Ramblings From The Ranch
Flight to Freedom
Flight to Freedom is a new campaign The Ranch has spearheaded. Thanks to a wonderful former Lakeside resident who worked at The Ranch ten years ago, a relationship has formed with a shelter in Washington State that has a terrific facility and lots of people wanting to adopt a shelter dog. What they don’t have are dogs, but The Ranch has the solution to that problem!
Cora and Bubbles were two of an eight-puppy litter abandoned, along with their mother, in a house in Mirasol. Six of the pups were adopted right away, but not Cora and Bubbles. It wasn’t until the two pups were flown to the Pacific Northwest shelter that they too were adopted within a week. Now the shelter has requested that Valentina, the puppies’ mother, make the trip as well. The family will be reunited in the U.S.
The Ranch has raised thousands of pesos and sent over 35 beautiful Mexican street dogs to this shelter where every single dog gets adopted. In fact, it’s considered very “chic” to adopt a Mexican dog. The dogs fly with a human escort, on a direct Volaris flight from Guadalajara to Seattle. They are met at the airport by a volunteer from the shelter, who then drives them 2 ½ hours to a ferry that takes them to their new home. Everything is completely coordinated between The Ranch and the shelter.