Mobile Adoption Center & Disaster Response Vehicle
After multiple weeks of production issues, we are finally in the home stretch and have good news! We are planning to make the 7-hour drive on Friday, March 9th to pick up the trailer and make the same 7-hour drive on Saturday, March 10th WITH our trailer back to Pearland! Once we receive the trailer back here in Pearland, we our vehicle wrap company will come out to take exact measurements of our trailer (they currently have rough measurements) and then we will have our vehicle wrap design finalized, printed and installed. This process should take no longer than approx. 2 weeks. We are so excited!!!
Through the generous support of local businesses and the wonderful Pearland Community, Pearland Pets has successfully funded a multi-use Mobile Adoption Center/Disaster Response Vehicle to be donated to the City of Pearland.
After several weeks of designing and revisions of the floor plan with the animal shelter and the trailer company to ensure this vehicle meets the needs for both mobile adoptions and the needs to be able to help pets in a disaster situation, the final design plans have been approved, contract signed and the deposit has been made. This vehicle is officially currently in production, and we couldn’t be more excited!!
The multi-use vehicle is larger than our original plans, as we found that in order to meet the needs of it being completely self-sustaining in an emergency situation, along with a proper amount of kennels for mobile adoption events, the vehicle needed to have several upgrades to our original plans.
These upgrades include:
- Trailer is 28’L x 8’W x 7’H with an 8′ goose neck
- Larger generator
- Collapsible wall to separate meet & greet rooms to also double as a larger surgery suite if needed in a disaster
- Removal kennels (to ensure all areas of the vehicle are as versatile as possible)
- Portable tables
- Additional storage areas
- Additional access door
- Additional awnings
Due to the above upgrades, the production and customization of this vehicle will take approx 8 weeks longer than originally expected. We are expecting to receive this vehicle by no later than mid-December 2017. However, we have high hopes that the vehicle will be completed by November.