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Warning – You May Adopt Your Passenger

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Yes, we’ve said it before. ┬áThis time, one lucky passenger did go home with his pilot…

Nice digs!

The two vans teaming with pups arrived at 9 am CST. Rebcca Harshman and Kandys Killough brought in dogs from Greenville and Clanton, AL. The plane came filled with crates donated by Petmate, but when all the crates onboard were full there were still a half dozen crates on the wet tarmac with tiny brown eyes staring out begging not to be left behind.

Really, no room for us?

We started rearranging and finding more places to stash kennels and more room in already crammed kennels. In the end, with rain pouring down and lightening cracklling everyone got in, somehow.

Loading the precious cargo, running out of time in the shelter and with the weather.

In Lakeland there was a train of cars and vans waiting to fill up. Everyone sorted and sifted and found their dogs and everyone made it home, including a very special lab who had stolen a ride at the last minute to catch the plane ride out.


Rescue crew in Lakeland.


Apparently, Devon was daydreaming when the warning was given…

Devon’s 15 year old Lab went to the rainbow bridge last week, and Devon was looking to adopt another Lab. Connor, pictured with Devon, was pulled from the Chilton County Humane Society and at the last minute made the rescue flight to Lakeland, FL. Connor is a special lab and very happy boy, and so is his new dad.

Connor with his new human, Devon. A match made in the air.


Thank you ever so much to our partners in saving these precious lives, Subaru and Petmate.

5 thoughts on “Warning – You May Adopt Your Passenger”

  1. Debbi says:

    This brought tears to my eyes (happy tears)
    So happy that Connor and his friends found forever homes, and Thank you Pilots & Paws for all you guys do for these sweet babies!!


  2. Tammi says:

    God bless all of you for helping – it warms my heart :)

  3. Chris says:

    Thank u Devon and PNP Connor u r 1 lucky pup U will have an awesome life with Devon & his family u hit the jackpot lucky pup lots of flying and loving in your future :)!!!

  4. carol wilkinson says:

    Love you Devon!!! Congratulations on your new family member! Connor is one lucky pup!

  5. Rebecca Harshman says:

    Match made in the sky. We at the Chilton County Humane Society in Clanton, AL are very happy and excited that Connor aka Diego found his new dad. Btw, he was brought into our shelter with two siblings. One was a female who was blind and the other a male who was adopted locally. The blind sister went to a Lab rescue in NY.

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