Kindred Hearts Transport Connections Inc. is an amazing group that arranges for volunteers to transport rescue pets from where the pet was not wanted to where they are. My husband & I have been driving for them for about 5 or 6 years. A reference from them gets drivers instantly approved with other groups. They have that great of a reputation.
Absolutely love this organization! They transpoted my rescue from Northern California to southeast Texas. I was even able to see the route and each volunteer took pictures and posted them! What a fantastic group of caring people!. Fallon is my dog they brought me.
I am so thankful for Kindreds Hearts. Such an amazing group! After over four months of not having Molly and Zeus (while I was finding a new house for the three of us) in our new city and state they arrived. A wonderful group of volunteers that transported, housed and LOVED them for two weeks. I continue to tell people, Vets even on line services like Chewy what an amazing group you all are. Thank you so much for your love. Please be well my friends. I’ll be joining as an application reviewer when all is well.
This organization is top notch! Our rescue transported a dog from Lafayette, LA to New Jersey with them, and we were so pleased with the volunteers we worked with, the communication during transport, and their compassion towards our dog. Very professional and pleasant to work with.
I’m a transporter for KHTC and have been for over a decade! I love the way the entire team treats all the dogs as if they were their own. Plus all the care they take to make sure all dogs and transporters are safe. KHTC priority and I can’t ever see myself not driving along the I-84 up north for them.
I'm so proud to be a volunteer driver for KHTC and be a small link in a very large cog. I'm also a recipient! Bentley was a very sick basset that needed to get out of a situation and FAST! Enter KHTC!! I KNOW how KHTC operates and the wonderful volunteers that treat every dog as he/she were their own. I know they could make this happen.... And they did with a medical emergency transport! With much anxiety (on my part) and much finesse (on theirs) my sick boy was on his way. What a sad sight he was. All the drivers took pics along the way and there wasn't one hitch. What a great day it was when Bentley aka Cooper arrived. I feel that same excitement every time I help with a leg or two to get a precious soul a new home! They are the best. But I know that, known it for years. Thank you KHTC and every single person under it's banner! Bentley is now a picture of health and very happy!
I decided to get into rescue pet transport last fall and I am SOOOO LUCKY that Kindred Hearts was the first organization I connected with. They operate so professionally and efficiently, it seems to make every transport flow like a well-oiled machine. They care so much, not only about the pets, rescues and fosters that they transport for, but also about their drivers and behind-the-scenes volunteers. I have transported for a few other organizations since starting in rescue transport last year, and all I can is that Kindred really set the bar high when it comes to volunteering with an organization that you can have faith in and know what you're doing is worth every bit of your time and personal expense that you put into.
Oh, thank you for the time, energy and effort you put forward for KHTC. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the great review. Sincerely, Sherry
I love this group. 6 years ago I was going to foster a 3 yr old adorable red headed step child I call him. His name is Koda and he was in a horrible living situation in Norther Calif. I was wondering how he was going to get from Calif to Colorado. then I was introduced to KHTC. They are the best, they kept me posted on this 3 week adventure. All the volunteers, kept me posted too. The drivers, the overnight people, the staff, the pictures were adorable. And then finally he arrived and I thought he was going to jump in my arms and that was it. Oy, was I wrong, but it took trust on both are sides and after 6-8 mo’s we were on our way. Now 6 years later, Koda is my best friend. He doesn’t leave my side, he even goes to work with me. I think he has a little social anxiety and so do I. I hate leaving him. So we have been matched by our souls. So thank you KHTC.
Oh did I mention I loved the group so much, I too am a volunteer when I can. It is the most rewarding thing in the world to bring man and animal together.
Thank you so much,
Sincerely, Kat Lieblick
Oh my gosh, what a wonderful story!! Thank you for sharing. Thank you for your dedication to Koda! It is great when you read someone has put in the time needed to get the relationship to work. So happy for you both. Sincerely, Sherry
Extremely organized. Safety conscious for rescues as Well as drivers and their own pets. Good communication.
Kindred hearts brought our rescued pit bull Symphony all the way from Nashville to Sacramento, one volunteer at a time. There is an amazing network of volunteers to drive, host and do home checks to ensure animals are going to safe environments. I was so impressed with everyone, and now volunteer with them whenever possible. They are extremely professional, compassionate, communicate well and make things possible that would never seem feasible. Thank you Kindred hearts, I highly recommend!!
I drive for several rescue transport groups. Kindred Hearts is a favorite because the coordinators are very organized and compassionate. Great people accomplishing wonderful things.
I have been honored to assist in transport with KHTC. Kindred Hearts does an amazing work, coordinating transports all across the country to place abandoned innocents in safe homes wherever they are found.
I work in Rescue, and do a bit of everything, depending on the need. Often, animals need to move, and move NOW, and this group is incredibly efficient, without compromising standards or safety. That is not as easy to find as one might think. This is a fabulous group to work with: well-connected, widely networked and integrity beyond question.
They are amazing with getting lost or adopted animals from one part of the country to another not sure how they can improve
Wanted to help the animals. Doing transport is an easy way to help when you can't have anymore animals! My first transport was a little scary with the responsibility but this group is amazing!! The best communication, attentive to drivers, highest quality of care for the animals!! Someday when I retire will do more transporting!
In January of 2019, I adopted 2 dogs from GA after their owner died and they were going to be put in a shelter. I live in AZ. KHTC transported these 2 safely, through 26 drivers across the United States over a 3 day period. During these 3 days there were constant updates and pictures as they were passed from Driver to Driver. Pictures of their overnight stays in volunteer homes. These dogs were treated with kindness, compassion, and love from each and every volunteer of KHTC. I was so touched and impressed with KHTC, I am now one of the volunteer drivers for other animals that come through the Phoenix area on their way to their new homes somewhere else in the Country. This experience has been so rewarding and touching as I have come in contact with each and every animal. I can't begin to explain the love that the KHTC volunteers give to these pets along their journey.
The expertise and planning it takes to organize these runs is nothing short of amazing. The Kindred Heart organization and volunteers have the animal’s BEST interest at heart - always. So if you read a story or review about a run or two that didn’t turn out as expected or planned, please keep this in mind. It is about what is best for the animal. I recently became a volunteer transporter because I saw the dedication and commitment first hand (through a run I requested). The communication and updates are fantastic. Keep up the wonderful and much needed work! I support KHTC.
I am the lucky Mom to Woody who Kindred Hearts transported from Tennessee to California 3 years ago. What an amazing organization and I fell in love with the fact that these angels would give of their time to give fur babies a chance of a good life! Last yr moved from California to Louisiana and became a driver myself. Love everything these guys stand for!!
I am a Kindred Hearts Connection Transport (KHTC) volunteer, foster and rescue volunteer. I have sent some of my fosters to adopters or to other rescues via KHTC, and I also drive and provide overnight housing (“slumber pawties”) for KHTC rescues coming through my area. All my experiences with KHTC has been amazing. I can’t say enough good about this organization!
KHTC was the transport we used to get Buddy aka Papi from California to Kentucky
What a great team of volunteers! Unfortunately Buddy didn’t work out in Kentucky so we reversed the transport and sent him home to California for health reasons. KHTC was helpful and the volunteers from the transporters and transport coordinator this team is awesome!!!
What a wonderful organization! All I wanted was a chance to volunteer with a rescue, and I found that most rescues do not have a place for a person with limited and sporadic time availability. KHTC was happy to have me, and I am thrilled to be of use to such a great organization!
I have been with KHTC for about 4 years. I started transporting and was amazed at how it all works. Of course I became hooked on transporting but wanted to do even more. I chose Kindred as the place I wanted to be. Kindred is the most organized transport co. That Ihave driven for. As an “insider” I can say that our volunteers never cease to amaze me. Theyare always willing to go that extra mile /leg. I would and fo highly recommend KHTC as a safe and secure way to transport your loved ones!
I've been a volunteer with Kindred Hearts Transport Connection for a few years and never cease to be amazed at how organized, professional, on-time, and well-run this organization is. Every single person is an animal lover and it's made clear by the amount of time, energy, and love that goes into keeping this organization running smoothly.
I've also done some behind the scenes work with KHTC and it's no small feat to keep it running as smoothly as it does, but the volunteers are tireless and good people, to boot. I can't say enough good things about KHTC and the people who run it.
I am a volunteer driver for Kindred Hearts Transport & also provide weekend & week long stays for dogs being transported. By far the most satisfying & rewarding pasttime I have ever engaged in. I am always watching for a trip coming my way. The transport coordinators map out the routes & keep track of who is driving which portion, where the meeting points are & deal with any situations that arise. We all volunteer our time & gas to get the animals to safety & love & spoil them like they are our own. This is a fierce group of people who do not think twice when asked to fill a spot. I am proud to be a KHTC driver & look forward to many more miles & meeting many more fur friends!
I have done pet rescue transport for almost five years. The first transport organization I became aware of is Kindred Hearts Transport Connection through a newspaper article. Because of KHTC, I have done well over 100 transports for this organization and others. Every single time there has been a transport in my area, KHTC has beautifully and meticulously organized the details for the drivers. So many lovely and loving pets have found their forever homes through KHTC. I am so glad to be a part of the wonderful work being done by this group.
I can’t thank KHTC enough or say enough good things about this amazing organization!
My journey with KHTC began in 2013 when I arranged with them to bring 2 dogs, mother and son, from Brighton TN to Utah. KHTC was VERY thorough
& kept me informed every step of the way. Miko & Mari arrived safely & are still with us. I was so impressed with this group that I used them once more (so far) to bring my mother a dog from Boaz AL! KHTC cares so much about the pets & the transporters that I decided to join KHTC & help with transports! Best feeling in the world is knowing that we played a little part in giving a pet a new leash on life!
KHTC, I’m so proud & grateful to be a part of your organization!!! #rollon
I just wanted to tell you how amazing Kindred Hearts Transport Connection, Inc is. In the fall of 2017 a little chocolate Beagle we named Nader was in a foster home after being rescued from a kill shelter and then being displaced after the devastating hurricanes in Florida. I was contacted by a friend who wanted to know if I could help place this little 4 month old puppy and fell in love with him at first sight. Living in Iowa I thought there was no way I could afford to get him to us. I was directed to Kindred Hearts where an amazing journey of getting volunteers to drive, making sure he had overnight accommodations, and making sure everyone and everything would be safe and as easy as possible for a three day trip. Because of Kindred Hearts I was not only able to rescue him I now have a very sweet, loving addition to our family. You can’t find a more loving group of people if you need them they just come in and help you and don’t ask for anything but you to love your new fur baby. The pictures I’ve added are of Nader with his volunteer transport people on his overnight stays and along the way. As you can see he had a blast, even getting to help with dishes in the morning. I love this group and would give them 10 stars if I could⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In March 2017 my neighbors, Vicki & Sterling advised me that they would be moving from Texas to So. Dakota to be closer to their daughter. Vicki was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Sterling needed his daughters help to care for her. When I was told this, I asked ... Hope Bud (their 12 yr Beagle) likes the cold weather. At that time, they informed me that Bud would not be going. Their plan was to drop Bud off at a Shelter and sadly we know what would happen to him being an older dog. I was heartbroken, disappointed and angry and I knew at that time, I was on a mission to save Bud !!! After many phone calls, e-mails, etc. and alot of “NO” we can’t help. I finally got a “Yes” we can help, I spoke with Brenda Collier with PetNet. Through her network, we were able to find a rescue in LasVegas that would take Bud. Now .... we had to get Bud from Texas to Las Vegas in a relatively short time. Step in Kindred Hearts Transport Connection !!!! They and their awesome group of volunteers managed to pull it all together. Peggy Cook added me to the Drivers PM so I could see and watch how this all would come about. I can’t even say how much I was impressed by a group of total strangers who all came together to save my friend, Bud the Beagle. Bud was loved and cared for on every leg that got him closer to LasVegas. Thanks to every volunteer with Kindred Heart Transport Connection, Bud is now in a loving home. A long way from being in a cold shelter along and scared. I was so impressed with KHTC that I became a volunteer myself . For over a year now, I have been a Monitor for their transports helping other dogs get to their forever home. Being part of this group has been one of the most rewarding things I have done. I love being part of an organization that has the passion and love for helping so many rescued dogs get to their forever homes. And when you see all the happing endings.... it just warms your heart and soul.
In 2015, my family decided to adopt a sweet boy who was in a Georgia shelter, and had been for a year. We started making arrangements for transport, and then my husband and I were in a serious car accident and I fractured my spine in 3 places. I was newly pregnant and unable to do much if any moving, let alone travel. Volunteers drove multiple legs of a long trip to get our boy to us in Kansas and we are so beyond grateful.
I’ve been both a Volunteer Driver as well as a Rescue Coordinator using KHTC’s services for several years. As always, I am tremendously impressed by the depth of professionalism, concern, adherence to Best Practices, and the just plain KINDNESS of everyone I’ve met through this organization. When asking to have a dog transported, I KNOW that it will be done safely, accurately, gently and LOVINGLY. Can’t say enough good things—file space limited!!!;-)) Special love from Holmes (formerly Homer)—forever grateful for KHTC Rescue/Emergency Foster/Transport and now HOME!
Last September I fell in love with a little Chihuahua named Sammy, i emailed the rescue and adopted him but he lived in California and I lived in Michigan. Enter Kindred Hearts Transport Connection to the rescue!! The experience I had was amazing, they truly cared about him as much as I did and I can't thank them enough :))
One of my 2 dogs passed away last September at the age of 16. After spending months looking for her replacement locally and online, we found a little girl in rescue in Tyler, Texas named Peppermint. I live in Napa, California and was surprised to learn that the Kindred Hearts Transport Connection would transport her to Napa by car using a number of volunteers driving an incredible number of legs (28). The entire transport was executed flawlessly and Peppermint (now named Samantha) arrived in Napa on schedule and in good spirits. This was an incredible organizational accomplishment and I cannot express my thanks enough to the Kindred Hearts Transport Connection organization, all of the volunteers who participated in this transport, and especially the transportation coordinator ANNE THOMAS. YOU FOLKS ROCK!!
I love being a part of this amazing group of people who all join together and help transport animals to their forever homes and rescue.
I love driving for KHTC ! They are very thorough and on time and help soo many animals get to their rescues or adopting families! They are a great group and I am proud to be a part of it!!
We had to get this baby out of Miami due to BSL quick to Albuquerque, NM and Service Dogs Of New Mexico. I saw his photo o 1 Lucky Dog Rescue site and was familiar with the incredible work they do. I also knew we had to move fast. I knew this boy would fit in our program as a Service Dog for a veteran. Kindred Hearts stepped right up and put him on emergency transport. Thanks to amazing volunteers and some snow, sleet and ice, unplanned overnights, Bronx was delivered safe and sound to our home. Not even a week later he met his wonderful new life partner, Kristi White, an army veteran with 2 tours in Afghanistan and they are a perfect match. Every dog needs a job and to be a service dog for a veteran is one of the highest honors for a dog in our book. His name is now BOSS and he accompanies Kristi everywhere and has been a life changer for her. We cannot thank the volunteers and staff with Kindred Hearts Transport Connection enough for getting this wonderful boy here and in his new role as Service Dog to one of our Veterans. Thank you.
I have had the pleasure to transport for this group and must say the coordinaters are awesome and does wonderful work to get these furbabies to their new journey in life. I am honored to be part of this group.
I've volunteered for Kindred Hearts for a few years now. What an AMAZING organization!!
I had the privilege of helping with my first transport with Kindred Heart. They are a well organized and professional non profit transport group. It is my pleasure to volunteer with them!
Two years ago, we fell in love with a puppy in east Texas who was about to be euthanized. We were referred to KHTC as a means to get him from Texas to northern California. They were very thorough and very professional. After the initial set-up, it took two weeks and countless volunteers to get our puppy to his furever home with us. We have made so many friends along the way and as a result, have become volunteer transporters ourselves. All my wife and I can say is this organization is the best and very committed to what they do. We will support them until we are no longer here on this earth.
It's an honor and a privilege to be a volunteer driver for this organization!
Professional, phenomenally well organized, caring, and wholly dedicated to saving lives by helping furbabies get to their Furever Homes!
Thanks to KHTC I was able to save this beautiful girl from a shelter in Texas only days before she was set to be euthanized. I would have never been able to afford the cost of being Josie all the way from Texas to Alberta and KHTC made it possible. I (and Josie) will forever be grateful. (And don't worry, Josie has fattened up since her shelter photo) :)
I volunteer as a person that coordinates the pickup and dropoff locations and times. Everyone I work with is very kind-hearted and has a deep affection for the animals we're helping. I am proud to be a part of this team.
A top notch, well organized, well run group for whom I am happy to transport anytime my schedule permits.
This organization is professional, well-organized, and supported by a passionate, motivated group of volunteers. KHTC quite literally saves lives! ❤
I'm a volunteer rescue transport driver for KHTC. This is an amazingly well organized, compassionate, competent group of prople.
Extremely well-organized, compassionate group of people. Being a volunteer transporter with this group has been amazing. They are "at your side" throughout each transport, ready to help in any way they can. The transport coordinators are in constant contact with the drivers, monitoring progress and making sure the drivers and furry passengers are safe. Love this group!
Great Transport !!! Always there to help with many great volunteers
I've worked with this group as a transport. They do great work!
I am a volunteer driver for K HTC. On the trips I've driven I have found them to be well-organized and a lot of fun. I've met new people and have been inspired by the ability of strangers to work together for a common cause. K HTC is a great organization and I am proud to be a part of it.
I am proud to say I am a transporter for KHTC and I truly feel they are a great organization to be a part of.
I do transport runs for many groups but none are as organized yet flexible as Kindred Hearts. It is always a pleasure to drive on one of their runs.
I am a stay-at-home wife, recently retired and was looking for something to fill my time. I saw on FB the opportunity to transport rescued animals, primarily dogs and cats, all over the country to their "fur-ever" homes. I am an animal lover and thought this could be the perfect match. Boy, was it! I've been transporting since Nov. 11, 2015. It's been the most rewarding opportunity in my life. The people who organize the runs are organized, helpful and professional. Very down-to-Earth and friendly! For a non-profit organization, this is truly one of the best!!!
I volunteer with this group and do everything from being a travel coordinator to a volunteer driver. This is the most professional loving group that I have ever been associated with. It's all about the animals. The drivers are the most dedicated people I have ever seen. They go up and Beyond every time
I have transported for KHTC several times through north Texas. Never a problem - TC always available. Keep up the good work
I have had the pleasure of doing several doc transports in Texas and Oklahoma that were coordinated by KHTC. Every transport was done professionally and accurately. They are my first transport choice to work with.
I am very new to Kindred Hearts
But find them very professional and we'll organized. A very safe and caring group with one mission, to save the babies out there who need love and a chance!
Well done Kindred Hearts
I have done several transports for this group over the years. Would love to do more, but being in a "corner" of the country means there aren't a lot of transports through this area, unfortunately. Love KHTC because they are well organized, give very specific instructions and give continual updates before, during and after each transport. I also love that they do home checks and don't just send a pet off blindly to whoever/wherever. They not only help a lot of pets get to good homes/rescues, but also show a lot of caring and respect for their volunteers.
This organization made it possible for my sweet foster Brian had a terrible start to life and we found him the perfect home 750 miles away. Everyone from the intake person Lori Koss, to the transport coordinator Bridget Plinkard and all of the 11 people who did the transporting. I am so grateful for the way my boy was handled start to finish. Amazing group.
I have done overnight fostering for their transport dogs twice a month for over 2 years. The Transport Coordinators are excellent, there is great team communication among the drivers, and the safety and comfort of the dogs (and occasional cat or other animal) is always the top priority.
Most professional people to work with. They love and care for the animals in their charge. From start to finish they are amazing.
Love driving these furbabies and meeting some wonderful folks. Organized and always ready to help. So blessed to be a part of this great program.
My husband and I transport for this group. They are organized, give very specific instructions and continual updates before and after our "transport legs." This group helps so many animals! Volunteers are treated with love and respect. Thank you for caring.
Love, love, love this caring and experienced group of volunteers. We have driven for them several times a year for several years. You never feel alone. Kindred hearts provides transporters hourly support and encouragement. The volunteers that we have met in our travels are awesome.
Without wonderful people like you we could not do what we do!
I've driven for KHTC for 2 years now. What a wonderful volunteer gig this provides. All the critters take a little piece of my heart, but there is boundless love to give. Last year was super special as I got to transport 4 dogs that came all the way from Iran. I'm adding the picture of the two little guys from Iran that have a condition called cerebral Hypoplasia. They were going to a special needs dog sanctuary in Idaho and I got to be the driver in part of Oregon. Followed their progress and was overjoyed to learn they had been adopted together. Well, I can't find the picture :(
I HD the honor of transporting Royce with my.cousin!
Easy to work with and doing good for animals. I drive a leg for them every few months when a dog's rescue journey passes thru my area. Trips are well organized and monitored.