It has been a challenging month but we are still flying animals every day

Devastating setback when one of our Cessna Caravans was destroyed in a tornado.

We wanted to update our community of animal lovers on recent developments at Dog Is My CoPilot, especially given your dedication to shelter pets. A few weeks ago, we faced a devastating setback when one of our Cessna Caravans was destroyed in a tornado. This aircraft had been instrumental in our rescue efforts over the past two years, helping us save countless shelter pets nationwide. Despite this loss, our team has rallied together with unwavering determination to continue our mission.

We are still flying animals every day, thank you Bissell Pet Foundation & Race For Life Rescue

With support from our team of pilots and our community of rescue partners, we have been able to maintain our lifesaving flights this month. The Big Dog has been flying “Wheels Up!” nearly every day, stepping in to cover the flights originally planned for The Sequel. In addition, we have teamed up with national nonprofits, Bissell Pet Foundation and Race For Life Rescue who have helped fill the void left by The Sequel’s absence.

With every tragedy comes new strength

Looking ahead, we are actively exploring options to replace N515PE ‘The Sequel’. We know so many shelter animals depend on our transports so we will continue to work hard finding a solution. Last year, our country needlessly euthanized 400,000 adoptable dogs and cats. But there is hope! New data suggests that if just 6% of people intending to add a pet to their home this year choose to adopt instead of shop, we can completely eliminate needless euthanasia. Hops, a recent passenger is a great example of how we can all make a difference in shelter pets’ lives right now! Saved by our partner, One Tail at a Time West Texas, from a struggling overcrowded shelter, he flew to the Animal Adoption Center of Jackson Wyoming where he found a home just days after landing!

Lifesaving Dog Is My CoPilot flights made possible with funding from national nonprofit Petco Love bringing pets to Delaware ahead of Mega Adoption Event

As our nation’s shelters are continually dealing with the affects of being over capacity, our Founder and Chief Pilot, Peter Rork and Captain Maresca embarked on a two aircraft cross-country journey, flying over 120 homeless pets from Palm Valley Animal Society of Texas. These dogs and cats got the ‘Golden-Ticket’ and landed with Brandywine Valley SPCA, just in time for a Mega Adoption Event powered by Petco Love and Bobs for Sketchers. Over the two-day event, 1,132 shelter pets found their homes. It is incredible to witness such impactful lifesaving work firsthand.

Thank you for believing in our mission.

Your continued support, whether through donations, spreading awareness, or simply following our journey, means the world to us. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of shelter pets nationwide. Thank you for believing in our mission. Your dedication motivates us every day to push forward and save more lives.