Hi, I'm Emily, and I'd do anything for family and dogs. I'm about to embark on a trip to rescue two lovable senior dogs who urgently need a new home. I'm asking for your help to make it happen.

These two dogs—Gracie and Artie—have spent the last 10 years enjoying the fresh Montana air with my relatives on their ranch. Unfortunately, due to a devastating family emergency, they need to relocate immediately. I've secured them spots at a local rescue organization here in Austin, Texas who is ready to welcome them and find these deserving dogs their dream home.

Airplanes can be stressful for dogs, especially in their old age, so I've decided to help transport them in an epic cross-country roadtrip. Gracie, Artie, and I are headed 1600 miles through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and a minivan!

We're trying to reach our goal in the next 72 hours. Please help me get these two deserving dogs to their sunny Texas retirement!

Due to the timing and nature of the trip, it is not cheap. I'm raising funds for the airfare, car rental, dog-friendly hotel stays, gas, transport crates, and other supplies for the trek. The campaign amount covers the estimated costs, and any un-used or additional funds will be donated to Austin Pets Alive*, who has helped me find space here in Austin to take the dogs. They've been nothing short of incredible.

Thank you for helping make magic happen. Gracie, Artie, our family—and their future family—will be forever grateful.

I'll be posting photos of the roadtrip, so make sure to check back. Wish us luck!

*Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to Keep Austin No Kill. Since 2008, APA! has saved nearly 50,000 dogs and cats—including my kitty Wally!—from being killed at Central Texas shelters. Visit their site to learn more about their incredible initiatives.


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Emily Eisenhart 
Austin, TX
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