Rescue Diary - Pickles the pooch packs up and heads to California

in Hive Pets โ€ข 2 years ago

My years of doing rescue transports has taught me one very important thing -
๐Ÿ˜€ Be flexible ๐Ÿ˜€
Lucky little heeler Pickles was dumped at an animal shelter in San Antonio, Texas but this little girl had angels looking over her and she found herself adopted by a family in California ๐Ÿ’–
Of course sometimes even the route to Happy Endings has a few bumps in the road so to speak - so it was with Pickle's ride.
I received a text on Saturday night from the transport coordinator asking if I could pick up a leg, or legs, or ANYTHING on Sunday in New Mexico or Arizona as the transported needed to be completed by today (Monday) and there were still holes in the route.

Ok, fine - What do you need filled??
Oh, um, pretty much all of the route across Arizona
Ok, I'll pick up in Gallup, New Mexico. Where do I drop off
Oh I'm still working on that but I'll let you know ASAP ๐Ÿ˜
So off to NM before dawn Sunday and a 4.5 hour drive along the all-to-familiar I-40 interstate.
Pickles had spent a few days in Albuquerque waiting for the run to be finalized so she was scared at first but sweet and gentle once I carried her into my car.

Lulu must have sensed this and settled in next to her without any of her usual gruffness.20211128_122502.jpg
Pickles just relaxed and napped as the miles clicked by and time together was over before too long
20211128_122524.jpg and the lucky little girl was ready to head for California.
Now she was perking up. No trembling and ready to stretch her legs a bit and meet her new driver friend.





20211128_151728.jpgEven Lulu decided to have a little girl time with Pickles before we parted ways

๐ŸถGood girl Lulu๐Ÿถ
Pickles finished her trip early this afternoon and is now enjoying her new life with her new family (Momma is a veterinarian) before they head out on a camping trip tomorrow
Nice to see her enjoying the blanket I sent along with her as my gift for her new home.



My trip ended up going from Gallup, New Mexico across to Kingman, Arizona - a long, long 325 miles plus 275 miles to the meet in NM and then 145 miles back home from Kingman ๐Ÿš—

A long and (unexpected) trip but seeing another abandoned dog find a loving new family makes all those miles ๐Ÿ’– special ๐Ÿ’–

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I thought that I would share some of my stories of my involvement with transporting/helping out rescue animals (mostly dogs). This is something that I have been doing for the past 7 years or so.
No pay or professionals - just a bunch of great volunteers working together to help the less fortunate animals.
๐Ÿ’–Happy stories that I hope you all enjoy๐Ÿ’–


Here are some rescue organizations that I have worked with and support. Please help out these great people and seek out some of the many other rescue organizations - they always need our help.








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Hooray for Pickles and the furrever home! I love stories like this. Now we just need a few million more of them! :) Thank you for what you do for these loving animals.

Somedays I wish I was super rich so I could care for more or build big wide open places for them all to live.

This is an ultimate goal for me. If I won the lottery I wouldn't even consider a big house or a fancy car, I would just want a big piece of land with a fence so I could provide a home for hundreds of stray animals. That is my dream.


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