Sue how far north could you go with your GSD, could you do Grants Pass OR and meet Douglas or to Eugene, OR and meet Laura, who maybe could drop your GSD in Portland on her return trip, if she is willing? Then you take JW the bloodhound back to your base? Then I would need a pilot from Rio Vista, CA to Bakersfield, CA if I am reading this right?
We have Douglas willing to go from Eugene, Oregon to Grants Pass, Oregon... He could take JW - bloodhound south meet you in Grants Pass, OR and pick up the GSD... take it back to Eugene, Oregon, then maybe do Ground Transport from Eugene, OR to Portland, OR as Laura would already be on her way back to WA... You return to your home base with JW and we get a pilot to do Rio Vista, CA to Bakersfield, CA??