How do you transport via Doobert?

Doobert allows you to maintain your profile with the days of the week you’re available, and how far you are able to drive from your zip code to participate in a transport.  We use this information to filter out transport requests that you won’t be interested in helping you to cut down on the noise of too many e-mails.  Check out the video we created that explains how Doobert determines whether a transport is a fit for you: YouTube Video

What’s it like to be a transporter

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What do you need to be a volunteer animal rescue transport driver?

Knowledge of animal behavior

Basic knowledge of dogs, cats, and other animals that you transport.

Organization skills

Ability to keep to a schedule and work well with others

Cell phone & watch

Cell phone & watch


Disinfected, safe, appropriately-sized crates for animals (strongly recommended)

Knowledge on crating animals

How to gently, safely crate an unwilling animal

Ability to recognize stress

How to recognize signs of stress and aggression, and act appropriately (positively)

Safe vehicle

Reliable, safe, insured vehicle with excellent heat and/or air conditioning in all areas where animals will ride.

Driving qualifications

Driver’s License and insurance



Transport Driver Kit

Transport Driver Kit

Ability to recognize illness

How to recognize signs of illness and reduce risk of transmission

Money for gas

🙂 Self-explanatory


E-mail access on weekends (to get updates before your leg)

Knowledge of animal collars

How to correctly fit a collar to prevent escapes

Knowledge on lifting animals

How to safely lift small, medium, and large animals

Transport kit

Run sheet

Printed “run sheet” with all transport phone numbers and details


Crates are strongly encouraged but are not always essential

Cleaning wipes

Hand wipes (antibacterial)

Vet wrap

Vet wrap

Bucket or tote

Bucket or tote

Waste bags

Poopie bags (always pick up after the animals)

Fresh bedding

Freshly-cleaned bedding

Water bowl

Large clean water bowl

Sterile pads

Sterile pads


Small bottle of hydrogen peroxide (to clean any wounds)


Extra collars, leashes


Spray cleaner (gentle, non-toxic)


Gallon of fresh water


Big clean tarp (for puppy transports, so their paws don’t touch the grass/ground and pick up diseases)


Food treats (ONLY for luring escaped animals)




Bandanna (multi-purpose use)