Transport: Drop-off Instructions

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Dog must be up-to-date on vaccines including:

    • Two rounds of DHPP for all dogs and puppies

    • Rabies for all dogs > 16 weeks old

    • Bordetella

    • A negative heartworm test for all dogs > 6 months old, unless they were recently treated for it (this information should be including on their vet records)

    • Spay/Neuter documentation for all dogs > 6 months old

  • A Health Certificate from a veterinarian is required for ALL dogs and puppies going on transport!

    • Must be issued 5 to 8 days before transport

    • The dog/puppy MUST BE SEEN BY A VET IN PERSON to receive a Health Certificate and MUST FULFILL ALL MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS outlined above.

 

DROP-OFF LOCATION:

  • The main drop-off in Austin is at the Home Depot (Garden Center Parking Lot) off of Howard Lane (13309 IH 35).

  • The van arrives at 10 AM and departs at 10:30 AM unless otherwise indicated. Please make sure you are included on the Facebook Messenger Transport thread for your transport date in order to receive all updates regarding drop-off times/delays.

  • Please note, there’s more than one Home Depot on I-35. Be sure to MAP the location in advance. CLICK HERE to be directed to Google Maps. 

  • Other drop-off locations can be found here but the van won't stop at all of them every time. Please discuss this with your Adoption Coordinator who schedules transport for you.

  • If for any reason you are unable to drop your dog off for transport, please let your Adoption Coordinator know in advance, so we can arrange a volunteer to assist. You can also post on our Addicus' Legacy Foster and Volunteers page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/225623824449371/) to find help yourself.

 

ITEMS TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR DOG/PUPPY FOR TRANSPORT:

  • All paperwork for the dog should be placed in a Ziploc bag or brown envelope clearly labeled with your dog’s name and "Addicus’ Legacy Dog Rescue". Please also include a note stating dates of last flea/tick and heart worm preventatives.

  • Indicate the type of food you are feeding, how much and when and provide a Ziploc bag with several servings of food for transport. Clearly indicate the dog’s name and "Addicus’ Legacy Dog Rescue" on the bag as well.  

  • Attach tape around the dog’s collar and using a sharpie, write the dog’s name and the following number on it: 860-794-9357

  • Morning of transport: limit food - many dogs get scared when they are loaded, and if we can reduce vomit, that would be great :)

  • You may send a blanket or small toy with your foster dog but they have limited space for lots of luggage, so pups and dogs must travel light!!