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Hello and welcome to DART! We are a group of passionate, animal loving Delta Airline employees and retirees who volunteer their time and free travel to transport rescue pets across the U.S.

Are We Right For Your Rescue? 

Our company is gracious to give us free travel benefits. However, we fly standby. Standby means we do not have a confirmed seat. We are given empty seats on a flight. We are pretty good at routing, schedules, and choosing the best day and flights for a transport. Everyone involved needs to be flexible and available on the best travel day chosen for the transports to be successful. If you have an urgent situation, we may or may not be able to accommodate you. We are a passionate group and strive to help you and your rescue. 


First, approval is needed.  Please fill out our application on this website.  A Dart administrator will notify you of your status.  Once you are approved, you may email us at: to inquire about a transport pet and we will send you a transport form to complete. Once completed, email the form back to us for listing with our transport volunteers. We will notify you once a volunteer is found. We will then seek and arrange transport. We coordinate transports via Facebook messenger and group chats.  The rescue or approved transport coordinator will be added to the group Facebook message to help coordinate transport. Administrators will oversee all transports.  They are there to help instruct, coordinate, answer questions and help everything go as smoothly as possible. 

Criteria To Be Met

Jet-Set Pets Must:

  • Be 10 weeks old and fully weaned

  • Be in good health and updated on all vaccinations and treated with flea, tick and heartworm medication

  • Fit comfortably in kennel

  • Be two weeks out of a shelter and handled by people

  • Be easy to handle and not aggressive as our volunteers will be strangers to them handling them all day. Volunteers must take them in and out of their carrier for security at the airport.

  • Litter mates may travel together, limit of two and between the ages of 10 weeks old and six months old

The rescue must provide:

  • All documentation including health certificate

  • Any medication, including  natural (supplemental) calming chews or sedative

  • Kennel (soft sided 18X11X10.5 at most)

  • Small blanket 

  • Leash and harness

  • Small amount of food and treats

  • Pee pad

  • Waste Bags (just a couple)

  • Toy or something small that belongs to the pet

Miscellaneous Requirements and Comments

  • Everyone involved in transport must have a working cell phone

  • Rescue/responsible and approved transport coordinator must be involved at all phases, from the beginning of the transport until the end. 

  • Communication is through Facebook messenger and cell phones.

  • Drop off and pick up person must be flexible during the day of the transport.

  • Under certain circumstances will we allow multiple flight transports. Our requirement is a direct route. Please contact on of our team members/administrators to inquire. 

  • Some transporters may have some of the items required by the rescue so please coordinate with them once the transport is confirmed. Example, some transporters have their own pet carrier, calming chews, waste bags, treats, etc…

  • If you have an urgent situation, please be advised that there is no guarantee we can transport in the time frame needed if urgent. We do our best according to volunteers schedules, routes, and seat availability. 

  • Pets will remain in the carrier during the transport and taken out while going through security

****We only transport for rescued groups, no personal animals. No money or compensation is to be exchanged, we are an all volunteer group. 

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