Why become a “Flight Volunteer”…

We often have adopted animals needing to travel to/from various locations around the world to their new homes and sending an animal with a passenger (rather than alone) often makes the cost of adopting an animal abroad much more affordable. For instance a dog travelling from Thailand to USA can cost as little as $200.


Some airlines have very cheap rates for dogs travelling “accompanied” (i.e. with a passenger) and we are always looking for passengers travelling with these airlines & willing to accompany an animal on their flight. Learn more about our Flight Volunteer program and watch our Video. If you’re travelling abroad, please register your flight with us. It may be just the flight we’re looking for! 

You could help an animal reach it’s new home, it’s easy & very rewarding!

Learn more about being a Flight Volunteer HERE
Would you like to help a Dog get to its new home? Are you travelling from Thailand going to the USA, Canada, UK or Europe? or flying out of Romania. Consider being a flight volunteer.

If you are travelling then these are the best airlines to take dogs or cats on Thai Airways, Qatar, Korean Air, JAL, EVA, China Southern, Lufthansa, KLM, Swiss Air, and Austrian Airlines. Dogs & cats travelling to EU or UK need to wait 4 months before they can fly so for those destinations we we to know ASAP.

Please complete our online form, watch the video or contact cindy@k9aid.org for more information.

Want to be a hero on your next holiday/business trip to Thailand? Want to make a difference to a dog or cat (or two) from Thailand? If the answer is “yes”, then please consider participating in K9Aid’s flight volunteer program. Flight volunteers help reduce the cost of overseas adoptions and increase the chances of dogs and cats being sent to loving homes.

There are two main reasons why using flight volunteers to get the animals to their new homes is preferable to sending the animals as cargo:
• Less stress for the dog or cat as they can be with their flight volunteer right up until just before boarding time. When using cargo, the animal is checked in long before the flight leaves and is left in their crate for this time period.
• More cost effective: While K9Aid  covers all the costs of food and vet care for cats and dogs before departure, adopters pay for the expenses of sending them overseas. The cost of an animal flying with a passenger is generally far less than the cargo fees. By flying with a dog or cat, you can help an animal be adopted by someone who couldn’t afford the cargo costs.

All of the pre-flight arrangements for the animal are handled by K9Aid or it’s supporters. A K9Aid supporter will bring the animal to the airport, meet you there prior to your flight, and check the animal in. Upon arriving at your destination you just collect the crate from the baggage carosel & wheel it out into the arrival hall where you will be met by the adopter. In other words, there is no work or expense on your part. Imagine the satisfaction you will feel when you see the animal first meet his or her new family! You will have helped give a street dog the chance of a new life…

Register your flight HERE:




    • Gaby

      Hi there, if you travel from Dominican Republic to Canada with AirTransat, please get in touch in order to be a companion for rescue dogs and cats. Due to the present situation, we have many of them, waiting g for their turn. Thank you so much

    • Amil

      Hello! I am in need of a flight volunteer traveling from Korea (ICN) to SFO. I am adopting a 6 month old rescue dog and looking to get him home! My email is limamin@gmail.com

    • Florence

      Hello! My family is looking for a flight volunteer from Korea (Incheon Airport) to San Francisco (SFO) to bring our 7 month old rescue pup over. Please e-mail me at xflorencee@gmail.com if you can help! Would really appreciate it (:

    • Sunny

      Hi, I am urgently looking for a flight volunteer to help a 5 month old puppy, Miri, to fly her from Korea to her forever home in Vancouver! Due to the current virus situation, it has been close to impossible to find any flight volunteers to Canada and the US here in Korea. If anyone can help out, or know of anyone who can help (within the time frame of next several months), please do contact me at jrhim7@hotmail.com

      Many thanks in advance!

    • Kathy

      I’m deperately looking for a flight volunteer to bring a rescue dog “Jackie” to his new forever home, from Bangkok Thailand to Vancouver BC Canada. He is ready to go, all paperwork is in order.
      If you are planning to travel there within the next 2 months, please let me know.
      Thank you!

      • Deniz Razi

        Hey Kathy. I living Vancouver BC. Ican help travel there and back if needed please email me. I’m available whenever. deniz.razi@gmail.com. I have couple my own dogs and want to start getting into rescues and rehabilitation. Hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely Deniz Razi.

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    • Jeycel

      Hello everyone, Flight Volunteer needed for our cat Morgana From PHUKET to ITALY.
      If someone is flying to Italy please let me know. She’s ready to fly to us!!!
      leave a message to jeycelahn@gmail.com…. Thank you

    • Mel Wieler

      Hello Am intrested in doggy handling flight volenteerting is there some imformation of starting.


    • Sarah

      I need 2 Flight Volunteer from Beijing to Los angeles anytime in the next 2 months – My friend will get the 4 puppies at the airport.
      I hope someone can help!

    • chris

      FLIGHT VOLUNTEERS WANTED by our Dogs & cats rescue group! Are you travelling from China to U.S.A. in the coming month? looking for 2 flight volunteers to escort Two samoyed Two Huskies from Beijing to LosAngeles all paid and arranged. PLS 🙏🙏🙏

    • Maha

      Desperately looking for a flight volunteer to escort a doggie from Jordan Middle East to Canada or USA all paid and arranged please help

      • Deniz Razi

        Hey Maha I living Vancouver Canada. I can travel for you if like . please email me deniz.razi@gmail.com thank you

    • Chaeyon Lee

      Desperately need a flight volunteer in June from Korea to Canada (Toronto). Earliest possible day is June 17th. The puppy’s owner has a terminal illness and no one will be able to take care of the dog.
      Please help us give her a loving home! Thank you!

      • Deniz Razi

        Hey chayeen are you still looking for flight voleenterr .my email. deniz.razi@gmail.com

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    • Laura Cavallin

      I need a Flight Volunteer from Bangkok Thailand to Toronto, Canada anytime after March 6th – I will travel to the US or other cities in Canada to get my newly beloved puppy. I hope someone can help!

    • Amanda

      Taking a chance… I am desperately in need of a FV going from JAKARTA to Canada in March

    • Tiana

      I am looking for a flight volunteer ASAP from Bangkok to Toronto, Canada for 1 puppy. I will provide compensation!

    • Hannah Jang

      Hello. This is Hannah.
      I am really happy with your website.
      I was looking for a flight volunteer for my dog that is in my friend’s house in Houston. I moved to LA last summer from Houston so my friend adopted her since then. Now she is really busy so my dog has to be alone for a long time everyday. I need to take care of her again. Please help me. I don’t know what I have to do. I will look forward to having your contact to me. Thank you soooo much.

    • Nicola Painter

      We need a flight volunteer to accompany a dog travelling from Athens Greece to either Glasgow or Edinburgh Scotland. We are a small rescue and have a family in Scotland who want to adopt.

    • Tamara Amalia

      Hello community,

      I’m looking for a flight volunteer from Shanghai to Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Cologne or possibly other German cities. The earliest travel day is September 8, 2017.

      I adopted my dog, Rain, from a rescue organisation in Shanghai. They will take care of baggage costs and there will be someone to help you at both airports.

      Please contact me if you’re interested.

    • Lilly

      Hi there,
      I am in need of a flight volunteer and was wondering if there would be a flight available that is not being used by one of your dogs. My puppy is in Thailand and I need her to come to Canada.


    • Beata Nichczynska

      Hi! Does anybody will fly from Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi) to any country in Europe at end of July or anytime in August? Are you willing to take a medium size dog with you(8k plus cage)??I need to bring a my dog from Vietnam to Poland. I can pick it up in any city in Europe.
      Please let me know.

    • Raab

      I am flying from Bangkok to Munich on 24.04.2017 till 09.05.2017, does anyone need a flight volunteer?

    • Maryann Lush

      I would be very interested to register as a dog volunteer, but I need to ask, do I pay for the flight from one country to another?

    • Donna Harrison

      I am Flying from BKK to LAX ( stop in Nrt) flight 284 on Mar 30 . I work for Delta but this is a POSITIVE ticket not standby,delta Airlines will no longer take large dogs in cargo 🙁
      I could possibly take a small dog or cat?
      P,ease let me know. Maybe my companion would too.
      Thank you

      • Cindy Amey

        Hi Donna, are you meaning to take a dog or cat in the cabin with you? Please email me cindy@k9aid.org
        Thank you!

      • mary fran

        hi donna..saw yr post from 2017 about flt vol..i am trying to help transport for BKK rescue THAI STREET PAWS RESCUE & rescue in LAX will receive dog/s…i have no def date, to be determined, so i think fairly flexible…if u still do this, i shall get all the info u need from them..i checked with res and they say DL DOES TAKE DOGS cargo so if u dont to it any more would any of yr coworkers contact me if they do…..fyi i worked PAA 30yrs, but DL didnt need my department, so sadly no more, but DL did give many years of passes, but those are funished now or i would do this myself….thank u so very much maryfran

    • magali ruer

      Hello, we are in great need of flight volunteers to safely bring puppies from Teheran (Iran) to California . the 13 puppies have until the end of March 2016 to move from their temporary shelter in Iran. The rescue organization who is in charge of finding them foster homes until adoptions is Dog without borders.

    • Ina

      We are looking for a flight voluteer by end Nov 15 or beginning ofDecember 15 from Bangkok to Zurich. First possible travel day is Nov. 28. Can anybody help us? Then please contact us. Rgds Ina

    • Anne Valtakivi

      Hi, I need some volunteer to get my puppy dog chi zu from Thailand, Bankok to Finland, first possible travel day is 18.7.15. If someone is interested bring the dog to Finland, please contact me.

      • Jackee bray

        I will be going to Headrocks in bang saphan end of the year but it’s to work. I do know the founders of k9 aid and one is a very good friend of mine. I will help you if you can wait? I won’t be returning to the UK until 3-4 months tho. Pm me.

    • Denise Farrell

      My sponsor dog is Kanan.

    • Denise Farrell

      I could be a flight volunteer but have not saved enough money to get to Thailand from Australia.

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