Bloggers Unite For Dog Rescue: Pilots N Paws

Hi everyone!

It’s Dakota!

Today I am honored to be participating in:

which is a special, online global event created by Be The Change For Animals in their hope to stress the importance of dog rescue.

From Be The Change For Animals:

“Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because not enough people are adopting dogs through local rescue groups and shelters.  Instead, many people purchase from pet stores not knowing that most come from puppy mills – read more at:  Additionally, many people underestimate the time and dedication it takes to become a responsible pet owner, and surrender their dogs, or worse.”


  • Adopting a companion:
  • Donating to a local dog rescue organization
  • Fostering a dog
  • Volunteering at a local shelter or rescue organization
  • Sharing this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to paticipate!

As I mentioned in my blog post on July 15th, when my Mom and Dad began their search for a Sheltie to live with them, they chose to purchase me through a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER,  because they could not find a Sheltie Rescue near their home. At that time they did not know about the amazing organization called:

Had she and Dad known about them, I might not have ever come to live with my Mom and Dad! At that time obviously it wasn’t meant for them to know about Pilots N Paws but Mom was in complete awe when she met a gentleman named Darren a few months ago at a special ” Pet Connect” meeting that was held by Michigan Humane.

Darren had shown a video and had told everyone in attendance about Pilots N Paws.

Mom was completely in awe of the fabulous work that they do!

Here is some info about them:

“Pilots N Paws is a 501c3 charitable organization of general aviation pilots working together with rescue volunteers and shelters. Together they save the lives of innocent animals by moving them from overcrowded areas, escaping euthanasia, to areas where adoptive homes can be found.”

We don’t have the original video that Darren shared with us (because Mom forgot about  having to help me with  this blog post today, and didn’t have time to contact him! BOL!!) but we found one on YouTube that we wanted to share with you:

Guess what? If you are a pilot, they need you!

Find out how you can help 

You may also “like” them on Facebook

We thank Pilots N Paws for the amazing work that they do, and we raise our paws to them!!!

We also  raise our paws in THANKS to  Be The Change For Animals,  for their commitment  and their passion in helping to bring awareness to the public of the often dire circumstances that exist in the lives of many animals and their dedication to “Making a difference” and “Being the Change for Animals.”

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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  1. Yay, July 23rd is finally here! So glad to have learnt about the event from you. We have been anticipating this date for a while now and prepared a post for this special occasion. Dog bloggers unite!

    • We are happy it is here too!!! Awww we are happy that you learned about it through us too!!! Have a great day! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Happy Monday to you all.
    Best wishes Molly

    • Hi Molly and happy monday to you too!
      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. That’s just soooo cool. We has the HOT’S soo I’m off to da beach.
    Have a great Monday. Humom is sortin out yooo’s nose what!! Wink, Wink.
    Hugs Mollie xx

    • Have a wonderful time at the beach!!!!!
      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. How cool would it be to ride on an airplane in first class instead of the cargo hold? Those people are truly awesome!


    • Bunny you are right. I am afraid that Dakota will never be on a plane because I would NEVER put him in cargo hold

  5. Hey Dakota,

    Pilots N Paws are doing a great job – it’s cool that you’re spreading the word and letting people know about them – I hadn’t heard of them until reading your posts 🙂

    I’m joining in the campaign today too buddy 🙂

    Big Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • thanks so much Snoopy!! Yep we visited you too!!! Sooo glad to see you pawticipate!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. Pilots N Paws sounds like an awesome organization! How cool is it that people actually fly around the world helping dogs:)

    Have a great Monday!

    • Yep we couldn’t agree more! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”

  7. What a great orginization.

    There is nothing wrong with buying from a responsible breeder. It continues maintaining another healthy generation and it is a responsible choice.

    We feel very blessed to have found our two through our regional breed rescue. However, if we were in a situation where that wasn’t the case we’d consider a breeder.

    • Bailey I thank you! How blessed you were to have a regional Sheltie rescue in your area! Had we had one we would have done the same but we wouldn’t trade Dakota in for anything!!!
      Thank you!!
      Love, “Mom”

  8. Hi Dakota. Great post it sounds like Pilots N Paws are doing a great job.

    Take care Sheba.

    • hi Sheba and thank you!!! They sure are!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  9. Amazing group of pilots! The stories and efforts to save rescue dogs, is so in incredible : ) Four paws Up !!!!

    • Martha we agree!! They are AMAZING!!! We want to give them a HUGE paw hug! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. What a great group and bless all those pilots. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Chancy and Mumsy we’re right with ya! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  11. Terrific post buddy, thanks fur spreading the word!

    • Awwww thank you soooooooo much!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Great Post Dakota! Me thinks those is both 2 excellent causes!
    Rock On!

    • Nellie thank you sooooo much!!!
      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  13. What a fabulous organization! Thank you for sharing!
    Bella and DiDi

    • Bella and DiDi you are welcome! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  14. Pilots and Paws sound like a great organization! Thank you for introducing them to us!

    • you are welcome Jen! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  15. Pilots and Paws is a tremendous organization. I have read about them once before and the wonderful job they do thank you for reminding us and for letting others know about these terrific people.

    • Yes Tyler they are! you are most welcome and thank you for visiting us! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  16. What a wonderful organization to write about for Bloggers Unite. Off to go like them on facebook. 🙂

    • Thank you Donna! I was so impressed when I met one of their volunteers a few months ago. They were simply amazing! Love, “Mom”

  17. Fabulous organization, they fill such an important need. It’s awesome of you to highlight this group and what they offer – here’s to more pups getting forever homes thanks to them!

    • Hi Kim!! Yep they most certainly are and it was our pleasure to feature them! Yes!!! We love what they do! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  18. Great post! 🙂

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