There is an abundance of shelter dogs in the deep south. That's why Greg Mahle founded a transport service to relieve these unwanted dogs from their death sentence and ship them north to the arms of loving and eager dog owners. Since then, Greg has driven a million miles to save dogs. Literally.

 With incredible devotion, dedication and stubborn hard work, Greg has been making a 4,200-mile round trip twice a month for 10 years to pick up dogs from the southern United States and drive them to awaiting families in the north. His truck is filled with shelter and rescue dogs every single trip and many of these dogs were just a day or two away from being euthanized.

It takes Greg usually 7 days to pick up dogs from the various rescues he works with in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and then drop them off in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New England states.

His devotion and dedication to the dogs he helps save has been highlighted in a book written about him entitled "Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway."Greg's love of dogs started when he got his first dog. He lived in rural Ohio and one day a dog followed him home from school and never left. “The dog loved me and was my companion. I knew something good had happened,” Greg said during an interview on a publicity tour for the book. “The dog taught me how to be a compassionate person, and about kindness and caring.”

Since beginning Rescue Road Trips, Greg has saved 30,000 dogs, clocked countless hours away from his wife and stepson and ensures that the rescues and adoptive families he works with will take care of his furry charges!


Responses to "Man spends half his year driving to save dogs; has driven million miles and saved 30,000 so far"

  1. Unknown says:

    I am a mobile dog groomer with a 22 foot long step an and I want to drive dogs to forever homes like this guy.....anyone want to underwrite me?

  2. pilvikki says:

    good man!

  3. deb says:

    this man got a big hearth and very devoted to animals needs; what a MAN. congratulations

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful and caring man.

  5. Anonymous says:

    He is such a WONDERFUL PERSON!

  6. Starr69 says:

    Can you help me save Farishuy please. He is on his way to be euthanized in NYC as I write this. There are a lot of people who are working very hard to save him. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated!

  7. Paula says:

    Is this guy single because he is my kind of man!! Just Sayin

  8. Unknown - Start a Go Fund Me Page! ... This Man is a Hero!

  9. fabulous story!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Paula, I was thinking the same thing, but if you read the article, it says he's married. The good ones are usually taken.

  11. Unknown says:

    The love and compassion this man has renews my faith in humans

  12. Unknown says:

    Thank you so much dear Greg Mahle and Team for the awesome act of Humanity and Love for Animals. This is an example that we must protect our Animals. Once again Greg our most sincere appreciation.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Among all of the fear and hate, there is love and kindness all around, you just have to look. We all have the power to make a difference.

  14. Unknown says:

    Salute!!! Sir, you're a hero to the furkids. May your kindness inspired more kind souls. The world is more beautiful with happy stories to share.

  15. julie g says:

    Wow what a guy , to be devoted and not only save a dogs life, to show them the meaning of love absolute unconditional !

  16. Unknown says:

    You are a blessing to these precious furbabies! God bless you for all that you do. You are an angel and an absolute HERO!!!!!!

  17. Nina says:

    You are a phenomenal Person ~ A beautiful person, doing an extraordinary job, making things happen for those you love ... and although you might not always feel it, you are loved and appreciated.♥

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is a real man, no questions asked and hands down. Paws too. What a sweet earth angel.

  19. Unknown says:

    I had faith that there were good people in this world and this just makes it still true you are an amazing person and may God bless you in everything that you do. If there is any way I can help or donate or do anything to help out with these animals that you save please let me know

  20. Morgana says:

    What an extraordinarily kind man Thank you so much, God bless you.

  21. Unknown says:

    I'm crying too hard to breathe...THIS ....!!!

  22. Unknown says:

    I'm crying too hard to breathe...THIS ....!!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I'm looking for a basset. They have them in the south. But I love in WA state. Looks like you only deliver to east for the north. Like New York and others. Not west. ??

  24. I got to meet him when he brought my dog up from Louisiana, so organized, and such a great thing to see, read his book and know more, LOVE greg!!!

  25. Sara says:

    Wow now if everyone else would do there part, we wouldn't have any homeless dogs. Thank you Mark!

  26. Unknown says:

    I pray Greg could travel here in our place and give me a red labrador pup <3

  27. JayneNH says:

    Rescue Road brought me my wonderful Bella who traveled from Arkansas to Massachusetts. Many people worked to get her here - rescuers who pulled her from the kill shelter, fostered her in AK, fostered her in MA and we are grateful to every one of them!

  28. Unknown says:

    This is the type of man for me!

  29. Unknown says:

    Wow awsome!!! I like in s Texas, need at least 3 of him!!!

  30. Unknown says:

    My wife and I rescue in Arkansas and we usually use pets llc to transport to up north. Do you ever transport from Arkansas? Thank you for all you

  31. Sushitsa says:

    where to buy this book

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  33. Unknown says:

    You sir, are an angel....a hero and a savior! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  34. Margo says:

    So many wonderful people in the world, now if we could just get people to spay/neuter half the battle could be done.Thank you Angel Man, you're a hero.

  35. tony says:

    GREAT MAN EVEN BETTER HUMAN if he is looking for a fur ever home for a datsun or a Pekingese please contact me our baby after 17 and half years we miss him so

  36. Unknown says:

    Such a wonderful man with a big heart. Thank you, Sir, and God bless your selfless works.

  37. Unknown says:

    Thank you for all you do, I just love you.

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