Series - A Dog's Journey Home

The 300 Mile Rescue: From Shelter to Salvation – A Dog’s Journey Home (E12)

It's over 300 miles from the Tracy's Dogs facility outside San Antonio to the Brownsville and Palm Valley Animal shelters near the border with Mexico. Every month, Tracy drives her transport van on this long journey, never knowing exactly what she will be faced with when she arrives. Some dogs she has reviewed online and others she has been told of, but it is not until she steps through the shelter doors and walks the aisles of cages that she can truly make the decisions that will mean a healthier and happier life for the lucky few that will be rescued.

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A Dog’s Journey Home (E11) - Pittsburgh Gotcha Day!

After 90+ dog transport trips, Tracy'sDogs co-founder Scott Whyatt knows to be ready for anything. In this episode of A Dog's Journey Home, Scott's transport will arrive with 62 dogs who were loaded up on an 80 degree day in Texas and will now be meeting their new families in the chill of early winter in Pennsylvania. It's Gotcha Day in Pittsburgh!

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A Dog’s Journey Home (E8) – From Hurt To Hope To Happiness

There is nothing like a Tracy'sDogs "Gotcha Day". A truck filled with rescued and rehabilitated dogs travels from San Antonio, Texas to cities across the country for the emotional first meeting with their new families. In this episode of A Dog's Journey Home, we are with Scott and Tracy in Darien, Illinois, where 45 dogs are about to have the greatest moment in their lives.

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A Dog’s Journey Home E7: Meet the Volunteers That Save Thousands Of Dogs

While Tracy and Scott are the co-founders and best known members of Tracy'sDogs, there is actually a large group of volunteers from coast to coast that help them manage and respond to the nearly 300 adoption applications that they receive every month. Most have come to the Darien Illinois "Gotcha Day" for their annual get together to celebrate each other and the work they love – managing the trials and tribulations of helping rescue dogs find new homes.

In this episode of A Dog's Journey Home, you will meet many of the individuals on the Tracy'sDogs team, and hear how they handle all of the details of the adoption process and the emotional roller coaster of a "Gotcha Day". This is also the opportunity for Scott and Tracy to say thank you to all the staffers for the incredible work they do all year.

Scott is extremely proud of the dedicated team he and Tracy have built. "The best part of Tracy'sDogs is that it gives so many of the players that are a part of what we do an opportunity to do what they are passionate about", he explains. "It's really what drives me every day."

A perfect example is their Communication Director, Amber Hodgson, who does much of the behind the scenes work of reviewing applications and following up with potential adopters. "Gotcha Day is my favorite day of the month!" she says with a smile. "This is really the day we get to see all of our hard work in action."

After all the dogs have met their new families and are on their way to their new homes, the team joins together for dinner. Gather round to share in the stories, achievements, and hear Tracy's heartfelt words of thanks.

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Tracy’s Agonizing Decisions - Which Dogs Can Be Rescued? (A Dog’s Journey Home E6)

The shelter is overcrowded, dark and cold. Many of the dogs are sick or injured from lack of care. Tracy only has room to choose a few from all that need help and it's heartbreaking. "I feel like I had a spoon trying to empty the ocean," she says sadly. "I took the ones I could but the majority I had to leave." Who lives and who dies – this is the agony of every TracysDogs shelter visit.

On this episode, we will see Tracy in South Texas/Brownsville choosing and securing her new group of dogs to be prepped and readied for their Adoption day in Indianapolis. With a passion for helping sick animals, Tracy knows some of her picks are high risk – Uno has only one eye and is pregnant; Bingo and Zina are little dogs with pep but both have a cough; Juno is sweet but has a bad shoulder wound; Tucker was diagnosed with distemper, a very challenging condition to treat.

Tracy has Veterinary Techs Johnnie Denton and Crystal Villagrana with her during the walk-throughs. They do preliminary testing right in the shelters to help her make the difficult decisions of which dogs she thinks they will be able to bring to the TracysDogs facility to help recover and become adopted.

Ultimately, with the help of some friends who volunteer to foster some of the dogs, Tracy is able to rescue 69 animals on this trip. It's all hands on deck when the van pulls up with 50+ dogs who are frightened and desperate for a helping hand. Now the hard work of intake which requires immediate diagnosis, treatment, feeding, love and lots of paperwork can begin.

Watch this emotional, behind the scenes look at what rescue is really all about. Keep watching A Dog's Journey Home to see the next step of the journey for these dogs after the 3-4 week process of training, grooming and getting medically ready to meet their new families.

You can support TracysDogs on March 28th by participating in the Annual Big Give Fundraiser at: https://www.thebiggivesa.org/organizations/tracysdogs

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Adorable Rescued Dogs Meet Their New Families (A Dog’s Journey Home E5)

The excitement has been building for weeks for over 40 families from all over the country who have gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to finally meet, in person, the dogs they have fallen in love with from watching their videos posted by Tracy.

In this episode of "A Dog's Journey Home", a very special batch of dogs, many who have been with the Tracy's Dogs team for a long time, finally arrive in Madison for the first day of their lives with their new families. They have traveled 1,262 miles and for some, it was difficult to leave the caring and loving environment of the Tracy's Dogs facility in San Antonio.

"This is the most unique group of dogs we have ever rolled out on the road with," Scott reflects. And it's not easy for Scott's daughters, Sara and Jenna, who have spent so many hours caring and nurturing these pups, to let go. "There are a lot of dogs that are really hard to part with," Sara explained. "Our long stay dogs, you really get attached to them. Once they get adopted, we get really excited but it's also really hard … we shared lots of tears dropping the dogs off but we know they are going to a good place."

Here are some of Scott's thoughts about a few of the special dogs you will meet in this episode:

Meatball – "I call him Meathead….very lovable…he's the only dog who can overheat in 65 degree weather"

Peg – "Miss Congeniality on three legs … sweetheart"

Nellie – "Will drive you to drink but you'll love her every step of the way… perfect companion"

Watch the smiles and tears as Scott hands off each dog and then reflects on the great work by his team. "I'm just really glad all 40 have of them have homes now. That's why we work so hard. It's a rescue…we're saving lives!"

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A Dogs Journey Home Episode 4 - Madison, Wisconsin

Imagine what it's like to walk through several crowded shelters with hundreds of dogs that need loving care and a home, knowing that you can only pick 30 or 40 at most, and that those you don't pick will most likely be euthanized.

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Buffalo Puppies Adoption Day! (A Dog's Journey Home - E3)

It's a given that adopting a dog from a shelter is a roll of the dice. There is typically little information about what that animal has been through and for how long, and the best you can do when you visit is take in what you see, hear, and feel and make your decision.

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