DIMC is a 501(c) 3 approved nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving animals' lives. The organization was created in 2012 by a doctor in Wyoming and a lawyer in Arizona. Peter Rork, MD and Judy Zimet, Esq. work with a supportive Board and dedicated Volunteers to fly animals from areas of the country where they are not wanted, to areas of the country where they are in demand. There is no charge to the animal welfare organizations for whom DIMC flies...the plane flies on public donations alone. The organization is incorporated as a Wyoming public benefit corporation and is based in Jackson Hole.
Dog Is My CoPilot (DIMC) decreases the number of animals killed in shelters and increases shelter adoption by flying groups of animals to areas where they are more adoptable. DIMC works with established nonprofit animal rescue organizations to coordinate flights. There is never a fee to the sending or receiving organization.
DIMC makes every effort to fly as many animals on one flight as possible. This keeps costs down and saves more animals. DIMC coordinates with organizations with too many small dogs and too few large dogs, and organizations with too few small dogs and too many large dogs. By transporting large dogs to one area where they are quickly adopted, and small dogs to another area where they are quickly adopted, more animals reach furever homes. DIMC flies many regular routes in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific regions.
DIMC facilitates transport from an airport closest to the point of origination to an airport closest to the destination through the use of general aircraft. These planes have the ability to fly into not only commercial airports, but also small local airstrips. Animals coming from or going to rural areas have a greater opportunity to reach a furever home because transport is made more convenient by the accessibility to local airstrips.