Our Rescue Blog

The PAART team is passionate about saving animals. Whether it be by land or by air the team is on constant standby, ready to mobilize at a moments notice. Over the last few years our missions have varied in both size and scope. Every mission has unique circumstances and challenges. From large land rescues, to spur of the moment air missions, to humanitarian missions, the team is ready and willing to go to any lengths to leave No Dog Left Behind.

This rescue log features stories and pictures from some of our missions. Please take a look and feel free to share the posts. Bringing awareness to the plight of these animals is a part of our mission. With enough awareness on the issues facing shelters, rescues, and animals in general, we hope to put an end to needless suffering.

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52 dog rescue

by Jonathan Plesset

52 dogs boarded our Landplane for a second chance journey from danger to safety with Landpilots David Stash and David Turner. The team headed out to West Liberty, KY yesterday to help 52 dogs each of whom have a story that would melt your heart. 4 of these puppies were last minute additions to the […]

49 Animals Have Hope

by Jonathan Plesset

How did 49 animals get a second chance and a new beginning? How does this all happen? It starts with two amazing PAART Volunteer Landpilots, Dennis Bayne and Tim Bouvy who spent two days on the road so 49 animals can eventually go to a furever home. These missions, of which we do about 100 […]

61 Lives Changed

by Jonathan Plesset

What would you do to give hope to 61 dogs. Would you drive 1236 miles over 2 days if it meant that each one would be able to have a second chance? PAART Landpilots David Stash and David Turner jumped at the opportunity to make a difference for these animals. The duo set out for […]


by Jonathan Plesset

From Fox 22’s On the Point: PITTSBURGH — It happens outside an airplane hangar at the Allegheny County Airport, dozens of dogs arriving from Memphis, Tenn. This live rescue mission is the work of a local organization made up of volunteers. “There are a lot of logistics involved,” PAART Executive Director Mary Withrow says. The […]

Double Mission

by Jonathan Plesset

25 dogs and 4 Landpilots made it out of heavy rains and flooding just in time on Friday while on a mission to North Carolina and Virginia. As heavy rains pounded parts of Virginia and waters continued to rise and eventually flood our Landpilots knew they needed to get to our friends at PACC Rescue to help […]

61 Animals Rescued

by Jonathan Plesset

61 dogs and puppies took the last train FROM Clarksville TN yesterday with Landpilot Captain Jim Moran and student pilot but no newbie to transport Mark Britton! Everyone arrived safely at Allegheny County Airport last night and were handed off to our friends at North Shore Animal League America in Long Island NY where they […]

Another Rescue Failure

by Jonathan Plesset

14 little beauties hopped on the new PAART Landplane full of hopes and dreams as they made the journey from our amazing friends at Wags 2 Riches Dog Rescue in West Liberty, Kentucky to our other equally amazing friends at Cross Your Paws Rescue and Steel City Dog Rescue in Western PA! Landpilot Captain Dennis […]

22 Dogs and 3 Little Pigs

by Jonathan Plesset

22 beautiful dogs and 3 little guinea pigs hitched a lifesaving ride today with PAART Landpilots Lisa Thomas and newbie Diane Fasciano who took off Friday for an 8am pick up on Saturday! Our friends at Pulaski Animal Care & Control PACC Rescue were out of room and reached out with a 911 for help! […]

8000th Animal Rescued

by Jonathan Plesset

What if you could help 60 dogs find a second chance and could take them somewhere where they would have the best possible chance at becoming someone’s loving pet? Would you jump at the opportunity to help so many? PAART Landpilots Lisa Thomas and Steve Schohn jumped at that chance. The put into action their […]

7 German Shepards

by Jonathan Plesset

When we put the word out to our team that 7 German Shepards needed our help the response was overwhelming. Lucky for us two incredible people and Landpilots stepped up to help give these 7 dogs a second chance. PAART Landpilots Ralph Harlan Jr and Nicki Dembski took the Landplane from the Allegheny County Airport […]