Hi, 3 Advisors.
I'm new to your site, but was referred by others in the rescue community, particularly the San Francisco shelter. Apparently you worked with them to transport a load of small dogs across country.
I usually do rescue work regionally in the San Francisco Bay area, when one or another group asks for my assistance. However, now I have to find help with a family member's dog in Indianapolis, an older black lab originally acquired from Black Lab Rescue. He's a sweet guy, but stressed. He's been in trouble, nipping people at the property line. His family (2 adults and 4 kids) is too busy and stressed to exercise him enough, and the fights about what to do with him are tearing the family apart. They have to find him another home soon, and if they don't, he will be euthanized. He's also lame in his two back legs, and needs a home without active children jumping on him.
I've had a lot of foster dogs like him, who adapt quickly when they have regular exercise and a quiet home. So, I've agreed to take him. He'll get plenty of exercise here, and a lot more socialization and consistency than he's getting now. However, we are struggling to find a compassionate way to get him here. My sister-in-law can accompany him, but we don't want to fly him via commercial airline.
Since one of your advisors is from Indianapolis, I'm writing to you to get advice. My sister-in-law will also be signing up on this site, to see if we can make a match.
I'm working on an off-leash campaign that will wind down at the end of May, so we were hoping to move him then. Can you suggest how we can go about this? I get the impression that a 2,000 mile trip requires a lot of coordination.
Thank you so much for your work. Lisa Vittori