Deaf Dogs Rock - Transport Vehicle

$17,655 of $19,500 goal

Raised by 305 people in 4 months
All in our organization are driven by a passion for saving deaf dogs in need - transportation, especially in emergency situations, is critical. With Deaf Dogs Rock turning 7 years old - it's time to get a dedicated transport vehicle - you can help!

August 1st marked the 7th anniversary of the founding of Deaf Dogs Rock!  During this time thousands of deaf dogs and their families have been helped, and a massive and engaged community has developed.

One of the primary services of our organization is in the transport of deaf dogs in need - most commonly transporting them from situations in which they are at risk of euthinasia in to the safe harbors of a rescue organization.  The transport vehicle we've been using is all but worn out!

For seven years I have used my personal car for these transports and  while I have been happy to volunteer it's services - it pushing 200k miles and racking up repair costs.  Heading down I-81 on a 90 degree day caring for a deaf dog in need, it is a bad situation to have to be worrying about the vehicle breaking down.  (I prayed  the entire way to and from Nashville last week!)

Our entire board of directors is in support of taking the next much needed step of having Deaf Dogs Rock own a dedicated transport vehicle.

What your donations will do - 

Frequently the key to saving a deaf dog in need lies a couple hundred miles away at a safe rescue.  We have a trusted network of partners willing to take in and foster these deaf dogs, but we have to get them there. All funds raised through this campaign will go directly towards the purchase of a transport vehicle that provide reliable and safe transportation for deaf dogs.

Our commitment to financial responsibility -

You donations to this cause will have the maximum impact possible in helping these deaf dogs.  Our organization has a proven track record of financial responsibility.  We all volunteer our time, and keep overhead costs to an absolute bare minimum to ensure donations have the greatest impact possible.

What are we looking to buy?

Not a brand new vehicle!  The immediate losses on a new vehicle are not in keeping with our financial beliefs.  The goal for this campaign was set with a 2015-2016 low mileage sport utility in mind - specifically looking at models with high rear lift gates that allow multiple oversize crates.

What can you do to make this possible?

Donate!  No amount is too small.  But, just as importantly SHARE this campaign using the button on this page.  Think of those in your circle who have your love for animals and specifically want to help deaf dogs in need - ask them to join your support.

Thank you so much!

Christina Lee
Founder and President
Deaf Dogs Rock

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We Did It!

Thanks to the overwhelming support from amazing members of our community, Deaf Dogs Rock was able to purchase a new van dedicated to transporting dogs in need!  You guys rock!

Always looking to make donations go further - Christina drove 4 hours to an outlet center in Leesburg, VA. This allowed us to save more than $2500 on the cost of the van.  We ended up selecting a 2017 low-mile Dodge Grand Caravan, with the stow-and-go seating it converts to cargo mode in minutes. We'll be able to fit multiple crates and therefore increase our transport impact, and the reliability will allow us to increase the distances over which we can operate.

More that 350 people donated through our GoFundMe page or directly, bringing the campaign total to over $20,000.  This covered the vehicle, insurance, and a maintenance fund for the year.  Awesome!!

Here's a shot of us with the van, it goes in for rockin' graphics this week.

Saturday we'll be out for our first transport, helping to get two deaf aussie pups from Indiana to safe rescue with a partner in Virginia. We'll share more pictures on Saturday through the GoFundMe page.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  The community that has grown around the simple idea of helping deaf dogs and their families is truly amazing.

                              Christina and Chris Lee
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What a great way to start Deaf Dog Awareness Week (Sept 24-30) - Christina is helping with the transport of two sweet deaf pups in to safe rescue.

This is possible because of your support! You can see in the photos how cramped our current volunteer vehicle is, not to mention that it is pushing 200k miles. Our organization and community are ready for a dedicated, reliable, larger transport vehicle.

Thank you!
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We're so close! Working with a friend at a local dealership we've found the perfect vehicle - a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan with just 38k miles, and the dealership is willing to support the work of Deaf Dogs Rock by taking a loss on the sale. We take our financial choices very seriously, this is a great deal on a reliable vehicle that will provide 10+ years of support to our rescue community. See photo below - lot's of room for crates during transport.

We'd love to finish this us, help us get across the line. If you've already donated, thank you! If you can donate, please consider any amount - it all makes a difference. Our goal is to have the vehicle in service by around the end of the month.

Sharing makes a huge difference, help us network, and have a wonderful day.

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We are making excellent steady progress towards raising the funds needed for a new transport vehicle to help deaf and hearing dogs in need.

As an update - we've been researching the heck out of vehicles and have begun working with a local dealership (at which we have contacts) to get the best and most sensible deal possible.

Research has led us to a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. While this is not set in stone, the reliability and cargo area are spot-on for the needs of our organization. We've adjusted the campaign goal to $19,500 to reflect this.

This morning we went for a few test drives, Bowie definitely approves of the stow-and-go seating which will allow for multiple full-size crates, increasing the efficiency of our transports.

Thank you so much if you've donated, and please SHARE SHARE SHARE, on social media platforms as person-to-person sharing increases reach exponentially.

thank you!

Christina Lee
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$17,655 of $19,500 goal

Raised by 305 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Deaf Dogs Rock
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Salem, VA
EIN: 455509970
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