Jacob’s Story

– 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, fantastic coordinator/monitor and 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!


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3 thoughts on “Jacob’s Story

  1. How wonderful everyone one is. He is adorable. You know, it would not matter to me if my dog was deaf. All animals deserve a chance.

  2. I was Jacob’s transporter with the dead car battery. Luckily, I discovered this in time to replace it and help bring Jacob to the next leg of his freedom ride. As Cindy mentioned, we fall in love with all of our passengers (how could we not?). But sweet Jacob holds a special place in my heart! I’m so grateful that his life was saved, and blessed to have been part of the selfless team who made this happen. ???

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