Tag: dogs

A Big Day for Some Pint-Sized Pups

Posted by Sean H. on 11.22.13

Last week we teamed up with San Francisco Animal Care & Control to transport nine homeless Chihuahuas in style from San Francisco to loving homes on the East Coast. We said “bon voyage” with a red carpet sendoff from Virgin America’s Official Pet Liaison, Boo. This was the airline’s fifth Operation Chihuahua airlift, since the...

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day

Posted by Sean H. on 11.11.12

As I’m sure you’ve probably noticed, we’re big fans of our four-legged friends here at Virgin America and the talented K-9s over at America’s VetDogs® are no exception. Loving families across the U.S. raise these pups until they’re old enough to attend a rigorous training program. Graduates go on to serve as guide dogs for...

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Boo Speaks: Our Pet Liaison’s Travel Tips for Dogs on the Go

Posted by Boo on 11.07.12

Since I accepted Virgin America’s offer to appoint me honorary Pet Liaison, I’ve received a number of questions from my inquiring friends.  They wonder, “Why an airline job? And why now?” The decision was pretty easy peasy. Whenever possible, Buddy and I take Virgin America for all our coast to coast travels. Aside from the...

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Operation Chihuahua 4.0

Posted by Jill F. on 02.18.12

This Valentine’s Day, we headed cross-country with San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SFACC) and 15 furry friends for our fourth Operation Chihuahua. Unfortunately San Francisco animal shelters have been over-populated by ChiChis — possibly due to over-breeding stemming from Hollywood “purse pup” fads. We’ve been transporting these four-legged friends to the Big Apple free...

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