I decided to give well wishes to the little furballs, and document the occasion with a few rare photos that would make my sister, the Pomeranian lover, jealous! Here they are Joyce, see them and weep!
That afternoon, between appointments, we notice a mini bus/ large van pull into the parking lot.
Suddenly mature and composed, we introduce ourselves to Linda, the driver, who gives us a brief rundown of the transport plan. She is driving our dogs, and several other pets all the way to California. This is what they do! On the bus was a cat going to Fresno to be with his owners who have moved there, a dog going to San Diego to be with his owners who moved there, a few other animals whose owners are moving, and our 11 poms going to rescue in Orange, California. Their expected arrival was Saturday.
From their website,
"Here are some reasons why Precious Pet Transport Service should be on your moving list.
- Ground Transportation is generally less traumatic for your pet.
- Every pet has their own comfortable USDA crate for traveling appropriate to their size.
- Dogs are given at least 4 scheduled walks a day.
- Bottled water is available to pets 24 hours a day.
- Cats have litter boxes available when needed.
- Clients are given the phone number of the driver and can call for daily updates to check on the welfare and location of their pet.
- We feed your pet according to your instructions.
- Vans are kept climate controlled, winter and summer.
- Pets are NOT left alone in the vehicle at night. "
We started bringing the dogs up, double checking that their collars and ID tags were secure and intact as we loaded them onto the bus. One dog had a repeated loss of collar in our backyard, and it was missing again as we brought her up. We went to look for it and found it in our backyard. We quickly replaced the collar and moved the tags, a painstaking task, to the new one. Identification on this trip is vital!
We climbed up into the van and got the tour.
I know you are waiting for the good and the bad in this story...
Good = 11 dogs rescued
Bad = 11 dogs leaving our care for good.
Good bye wishes to our new furry friends, and a big Thank You to our new rescue friends:
Southern California Pomeranian Rescue
Precious Pet Transport Services
You can see photos of their arrival in Orange, California if you are a facebook member. Join the group "Southern California Pomeranian Rescue Facebook Fan Page" Click on their "Photos" page. Look for their "Iowa Rescue" Album and see the dogs arrival and care program happen!
Chapter 3 is NOT the final chapter in this rescue...
To be continued...
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