Saturday, July 4th through Monday, July 6th, 2015 – Britta is a 4+/- year old female Malinois who was found as a stray in the Thomasville GA area. After the hold period was over, she came into rescue and needed a ride to her foster home in Kingsport TN with Stephanie Simpson.

britta watching out window

britta on next leg tara or pam

Transport was put together to move her on Saturday, the 4th, up to Cumming GA where she would spend a few days until departure with Dianna Thompson on Monday as she was headed back home to TN after a visit in Atlanta.

On transport Britta was shy and nervous, obviously confused and frightened. I don’t think she took a potty break the whole way and at times needed to be carried from vehicle to vehicle. She was safely delivered to her overnight in Cumming on Saturday. On Sunday late afternoon the decision was made for Chris to pick-up Britta and hold her overnight on Sunday evening for transport on Monday morning.

Monday’s transport went well and Britta arrived to Tennessee where her foster mom, Stephanie Simpson, met her and returned to Kingston.

We have a lot of thanks to put out there on this transport, not the least to our exceptional drivers who really worked with Britta to make this trip safe and comfortable for her – thank you to drivers John Hostetler, Tara Weinreich, Pam Campbell, Chris and Morgan Wood, Dianna Thompson and Stephanie Simpson. Thank you to Sue Benkiser for providing overnight accommodations for Britta while waiting for her ride to depart Atlanta on Monday.

A very special thank you to Chris and the Wood Family for picking up Britta on Sunday afternoon and providing some very special, much needed attention in the way of a bath, food to help settle her stomach and frequent supervised potty breaks. Also thank you to John for supplying Britta with a leash and collar and to Chris for handling food requirements for Britta.

britta and her dinner in bed

While the transport was rough on her, she is now blossoming very, very nicely with Stephanie and I am sure Britta will be up for adoption on the website soon. Very pretty, special girl with an excellent temperament. Awesome transport team and thank you all so much for giving Britta the best ride possible. You all did a fantastic job in keeping up communication and sharing thoughts and solutions. Best wishes for a very happy future Britta! There are some really fun videos of Britta interacting with resident pups on the American Belgian Malinois Rescue Face Book page.

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator