Pat, could you do Bend to Hillsboro if the Independence pilot (N24342) can't make it? I could probably get them all the way to Bend from Oakland, though that is a pretty long trip.
Laurel, I'm going to be out of town Friday through Sunday, but it's no problem for me to stop off in Los Banos to pick up the pups on my way home on Sunday afternoon, as long as the shelter is open then.
VFR/IFR up to 350 nm radius from Oakland, CA. Small aircraft, one dog max up to ~60lb.