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Walk Dogs - Cuddle Puppies!

​Transport night is an opportunity for the community to show up for our shelter dogs before their big journey North. Adult dogs need to be walked to give them an opportunity to get some exercise and potty, and puppies need cuddling while we clean and prepare the van.

  • Volunteers typically arrive a few minutes early to get in line to walk an adult dog. Our excited shelter dogs often pull to some degree.  

  • All ages are welcome, an adult/guardian must supervise anyone under 18

  • RSVP on our FB post. We will provide details on our FB post the day prior to the transport about how many dog walkers we need and if we have puppies to cuddle

  • Please sign in on our sign-in sheet when you arrive

  • Dogs arrive from our partner shelters at 6 pm sharp or even a little earlier, ready to be walked along the greenway for a full hour. Please plan to walk with the dog for the full hour to give them much-need exercise and opportunity to potty before their transport. 

Please check our FB page the day before to rsvp 

We post transport dates as soon as we have all the details confirmed. We are typically able to post transport dates 1 week in advance & post a reminder on Facebook the day before a transport where you can RSVP by commenting on the post. Thanks!

*We need a new transport van. click here to find out how you can help!

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Care for our animals in transition

We are always in need of short-term fosters to hold tight to our shelter pups while they await their transport date. This allows our county shelters to assist more animals in need, while also providing a temporary, loving home for pups in need! We provide all supplies needed. 

We require you live within 45 minutes of Asheville & have your own reliable transportation. Please fill out our Foster Application below. 

This is a much-needed volunteer opportunity, so please reach out if you're able to help.


Help us get animals to safety

If you're interested in driving one of our transports North, or accompanying one of our drivers please give us a call. If we aim to grow this program, we're going to need more drivers to step up and help us with these amazing rescue journeys. If you're not able to do overnight drives, we have plenty of opportunities for short-term transports from shelter to shelter. We work closely with rural shelters in Kentucky and West Virginia and regularly need drivers to meet them at half-way points to bring us injured/vulnerable dogs.  

We are in high need of Drivers to help with our transports north, please reach out if you're able to help.

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Provide items on our Wish List


  • Large Pee Pads

  • Purina Adult & Puppy Dog Food

  • Used bath-sized towels & flat sheets (clean)

  • Donations to pay for gas & van maintenance, vaccines & medical care

  • Unscented laundry detergent and bleach

  • Items from our Amazon Wish List

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