Dogist Founder helps PTTR save 18 Dogs!


Last Friday, Pilots To The Rescue Top Dog Pilot Michael Schneider and dog photographer and Dogist founder Elias Friedman flew over 1,000 miles roundtrip from New Jersey to North Carolina and back. In North Carolina they met Maverick Pet Transportation with the day’s passengers – 18 dogs in need of rescue.


Charlie, Finn, Hannah, Garbanzo, Isabella, Ted, Time, Tara, Carson, Carly, a family of two Chihuahuas and six hound mix puppies got a first-class, 2-1/2 hour rescue ride to Caldwell, New Jersey, and into the waiting arms of our friends at A New Chance Animal Rescue.


Some are available now, while others are still settling in and getting any medical needs taken care of:
  • Finn – a stunning Shepherd mix (maybe Husky?) is available now and Charlie, a sweet, young black lab mix with some stories to tell, will be available soon as well.
  • Ted & Tom are baby-faced 8 week old black Lab mixes. Tom is available now and Ted will be soon.
  • Tara, a cute little brown Shepherd mix puppy is also available now.
  • Carson & Carly are super cute fluffy shepherd mix puppies. Carson is spoken for and Carly will be available later this week.
  • Son & Daughter are 1 year old Chihuahuas. Daughter has an adoption pending while Son will stay in foster for a while. He has a congenital defect with his front legs that doesn’t seem serious but will require some additional veterinary investigation.
  • Six snuggly little Hound mix puppies in a rainbow of colors. One is already spoken for and the rest will be available this week.
  • Garbanzo, a beagle mix has an adoption pending
  • Isabella, a 50 lb bulldog is available now
  • Hannah, a small Rottweiller mix, is also available now.
Those that are not yet available will be posted on the A New Chance Animal Rescue website as soon as they are.


Carson, shown above with Top Dog Pilot Michael Schneider just before take-off, and here with his new family after being adopted. Photo: A New Chance Animal Rescue

MAJOR AIRLINES Alaska Airlines – Pet in cabin – $100.00 USD each way Pet in baggage – $100.00 USD each way. Animal doesn’t have to be owned the traveler and can be a rescue pet. • The pet carrier counts toward your carry-on bag allotment. You may bring either a pet carrier and a personal item, or a pet carrier and a standard size carry-on bag. You may not board the aircraft with a pet carrier, a standard size carry-on, and a personal item. • A customer may travel with a maximum of 2 pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. • Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been fully weaned. • Up to 2 pets of the same species and similar size may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress. Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, or PenAir). Dogs: boston terrier, boxer (all breeds), bull dog (all breeds), bull terrier, brussels griffon, chow chow, english toy spaniel, japanese spaniel/japanese chin, mastiff (all breeds), pekingese, pit bull (all breeds), pug (all breeds), shih tzu, staffordshire terrier. Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian. All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir) must have a health certificate dated within 10 days of initial travel and 30 days of return travel, when the return flight is booked in the same record. Pets traveling on a return flight booked in a separate record are required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of that flight. A health certificate is not required for pets traveling in the cabin with their passenger; however, many states have specific importation health and vaccination requirements.

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