FlyPups mission is tri-fold….
We began our journey by rescuing dogs from desperate situations and delivering them to foster and forever homes. We realized our potential to help in times of natural disasters as we were equipped to bring aid and relief to stricken communities. Still, perhaps our most gratifying mission is transporting service and companion dogs to our nations veterans. Your donations enable all of these missions.
While the number of dogs euthanized each day is tragic, what’s worse is the knowledge that many of these dogs would be welcomed into loving homes if only they could be relocated. FlyPups is dedicated to transporting dogs from desperate situations to non-kill shelters where they can be nurtured and prepared for adoption. The utilization of aircraft to transport dogs decreases travel time in some cases from days on the road to hours in the air. Often the dogs being transported, while safe to travel, have been through circumstances rendering them fragile and the stresses of a lengthy road trip could compromise their physical and emotional health. Our desire is to deliver these dogs safely and efficiently to those shelters prepared to welcome them as they begin their new lives.
When disaster strikes, FlyPups responds. In the aftermath of floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, the community shelters are quickly overwhelmed with the surge of misplaced pets. These often overcrowded shelters are approaching maximum capacity at any given time, and a surge of this type means dogs will be destroyed. It becomes urgent that we bring relief to these shelters, careful to take only the shelter dogs, making room for local families pets. In doing so the families can know their beloved dog is safe and close as they seek permanent relief from the temporary housing they’ve been provided.
Additionally, FlyPups utilizes the opportunity to deliver aid to the community. Instead of flying to the affected area with only empty crates, FlyPups collects donated provisions and delivers these supplies while bringing relief to the shelters.
FlyPups is honored to participate in the transportation of dogs trained to aid US veterans. We’ve partnered with nonprofits who provide companion & service dogs for soldiers who have so bravely served. We understand some of the best emotional support provided to our veterans can come from the love and companionship of a dog. These dogs are trained to aid the veteran in whatever their needs require. Some will help the soldier acclimate to his or her surroundings providing relief from hyper awareness. While others will wake the soldier if the dog senses they’re having a nightmare. These relationships often allow the soldier to return to a better quality of life.
FlyPups transports the dogs to the training facilities and then upon graduation delivers the dogs to their veterans. These missions are some of the most emotional and hold a special place in the hearts of FlyPups volunteers.