Also, look at the volunteer map. Maybe there will be someone in Phoenix that can foster this baby until other pilots are lined up. It would be a shame to miss this first leg because the rest of the route isn't ready. Also, you might get better response sending an email privately by mapping the route by using the transport map link and then see what pilots and volunteers are close. Not everyone checks the forums regularly, but if you ask directly, some people might step up. People that might be traveling for the 4th might be willing to take a dog along. Good luck! I can't wait to see him here in the St. Louis area!