Our goal is to secure the safe haven of shelter animals from the South Florida area. We aim to help save as many lives as possible by transporting them out of South Florida and into other areas of the country where they will be placed in loving homes.
The focus is to raise the funds needed to achieve this goal to rescue and re-home as many animals as possible each and every month.
As of October 2016 we have now saved over 4200 dogs from South Florida shelters.
In April 2015, DOGS ON THE MOVE founder Bonnie Plafke was honored by the NHL Florida Panthers as a "Hero Among Us."
Courage is a dwarf Pittie, with MANY physical and psychological medical issues. When he was in the streets of Miami, the other dogs picked on him incessantly and so did the people. He was tormented everyday and when he got to the shelter, Jessica Garcell, who worked at MDAS at the time, made it her mission to make sure he was saved. And who better than DOGS ON THE MOVE to step up to rescue him? He has been through so much including more medical tests than you can ever possibly imagine. Many did not think he would make it but we knew that where there is LIFE, there is HOPE.
We were truly honored and grateful to have the chance to help this amazing boy, who has shown more courage than most people, if put in the situations that he was in.
MILA (Pittie girl, 2nd from left) wishing all DOGS ON THE MOVE friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas in 2015!
Jill, who was unceremoniously dumped by her previous owner with another dog has been adopted in New England. The other dog Jack, was adopted a few weeks ago, photo was posted on this FB page.
Our partner had to wait to adopt Jill out because she had several appointments with the vet due to old lacerations on her eyes. Her new family waited patiently and after her final eye appointment a few days ago, she finally became theirs!
As you can see by the photo collage, Jill is going to be a very spoiled girl and finally have the life she deserves!
Jackie our Pittie mix, whom we saved last summer. She was found on the side of a busy highway, loaded with ticks and brought to MDAS. She was just a baby at only 5 months old. She then had complications after the spay, resulting from being Ehrrlichia positive and having severe anemia. We rescued her from the shelter and it was touch and go for quite a while. Bleeding internally, gums white as snow and non responsive at times. Intensive care for days on end, round the clock nurses, several blood transfusions etc. but she had an incredible will to live and made it!
After release from the hospital our Amy fostered her and she spend time in QT boarding as well at Bow Wow, where she got AMAZING CARE.
When well, we transported her to Iowa, where soon after she was adopted!
Now, she has a baby of her very own!
April was rescued a few months ago and suffered from a skin condition. She would take some time to fully heal but soon arrived at JCHS. Potential adopters saw her and had to make her part of their family!!
DOGS ON THE MOVE, by Pawsitive4LIFE Inc.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization in South Florida that transports animals from municipal kill shelters to 501(c)3 rescues & no-kill shelters for rehoming.
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.