Transport can be very stressful on your new family member. That's why we are very selective on who we use to transport our adopted pets. But we do like to give our adopters some options because we know everyone is spread out. We have been doing this for almost 15 years and in that time these are the 2 transport companies that we've grown to trust and love. They are also USDA certified. Each of these companies has pre-determined meeting locations, times and schedules that you can find on their websites, FB pages, or via a google doc link. Adopters simply tell us which stop is most convenient for them, then once the adoption is finalized we schedule the transport and adopters show up on the day (usually Saturday) their pup is scheduled to arrive. The company that is used is typically determined by when your dog will be ready to travel.
Option 1: HEARTS is owned and operated by husband and wife Jason and Amanda Hopson and they take excellent care of the pups and treat each of them like their own. They are a 24 hour transport service which greatly reduces the stress on the pup. You can find them on FB and their meeting locations are at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bn_7cHFuIXXpaGNLugWSDhe_cgXypy_i9qEfVN1piI/edit?usp=sharing
Option 2: Red Fern Ranch & Transport. This is my personal friend Bill who is a retired firefighter and he is now realizing his dream of doing more than just fostering for rescues. He has now started his own transport company to assist the other reputable transport companies in getting our rescued pups safely to their new rescues or adopters from the south to the north. He has been a foster so he knows just how important it is that our babies get to where they are going safe and comfortably. You can see his meeting locations at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1og7mOzgJX76ZOmO_qTfT0BT6Z8bqkTgmhcbuNg6H178/edit or visit him on FB at https://www.facebook.com/102393087794664/
And of course we are open to suggestions. If you have adopted from the south before and know of an excellent transport company that you want to use, we would be happy to accommodate. Just let us know.
Our goal is just to get your family member home safely. And of course if you are up for a road trip and want to drive down to pick up your baby, we will waive the transport portion of the fee ($150).