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Kindred Hearts Transport Connection, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: To improve the future of all domestic animals through relocation into rescue, foster and/or adoptive homes; to practice and promote foster and adoption programs; to build a national rescue outreach program through education, volunteers, self-support, animal advocates, rescue activities; and to use all reasonable means to carry out these objectives.

Results: In the last year we have moved hundreds of animals into wonderful, safe and loving homes.

Target demographics: relocate rescue animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of animals relocated into safe loving homes.

Geographic areas served: the US

Programs: volunteer relocation relay transport.

Community Stories

120 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Roy_12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!
Kim Green
Atlanta, GA

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2 Jane108

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have transported for KHTC several times through north Texas. Never a problem - TC always available. Keep up the good work

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Cindy236

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1 Chris257

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Lissa G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Kerri H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most professional people to work with. They love and care for the animals in their charge. From start to finish they are amazing.

1 Roxann3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Diane169

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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kindredheartstransport 11/28/2015

Without wonderful people like you we could not do what we do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 :(

1 Mary490

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I HD the honor of transporting Royce with my.cousin!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has absolutely blown me away with what they can accomplish! The amount of dogs they have saved by constructing such an impressively expansive network of caring volunteers always energizes me to want to do more! Absolute miracle workers!

1 Marian6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've helped KHTC as a volunteer transporter several times. Their attention to detail makes complex cross-country transports go off like clockwork. And the work they do--getting rescued dogs to forever homes thousands of miles away is remarkable. Each transport is handled as a series of perhaps 100 mile legs, multiple legs in one day, so you can imagine the coordination involved.

Very, very impressive organization serving dogs and the individuals who want to adopt them.

1 Becky121

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WOW! the BEST people and organization !!!!!!!!!!!! They help so many in need. Go beyond just the transport. I will always do my best when I am able to help them!

1 Christi11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about Kindred Hearts. I honestly am not sure how I found them but their mission is incredible. The easiest way to explain it is just to tell our story how we were involved.

I came upon a story where they were looking for people to help take a section of a transport for a dog and a cat. In this case a section is referred to as a leg in the trip which is usually an hour or so long and then you meet up with another transport volunteer to take them through the next leg. So on and so forth til they reach their final destination. Well anyway, this was an unique dog breed that I forget now and I was intrigued and being that I love to drive, my family and I decided to spend a gorgeous summer afternoon helping. We met the previous transporter, got all the papers and supplies transferred and then finally met the fur children. While that cat was in a kennel and not real sure he was loving this idea; the dog was in Heaven! I think his name was Jax and he was HUGE but such a love bug! Turns out this transport was for a military family that had been transferred from GA to Alaska (talk about a shock to your system)! Now they were in Alaska and waiting on their awesome boys. I believe total transport took over month and lots of overnight stops and they were still working out details when we were on our part but it was the most awesome experience ever. I even asked is I could trade and keep the dog and cat and sending my son as he was being naughty that day!

All joking aside, we loved our transport and have even worked with some other rescues doing transports now because Kindred Hearts just doesn't have many going through our state. Anyway it was an absolute blast and I would do it again in a heart beat!

1 Shannon143

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I often transport for this organization; it is a caring and well oiled mechanism that survives solely on the concerns of animals and their welfare.

1 Coleen C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have driven/transported for this group and proud to be part of such a caring and professional group of people. Many checks and balances in place and KHTC sets the bar very high when it comes to pet transport!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of people. I am very proud to be part of this organization