The Today Show follows the Mutt Movers

Martha’s Mutt Movers is honored to have been chosen for a segment with Jill Rappaport on the Today Show. It was quite a surprise and all came about when I helped a woman whose dog Brody had been pupnapped from her home in Florida. The woman that took Brody drove him back to DE with her, sparking a huge search by his family. After locating Brody in a shelter in DE, she needed help getting him home.

Long story short, she talked to her brother-in-law who talked to a producer on the show who in turn emailed me! They followed a two day run, spoke to drivers, and in July 2012, Jill came to Akron and talked to me one on one. It was amazing! The segment aired on Weekend Today, September 7, 2013. It’s what they refer to in the “biz” as an evergreen story – always fresh. So when something major happens, it’s the first to go.

But it will be on eventually and what a wonderful statement to the process of rescue transport and all the great volunteers that move those mutts!!

LET TODAY SHOW THE WAY TO TOMORROW

Friday June 8 (all time EST):

*Boxer Cole/Elmo*
Leg 1A ~ Hickory, NC to Statesville, NC (I40/I77)
30 miles ~ 0 h 30 min
9:00 am ~ 9:30 am
Filled by Crystal/Justin ~ thanks!

Leg 2A ~ Statesville, NC to High Point, NC (I77/I40/I85)
50 miles ~ 0 h 50 min
9:40 am ~ 10:30 am
<and>
Leg 3A ~ High Point, NC to Durham, NC (I85)
75 miles ~ 1 h 10 min
10:30 am ~ 11:40 am
Filled by Doug ~ thanks!

*GSP Cole*
Leg 3B ~ Raleigh, NC to Durham, NC (I40/NC147)
25 miles ~ 0 h 30 min
11:10 am ~ 11:40 am
Filled by Courtney ~ thanks!

*All dogs from here*

Leg 4 ~ Durham, NC to South Hill, VA (I85)
73 miles ~ 1 hr 05 min
11:45 am ~ 12:50 pm
Filled by Gina/Bob ~ thanks!

Leg 5 ~ South Hill, VA to Chester, VA (I85/I95)
70 miles ~ 1 hr 10 min
1:00 pm ~ 2:10 pm
Filled by Nancy ~ thanks!

Leg 6 ~ Chester, VA to Fredericksburg, VA (I95)
75 miles ~ 1 hr 20 min
2:20 pm ~ 3:40 pm
Filled by Barb ~ thanks!

Leg 7 ~ Fredericksburg, VA to Potomac, MD (I95)
63 miles ~ 1 h 30 min
3:50 pm ~ 5:20 pm
Filled by Gabrielle ~ thanks!

Leg 8 ~ Potomac, MD to Joppatowne, MD (I95)
61 miles ~ 1 h 30 min
5:30 pm ~ 7:00 pm
Filled by Jill ~ thanks!

*Elmo and Sophia head to PA*
Leg 9PA ~ Joppatowne, MD to Camp Hill, PA (I83)
71 miles ~ 1 h 20 min
7:05 pm ~ 8:25 pm
Filled by Wendy ~ thanks!
*Elmo and Sophia are picked up here*

*Both Coles head to NJ*
Leg 9 ~ Joppatowne, MD to Woodbury, NJ (I95)
77 miles ~ 1 h 10 min
7:05 pm ~ 8:15 pm
Filled by Marianne/Mariah ~ thanks!

Leg 10 ~ Woodbury, NJ to Woodbridge, NJ (I95)
85 miles ~ 1 hr 25 min
8:20 pm ~ 9:45 pm
Filled by Cassie ~ thanks!

**OVERNIGHT Filled by Trish***

Boxer Cole heads to NY*
Leg 11NY ~ Woodbridge, NJ to Jericho, NY (I95/Beltway)
49 miles ~ 1 hr 00 min
9:50 pm ~ 10:50 pm
Filled by Patricia/Mom ~ thanks!

*Boxer Cole is picked up here*

Saturday June 9:
Leg 11 ~ Woodbridge, NJ to Monroe, NY (Parkway/I87)
70 miles ~ 1 h 20 min
8:00 am ~ 9:20 am
Filled by Patricia/Mom ~ thanks!

Leg 12 ~ Monroe, NY to Danbury, CT (I87/I84)
60 miles ~ 1 h 10 min
9:25 am ~ 10:35 am
Filled by Phil ~ thanks!

Leg 13 ~ Danbury, CT to Mashapaug, CT (I84)
68 miles ~ 1 h 05 min
10:40 am ~ 11:45 am
Filled by Gail ~ thanks!

Leg 14 ~ Mashapaug, CT to Lowell, MA (I84/I90/I495)
72 miles ~ 1 hr 10 min
11:50 am ~ 1:00 pm
Filled by Helen/Linda ~ thanks!

Leg 15 ~ Lowell, MA to Portsmouth, NH (I495/I95)
50 miles ~ 0 h 55 min
1:05 pm ~ 2:00 pm
Filled by Laura ~ thanks!

Leg 16 ~ Portsmouth, NH to Kennebunk, ME (I95)
30 miles ~ 0 h 35 min
2:05 pm ~ 2:40 pm
Filled by Tricia ~ thanks!

Leg 17 ~ Kennebunk, ME to Augusta, ME (I295/I95)
80 miles ~ 1 h 20 min
2:45 pm ~ 4:05 pm
Filled by Becky ~ thanks!

Leg 18 ~ Augusta, ME to Bangor, ME (I95)
75 miles ~ 1 h 15 min
4:05 pm ~ 5:20 pm
<and>
Leg 19 ~ Bangor, ME to Medway, ME (I95)
62 miles ~ 1 h 00 min
5:25 pm ~ 6:25 pm
<and>
Leg 20 ~ Medway, ME to Houlton, ME (I95)
55 miles ~ 0 h 55 min
6:30 pm ~ 7:25 pm
Filled by Peter ~ thanks!

*GSP Cole is picked up here*

*Passenger info*
Passenger 1: Cole
Breed: Boxer
Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
Size/Weight: 60 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
General temperament: Well behaved boy, very sweet
Any Special Needs/Concerns: None Known
Mandatory Items Provided: Vet records, leash, collar and Health Certificate
Crate: Optional, not provided
Reason for transport: Temp foster to approved breed specific rescue
Vaccines: UTD

Passenger 2: Elmo
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
Size/Weight: 10 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
General temperament: Friendly but timid
Any Special Needs/Concerns: None Known
Mandatory Items Provided: Vet records, leash, collar and Health Certificate
Crate: Mandatory, small crate being provided
Reason for transport: Temp foster to approved rescue
Vaccines: UTD

Passenger 3: Sophia
Breed: Doxie/Chi Mix
Age: 12.5 years
Gender: Female
Size/Weight: 10 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
General temperament: Friendly and gentle
Any Special Needs/Concerns: Blind
Mandatory Items Provided: Vet records, leash, collar and Health Certificate
Crate: Mandatory, small crate being provided
Reason for transport: Temp foster to approved rescue
Vaccines: UTD

Passenger 4: Cole
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Age: 9 months
Gender: Male
Size/Weight: 30 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
General temperament: Friendly, but shy
Any Special Needs/Concerns: Doing much better on leash! Might not potty often during hand offs so do not be concerned
Mandatory Items Provided: Vet records, leash, collar and Health Certificate
Crate: Optional, not provided
Reason for transport: Temp foster to approved breed specific rescue
Vaccines:  UTD

Sending party (Boxer Cole/Elmo):
Hartman*s Haven Dog Rescue (501c3)
Crystal ~ catawbacountydogs@gmail.com
Conover, NC
www.hartmanshaven.org

Sending party (GSP Cole):
Care First Animal Hospital
Courtney ~ cdiani@carefirstanimalhospital.com
Raleigh, NC

Receiving party (Elmo/Sophia):
Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary (501c3)
Cindy ~ angelsamongusrs@live.com
Lebanon, PA
www.AngelsAmongUs.petfinder.com

Receiving party (Boxer Cole):
Adopt A Boxer (501c3)
Lisa ~ hoozlookin@yahoo.com
East Northport, NY
www.adoptaboxerrescue.com

Receiving party (GSP Cole):
GSP Rescue New England (501c3)
Celeste ~ clong@gsprescuene.org
Wakefield, RI
www.gsprescuene.org