***SECRET DON'T TELL CARRIE***
WE WANT TO SURPRISE CARRIE.
Carrie Klaiber works exceedingly hard to be able to make ends meet. She shows over 150 dogs throughout the year at shows nearly 50 weeks a year, and almost 160 days a year just to do so. To get to these shows, some of which are 1700+ miles from her PA home, she has a small fleet of 2 mini vans and a small school bus that she has transformed into specialty dog transport vehicles so that the dogs can get to the shows safely. All of the vehicles are well over 250,000 miles because of all her show trips, trips to evaluate litters, pick up and drop off dogs, assist with rescue transport, and a small portion just to get to and from the store to pick up supplies weekly.
The past 12 months have been very rough on her vehicles, and due to life events taking 3 family members and an increased load of family responsibilities as well as helping to care for her mother's car, her ability to save up to replace the aging vehicles. Add on that the bus keeps needing very costly repairs, and all that saved money gets eaten up very quickly. She won't ask for help because of pride, but I hate seeing her so stressed when she works so hard and deserves to not have to worry about her vehicles when she is out worrying for all her client dogs and Manny her 12 year old Mastiff or as he likes to call him self, Carrie's favorite kid.
We want to get Carrie a Dodge Sprinter van to replace the bus that has given her more headaches than anyone ever would need. Let's get this extremely hardworking friend of ours a vehicle that she can rely on and not need to constantly repair to be able to get to the shows to make just enough for the next set of repairs. *DON'T TELL CARRIE*
Seriously don't tell Carrie, we want this to be a big surprise...
If you don't want to donate through GFM (I understand), you can send the donation (with a notation it's for Carrie's vehicular needs) to me at (7268 Kindler Rd. Columbia, MD 21046) or via Paypal to [email redacted] and I'll get them put into the funds for her.