21 dogs who were out of time in shelters took to the sky on the wings of our No Dog Left Behind Airplane.

Each of these animals is special. Taffy spent a long time in a shelter and had run out of time. Sally spent her life tied up outside and was in bad shape with over a pound of matted fur needing to be cut off. The Doxie and her babies were advertised as “Free” on Facebook, effectively being thrown away. All of these stories shake us to the core but with the help of teams of dedicated animal lovers each of them has a second chance to find the love they deserve.

No Dog Left Behind Pilots Jonathan Plesset and Pete Lehmann took off at dawn and flew through the most incredible sunrise. It was the dawn of a new day for our pilots and our furry friends. After a few hours in the air we landed with 21 dogs waiting for us from the Wolfe County Animal Shelter Wags To Riches – Helping Animals In Need and Love of Paws Rescue

We would like to stop for a moment and just appreciate these fine groups for their unparalleled dedication to helping these animals. There are so many people you never hear about who work tirelessly to help make these rescue missions a success. The whole No Dog Left Behind team thanks each of them for their dedication, their hard work, and their love of our four legged friends.

All 21 of these dogs flew back with Jonathan and Pete to Pittsburgh where they will be ready for adoption soon at Cross Your Paws and Bridge to Home Rescue. Please contact them if you want to take one of these babies home.