I came across a very heart warming story of volunteers in Australia who take in and re-home failed Australian sheepdogs.
In this one particular incident, the adopting family was located in Queensland, while the dog to be re-homed was in the south west of Australia. They had found out about the sheepdog on a breed-specific adoption site, and opened their hearts and home to the unfortunate dog. What happened next was nothing short of a human miracle.
The dog traveled over 5,000km from one part of the country to the other, via the linking up of volunteers across Australia. The logistics was planned by a single volunteer within the sheepdog rescue organisation through a series of emails & calls. And over 3 days, the dog was picked up by volunteers who drove an average of 100km - 200km to rendezvous with the next volunteer to bring the dog to its next destination. The good story ends with a happy note, to say that the dog is well settled into its new home and family, and is far, far away from being put down.
What a noble way to spend a weekend, and meet new people with a similar love for dogs!