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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