BOISE After a journey of almost 1,000 miles, 18 small dogs are looking for new homes at the Idaho Humane Society.

The lucky canines touched down at the Jackson Jet Center on Monday. They arrived via a small aircraft piloted by Peter Rork, orthopedic surgeon, dog lover, and president of the Dog is My Copilot animal rescue charity.

Rork says Monday s flight set a record for capacity, adding that his small airplane was packed to the gills, with pet carriers.

Today was a record day for me and for our organization -- 18 dogs and it was very crowded, Rork said.

Dog is My Copilot is based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The non-profit organization attempts to rescue thousands of animals each year by transporting them from so-called kill shelters to places where they can be adopted.

For more information, see the Dog is My Copilot website.

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