Pets are not disposable

Rescue organizations nationwide save abandoned and homeless dogs from shelters, where in some cases dogs may be euthanized in as little as a week if they are not adopted.  When resources are stretched to the limit, one organization reaches out to another through an amazing network, to find foster homes and ideally permanent adoptions.  But sometimes the destination is far away, demanding a network of drivers, coordinated by meeting one another at approximately one hour intervals.  Much like getting all those B.B.'s in the right holes at the same time.  Pilots can cover greater distances in less time, easing the stress on already traumatized animals.

Team Mutt Muffs is honored to volunteer our time and aircraft to help save some precious lives.   For more information on how you can help, visit Pilot N PawsARF (Animal Rescue Flights) and Canine Rescue Flights.

"Completed Missions"
(97 missions - 470 lives saved)

May 5, 2018 - Clover, Piper and Coco go north

January 20, 2018 - New mom Stella and her six puppies

November 25, 20117 - All seats taken on the flight to Buffalo

November 11, 2017 - Five "surprise" puppies go north for better lives

October 29, 2017 - Lily flies to Buffalo

October 14, 2017 - Josey and her puppies

May 14, 2017 - The Baker's Dozen

September 24, 2016 - 4 dogs were abandoned.  But now they have prospects

June 11, 2016 - Two more hard-luck cases found happiness

April 24, 2016 - Ella & Cletus finally have the home they deserve

February 20, 2016 - Moose, Suzie & Daisy begin the journey of a lifetime.

December 5, 2015 - Amber was a stray when she had 7 puppies, but now the family has hope in NJ

October 31, 2015 - Five more fur balls leave NC for families in PA

August 15, 2015 - Myra, Sandy & poor one-eyed George get a chance for a better life

July 11, 2015 - Three North Carolina beauties hit the jackpot - Families to love them in Philadelphia

May 16, 2015 - Billy, Bob, Chi Chi and Chong

March 21, 2015 - Five lonely NC strays get a new start in Philadelphia

January 11, 2015 - Four precious puppies abandoned in WV head to NJ

January 10, 2015 - It's practically a regularly scheduled flight by now.  Four more beauties leave NC for Philadelphia

December 20, 2014 - Caution for pictures of a seriously injured puppy.  Lucky and 8 more fellow fur balls share a Christmas miracle.

September 7, 2014 - New mom Maisy and her puppies escape a death sentence

June 7, 2014 - It was almost like being "Air Force One".  Eleanor Roosevelt flies to NJ

May 11, 2014 - Happy Mother's Day to Lexi and her 8 pups.  They're going to NY

January 4, 2014 - Jax, June & Siri thank their lucky stars for a second chance

September 28, 2013 - Three basset hound sisters leave Florida for better lives in NY

September 14, 2013 - Lucky Lady and five little puppies journey from TN to NY

September 8, 2013 - Victoria and Rose owe their lives to the rescue volunteers.   Pilots N Paws flew these lucky girls from NC to NY

August 24, 2013 - Poor Shelley gave birth to her puppies in a high-kill shelter in NC.   Now she and her pups are looking for love in NY

July 20, 2013 - Spike and Pearl had a horrible start in life, but they are now on the way to happy new homes

July 6, 2013 - Larry, Rose, Mary Lou and Brutus got a lift from WV to NJ

June 22, 2013 - 9 adorable puppes and dogs have a second chance for happiness in Philadelphia.

May 30, 2013 - 6 sweet puppies found in a high-kill shelter in WV have families waiting for them in NJ

May 27, 2013 - 12 very lucky NC puppies have a grand future awaiting them in NY

March 23, 2013 - In NC, a litter of 8 puppies have been nursed back to health and now they need a lift to MD for a new lease on life

February 24, 2013 - Three KY strays get a fresh start in PA

February 24, 2013 - Eight NC darlings escape death row and head for happy new lives in Philadelphia

January 27, 2013 - We had dogs coming and going this time.   Freckles was reunited with his family in SC, and Miley and Levi escape a kill shelter for a better life in NJ

November 17, 2012 - Happy Thanksgiving to Summer, Radar, Riley and Rusty.  

November 10, 2012 - Cowgirl, Charlie, Fawn and Mr. Big have better lives waiting for them in NJ

June 17, 2012 - Milo, Sadie and Cookie will make some NY dads very happy this Father's Day

June 9, 2012 - Charlie, Jax, Emma, Lola, Mia and Fergie, abandoned and surrendered in NC, fly to new homes in NJ

May 19, 2012 - Queenie and Haley and 8 little puppies leave NC for better lives in PA and NY

May 5, 2012 - Woody and Boston escape the gas chamber for happy new lives in Philadelphia

March 17, 2012 - Two dogs, nine puppies and one kitty leave NC for better lives

January 28, 2012 - Beautiful Angel takes a freedom flight from NC to NJ

December 17, 2011 - Lolita, Ginger and Radar have a stay of execution right before Christmas

December 11, 2011 - Bo & Mo, and Mama "B" are three of the lucky ones to make new lives in NH and NY.

December 3, 2011 - Hunter and Tasha leave kill shelters in WV and fly to new homes in NY

November 6, 2011 - Kaiser and Coco were found abandoned, but life looks better in NJ

October 8, 2011 - Corene, Nexie, Bennie and Wobbles have a multi-leg journey to Philadelphia

September 17, 2011 - In honor of the "Chesterfield 22", Pilots N Paws volunteers move 130 dogs from SC to NJ

August 13, 2011 - Blanco and five kittens have new homes

June 18, 2011 - Four great dogs escape gassing in NC for a chance for the good life in NY

June 4, 2011 - Seven lucky NC darlings have a second chance in Philadelphia

May 21, 2011 - A birth defect gave him only 3 legs, and his owner's passing left him homeless, but Hoppy now has a second chance in Philadelphia

May 7, 2011 - Two little strays in NC, Shyla and Henley, found happiness in MA

April 30, 2011 - Karmen and Zoe need a lift to happy new homes

March 20, 2011 - Sam and Gotti have a second chance for the good life

March 12, 2011 - A plane-load of puppies have families of their very own waiting for them in Philadelphia.

February 20, 2011 - Midnight gets a second chance for happiness

January 15-16, 2011 - Four LA puppies and NC Zeb escape gassing and go to better days in NH and ME

January 9, 2011 - Duke flies away from death row in NC to a new life in NY

December 11, 2010 - Missy, 12 weeks old and blind, abandoned in WV has a new life in PA

December 4, 2010 - Eight young dogs escape gassing in NC and fly to foster homes in PA

November 27, 2010 - Two Foxhounds in FL have a new family waiting on them in MA

November 14, 2010 - Muppet leaves WV for a foster home in PA

October 24, 2010 - Panda Manda has a new forever home in MD

October 10, 2010 - 14 lucky dogs leave an overcrowded shelter for a chance at life in the northeast

October 3, 2010 - Two senior Kentucky beagles get a second chance

September 19, 2010 - Chelsea and China need a lift to rescue in Philadelphia

August 7, 2010 - Nine lucky dogs escape gassing in SC and fly to rescues in the northeast

July 17, 2010 - Betty, Barney and Boots leave an overcrowded shelter in NC and await new families in Philly

July 5, 2010 - 7 puppies hitch a ride from Charlotte, NC to Fairfax, VA

June 26, 2010 - Jay, Tigger and Scarlet leave a NC shelter and fly to foster homes in MD and PA

May 30, 2010 - Jed and Forrest leave NC for Hornell, NY

May 22, 2010 - Another "Great Escape" for 22 lucky dogs

May 16, 2010 - Scooter and Libby escape gassing in NC and await adoption in OH

March 6, 2010 - Gizmo and Hershey fly from KY to MD to meet their new adoptive family

January 10, 2010 - 6 Memphis shelter dogs go to adoptions and foster homes in MD and NJ

November 29, 2009 - 10 week-old Brandi needs to get to Rescue in Philly

November 21, 2009 - Huck and Sawyer escape the gas chamber in NC and go home to MD for Thanksgiving

September 12, 2009 - More "puppies per gallon" on this trip.  Snoops & Maxine go to NY, and Debo and Mieko come to MD.

September 5, 2009 - Bitty and Boca leave an overcrowded Atlanta shelter for a better life in Delaware

July 11, 2009 - 4 hound dog puppies, and a 4-month old lab mix escape death row in NC and go to rescue in Philly

May 23, 2009 - Five-month old Farley flies from the pound in Kentucky to Rescue in Philadelpia

May 10, 2009 - The Great Escape II - 30 dogs fly from SC to NY

April 9, 2009 - Sweet mother dog and six puppies in SC need to get to rescue in Rochester, NY

March 22, 2009 - 11 week-old Dora needs to get from a shelter in NC to rescue in NH

March 7, 2009 - Luna, Addison, Trinity and Cadence fly from an overcrowded shelter in SC to rescue organizations in PA and NY

Jan. 3, 2009 - Fizzle - KY shelter rescue border collie mix finds a loving home in Merion, PA

Dec. 13, 2008 - Dublin - Team Mutt Muffs is Leg 2 of a 4 leg mission to get Dublin from TN to his new home in Maine

Dec. 13/14, 2008 - Maggie and Molly were at the SPCA in Brentwood, TN and have new families waiting in NJ and MA 

Oct. 11, 2008 - 4 dogs rescued in Ohio fly to Delaware for permanent adoptions

Oct. 5, 2008 - 10 year old Great Dane spared euthanization in AL goes to a permanent adoption in MA

Oct. 4, 2008 - Two Boxers found as strays in different parts of Ohio go to permanenet homes in NJ and VT.

Sept 21, 2008 - Three great little dogs need to get from North Carolina to Rhode Island    

Sept 20, 2008 - SIXTEEN Mill Rescue Puppies fly from Lancaster, OH to Lancaster, PA     

Sept 7, 2008 - Puppy Mill Rescue Dogs Fly from Lancaster, OH to Salisbury, MD 

I rescued a human today. Written by Janine Allen CPDT, Copyright 2009 Rescue Me Dog

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  
I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

Rescue Angel

Tail tucked between your legs,
Confusion in your eyes -
I know it's hard to understand
That someone heard your cries.

When loneliness is all you know
And pain is all you feel
And no one can be trusted,
And hunger's all too real...
That's the time the Lord sees you
And lets you know He's there
That's when He sends His messengers
The hearts that love and care.

Yes, rescuers are angels
You cannot see their wings,
They keep them neatly folded
As they do their caring things.

The medicine to make you well
Good food to make you strong,
And finally to help you learn
That hugs are never wrong.

The perfect place then must be found
The home where you can live
Secure and safe and happy
With joy to get and give.

When you reach your Forever Home,
Your place to feel whole,
The Angels smile, and off they go
To save another soul.

Author Unknown