PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. – A listener and fan of the Johnjay and Rich radio show reached out to the hosts about saving a pregnant dog that was going to be euthanized in Texas.
Johnjay’s wife Blake started an animal rescue called #LovePup and so JohnJay told the listener if she could get the dog to Phoenix, they would find the mom and pups a home.
“A listener drove down to Amarillo from Colorado Springs and drove the dog to Colorado Springs,” Johnjay said. “Then, she had a volunteer that listens to the show drive the dog to somewhere in New Mexico. Then from that place in New Mexico to Albuquerque, another group of people. Then from Albuquerque to Holbrook, Holbrook to Flagstaff, Flagstaff to Phoenix.”
A network of listeners and also complete strangers saved Pecan and brought her to the Valley.
Almost There Foster Care in Paradise Valley took Pecan in and shortly after she gave birth to her litter.
“What’s amazing to me is the teamwork and the collaboration of all these people,” Johnjay said. “These big hearts and we saved this dog. I’m so emotional when I’m seeing these puppies that were literally, five days ago, going to be put down.”
To adopt one of the puppies you can direct message Johnjay on Instagram, @JohnJayVanEs.