The Rescue Wagon

We are proud to announce the opening of our rescue transport service called The Rescue Wagon! Our animal transport service travels to the south weekly and returns with rescue animals going to their new homes or northern rescue groups. We are committed to transporting rescue animals from high kill shelters in the South to rescues and homes in the North. Each animal traveling must have an original health certificate. Please read our travel guidelines page for more information. All reservations can be made online and we accept Paypal for each crate fee.

All About Us:
The Rescue Wagon is owned and operated by Mike and Starr Bowker. We also run a full-time non-profit dog rescue in Roosevelt, New Jersey. Our dedication to animals started with us fostering and driving volunteer leg runs during volunteer transports in our area. After opening our rescue organization we noticed it was very hard to find reliable transport options for dogs we were saving from kill shelters in the south. We had offered to rescue many dogs but no transport was available from several of the areas. Rather then stand by and watch the animals loose their lives we realized the dire need for safe and comfortable transport at an affordable rate. This has become a rewarding full time career with incredible life saving stories. We love what we do and take great pride in our services. The animals are given the best care possible so they reach their new destinations safely.

We also do reverse transports on an as needed basis!

If you need to reach us please email us at: or call 609-443-4386.

Transport Fees:

We charge per crate/kennel and we have four sizes available. Each kennel is USDA approved. Our drivers typically leave on Thursday or Friday and return to the North drop-off locations Saturday or Sunday. Please read our transport guidelines before making a reservation.

Special Needs Pets:

We specialize in transporting special needs animals. These animals may be pregnant, disabled or have health issues.