According to the ASPCA, three to four million animals are euthanized in the United States each year.
Due to several factors, the South has the highest rates.
H.E.A.R.T.S., LLC (Hopson Express Animal Rescue Transport Service) is committed to safely and lovingly transporting animals from rescue groups in the South to their new families in the Northeast.
H.E.A.R.T.S., LLC is a USDA licensed transport founded by husband and wife team, Jason and Amanda Hopson. Our goal has been to create a transport service that we would feel confident in putting our own fosters on to travel to their anxiously awaiting homes. We will be transporting our own fosters on each transport and we will provide the same love and care to each and every dog as our own will receive.
We know that this is a day of new beginnings for these much deserving guys and gals. We will take every measure possible to ensure that they arrive in the loving arms of their new family safely and with minimal amounts of stress. We are both honored and blessed to be a part of their journey home.
Travel in Style
Our primary transport vehicle is a 2016 Ford F-350 pulling a custom built 38 foot enclosed trailer.
Our trailer is equipped with a built in generator, back up generator, upgraded soft ride suspension to ensure a comfortable ride, lighting, dual heating and air units, back up air units, and a camera to monitor things from the truck cab. The animals are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They will all get to enjoy listening to K-9 lullabies to ease the stress and soften the road noise. You will find our trailer to be crisp, clean, and well organized inside. Please make sure to take a look at our photos. We are very proud of the accommodations that we are able to provide.
Each of our passengers will travel in their own USDA approved travel crate. Depending on travel time, they may be fed a light meal. They will have access to water at all times. During potty breaks, all dogs will be dual leashed with a hook (provided they are wearing a collar) and slip leash for added security.
Health and safety are our number one priorities. Their crates will be cleaned as needed throughout the journey. They will be sanitized with a gentle disinfectant during transport. After each transport, the trailer and crates will be fully sanitized. We realize how fragile our younger passengers are and gloves will be worn when working with them.
Our rate is $145.00 per dog. We also offer special rates for dogs going to foster homes or Northern shelters/rescues. Please see our "rate" tab for details.
Please make sure to navigate your way around our website for lots more information and “like” us on Facebook. We will be posting lots of pictures and updates from each transport.
We look forward to working with you, making new friends, and accomplishing great things together all in the name of saving lives. We have had to say goodbye dozens of times, so we know that bittersweet feeling of having to put your beloved fosters on transport. Our promise is to care for them just as we do our own.
Thank You and God Bless you for rescuing and adopting!!
Jason and Amanda