Pulling off a successful rescue-relay transport can be quite challenging. You have to find the right volunteers situated in the right locations that are willing to do at least one of your transport legs.
Not only that, but you also have to be able to oversee the entire transport and keep in contact with multiple people throughout the process to ensure everyone’s cooperation and safety.
Doing all of that manually can be very stressful, but on Doobert, we’ve automated the entire process to make it more convenient for you!
With just a few clicks, you’ll be able to notify relevant volunteers of your rescue-relays, auto-split your route into transport legs, and monitor the overall progress of every transport.
Learn how you can start using Doobert to simplify your rescue-relay transport process below!
How to Create A Rescue-Relay Transport
Step 1: Go to the Transport tab
On your Organization Dashboard, go to the Transport tab and click Create.
Step 2: Under Create, Select Rescue-Relay
Step 3: Click Add A New Rescue-Relay
Step 4: Provide the transport information
At the top section, enter the transport name and pickup and dropoff dates.
Then, input the needed contact information…
…as well as the To and From locations.
Lastly, supply the necessary information about the animals involved in the transport. After that, click Save & Continue at the bottom.
Step 5: Select the type of transport that you want
You can choose to manually split your route into legs or allow Doobert to auto-split it for you.
If you pick the auto-split option, you simply provide some information about the transport legs then click Continue.
Doobert will then start splitting your route into legs according to the information you provided.
Once your route has been split into legs, you can remove or add (ground, aviation, or overnight) legs if you want to.
Step 6: Publish your transport
After making the necessary changes and double-checking all the leg information, go ahead and click Publish Transport to send email notifications to all relevant volunteer transporters.
You’ll be able to monitor the progress on the transport on your Organization Dashboard.
To view all the legs of your transport, you simply click on the transport ID and you’ll be brought to a page containing all the information on that transport.
On that same page, you can sign up for legs yourself or assign them to non-Doobert users.
You can also edit the transport date, legs, and general transport information if needed.
Additional Doobert Rescue-Relay Features
There are several features on Doobert that make not only creating but also monitoring rescue-relay transports more convenient for you. Learn more about them below!
When creating rescue-relays, you have the option to save your transports as drafts so you can easily pick up where you left off.
You just click on the calendar icon to edit the transport date and the pen icon to make changes to the transport information.
Copy a previous Rescue-Relay
Instead of creating the same transport from scratch, save time by copying the previous rescue-relay!
You just click the Copy Transport button, edit the transport date, enter the receiving party’s contact information, and you’re ready to Publish your transport!
Add a Rescue-Relay via email
Don’t want to go through the process above when creating rescue-relays? No problem! You can create one via email!
Here’s how it works: Pretty easy, right? With just a few steps, you’ll be able to publish a rescue-relay transport! You can view the full instructions here.
Manage your Rescue-Relays
Of course, you can also keep track of all your rescue-relays in one place.
You can choose which transports to display at the upper right-hand corner.
And that’s all the features that can help you create and manage your rescue-relays. We’re excited for you to start trying them out for yourself!