Puppy Express goes extra miles for rescue dogs

Posted at: 02/19/2013 9:04 AM

It's a little like the Pony Express, but it's the Puppy Express - a second chance for dogs who no one thought would be alive today.

After rescue groups save dogs who would otherwise be put down, Movin' On Up Animal Transports drives them north.

They take them to shelters that have space for them until they get adopted. Drivers pick the dogs up at highway exits, often in Winchester, Hagerstown and Chamberbsurg, Maryland.

Each driver takes the dog to the next checkpoint.

One recent trip brought two dogs about 1,400 miles.

A pit bull named Little River and a mix Poppy, were taken from North Carolina to shelters in Vermont and Maine.