Aviation Partners

Help transport future Canine Companions® service dogs!

The puppies of today are the service dogs of tomorrow.man holding canine companions puppies standing in front of a plane

Due to the pandemic, many commercial flights were canceled and getting our puppies to their volunteer puppy raisers across the country was challenging. But thankfully a group of volunteer pilots stepped up to help, and the Canine Companions Aviation Partners was established.

So far, our Aviation Partners have transported more than 700 Canine Companions puppies and dogs across the country. Twelve volunteer pilots utilizing their private planes have flown future service dogs to puppy raisers and training centers across the country. The volunteer pilots have made more than 170 flights.

“It’s extremely rewarding knowing we’re helping Canine Companions move these puppies along on their journey to become service dogs and help people with disabilities. There is nothing better than combining a passion for aviation with a mission like this.” – Martyn Lewis, pilot

We couldn’t be more grateful!

Share Your Wings

We need your help transporting our puppies to their volunteer puppy raisers across the country. We’re looking for more pilots to fly our important (and adorable) puppies. Fill out the contact form below if you’re interested in sharing your wings with future service dogs!

Watch more stories about our volunteer pilots here!

Our puppy raisers are waiting for their puppies, and our applicants are waiting for their service dogs. You can help! Click here to make a tax-deductible gift to help Canine Companions train and place more expertly trained service dogs with people with disabilities free of charge.

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man holding a Canine Companions puppy in front of plane