Links to non-profit dog (& cat) rescue & dog info sites.
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http://www.olddoghaven.org/ Washington based rescue for old dogs. Please consider a donation to them.
http://www.spinrescue.org/ Texas based Great Pyr rescue that works with other Pyr rescues across the country.
http://www.dogsonly.org An Arkansas based dog rescue group. ( I can personally say they are wonderful people doing a great job.)
www.petfinder.com An extensive source for pet adoption, it lists animals available at shelters across the nation.
http://www.baxtercounty.org/animaladoptions.php Animal Control in Mountain Home, AR.
http://www.humanesocietyofnca.org/ Mountain Home, Arkansas Animal Shelter.
http://www.nwasaveourstrays.org/ North West Arkansas Save Our Strays in Rogers/Bentonville, AR. area. Tremendous people to work with.
http://www.nasrn.com/index.htm National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network. (I can personally attest to the great work this group does.)
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AR61.html Huntsville, AR. shelter. Small but caring animal control.
http://www.lastchancearkansas.org/ reuniting lost pest with their owners and promoting the adoption of animals that are impounded at Little Rock Animal Services.
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AR65.html HUMANE SOCIETY OF INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Batesville, AR.
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN282.html MASH - Moving Animals Safely Home, Cordova, TN
http://www.petswithdisabilities.org/index.html Pets with Disabilities provides invaluable support and resources for the families of disabled pets and for shelters attempting to place special-needs animals into loving homes.
http://www.furrykidsrefuge.org/index.html Great dedicated people in the Kansas city area.
http://dogaddicts.com/smf/index.php This is a positive message board with thousands of dog lovers ready to answer questions, give support, and just be your friend. Highly recommended!
http://www.itsmeowornever.org/homeless.html A touching video (with sound) about homeless dogs and cats.
http://adoptpetshelter.org/pages/default.asp Rescue shelter in IL.
http://www.animalwelfareinc.org/ Shreveport, Louisiana
http://www.animalhouseshelter.com/ in Illinois
http://strayrescue.org/ St Louis, Mo.
http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/ Good site to learn what breed is right for you.
http://www.aldf.org/state_rankings.asp contains a map showing state ranking for animal cruelty laws.
http://www.labs4rescue.com an eastern Labrador Retriever rescue group needing foster homes for expansion to the south and mid west.
Fifteen Legs http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-practice-news-columns/bond-beyond/volunteer-animal-transport-to-foster-or-forever-homes.aspx An interesting book about the volunteers who transport rescued pets all over the United States.
Some are free and some charge.
Pet Transport Net http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PetTransportNet/ Pet Transport Net is a National List for requesting or volunteering to transport rescued animals to their new forever homes.
Colorado Animal Rescue Express http://www.caretransport.org/ Primarily provides rescue transport between Missouri and Colorado.
PetTravel http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pettravel/ This is a list where you can post if you are trying to set up transportation for a rescue trying to make it to their forever home.
Angels On Wheels
Rescue Transport http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RescueTransport/ Dedicated to the transportation of rescue animals.
Rolling Rescue http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rollingrescue/ Rolling Rescue is a place for rescues needing transport and transport volunteers to find each other. Their mission is to recruit truckers, Rivers, commuters and anyone else who travels to the network that helps to move rescued animals to safety, in a rescue or from a rescue. to their new adoptive homes. Most of their transports involve dogs, but all are welcome. Their site mentions a Yahoo group which consists of coordinators who match up the rescue transport need with the driver and his destination.
Small Breed Rescue
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Tom the Trucker email@example.com A rescue friendly truck driver who regularly drives a route between Colorado and the East Coast. The service is free, but most people will donate money to Tom to help off set costs if he must drive off his intended route to deliver dogs.
Companion Rescue & Transport Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Nashville, TN 37221 Phone: 615-260-8473 or 731-217-6196 This rescue is listed on Pet Finder. They do not specifically mention transport on their web page, but due to the fact that transport is part of their rescue's name, I suspect they may assist in transport.
Sky Ark http://www.skyark.org/ Sky Ark Non-Profit Animal Transport As our mission statement says, Sky Ark arranges free air transportation on either Sky Ark-owned aircraft or with other pilots and aircraft owners. Our free air transport service is for the transportation of injured or sick animals in need of health care, rescued animals from shelters, delivery/transport of service animals and for other compelling needs. Many of our volunteer members are pilots who use their own aircraft when we are unable to provide transportation in Sky Ark aircraft. "We will also provide transport for members when there are situations when the USDA or other governmental agency has shut down a puppy mill or seized animals from deplorable conditions, or from failed animal rescue groups. Sky Ark will attempt to provide transportation to these animals, but only when there is excess funding and time available and members contribute via our Transport Request Center."
Flying Paws http://www.flyingpaws.org/ Any organized rescue group, veterinarian or recognized animal care organization may contact Flying Paws concerning transport of their special needs animal. Flying Paws will NOT transport to any KILL, PET STORE, RESEARCH or BREEDING facility.
Kelly's Volunteer Rescue Transport http://kellysresqtransports.wordpress.com/transport-options/ Transport Coordinator: Kelly Gibson email@example.com This volunteer rescue transport service is based out of San Diego, California, but organizes volunteer rescue transports all over the United States, many in the midwest.
Animal Transport Services,
10602 N Port
Washington Rd #204
Alpha Dog Transport http://alphadogtransport.com/rates.html Email: Contact_us@alphadogtransport.com (508) 868-0642 This is not a free service, but is recommended by a rescue in Nashville who specialize in Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands and Saint Bernards
Pooch Logistics http://poochlogistics.com/index.html This is not a free service
Peterson Express Transport Service http://www.petsllc.net/index.php This is not a free service but it might be an option for rescues or adopters from out of state who are unable to travel to pick up their dog and/or if transport can only be arranged from Florida to the north east and west to Arkansas.
Pet Air http://www.flypets.com/ This is not a free service Pet Air provides affordable, professional animal transportation in the most convenient way possible for their customers and their pets.
Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) http://www.ipata.com/ An International Trade Association of animal handlers, pet moving providers, kennel operators, veterinarians and others who are dedicated to the care and welfare of pets and small animals during transport locally . . . nationwide. . . worldwide.
Pro-Pet-Transports http://www.pro-pet-transports.com/ Click on link to learn if this is a free service or a fee is involved. Currently the largest pet transportation company in the continental United States, operating from nine branch offices located throughout the nation. Dedicated to providing the safest and most reliable transportation for animals nationwide. Licensed by the USDA-APHIS program under the federal Health and Welfare Transport Act and is a standing member of the Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA). All driver/attendants are licensed, bonded and qualified in their professional experience with animal care.
Here you will find transport organizations and groups, yahoo groups, and mailing lists.
Some are nationwide, while some only cover certain regions or
states. Some are breed-specific, while others are all-breeds and/or
all-animals. There are also some that specialize in special needs and senior
dogs, as well as last minute rescues.
Boxer Canine Underground Railroad http://ladywind.com/rescue/boxercur.html
Miniature Schnauzer Drive Rescue Network (CUR) http://home.earthlink.net/~msfriends/msrdn/index.html
Basenji Underground Railroad http://midtown.net/bur/
Bulldog Rescue Railroad www.rainyday.net/dd/railroad/ (British (English) Bulldogs)
Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport www.ccrt.net/
Eskie Railroad www.heartbandits.com/Pages/Railroad.htm American Eskimo dogs
Chihuahua Rescue Transport www.chihuahua-rescue.com US and Canada
Pet Transport Net http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/PetTransportNet/
Dog Rescue Railroad http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Dog_Rescue_Railroad/
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