On a beautiful summer day we embarked on a rescue to Maryland to save three dogs from a kill shelter. Pilots Pete Lehmann and Jonathan Plesset suited up and took the Piper on the 2:00 hr flight. Upon leaving Maryland the pilots had an engine issue that required them to make an unexpected landing 10 minutes into the flight. On the ground as we sorted out the maintenance issue the dogs were overjoyed to be on their way. Jonathan had some difficulty keeping the dogs in place and needed to tie the dogs down to keep from losing his arm. Low and behold one of the dogs broke free and decided to test the runway for himself to see if he could run fast enough to get airborne down runway 27. Happily the dogs realized that they needed to be inside the plane to fly.