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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

133 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

8 Nancy204

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saved my first dog and I was hooked. I now have been involved with fostering and transporting many dogs and working with KHTC makes my life fulfilling. They are an AMAZING group of people and will transport with them till I can no longer drive. My life's mission is to save as many dogs as a can, to make a difference in their world before I leave this life. Thanks for all you do KHTC, Nancy Bongiovani

1 Kim_174

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have transported for Kindred Hearts on three seperate occasions and have had the pleasure of meeting wonderful people as well as helping fur friends to their forever homes.
This group is well organized, dedicated and committed to helping loving animals get to loving homes.
Thank you for allowing Michael and I to be part of this amazing organization.

2 Cheri13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I drive for KHTC and always have a wonderful experience! The animals are priority and the drivers and coordinators are always so sweet and appreciative! :) ♡

2 Sheila43

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Im a transporter for Kindred Hearts Transport Connections. This is an awesome group of people who truly care about the safety and welfare of animals in need. This organization is very professional and the people I've met on these transports are phenomenal! Some of them will be friends of mine for life! My life has definitely changed for the better since the day I realized how easy it would be for me to help animals in need, just by giving them a ride!

1 Mindy T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having driven for KHTC on numerous occasions I have met the most caring and appreciative people in the world. There is nothing more important than the safety and stressless transitions for the animals. I myself needed to have them transport 3 puppies from OK to the east coast. I knew without a doubt they would be well taken care of just as if I was driving them myself. They are at the top and I will continue to help as needed.

11

Client Served

Rating: 5

October, 2014 I started the adoption process of a Mastiff out of Miami Dade Animal Shelter, a kill shelter. He had been pulled by wonderful people, but still needed his furever home. I filled out the application from KHTC to get him transportation from Miami to Iowa. WIthin a few weeks time, it was approved and our traveling dates were set. EVERY single one of those people who helped get him home, were so amazing. Everyone loved him and I even had offers to take him if it didn't work out in my home. He had to spend a few days in Kentucky because of the weather and a few days in St. Louis to make his next ride, but everyone took amazing care and was sending pics the whole trip. St. Louis even took him to the vet for a new health certificate and a look at his eyes. I can't say enough about these people. I even keep in contact with the last leg gal....she has volunteered to board him when we will be out of town...How amazing is that? I will def be using KHTC when I need their services again.....Love to all involved in gettting Truman home to Iowa.....You guys ROCK!!!

2 Karen318

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned of KHTC last year when my senior Giant Schnauzer needed a way to get from our home in Arizona to our home in NY. Much too old to fly, KHTC was there to plan the trip. They had a sense of "urgency" that we really appreciated. Now, I volunteer for this awesome organization, processing applications, providing transport in the Tri-state area of NY, NJ and CT. Cannot do enough!

3 Juanita K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful to Kindred Hearts. This organization is STELLAR!!! I was attempting to adopt a dog (now Ozzy) from a high kill shelter in California, but upon investigating air fares I found out it was VERY expensive. Knowing that this little guy only had that afternoon to get out of the shelter beore being euthanized that day I was devastated. Then a friend of mine in Kansas recommended Kindred Hearts Transportation and the rest is a happy ending!! I was able to adopt him over the phone, made arrangements for him to stay in boarding until transportation was scheduled and Kindred Hearts made it all possible! His life was saved because of them and a wonderful rescue who helped me get him out of the shelter and into boarding! A few weeks later he was on his way to me in Illinois. During the entire phase of the transport it was an INCREDIBLE experience with contact and pictures during his entire transport. Such an AMAZING experience and such an AMAZING group of volunteers!! They care 100% about the pets they are transporting, doing references and home checks to assure the pets they transport are going to a good and loving home. The drivers are GREAT during the transport phase making sure that every pet they transport is safe and VERY well loved. (My Ozzy came home with treats, coats, pajamas and toys from the drivers and overnight fosters), something the transporters do out of love for the animals they transport. Since then I have become a volunteer for Kindred Hearts paying it forward to such an AMAZING organization!! Thank you Kindred Hearts Transportation for making a dream come true!!! (P.S. Ozzy says thank you too!!!)

Tonia2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with KHTC in several capacities and they never cease to amaze. Their love for the animals and their volunteers is endless. They work tirelessly, mostly behind the scenes with no recognition, to ensure that every animal that has a chance gets safely to their forever home. They ask not for donations, they don't lecture, and they don't judge. If someone with a good home has fallen in love with an animal in need, they will jump over the moon to ensure that the animal is transported in the safest manner . . .no matter the distance!

Their group of volunteers is a blessing to every animal in need. There simply aren't words to describe the good these folks do. Now, go sign up and drive a leg of a transport. . you'll be hooked in no time!! Many thanks to everyone involved with KHTC.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been looking for a dog to add to our family when I found a Pit Bull terrier in Texas named Patches. I had no way possible to get this puppy all the way to Kansas to her forever home with us. I was introduced to the idea of using a transport group by a Kindred Hearts driver and knew immediately this was my only hope to get our puppy home. After filling out the application to request the transport they advised me of the process and the same day I was contacted about when this would happen. I contacted the rescue group that I was getting patches from and set up the pick up by the transporter. By not even knowing that non profit transports exsisted and putting my paid for puppy in the hands of strangers was scary. By transport day emotions ran high and my expectations were exceeded. The people that volunteered their time, effort and gas to get my baby home are by far the best people I never knew exsisted. I received picture updates her whole way home up to the point of her arriving safely! I am a huge advocate for rescue dogs and now recommend anybody looking to adopt from afar to use Kindred Hearts to help get their furbaby home. I will forever be grateful to these volunteers and have had Patches for over a year. She is the best dog we could have been blessed with for our growing family and my daughter says they will always be best friends.

15 PriestesM

Client Served

Rating: 5

We discovered Kindred Hearts while trying to figure out how to get the dog we fell in love with who was in foster care in TN to our home in NJ - we had been involved in local rescue for a while, but had never contemplated something like this. The foster family down in TN recommended we look into Kindred Hears - and boy are we glad we did! Amazing organization, amazing volunteers, amazing experience.... our Kicchou spent two days in the hands of 8 wonderful people on his journey from TN to NJ and we have pictures from every single one of them along the way to document his trip. -in fact we were so moved by the experience, we volunteer to do transport work for Kindred Hearts now as well.... Gotta pass it forward!

1 Malissa J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I mostly volunteer behind the scenes and drive, however, I have had an animal transported as well. The care and love that was given to Daxter during his 2 day journey could never be measured.
KHTC is a wonderful and caring group of people that span across the USA. From coast to coast, each and every weekend, rescue transports are going on. KHTC assists with so many transports and all the volunteers never cease to amaze me. If you are looking to volunteer your time, this is the group to do it with. They have so many areas you can get involved with. I respect KHTC for doing checks on all animals before they agree to transport. In addition, they help with different resources to keep the animal safe until the journey home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kindred Hearts Transport Connection is an amazing example of how difficult projects can be divided into small, manageable tasks completed by a network of people. At its heart, KHTC uses regional transportation coordinators to divide lengthy pet transport drives (frequently over 1500 miles) among a networks of volunteers. These logistics are carefully timed to match one driver's drop off with the next driver's pick up in a continuous chain. Drivers complete their tasks lovingly and according to proper protocol. Everyone involved, from drivers to the final adopter, are kept informed in real time of progress, delays, and successes.

I recently received a new pet from KHTC, then the next weekend, volunteered for my first animal transportation drive. It was a rewarding experience to know that my direct action helped animals get out of harm's way and in to loving homes.

Linda317

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful, caring group of people. Take such good care of the fur babies! My Roxie the doxie came all the way to NJ from Arkansas. Thank you again!

Michele75

Client Served

Rating: 5

After seeing a picture of an old limping hound at a shelter in west va who was slated for a heart stick within days , I started the ball rolling for a comfortable retirement for him here in Florida. So many jumped into the ring with me to save this dog. All people who I'd never met before. His foster, Dana Parsons, The London Sanctuary who were a wealth of info and moral support and willing to pull him right then and there had I not already done so, and the KHTC, who planned and executed the most amazing transport, with Connie at the helm! They kept me informed of every detail of his trip , with pictures and details - all at no cost. Without them Ace would never have been able to come to me. He is an amazing redbone coonhound , now happy, healthy, and very much a part of our home. Thank you so much KHTC for all you do! You are amazing, and your volunteers are all angels!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

On June 7 and 8, 2014, Kindred Hearts Transport Connection assisted me by utilizing their volunteer network to transport one of my rescue dogs from Atlanta, Georgia to its new owner in New Jersey.

Throughout the entire process, each individual treated my transport and my dog as if we were royalty. At any given time, I knew where the dog was and who it was with and if I had any questions, I had a dedicated Transport Coordinator I could call, email, or text message.

I would NEVER consider nor trust another group or organization when it comes to transporting my rescue dogs.

Thank you to everyone at Kindred Hearts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is so valued for all the reasons mentioned in the previous reviews, not the least of which is the love and devotion shown every day by everyone involved.

3 Jodi24

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined KHTC this year,I have done rescue for years but never have I met such a wonderful net work of volunteers.I have been blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group.Never have I met more caring loving people willing to help as many needy animals ,giving endless hours of time to follow threw with each transport. Each volunteer is a angel on earth and I am so Thankful and blessed to have met and become a part of this group,and to have gained so many new wonderful friends who share to same love for animals as I do and go above and beyond to help each other save lives of so many animals. Thank you to each member for all you do! the world needs more people like KHTC volunteers..

Bonnie73

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Kindred Hearts both as a driver and behind the scenes since March 2014. I love it! It is the best volunteering option I have experienced thus far in my life. I have met many wonderful people and am humbled to be included in this dynamic group. I am impressed with the organization dedication and communication of everyone involved

1 Mauri2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've transported a few times over the last few months and find it very rewarding. The volunteers are wonderful, and it is great to see people opening their homes and hearts to the animals. I've recommended them on many networking sites since they transport through the United States to Canada.