In 2012, Founder Briana Sherrer moved from Minnesota to Texas. She volunteered for rescue organizations and wanted to continue fostering pets in her new home. That’s when she learned of the overpopulation in Texas shelters.
Minnesota and other states in the U.S. don’t have the same issues as Texas with overpopulation and euthanasia rates at shelters. Briana saw the potential of transporting animals to other states who wouldn’t have the same chances in Texas.
With Briana’s rescue contacts in Minnesota, she focused primarily on transporting code red or medical need pets to Minnesota with most of them being adopted prior to arriving to their rescue.
In July 2015, Brittany Kegley was at home recovering from a surgery when she noticed many social media posts asking for people to foster local rescue dogs from high-kill shelters. Since that moment, she’s fostered more than 100 dogs of all shapes and breeds, and has played a pivotal role in helping Briana officially starting Passport for Paws.
Passport for Paws started out as a few dogs per month to one state, and now, the rescue is transporting nearly 70 animals per month to various states. The organization’s network of fosters and transporters are completely volunteer-based and vital to Passport for Paw’s growth and success.
Every animal has their own, unique story and holds a special place in our heart.