– Story by Cindy D.

Let’s admit it. ALL our passengers are cuties. But Jacob is right up there in the top tier. Jacob’s not only a doll (look at those polka dot ear positions), his story is a tear-jerker. According to Road to Home Rescue Support, this five-month-old deaf puppy was backyard breeder-born, deemed unmarketable, and dumped at a high-kill shelter to be euthanized.

But one sunny, clear, cold Midwestern weekend in January of 2018, a group of dedicated transporters, a fantastic coordinator/monitor, and a loving overnighter, dubbed “Jacob’s Team”, transported Jacob from his sad but happy tears foster mom’s house in Duluth, Minnesota to his anxiously awaiting adoptive mom in Syracuse, New York. Despite one flat tire, one broken home water heater, one dead car battery, one lost leash and several forgotten balls and bones, the NPOG (No Paws on Ground) Jacob rode like a trooper and ended up at his furever home playing with his new brother, raring to live.

One Jacob down, thousands to go.

Calmly waiting for my health certificate

Ear position #102 – left straight up

I smell a Mcdonald’s on the left – am learning sign language for hold the fries

Ear position #56 – left crimp

Who can I kiss Who can I kiss

Home at last with my bro!

Hi Mom! Here I come!