Transport Drivers Needed

How often?

A dedicated transport volunteer

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help transport doggies on a regular basis. We usually run 1 transport a week. Ideally we would have 4-5 volunteer drivers so that each one only has to drive once a month. You'll need to be comfortable driving, following procedures and handling dogs.

How long is the trip?

Transporting volunteer getting dog kisses

We pick doggies up from La Junta, Rocky Ford and sometimes other nearby towns, located 2.5 to 3 hours southeast of Denver. We bring them back to Denver to the rescue groups and shelters who have already committed to caring for them. The whole trip takes just over a half day.

We have a large cargo van set up with clean, comfy crates.  We cover the fuel cost, unless you prefer to donate a tank of gas. 

Why do we do this?

Dog being picked up from a shelter, to be transported to a rescue's foster home.

Being able to save these dogs from the high kill shelters when their time is up and bring them to rescues with foster homes is the best feeling! 

Transporting makes a HUGE difference and literally saves lives. It is such an incredible experience. You won't regret it!

Join us on a freedom ride sometime to see if this is a volunteer role for you! 

Other Ways to Volunteer


  • Collect donations from around the Denver area—gather it all in one place for us to pick it up. Make a list of what was picked up where and note values of items so that we can follow up with thank yous and document donations for our records.
  • Host a Facebook fundraiser to celebrate a birthday, dog adoption, or other special occasion.
  • Let us know of events that we can participate in. We'd love to share info about what we do and our partners.
  • Help clean our transport vans and crates and do laundry after transports.
  • Take photos for us and rescue groups at transport deliveries or ask shelters if they need help with photographs.
  • Help our rescue partners with animal behavior evaluations.
  • Help out at a shelter with cleaning, walking dogs, laundry—ask what they need help with too.

Download our Brochure

Hwy 50 FR Brochure (pdf)