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Merlin’s Magical Carpet Rides Again!


Originally published 4:36 p.m., February 12, 2014
Updated 4:36 p.m., February 12, 2014

Vet Exams- $4,000… Dog Supplies- $500… RV Rentals- $3,000… Saving 50+ Lives… Priceless!!!

The folks at DAWG and Deserving Dogs Rescue Rehabilitation in Santa Barbara are preparing for their third Merlin’s Magical Carpet Ride, in which little dogs are rescued from high-kill shelters in California to No-Kill shelters in Montana. Montana’s shelters have very few small, cuddly lap dogs, but lots of families looking to adopt them! This program has already saved close to 100 lives in its first two trips, and continues to grow!

This trip, organizers plan on taking 50+ small dogs who will be saved from all over southern California, including Los Angeles, Camarillo, Santa Maria, and Lompoc. The transport crew at DAWG and Deserving Dogs is thrilled to helping these little ones find homes in Montana, where families are already awaiting their arrival. California’s shelters have an over abundance of Chihuahua and small-breed dogs, but in Montana they are tough to find. DAWG and Deserving Dogs Rescue and Rehabilitation are proud to be saving these lives and uniting them with loving families in Montana.

Donations are greatly appreciated, and will support this trip and future transports. In addition to monetary donations, leashes, collars, and small dog crates are also needed. Donations can be made at DAWG, located at 5480 Overpass Road in Santa Barbara, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Merlin’s Magical Carpet ride will be taking off the morning of February 19th, as our little ones will wave goodbye to uncertain futures in California and head toward their new lives in Montana!

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