Our Story

Established in December of 2016, Project Freedom Ride is connecting unwanted, abandoned dogs (and a few cats) who may otherwise be bound for euthanasia in Texas and Georgia with Families, Rescues and Humane Societies in the Pacific Northwest.

My name is Jen and I am the founder of PFR. My son is Roman and he is often the face many of you will associate with PFR. We lived in TX from 2013 – 2016 where we were exposed to “kill shelters”. In July of 2015 we adopted Luna from a Texas “kill” shelter. I was sunk! I became heavily involved with volunteering at the local shelter, with Roman’s help in making videos to help network the dogs. Summer of 2016 Roman and I relocated to Washington State while my husband (his dad) got orders to serve overseas. I would joke with Texas Rescues about an underground railroad for dogs up to Washington because the world for a dog, generally speaking, was so much better up here in Washington than down there in Texas. And so it was born … on December 6th, 2016 Project Freedom Ride had its first transport of 31 dogs from Texas to Washington.

Since then, Project Freedom Ride has saved almost 2,000 dogs (and some cats) from euthanasia. We have grown very organically over the years which is what we love. We believe people recognize the love, compassion, and hard work of our “group” and want to get behind our cause. We are constantly growing and expanding; in no way did Roman or I see this when we had our first transport. We hope you continue to follow our journey as we now live in Georgia and are starting to coordinate transports to the Northeast of the country. Thank you for the love and support!