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 Peter during the rescue flight on his Birthday from California all the way to Washington and Montana! Every message will help make his day more special while he’s in flight!

If you’re interested in making a donation in honor of Peter’s birthday, you can make a gift to Dog is My CoPilot through Peter’s birthday fundraiser on Facebook.

36 replies
  1. Evelyn
    Evelyn says:

    Happy Birthday, Peter, and Godspeed! Thank you for your amazing dedication – but be sure to take some time to rest and celebrate your birthday as well!

  2. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    Happy Birthday, Peter!!!! We celebrate you and all that you do. You are actively being the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves, and we thank you.

  3. Marcia
    Marcia says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peter. You are an incredible spirit who has dedicated his life to so many abandoned souls. Without you life would be lost for so many animals. Thank you for your commitment to this project from those lives you’ve saved and lives that you have touched with your service!

  4. Rebecca D Lovejoy
    Rebecca D Lovejoy says:

    Hey Peter,
    One man DOES make a difference, and that would be you. You’re an inspiration for me and every time I want to spend money somewhat casually, or get some sort of windfall, I think of donating $50 to save a life through your organization. Dogs are such a huge part of my life, that I’m thrilled to support your work and all that you do.
    Keep on flyin’!
    – Becky Lovejoy, Hamilton, Montana

  5. Alexis
    Alexis says:

    Happy Birthday, Peter!
    Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful work with these innocent, defenseless animals who need you so very much. I am really happy and grateful to be able to support your efforts on a continuing basis.

  6. Mary C Reiman
    Mary C Reiman says:

    Pilot Peter! Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for all you do to transport animals that need a shelter that can find them a home. Your generosity, passion, sense of adventure, and competence in flying is making our world a better place for so many. I’m glad you were born! Mary from Boise (you spoke at my Rotary club!)

  7. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Happy birthday Pilot Peter! Just think how proud dear Doyle must be!
    I’m so grateful to you for giving thousands of incredible animals the chance to show just how amazing and loving they are.

  8. Joan
    Joan says:

    Happy Birthday Peter!! My 2 kitties and I thank you for doing so much to save the animals. Have a great day!

  9. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Peter. You are a hero and role model to me and many others. Thank you for all you do for the dogs, and long may you run!

  10. Joan Ledford
    Joan Ledford says:

    Happy birthday – hope you enjoy YOUR day (doing what you love)! TY for all you do – you are an inspiration!

  11. Rob
    Rob says:

    Happy birthday, Peter!! I must admit that I’m a little jealous that you get to spend your birthday with so many dogs. I spent my birthday with our 2 dogs, both of whom were flown up from California. (I live in Washington.) You are a wonderful example of how one person can do so much good in the world. 😍

  12. Caryn
    Caryn says:

    Happy Birthday to a man who is forever young. Fly safely by the light of Faith. You are appreciated by so many animals and humans.

  13. Kraig Kobert
    Kraig Kobert says:

    Happy Birthday and more importantly Happy 50th anniversary of your first solo. I just checked my log and my 25th anniversary will occur August 31, 2019. I was 46 then. Keep up the good work.

  14. Teresa Ferreira-Pires
    Teresa Ferreira-Pires says:

    Dear Peter, I wish you all the happiness in the world. You are such a wonderful person.
    Enjoy your day flying and bringing joy to both people and future pets! You are really awesome!
    Have a very happy birthday and may you live many more, flying and sharing all your journeys in DIMC so that we know you are well!!!
    Congratulations on your 50th since the first solo flight, as a pilot it’s an honor to share the skies with you!
    Godspeed! ❤️

  15. Pam Witt
    Pam Witt says:

    Peter, there are not enough words, hugs, puppy kisses or kitty cuddles to express the appreciation for what you started and what DOG has accomplished. May you continue to be blessed on your birthday and always and know how much you are loved, admired and appreciated. It is an honor to support your work. God speed!

  16. Alli here
    Alli here says:

    Peter, *You are an ANGEL on Earth*, living life from your compassionately-driven heart, and giving a second chance at life to so many animals who were almost ‘defeated’ . May all the Universe’s good Karma come right back at you everyday, in some way so you know you are LOVED! Wishing you a very blessed & happy Birthday tomorrow (15th)!.

  17. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Have an awesome birthday Peter! Safe travels for you and the fur babies. I thank you every single day for what you do!

  18. Jan Peterson
    Jan Peterson says:

    Wishing you a very happy birthday Peter. May all of the joy you bring to both humans and animals be returned to you tenfold. You are an inspiration to many people. You are the perfect example of the quote “you make a living by what you earn, you make a life by what you give away”!

  19. Monica Severt
    Monica Severt says:

    Happiest of birthdays Mr. Rork!! I learned of this amazing non profit from my friend and your niece, Meghan.
    I am so impressed and grateful for all you do for these precious animals who cannot speak for themselves. It’s my passion as well! I’m also a May birthday baby (the 12th) 🙂 Cheers to a great birthday and safe flying ✈️

  20. Judy
    Judy says:

    Happy Birthday Pilot Peter! What you do is amazing! Angels do have wings but they don’t all get them the same way! Happy Birthday! Celebrating you and the good work you do!

  21. Casey Jobling
    Casey Jobling says:

    Happy Birthday and many more, Pilot Peter. Words can’t thank you enough for all the animals you’ve saved and
    given the chance for furever homes.

  22. Doris Loehning
    Doris Loehning says:

    Happy Birthday Peter! I learned about what you do from our good friend Kara. Can’t thank you enough for all you do to make sure so many helpless animals are placed in good homes. Your compassion, dedication and selflessness are an inspiration to us all. Wishing you many more years of rescuing our four legged angels with Kara as your sidekick.

  23. Kara’s family
    Kara’s family says:

    Happy Birthday Pilot Peter!!
    We are so grateful for your wonderful dedication to our furry friends. We wish you clear skies and the wind at your tail. You are a great inspiration! Godspeed.

  24. Cathy Blankenship
    Cathy Blankenship says:

    For your birthday I decided to double my monthly donations starting today.. This old retired nurse honors you for your dedication. You are my hero buddy!!

  25. Marilyn Whaley
    Marilyn Whaley says:

    Love the work you do for all the furry friends that are in need… you deserve many Happy Birthdays today and in the future…thanks for doing this work, thanks for the thank you! …


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