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25,000

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We’re EXPANDING to SAVE more LIVES!

We just purchased a second airplane to transport twice as many adoptable pets from overcrowded shelters to new adoption partners across the US. To celebrate our new plane, the first $25,000 of gifts will be matched!

Your donation to Dog Is My CoPilot goes straight to work helping thousands of animals. For dogs and cats waiting in shelters to find families of their own, our expansion will change their life. Abba and her dad have generously stepped fowaard to match evey gift dollar-for-dollar- up to an incrediable $25,000! Please join us and make a lifesaving gift to help us stay ‘Wheels Up’.

It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of our friend, Steve Coopersmith. Steve was an enthusiastic supporter of Dog Is My CoPilot from our inception. He lived his life being a part of the solution, having fostered and adopting many dogs during his all too brief time on this Earth. Steve accompanied me on rescue flights, pitching in as a part of the team, which he was. His beautiful wife, Karin, helps tremendously with the writing of hundreds of thank you notes for our donors.

Our hearts go out to Karin, family and friends as Steve will be sorely missed. Karen has asked that donations be made to Dog Is My CoPilot as a tribute to Steve. Donate online here >

OUR FLIGHTS

We are a nonprofit committed to transporting animals from communities with overcrowded municipal shelters to animal adoption centers and families waiting to adopt a new pet.

PARTNER COLLABORATION

We believe that collaboration with individual animal shelters and adoption organizations, which manage the placement of animals in their local communities, is key to saving more lives!

PARTNER COLLABORATION

We believe that collaboration with individual animal shelters and adoption organizations, which manage the placement of animals in their local communities, is key to saving more lives!

Recent News & Videos

CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Flying Dogs to their Forever Homes

Correspondent Conor Knighton takes to the skies with Wyoming pilot Peter Rork, a retired surgeon and pilot who’s found a new purpose in life by helping dogs in need find homes, flying animals to adoption centers through his non-profit, Dog Is My CoPilot.

TETON VALLEY MAGAZINE

Non-profit takes animal rescue to the skies

HOME & FAMILY ON THE HALLMARK CHANNEL

Dr. Peter Rork’s Animal Rescue Mission

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

Wyoming Pilot Flies Rescued Pets to Forever Homes with Nonprofit

ABOUT DOG IS MY COPILOT

DIMC saves thousands of shelter animals by transporting them to organizations where they will be adopted.

LOVE IN ACTION AWARD

Petco Foundation Lifesaving Awards, Love in Action 2019 honoree.

DEDICATE A GIFT

Honor someone special in your life with a gift and send your honoree a personalized e-card. Remember a loved one with a memorial gift, donate to honor someone’s birthday or a special occasion.

FEATURED STORIES

The Latest from Dog Is My Copilot

Flying our 24,000 passengers!

Last week we were wheels up with two very special passengers! Thanks to a wonderful team in El Paso, Texas and Portland, OR, we flew rescue animals number 24,000 and 24,001, because let’s get real, it’s hard just to choose one adorable rescue to celebrate!

Old Bill’s Fun Run helping shelter animals find loving homes

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We are so excited that the Old Bill’s Fun Run Giving season…

New Plane, New Pilots, and New Partners to counter the Animal Shelter Crisis

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In early June, the Sequel (our second plane) made its first rescue…

The Sequel Flying into Action

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May has been an incredible month. Our new rescue plane is nearly…

Expanding to Save More Lives

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Dog Is My CoPilot started in 2012 and soon became a victim…

Dog Is My CoPilot partners with Austin Pets Alive! to save Texas dogs and cats

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Pilot Peter (and one of our NEW volunteer pilots, Daniel) were…

Welcome to the Dog Is My CoPilot team

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Dog Is My CoPilot is a busy and growing organization. We are…

Flying into the New Year

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Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we are only two weeks…

Celebrating a Lifesaving Year

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As 2021 comes to a close, we are thankful for you! Our success…

We are thrilled to parter with Pet Notify a company that provides technology solutions protecting pets and pet parents!

Join our flight team to learn more about the lives we save.