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DOG IS MY COPILOT

Flying Them Home

Jackson, WY   |  https://dogcopilot.org

Mission

Dog Is My CoPilot transports at risk animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic regions where loving families are waiting to adopt the animals.

Ruling year info

2012

President and Chief Pilot

Peter Rork

Executive Director

Kara Pollard

Main address

PO Box 3399

Jackson, WY 83001 USA

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EIN

45-5441984

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every day over 2,000 healthy dogs and cats are euthanized in our nations shelters. We are working to reduce euthanasia rates by transporting animals from places with overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic regions where loving families are waiting to adopt them.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Air Transport

Dog Is My CoPilot transports animals from overcrowded shelters, where they are at risk of being euthanized, to organizations that find each animal a home. DIMC provides communities that struggle with pet overpopulation a fully funded service to transport adoptable animals to areas where demand for pets is greater.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Air Transport

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DIMC works collaboratively with over 150 city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and individuals all over the country.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Air Transport

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since our inception, DIMC has helped save the lives of over 25,000 dogs and cats with our transport flights.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. We provide our services at no cost to the shelters and adoption centers we partner with.
2. We save animals at risk for euthanization
3. We transport homeless pets to ensure they have the chance to find loving families.

Dog Is My CoPilot works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and individuals across the nation to coordinate transports. We provide our air services at no cost to the shelters and adoption centers we partner with. Since our inception, we have helped save the lives of over 25,000 dogs and cats with our transport flights. With the support of Petco Love and other foundations and individuals we have been increasing the number of rescue flights where long distance ground transportation is challenging and stressful for the animals. In June 2022, we purchased a second airplane to increase our lifesaving capacity. The new plane allows us to expand our partner network and double the number of lives that we save each year!

In 2016, Dog Is My CoPilot purchased a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, aka “The Big Dog,” that was retrofitted from a twelve-passenger plane to one that can carry on average 75 animals per flight. This includes the smallest kittens and Chihuahuas to much larger dogs. In 2022, Dog Is My CoPilot purchased a second airplane to increase our lifesaving capacity. We now can offer over 100 rescue flights per year to our shelter partners that are overcrowded located in the Southwest and deliver animals all over the Untied States so they can be adopted. Our chief pilot donates all of his time piloting these flights along with our team of volunteer pilots.

Dog Is My CoPilot has helped save the lives of over 25,000 dogs and cats with these rescue flights. We will continue to help reduce animal euthanasia in overcrowded shelters by ensuring that each pet has the chance to find a safe and loving home.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DOG IS MY COPILOT

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Peter Rork

Peter Rork

Brent Blue

Ted Kerasote

Susan Thorp

Tim Riley

Ann Smith

Angie Zorotheos

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data