BC: Petey with his mom Gabby, on their way to Rescue Me! in PA. My guess is that Petey's dad was a dachshund. | Mack, chocolate lab mix boy on his way from a kill shelter to a no-kill rescue in Connecticut. Just totally perfect little puppy. He completely idolized Gypsy (whom he'd never met before) and wanted to do exactly what she did. It was adorable. | Speckles (with Rowdy). Adorable Catahoula puppy. Escaped death in a Kentucky pound when a foster family in Virginia agreed to care for him -- he has now been adopted by a loving forever family. | Treeing Walker Coonhound. Now with her adoptive family in New England.
FC: Sibyl is a Sweetie!
1: Cookie, gorgeous mini-Aussie. | Misha, probably the cutest puppy to ever walk the face of the earth. A real cuddle bug. She already has an adoptive family waiting for her. My best guess on her parentage: Chow (definitely) and Yorkie (possibly). A Choworkie! | Another picture of irresistible Misha. | Kismet, the first rescue dog I ever drove. She is a deaf Aussie pup and was on her way to her adoptive home in North Carolina.
2: Dash. I almost took this one home with me instead of sending him on to Vermont.
3: Isaiah, totally sweet golden retriever who was abandoned by his "family" at a high kill shelter in Alabama when they decided they didn't want him anymore. Thank you to TN Valley Golden Retriever Rescue for taking Isaiah in and treating his heartworms. Isaiah was adopted almost immediately after being posted on the TVGRR website. | This is Oreo. Thank you Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue for saving Oreo when she was dumped, very pregnant, in a kill facility in northeast Tennessee. She is a tiny little thing and just adorable. How could her family just leave her?
4: Soft-coated wheaten mix on her way up north. | Basset hound going to New England Basset Rescue. | Sweet Basset mix on her way to New England Basset Rescue. | Oreo's eight puppies! Just under a week old and very tiny.
5: Treeing Walker Coonhound. Now with her adoptive family in New England.
6: Freckles and Bowtie, passing through Knoxville and going up to New England. Nice Aussie brothers. The whole rescue crew had fun chasing Bowtie around the Cracker Barrel parking lot when he slipped his lead. | Flash, a little puggle on his way to an adoptive home in Connecticut. No need to pay big bucks for this kind of "designer dog" -- you can find them in shelters, too.
7: More Bassets on the way to NEBHR. | Fourteen yorkies going from a closed-down puppy mill in Arkansas to a yorkie rescue in Pennsylvania. Never thought I would have fourteen dogs in my car.
8: So cute! This doggie was just minutes from the gas chamber when he was spared and sent up to rescue in the northeast. | Maggie, another designer "Puggle" who was saved from near-euthanasia at the pound. | Herbie, an absolutely awesome little dog. Herbie has been adopted through ROAR in Connecticut.
9: Nick, a perfect gentleman. Probably a Golden Retriever - Basset mix. Nick has now been adopted through New England Basset Hound Rescue. | Two of four Aussie-Catahoula (?) mix pups who were sick and eaten up with mange when spared from death in Georgia by a kind rescuer. The rescuer spent weeks nursing them back to health and they are now headed up to Connecticut, where several families have already submitted applications to adopt them. | So many hounds die in Southern shelters. These lucky few made it out of kill shelters and were sent north to no-kill rescues in New England.
10: Basset hound puppy and soft-coated wheaten terrier mix head north to safety.
11: Rupert, sweet and gentle Catahoula who escaped death in the county pound, went all the way to New York for doggie foster care, and has now found his forever family. | Speckles (with Rowdy). Adorable Catahoula puppy. Escaped death in a Kentucky pound when a foster family in Virginia agreed to care for him -- he has now been adopted by a loving forever family. | Gabby, a tough little Yorkie who was abandoned at a kill shelter in Louisiana when she delivered non-purebred Yorkie puppies. Three died, one was adopted, and the last one (Petey) was with her on their way to Rescue Me Yorkie Rescue in PA. There's a better picture of Petey in this album. | Rowdy, aptly-named Aussie pup.
12: Jello, a sweet Catahoula girl who was found wandering as a stray in Louisiana. Jello passed through Knoxville on her way up to her foster family in Fairfax, Virginia. Jello enjoyed riding with my dog and destroying a green Kong along the way to Kingsport. Jello has now been adopted! | Very sweet boy. | Petey with his mom Gabby, on their way to Rescue Me! in PA. My guess is that Petey's dad was a dachshund. | On her way to safety in the northeast. | Boomer, on his way to a no-kill rescue in South Carolina. Boomer was pulled when he was literally minutes away from death in a county pound in Kentucky. At that particular pound, almost 90% of the dogs who go in the door are killed. Boomer is definitely a very lucky dog.
13: 4 black lab puppies on their way to Patriot Lab Rescue in New England. Cute dogs but what a handful! A great reminder to me of why it is best to adopt older dogs. | Dakota (adult) and Teddy (puppy), saved from kill shelters in the south and placed with families in New England. Teddy is a typical adorable lab puppy. Dakota is so calm and loving - I would have taken her home if I could. She will make her new family a wonderful pet.
14: Butch, who spent his life chained alongside Brownie and was also almost shot. A loving and gentle dog, probably a collie mix. Thank you Smiling Dog Farm for saving the lives of these two good dogs who did not deserve to be shot after living lives of misery. | This is Eli, a perfect gentleman who loves to give kisses and rides quietly in the car. He has the softest fur! I wanted to take him home. Eli has been adopted and will be living in New Hampshire. | Brownie, at his overnight on his way to Smiling Dog Farm sanctuary in Texas. Brownie spent his entire life on a chain outdoors, and was just hours away from being shot by an owner who was tired of him when he was pulled by rescuers and sent to Smiling Dog.
15: Sweet Padma. She was terrified. | Gavin, a purebred golden retriever. Tons of energy and crazy for toys. | George, another nicely behaved and sweet dog. George is a Great Labrynees.
16: Jack and Daniel were pulled from a kill shelter near Memphis and placed in approved adoptive homes in the northeast. Too cute. | Kyra and her 12 puppies (age 2 weeks). Anyone wanting a lab puppy, don't buy from a backyard breeder -- consider checking with a breed rescue. These little guys will be available through Patriot Lab Rescue. | This scared little Catahoula puppy doesn't even have a name. He and his brother were on their way to a foster family via Catahoula Rescue.
17: Roscoe, lab mix puppy headed to rescue in New England. | Bonnie, golden retriever puppy going to Paws4Rescue in Connecticut. | Ponto, a pointer/hound mix, rides in his crate with my dog Ellie in front of him. It's a good thing I brought Ellie along, as he refused to do anything other than cower on the ground unless she was walking next to him. Ponto was saved from a high-kill shelter in Alabama and is on his way to his new family in Pennsylvania.
18: Clyde, Bonnie's brother, also going to Paws4Rescue. | Bruno, beagle/JRT mix on his way to his forever family in New England. Bruno found that toy in a crate in my car and decided he had to keep it with him for the rest of his trip, so I let him take it.
19: Mamasita, very good-natured bull terrier mix. She has an adoptive family already waiting for her up north. | I think this is Blackie and Lola, but wouldn't swear to it. This weekend was a big transport -- 16 dogs -- and I am not sure I have them all identified correctly!
20: Sweet, scared Prada. Not a great pic - hard to take a good picture of a black dog sitting in shadows! She had to be carried in and out of cars, she was so scared. Prada was on her way up from Georgia, heading to New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Rescue in CT. | Sugar, calm, friendly, shepherd/terrier mix on her way from Georgia to adoptive family in New England. | 4 basset hounds on their way to rescue or forever families via New England Basset Hound Rescue. I know Taz is the one in front (he is STRONG!) and the other three might be Herbie, Sammie, and Smokie. There was another basset, Camille, on this trip, but I think she was being walked elsewhere when this picture was taken.
21: Rosie, very skinny and attention-starved brittany on her way to a foster home in New England. Thank you New England Brittany Rescue for saving Rosie from death in a kill pound. | Zoe, Susan (person), and Ellie (my dog) in Kingsport for the hand-off. Zoe is now at her foster home in the northeast. She has a ton of energy and strong hunting/pointing instincts. I hope that a hunter who is good to his dogs will adopt her. Thank you National Brittany Rescue for saving Zoe. | Gypsy, golden retriever mix on her way from a kill pound near Nashville to an adoptive family in Connecticut. Good manners and very protective of her home and family. | Teddy, sweet, calm pug on his way to his forever family up north.
22: Mack, chocolate lab mix boy on his way from a kill shelter to a no-kill rescue in Connecticut. Just totally perfect little puppy. He completely idolized Gypsy (whom he'd never met before) and wanted to do exactly what she did. It was adorable.