Man Resigns And Travels Around Country To Rescue Shelter Dogs
To go and save shelter dogs, Lee made a big move. He sold all his stuff, said goodbye to his job, and packed up everything. He, his friend, and their six dogs hopped into an RV and hit the road to rescue dogs. They've been using social media a lot, hoping their posts will make people see shelter dogs in a new light.
“A lot of times when people come to the shelter, and they see dogs barking. They immediately think that they’re aggressive.” But “It’s their way of wanting your attention.” Lee Asher shared.
Asher now lives with his dogs for the majority of the year in a school bus that has been converted. The bus is 37 feet long and costs Asher $65,000.
The two are very committed to getting all of these dogs to a place where they can find their forever homes, even though they may be having a funny adventure with an RV packed with adorable, lovable puppies.
Asher spent $65,000 on the bus, which is 37 feet long.
Located behind the driver's seat, the bus has a complete kitchen. Asher and his dogs eat one large meal each day.
At a time, Asher said, three or four puppies are sleeping on the couch. Around the bus, he has several dog beds as well.
The group does not spend much time in the bus, aside from driving and sleeping. They frequently go on adventures. "We're a very active pack and we do everything together," Asher said. "No dogs are left behind."
Lee and his friend are not particular about what dogs they help – they will happily rehome big or small dogs, young or old. Their ultimate goal is to try to clear out every dog from every shelter across the country. It’s definitely an ambitious goal, but there is no doubt that these two will give it their best shot.
"It's not about what I want. It's about what is best for the animals, and that's what makes fostering so difficult," he said.