Transport teams are responsible for efficiently and safely moving a surrendered or shelter dog to its foster home, whether that be across town or several states.
Transport coordinators tap a geographically dispersed volunteer base to set up transports ranging from one “leg” to as many as 10 or more. Communication among transport drivers is essential, as is awareness of location and driving conditions. I designed a “transport tracking” mobile app that leverages the following tools:
- calling and messaging
- maps and location
- weather and traffic
This app is scheduled to be developed in 2017, pending implementation of the rescue organization’s new database that will provide a feed of transport team contact details and dog profiles, including behavioral and health information.