Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2013 – What a long road this little girl has traveled in her 7 short months of life. Her journey began somewhere in Texas where she was picked up as a stray. She was pulled from a high kill shelter and kenneled in Magnolia with Tammy at Tri-County K9 until we could get her moved to Taylor in Missouri to foster. Taylor worked with Jade on manners and set about finding that perfect placement for her. Now she is headed to her forever home in Delaware.

jade with adam and lonna

on floor with blanket at the callenders

This was one of those transports where it took some heroic effort to make it happen for Jade and we had an amazing team working together to get her home. She left Columbia on Saturday morning, with drivers Adam and Lonna Wood, then traveling eastbound with Carol Dixon, Beth Beck-Marts and Mike Carrigan to Columbus OH. Jade overnighted with Ron and Cheryl Callander while Mike spent the night in a nearby hotel. Ron and Cheryl gave Jade the royal treatment as always and had her back to the hotel to meet Mike on Sunday morning.

jade saying goodbye to Mike

Mike and Jade were on the road at 8:30 a.m., headed 4 hours away to Cumberland MD. There Mike and Jade met Heather Roche who transported Jade the next 160 miles to meet in Annapolis MD with Linda Jessen, Jade’s new mom. WHAT AN ADVENTURE!!! WHAT A TEAM!!

jade heather and mike in maryland

Our never-ending thanks to TX State Coordinators Paula Sherrouse and Lee Ann Doyle; MO State Coordinator Taylor Harwood who fostered Jade in Missouri; to her incredible transport team of Adam and Lonna Wood, Carol Dixon, Beth Beck-Marts, Mike Carrigan (who drove 470 miles and then turned around and drove 470 back home), Ron and Cheryl Callander, Heather Roche (who bribed Jade with fries to keep the peace as Jade was getting a little tired of driving by then) and Linda Jessen (Jade’s forever mom and last leg driver).

jade and the jessen family

She is a beautiful girl; she impressed all who touched her on her trip home; and her new family was very excited to receive her. Wishing Jade a wonderful future filled with adventures and snuggles…

Lin Karrels
ABMR Transport Coordinator