BEND, OR -- Street Dog Hero brought 29 dogs to Bend Wednesday from a shelter in Oklahoma. The local rescue organization partnered with the animal transport non-profit "Dog Is My Copilot" to fly them into the Bend Airport.
Street Dog Hero’s Jaymie Friesner tells KBND this allows them to bring in a lot of dogs at one time. “We have gotten a little bit accustomed to doing these big groups, whether it be from Mexico or Oklahoma or California. So, we're finally getting in the groove a little, but it still is...a big chunk,” she added some are already spoken for, but most of these new dogs will be available to take home soon, “We're really, really lucky to have the community of Bend in Central Oregon. People love their dogs here. …But everywhere, everywhere needs help right now, there's a lot of homeless dogs and, you know, they just need places to go. In Oklahoma, Texas, California, Mexico, places like that where these dogs are not getting adopted…they just have a really good chance here in Bend.”
She says there are lots of ways the community can help, “You can volunteer, foster, adopt, donate. Even just sharing the word is a huge help.”
You can find these adoptable dogs, ranging in various breeds and ages, at Street Dog Hero’s website.