Another successful year ~ thanks to you!

When I started driving rescue transport 7 years ago, I had no idea something like Martha’s Mutt Movers would be the end result. I drove for a year, then decided to branch out as a coordinator. By the end of 2012, the website was up and running, the Inc was formed, and Martha’s Mutt Movers was a non-profit. And none of that would have been possible without the Mutt Movers. Rescue transport is all about the drivers. Without you, there is […]

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To ask or not to ask….fuel assistance is the question.

Lately I have had several drivers ask for fuel assistance. The request seems to always include something like “I’m ashamed to have to ask” or “I really hate to have to ask, but”. So I decided it was time to clear the air on fuel assistance. Martha’s Mutt Movers does one thing and one thing only – transport dogs. All donations are used solely for that purpose. Those of you that give generously of your time and vehicle, those funds […]

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Traveling companions ~ reserve yours today!

Spending the holidays with your kids in VA? Visiting mom in NY? Have a family reunion in TN? Why not take a buddy on that long drive to keep you company!!  If you have a long haul driving offer to make, send me an email (martha@marthasmuttmovers.org) and I will do my best to get you a furry friend (or friends!) to give you tons of thank you kisses for your efforts!  Just tell me the dates you are traveling (to […]

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How can I battle potential cooties?

Many have asked what to do if they find out they have transported dogs that ended up sick. As volunteers, we rely completely on the information that the sending party gives us. Yes, health certificates are required, by federal law, when the dogs are crossing state lines, but as many experienced drivers know, sometimes those health certs aren’t what they appear to be. Just as there are unreliable and irresponsible rescues, drivers, coordinators and volunteers, there are also irresponsible and […]

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What is a martingale (no slip) collar?

When fitted properly, a Martingale collar, more commonly called a “no slip” collar, is wonderful for transport dogs.  It makes it virtually impossible for a dog to get out of his collar. So what is “fitted properly”? You need to make sure that the collar is small enough on the dog that the looped portion, when pulled taught by a leash, closes the collar to the size of the dogs neck.  If the loop doesn’t pull the collar “closed” around […]

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Shopping on Amazon.com? Giving back is made easy!

Holidays are upon us! Planning on shopping Amazon.com?  Did you know if you click this link to get to Amazon.com, any purchase you make will raise funds to help keep the mutts moving? That’s right! Just click this link to do your shopping and everything you buy will give a little % back to help Martha’s Mutt Movers move those mutts!! There is no cost to you, Amazon gives back a % of what you buy. So shop shop shop and thank you for helping […]

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Unable to drive? Still want to help? How about monitoring?

There is a lot of work that goes into putting a transport together. Starting with screening the rescues, ending with that final update that the run is complete.  I put more time into my transports than my paying job – and that’s a 40 hr/week job!    It doesn’t end when the run is moving either. There are phone calls from drivers, email updates to all involved on the run, putting out fires if something happens (driver ill, traffic jam, […]

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