WHY IS PRP GOING ON A TEMPORARY HIATUS?
Due to increased costs of fuel and airplane maintenance, we are taking a brief hiatus to revisit and revamp our flight operations. However, our commitment to at-risk shelter pets, our rescue network, and our supporters like YOU remains our top priority.
We invite you to consider supporting our rescue partners within our network. You've seen us mention them before, and now is a great time to get to know them better.
How did you get started flying RESCUE pets?
After receiving his Commercial Single Engine Certificate in September of 2017, our founder Julian Javor was looking to find a way to fly with a purpose. When he discovered there was a way to volunteer flying animals, he jumped on the opportunity. Julian completed his first rescue flight on November 9th, 2017 and never looked back. In 2021 we added Pilot Gary to our Crew in order to fly even more rescue missions, and land thousands of pets in loving homes.
Where do you find the pets that you fly?
PRP always partners with and flies at the request of non-profit rescue organizations within and outside of the State of California. PRP tries to emphasize the importance of taking pets out of California and into more pet-friendly and less crowded states. If you are a rescue that would like to partner with PRP, please fill out our Contact form.
How can I come along on a rescue flight?
Opportunities to join PRP on a rescue flight are limited because of safety protocols. There will be opportunities for people to come along that will be issued occasionally. Follow us for announcements.
How do the dogs behave on the airplane? Are they scared? Do they bark the whole time?
Actually, most dogs actually fall asleep shortly after take off. The sound of the engine in the twin Cessna aircraft that we currently operate is actually not that loud and it provides a constant hum that seems to lull them to sleep.
How do the pets handle the altitude and cold temperatures in flight?
Our aircraft is pressurized therefore pets on board never experience a cabin altitude of higher than 5,000 feet. Additionally the cabin is temperature controlled and monitored by our pilot.