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Dog Is My CoPilot receives national award

Tune in to the live broadcast on @PetcoFoundation’s Facebook page, November 14 at 5 PM PST! Dog Is My CoPilot is being honored at the Petco Foundation Lifesaving Awards as the recipients of the Love in Action Award.  This award recognizes and celebrates an organization that put their love into action to save animals across […]

13,000 Animals Saved: Our Life Saving Summer

We’ve had an amazing summer and recently flew our 13,000th animal to safety ❤️❤️❤️ This sweet boy flew on the Big Dog this week to our partner rescue group Bounce Animal Rescue. Busta was hit by a car on September 10th in New Mexico and was found covered in blood and couldn’t walk. The rescue team thought he […]

Celebrating 12,000 animals saved!

This week, we flew our 12,000th passenger to safety!! ❤️❤️❤️   Thumbelina, an eight week old chihuahua, who was abandoned on a deserted road, now has the chance of a lifetime to find her forever home!  The Big Dog picked up Thumbelina in Hobbs, NM and flew her to safety. As you can see, she’s […]

How Dog Is My CoPilot Transports Dogs To Rescue

Every day over 2,000 healthy dogs and cats are euthanized in our nations shelters— the result of too many animals and too few homes. At Dog Is My Co Pilot, we are working to reduce euthanasia rates by transporting animals from places with overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in geographic regions where loving families are […]

DIMC Partner Animal Adoption Center “Sleepover” Program

A new trend of ‘pet sleepovers’ is on the rise with animal lovers in the US. Pet lovers are enjoying a little extra time with animals from local Adoption centers in their homes. These sleepovers, often over weekends, helps each animal understand what life is like as a pet in a family home. Recently, our […]

7 Ideas For Traveling With Pets

Flying with dogs, or any pet, has always been a stressful experience for pet owners and animials. This month Peter Rork, Founder of Dog Is My CoPilot, flew his 11,000th passenger and recorded his 8,000th flight hour – that’s like spending 333 days or 11 months in the air.  At Dog is My CoPilot, we […]

A Mother’s Day Gift To Save Lives

This Mother’s Day, send your Mom something meaningful by honoring her with a gift to homeless pets and help save precious lives in her name. Every gift will go straight to helping us transport animals from overcrowded shelters. You can make your gift extra special by emailing or printing a personalized e-card with your donation. Not […]

Happy Birthday Pilot Peter!

May 15th is Pilot Peter’s birthday and he’ll be flying dozens of dogs to safety on a rescue mission.  In fact, he has 2 rescue flights this week! Will you join in the celebration by leaving a birthday message for Peter in the comments at the bottom of this page? We’ll share every note with Pilot […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Adopting a Pet

You will save a Precious Life  Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States. If you adopt a loving pet from a shelter, you’re helping us reduce this number. You join the cause of fighting the puppy mills When you shop for a dog,  there is a 70% chance […]

Thank you Brody for being our flight sponsor!

The Big Dog is flying into action, and will be saving hundreds of dogs and cats on our upcoming rescue flights this Spring!  We have flights departing from overcrowded shelters in Northern California, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona in the next few weeks.  Our rescue flights provide communities that struggle with pet overpopulation with a […]

Help us fly animals to safety all year round!

✈️🐾 If you haven’t heard about our Squadron Membership program, it’s one of the easiest, but most important, ways you can help save lives! By providing monthly donations, you ensure the safety of thousands of dogs and cats! Please join our special group of Dog Is My CoPilot Squadron Members. This generous group gives monthly, providing […]

Save Animal Lives by “Donating Your Birthday” to Dog Is My CoPilot with Facebook

Do you have a Birthday coming up and have family and friends asking you what you want this year and not sure what to tell them? Since we know that you are an animal lover we might have the perfect idea! Facebook now gives you the option to create a fundraising campaign that you can […]

California pet stores will sell animals from shelters only

A recent law requires that California pet stores can only sell rescue dog and cats that come from animal shelters or non profit organizations—this is really big news that we couldn’t be more excited for! The Pet Rescue Adoption Act, went into effect January 1, 2019 and bans all California pet stores from selling puppies, […]

Rescue stories that will warm your heart

Thanks to you, this year we flew 2,741 dogs and cats to safety and also celebrated flying our 10,000th passenger! We are so incredibly grateful for the lifesaving work that people like you and our partners make possible throughout the year.  This heartwarming video documents the arrival of a few very special passengers!  Sugar, Kona, […]

Holiday Honor Gift

This holiday season, there is no better way to express your love for family, friends and their furry companions than by donating in their honor to Dog Is My CoPilot. Make your gift extra special by sending a personalized Dog Is My CoPilot holiday E-card along with your donation. No stamps or shipping required— just […]

Shrek and Fiona find their fur-ever home! #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is on November 27, and we wanted to share a story about two very special Dog Is My CoPilot passengers to celebrate this global day of giving back! Shrek and Fiona were found abandoned in the Central Valley of California with only a handful of food and suffering from a terrible case of mange. […]

#GivingTuesday – Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE – November 27! Dog Is My CoPilot is excited to announce we will be participating in #GivingTuesday! You might be wondering what is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a social media driven global day of giving that is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday […]

SNIP (Spay Neuter Imperative Project)

Did you know that Dog Is My CoPilot flies out of the Central Valley once/week transporting on average over 400 animals from this one location alone per month?! That gives you a rough idea of the number of animals that need rescuing from overcrowded shelters that are at risk of being euthanized simply because there […]

#AdoptAShelterDogMonth

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to help animals in shelters all across our nation find loving, happy homes! Ideally, the best way to celebrate would be to adopt a shelter dog. However, if you are unable to do so, spread the word. Volunteers and donations are welcome, […]

Emergency Animal Rescue Flight

In the early morning of Saturday, October 20th a vehicle transporting 47 dogs from overcrowded Texas animal shelters heading to rescue organizations and adopters in Montana and Washington was involved in a car accident on I-25 in Douglas, Wyoming. The transport vehicle was totaled and with mangled cages and terrified dogs attempting to escape the […]

Dog Is My CoPilot Celebrates Arrival of 10,000th Passenger

On Sunday, Aug. 5, Dog Is My CoPilot celebrates the arrival of its 10,000th passenger. Hobbs, as he’s been named by DIMC co-founder Peter “The Pilot” Rork, is a lovable 8-year-old Chocolate Lab. Peter met Hobbs on his way to San Antonio, Texas. He’d made a brief landing in Hobbs, N.M., to drop off crates […]

Partnering Together to Save Lives

At Dog Is My CoPilot we believe collaboration with shelters and animal rescue organizations is key to ending the euthanasia of adoptable animals in shelters across America. And we value our partnership with each and every group we work with! Not only are our animal rescue partners key to solving the pet overpopulation problem but […]

3 Ways to Be a Hero

When you adopt a dog or cat that needs a forever home, you are saving a life, and it doesn’t get much more heroic than that! According to the ASPCA, about 1.5 million dogs and cats are euthanized annually in the United States. Every dog successfully adopted is a life saved. The distribution of animals […]

Scratch, Scratch…could it be allergies?

If you have just adopted a dog who has been rescued by DIMC, then you undoubtedly know of the exciting journey your pooch has made before finding his forever home.

Lens And Leash

We believe that collaboration with animal welfare organizations is key to saving the lives of homeless animals. By working together we can help promote shelter adoption around he country!

It’s Hip to Snip!

One of the largest issues we face is keeping the animal population down to prevent euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals.

Are You Lost?

This time of year is a time to celebrate with friends, family, and fireworks! Even though this time can be exciting and fun for us, some animals get lost and confused with all the excitement and noise. If your pets get lost, or if you find a lost pet, below are some things you can […]

Keep ’em Safe!

The holidays are here and friends and family are all gathering together to celebrate! With all the celebrating, it can also be a time of certain objects and food endangering our pets. To keep your pet safe, especially if you are attending/hosting any parties, here are some tips on how to keep your holidays festive […]

Holiday Shopping For Our Pets!

Many of us like to spoil our furry friends during the holiday season! Whether we get them a new toy, new bed, or whatever makes them the happiest. If you are shopping for your pet and thinking about buying them new treats or food, though, it could be tricky picking out which brand or flavor. […]

Adopt Don’t Shop!

First, we would like to start this week’s blog by shouting out our wonderful partners The Humane Society of Western Montana! They are participating in a study with Dr. Erica Feuerbacher from Carroll College concerning stress. This week they studied stress between dogs that were co-housed and ones that were individually housed in the kennels. […]

Time To Celebrate!

We had a great week celebrating #GivingTuesday and would like to thank everyone who gave their time and donations to us and so many other wonderful animal rescue organziations! We appreciate all the love and support given individually and the businesses who help make our animal rescue flights possible! Every act of kindness, big or […]

#GivingTuesday

After all the shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, DIMC is participating in the global movement Giving Tuesday which was started to encourage everyone to give to charities and back to their community. Giving Tuesday is powered through social media by using #GivingTuesday on Twitter and Facebook to help bring more people together and […]

So Much to Be Thankful For!

With the holiday season right around the corner, we are reminded of all the things we are thankful for. We would not be able to accomplish everything without our supporters who help make our flights possible. We are also thankful for our wonderful partners who help give these animals a second chance at a better […]