"I tried to contact them for four or five days but heard nothing from them," Comer said.
Meanwhile volunteers were able to find a temporary foster home for Andy through the New Hope Alliance, a no-kill shelter in El Paso.
But they still had difficulty figuring out how to get the beagle mix back to Mishawaka.
They considered putting him on an airplane. But the uncontrolled temperatures of the cargo area on the plane were not safe conditions for an older dog.
The only other option was ground transportation.
After lots of recommendations, Pet Refuge was able to find We Move Pets, a family-owned pet shipping company based in Bryan, Texas.
Comer described the vehicle as a mini motor home that transports 20 to 30 dogs at a time.
And once he arrived he was very affectionate.
"I think he's grateful to have a soft place to lie down," she said.
Comer said that Andy has to undergo some medical tests and get those swollen paws back down to size before he can be adopted.
It may be a few weeks before Andy can be placed in his fourth ~ and hopefully his forever ~ home.Staff writer Erica Morrison: email@example.com 574-247-7756