Lawrence, KS: help dogs as they take a break on their road trip to adoption!

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ORGANIZATION: Best Friends Animal Society


Have you ever been on a long road trip, and after a full day of driving all you wanted was a warm, safe place to sleep and a good meal? Well, some dogs will soon be traveling in your direction, and they could use a little help from someone like you.

Transports help save lives by taking dogs from shelters where they are at a high risk to rescue groups in other communities with higher save rates where they can be adopted into loving homes. You can be a part of this life-saving work by helping at a transport stop.

Best Friends is transporting some adorable, adoptable dogs from Houston, Texas, to Minnesota, where they will find their forever homes. But before they get there, they’ll be stopping overnight in Lawrence, KS.

These fuzzy, four-legged travelers will need a few volunteers to help them get situated for their brief stay. This will involve doing some unloading, taking them out for a bathroom break, making sure they are all fed, watered, and bedded down for the night, cleaning up their kennels and helping them get back on the road the following morning.

We have monthly transports scheduled, and the volunteer shifts are typically as follows:

Unloading shift when the transport arrives: 7:00-9:00 PM
Time subject to change due to traffic, weather, etc. Flexibility is wonderful!

Loading shift prior to departure the next morning: 6:30-8:30 AM

If you would be interested in helping with our transport volunteer opportunities, please email us at and we will get you added to our communications list to notify you when we have a transport scheduled!

Because it's always more fun to volunteer with people you know, if you have any friends or family members (over 18, please) who are interested in joining us, please have them email us at and we will get them signed up!

Thank you for being a part of these lifesaving transports!!!

We typically have 1 - 2 transports come through Lawrence, KS a month, for more information or to sign up, contact us at

2 Shifts

  • morning / 06:30 AM to 08:30 AM
  • evening / 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Time subject to change due to traffic, weather, etc. Flexibility is wonderful!
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About Best Friends Animal Society


5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741, US

Mission Statement

Every day, nearly 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters. But every day, there's something all of us can do to help save those animals. Together, we can Save Them All.


About Best Friends Animal Society:

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to less than 1 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All(tm).

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1805 East 19th StreetLawrence, KS 66046



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2- 3 hours

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