female Terrier mix. Her weight is about 28lbs. She came in with Mia. She is the more shy one of the two but she is sweet.
Chewy A1594139. A 1 year and 5 month old brindle and white male Basset Hound/American Bulldog mix. His weight is 32lbs. He had an adopter hold but they did not show up for him, making him urgent.He is very sweet and loves other dogs.
Tommy A1593400.A 6 month old tan and black male Beagle/Rat Terrier mix. His weight is 8lbs. He is a very happy little puppy who just loves to give kisses. He had an adopter hold but they cancelled. Hed back from previous transport due to illness.
ADDED FROM MANATEE 2/22:
Bonnie A061908 is a 2 yr old female brown merle Lab/Catahoula mix who weighs approx 53 lbs. She is playful, very good with other dogs, and full of life and love. She's enthusiastic and jubilant about everything and shows herself to be a happy-go-lucky girl. She will need to be with a family who can exercise her and take her on adventures.