Requirements for New Rescue Partners
Both sending and receiving Rescue Partners are required to submit a Rescue Partner application prior to utilizing Rescue Express. This does not apply to adopters or foster-to-adopt homes. Contact Rescue Express at 541-525-3232 or email@example.com with questions. Upon approval, partners may place a transport request (below.)
Please read the Rescue Express Partner Guidelines for information about transport procedures including: submitting transport requests, bus stop locations and schedules, loading/unloading procedures, reservation changes/cancellations, quarantine guidelines.
Rescue Express uses cargo carriers which are larger than those sold in stores. Please consider this when placing reservations.
Choose a carrier that is 2” taller than the animal’s height at his/her shoulders. The animal must have enough room to stand and turn around completely. Carriers that are too large place animals at risk for injury during transport. All animals are placed in carriers that are the appropriate size for them regardless of the size reserved. Reservation of appropriate carrier sizes allows us to plan transports that save as many lives as possible.
XS – extra-small: 13” tall x 12” wide x 22” deep (cats and tiny dogs)
S – small: 17” tall x16” wide x 25” deep (small dogs – Chihuahuas, small terriers)
M- medium: 23” tall x 20” wide x 30” deep (dogs 20+ lbs, smaller pitbulls)
L- large: 26” tall x 22” wide x 35” deep (most large dogs: pitbulls, boxers)
XL- extra-large: 28” tall x 24” wide x 39” deep (shepherds, Great Danes, St. Bernards)
Other Transport Requirements
No animal will be loaded without an Animal Transport Cover Sheet and all required medical documents placed within a resealable, gallon-sized plastic (Ziploc) bag.
Transporting to Adopters and Foster-to-Adopt Homes
When we deliver animals to an adopter or foster-to-adopt home, we require a minimum $100 donation from the adopter or sender, which is due by noon on the Thursday before. This helps us continue to provide our free service to rescue groups. If you are looking to use our transport service for an animal that you have adopted, you do not need to fill out our rescue partner application & contract. However, you must speak with our coordinator at 541-525-3232 prior to submitting a transport request form.
Space is allotted on a first come, first served basis in the order of online transport request submission by carrier size availability. Carriers are not reserved via call/text/email. Please read the Rescue Partner Guidelines (above) thoroughly prior to submitting a transport request.
Our delivery times are a function of our driving time and they are not flexible. Delivery times can be in the middle of the night or the very early morning, so please plan accordingly.