Hello all~
I am helping get some dogs from another state to PA this weekend. They are rescue dogs and going to a shelter. In the past I wanted to do this, but it never worked out with my schedule or my location. Anything I need to know about helping transport dogs that I might not think of or be told? Thanks!

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Jenny, Maui and Cali Emotion: smile
I am helping get some dogs from another state to PA this weekend. They are rescue dogs and going to ... location. Anything I need to know about helping transport dogs that I might not think of or be told? Thanks!

Is the dog comfortable being contained in a vehicle? If you have to pee/poo him or clean the crate, do you have a plan for getting him leashed at a rest stop next to a busy highway?
Take spare crate blankets, a couple of rolls of paper towel, soap, and garbage bags. Sometimes slip leads are easier to "lasso" a confined dog than clipping a leash to its collar, especially if the dog is agitated.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I am helping get some dogs from another state to PA this weekend. They are rescue dogs and going to ... location. Anything I need to know about helping transport dogs that I might not think of or be told? Thanks!

Make sure you find out when the dogs last did their business, and just to be sure, try to get them to do it themselves. You don't want to know what time I didn't do that.
Check all the paperwork that is coming with the dog to be sure that it is in order, and everything that is supposed to be there is there.

Extras never hurt - water, bowls, blankets, towels, disinfectant wipes, slip leads, etc.
Suja
Jeebus! It's been a long day. What I meant was
I am helping get some dogs from another state to Pa. this week end..Anything I need to know about helping transport dogs that I might not think of or be told?

Jenny
That is a generous deed. I hope I am not too late with my tip you may already be on the road.
I am sure you have made every attempt to be sure they do not become seperated from you and the vehichle before arriving. However in the unlikely event that happens it would be a good idea to have some form of ID affixed to their collar. I know they are going to a shelter and I know it is a last minute idea but maybe you could come up with some temporary form of ID information to affix to their collars.

Happy trails. I hope you have a safe trip and that the dogs you deliver find a happy home.
Be Free..Judy
Hello all~ I am helping get some dogs from another state to PA this weekend. They are rescue dogs and ... about helping transport dogs that I might not think of or be told? Thanks! ~~ Jenny, Maui and Cali Emotion: smile

Make sure you have enough crates with fixed water bowls and that they are large enough for the dogs
Potty breaks are a big risk so be extra careful when you take the dos in and out of the crates.
Well done for doing this and good luck.
Alison
Hello all~
Thanks to everyone who gave me the great tips and advice. I was looking forward to helping transport the dogs tomorrow but got an email a few minutes ago that they are going to a different rescue so I won't be needed this time. I will be using these tips in the future though when the opportunity arises so will keep them saved.
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Jenny, Maui and Cali Emotion: smile
Make sure you have enough crates with fixed water bowls

I don't agree with this. Watering dogs at potty stops is perfectly adequate and will keep your car cleaner and drier. My dogs have clip on water buckets in their car crates, but they are kept empty while we're in motion.
Paper towels, paper towels, paper towels, febreeze, flea spray to spray your car with post-transport. A tarp or rubber tray to go under the crates.
I like slip leads as well, but make sure you're comfortable handling strange dogs. You need to get a leash on completely before the step foot out of their crate, which means reaching in.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Make sure you have enough crates with fixed water bowls>>>

I don't agree with this. Watering dogs at potty stops is perfectly adequate and will keep your car cleaner and drier. My dogs have clip on water buckets in their car crates, but they are kept empty while we're in motion. >>.

Sure. I agree with you. Fixed bowls in the crate are handy for when you stop
and you are not able to let the dog out for any reason or open his crate and she needs a drink.
Alison