How does transport work?

So you decided to adopt from Charming Pet Rescue and are in another state? That's amazing and we THANK YOU!


We ask, actually BEG, that if any any point during the process that you feel it’s already a regret, please let us know and no hard feelings. We want what’s best for our dogs. They’ve already been through so much and we want their next leap to be their final leap! We do our best to give you all of the information you will need to make a formal and educated decision as if you have met the dog in person. We can send videos and pictures to your delight! We are 100% honest and upfront about all behaviors the dogs exhibit to make sure we find the perfect fit with no surprises. Withholding information would jeopardize our goal for our dogs so please be certain, honesty is our policy. We are committed to our dogs. 


We do not begin to schedule transport for your dog until the adoption is final, but once your application has been approved and the adoption fee, plus a separate transportation fee of $300 has been paid, we get the dog on the schedule right away! Please give us a few days after adoption and transport fees were paid to get the transport finalized. We will reach out to you once we have the date.

We work with reliable, reputable dog transport companies that leave throughout the month and will find the one that can get to you the quickest! Typically it will take 2-4 weeks to get your adopted dog to you, so please be patient.

All of the dogs travel with their vetting showing they have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heart-worm tested and micro-chipped (some may vary) and have a health certificate. Delivery location of your dog will be convenient and the exact time won’t be determined until a few days before they leave because of add on/drop off passengers. Dogs are unable to be dropped off at personal addresses--no exceptions. You will receive an email at least 3 days before transport with exact locations and times for you to confirm the most convenient for you.

Most of the transports use large white vans, they stack kennels to the ceiling and the dogs are loaded onto the vans. There are 2 drivers that alternate driving and sleeping--they don’t stop for the night. They stop every 6 hours to clean the kennels and give each dog a potty break. You will need to bring a slip leash with you, so that their collar doesn’t pop off of their head in the parking lot. The dogs do get stressed out during the transition, but they are well taken care of. Thank you for adopting!!!

To find out how to best integrate your new pup into your family, please check out our FAQ page.