Hwy 50 Freedom Ride

  • We are a small group of volunteers who transport southeastern Colorado shelter dogs to the Denver area where trusted rescue groups and larger shelters care for them and find them forever homes. 
  • A big part of what we do is networking before every transport to find rescues to receive each dog.
  • It is a huge relief for the small rural shelters to know that when the dogs are out of time at their facilities, they have a safe place to go.

About Us

Rescue dog awaiting transport pickup

How We're Helping

Our animal rescue transport nonprofit consists of a small group of volunteers who transport dogs in urgent need from rural shelters in Colorado along Highway 50 (La Junta, Rocky Ford and nearby towns) to safety with trusted rescue groups.

In 2018, we were able to purchase 2 cargo vans (approved by PACFA) with the help of donations. We transport the doggies each week (6 hours round trip), usually once and sometimes twice a week, to ensure they make it out alive.

We couldn't do what we do without the amazing rescue groups in Colorado! They step up for these dogs week after week and we can't thank them enough! Once we get the dogs safely to their new rescue, they are placed into foster homes where they get the vetting and attention they need before being placed up for adoption!


Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! 

We are always looking for volunteers to help drive the transport van. 

Please visit the "Transporters Needed" page for more info!

If you live in La Junta or Rocky Ford  and would like to help at the shelters, please let us know. We are looking for compassionate and dependable volunteers who can visit with the dogs, take photos and help clean!


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has donated to support our work. 

A huge thank you and shout out to all of the rescues and shelters that help bring in these doggies each week! We could not do any of this without you!

Our Sponsors