Stories from the Dog Rescue Railroad.

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I am the author of Every Rescued Dog Has a Tale and a volunteer with many dog transport groups on the internet. ALL profits from the sale of the book have gone to dog rescue groups and rural animal shelters. Follow me on

Sunday, August 16, 2009


On Saturday, August 15, my husband Mike and I helped transport this precious little girl to her foster home in Ann Arbor, MI. Emmy had been found as a stray down South, was rescued and taken into boarding by National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network. After being spayed and checked out by a vet, received all her shots, she is now going to her foster home until she finds a forever family.

I have driven dogs for them several times this year and the Anatolians continue to be one of my favorite dog breeds. I had never even heard of this breed until this year. They seem to be a great mixture of mellow and affectionate. The NASRN carefully screens the new adopters because they have special needs.

If you think you might be the perfect family for one of these LARGE dogs, please check out their website. They have so many needing homes right now.

Although Emmy is adorable she is not a typical example of this breed. She is a mixture of Anatolian and Great Pyrenees, and she is only 4 months old. I think Emmy is going to be QUITE a large dog when she grows up. Right now she is in foster care in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has a sibling named Annie who is now a therapy dog but once was rescued by NASRN.

This was a nice easy transport and I met two drivers that I have transported with before, so it is like meeting up with old friends from different cities.

If you would like to spend YOUR weekends helping homeless animals find their way to new lives, just go to Yahoo Groups and check into "dog transports".

You will sleep better that night than you have in a long time with a most contented feeling that you did SOMETHING to end the staggering rate of euthanasia in this country of adoptable dogs and cats.