Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Ride on the Brittany Transport

This week's special guest for Dogs on Thursday is a very sweet young man called Winston. He needed a lift from his foster home in South Carolina to his forever home in Vermont. For my non-US readers, that's 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) or so. What to do? Hop aboard the Brittany Transport! The route is divided into segments of 60-90 minutes of driving, and an email goes out to all American Brittany Rescue and National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network volunteers in the states along the way. Once the segments are filled, the dog is on his or her way! It's a wonderful system, and you meet some of the nicest people in the world picking up and dropping off these sweet dogs.

Anyway, Winston's transport was scheduled for last weekend. Here is the adorable Winston at the pick-up spot in Delaware:
Excuse the trash in the photo - he was just happy to have a chance to stretch his legs. At this point, he had been on the road for almost 11 hours that day, with short 10 minute potty breaks every hour or so. He was such a sweet boy, and a very good rider in the car! He just wanted to curl up and take a nap, and wondered why I was interrupting his snoozing by trying to take pictures of him.
My sister and I handed him off at around 8:00pm, and he just had one more leg of the journey before reaching his "Bed and Biscuit" stop for the night. He started the journey again Sunday morning, and finally reached his new mommy Sunday afternoon.

Sweet, sweet Winston is adjusting very nicely to his new home. Here is a picture that his new mommy sent to all of the volunteers who helped transport this loving boy.Doesn't he look like he is settling in well? I just wish we could save them all...

13 comments:

Channon said...

He looks like a senior fellow, but so INCREDIBLY sweet... I just want to crawl in the photo with him and snuggle!

GoldenTracks said...

so great to participate in transport for a new rescue!

Gnat said...

What a great thing! That is awesome that you have this way to transport the dogs that far! He looks like such a cute boy.

Tina. said...

What a beautiful story. He looks like he will do quite well and he is a handsome one isn't he! Happy Dot's!

soulbrush said...

what an amazing scheme, and what a lucky doggie he is...aaw bless you all for caring so much and happy dot to you all.

Donna Lee said...

What a cutie. And what a wonderful network. It made me feel all warm and gooey inside to see Winston in his new home all settled.

Sue said...

What a beautiful boy. Our breed club does the same hand off transport and so does our local training club. It ties into other training clubs across the country. I think it's a wonderful thing to do to help these little guys get to a safe place.

Sonya said...

He looks so sweet. I love a happy ending!

dogyarnfun said...

Wow, what a great idea to transport a pup to his new home. I would love to participate in this endeavor next time.

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

He is gorgeous and looks very very sweet. I love him already.

I'd like to help transport cute doggies!!

Jennifer said...

This is a wonderful organization, and such a worthwhile cause. Sounds like Winston will have a loving forever home :) Kudos for you for doing this good work!

Nichole said...

Winston is GORGEOUS!!!!!
Hey - if you ever hear of the need for a leg thru New England, let me know. We'd be more than happy to help out with covering Mass/NH - maybe even from NH to Maine or VT, depending when/where/what!

Thalia said...

I know you already know this, but you are doing wonderful work. You are awesome.