Transport options are governed by the location of the dog and the location of the adopter. For dogs in the south heading to adopters in new England, we recommend a professional transport service. Adopters on the west coast are encouraged to have the dog flown to a nearby airport. Dogs on the west coast heading east are also typically flown. We also utilize truckers whenever possible.
If we happen to have a ground transport set up for a dog coming into our program, we will move as many dogs as possible by that means. For those inclined to do so, you may pick up the dog at or near the foster home.
Yes. We charge a $35 fee to off-set the cost of getting the dog to the airport or professional transport service. The transport service or airline also charges a fee, which is the responsibility of the adopter. We strongly encourage a monetary gift to truckers who transport dogs.
Ground transports are difficult to set up and fill. In some cases, folks are willing to drive, but cannot afford the cost of fuel. The adopter could be asked to cover any fuel costs (if requested) for volunteers who drive on longer ground transports. The $35 transport fee assessed by SOS will be used in cases of shorter ground transports, with no additional contributions from the adopter.