Flew the Coop®

Inspired by Harding’s life-changing experience with animal adoption, Flew The Coop® is a charitable initiative that supports nonprofits dedicated to rescuing animals in need and providing emergency assistance to those in crisis during disasters. Operated by Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), the initiative works to scale the impact of the non-profit partners it supports including Animal Haven, Dogs & Cats of Antigua, Kentucky Humane Society and The SATO Project, among others.

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By donating to GEM’s Flew The Coop fund, no administrative or overhead expenses are withdrawn. 100% of Flew The Coop donations go to the cause.

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Prominent pooches who support their fellow furry friends


Ready-to-go boxes which provide emergency essentials to pets during disasters


Airlifts that rescue animals from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and help to find forever homes


All ages come together to transform travel crates into modern masterpieces to amplify animal rescue awareness and drive fundraising


Hodges Bay’s hotel offers its guests the opportunity to play on the beach with puppies available adoption and fostering


Renowned artists reinvent the standard step-and-repeat to provide a PAW.fect photo opportunity


A first responder to global disasters, the Global Empowerment Mission is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes aid in the world’s toughest times


A nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs and works to improve the lives of animals throughout the Tri-State area

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals in need and facilitating programming and adoption to create healthier communities

The Sato Project is an animal rescue and protection organization dedicated to rescuing and adovacting for abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico

A private, nonprofit organization that is Kentucky’s largest pet adoption agency. KHS is also the state’s oldest animal welfare organization, founded in 1884

Flew The Coop ® is a charitable initiative that works in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) to support non-profit partners dedicated to rescuing dogs in need and providing emergency assistance to pets in crisis.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Christopher N. Harding, Flew The Coop ® was inspired by his passion for dogs and his life-changing animal adoption experience. Flew The Coop ® is named in gratitude and appreciation of Cooper, whose 2019 adoption forever changed Harding’s life and continues to inspire him today.  Check out CNN.

Current nonprofit partners include Animal HavenDogs & Cats of AntiguaKentucky Humane Society and The SATO Project, among others.

In the News

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Flew The Coop ® exists to:

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Flew The Coop ® strives to:

  • Build a diverse, global network of nonprofits and supporters who share its mission
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  • Share the love, inspire others and drive fundraising


Flew The Coop ® supports organizations close to Harding’s heart & homes:


Flew The Coop ® creates programs for all ages to lend a hand (or a paw):

Signature Programs:

  • Bark Board™ 🐶
  • Bark Boxes™ 📦
  • Paint PAW.ty™ 🎨
  • RedCar.PET™ 🌟

Partner Programs:

  • Freedom Flights x DACOA x SATO ✈️
  • Pups At The Pitch x Racing Louisville ⚽️
  • Puppy Playdates x DACOA x Hodges Bay 🏖️
  • Travel Buddies

By the Numbers

Flew The Coop ® is small but mighty and has:

  • Helped Rescue Over 1,000 Animals
  • Hosted 10 Puppy Playdates
  • Funded 9 Freedom Flights/Animal Airlifts
  • Supported 6 Non-Profit Organizations
  • Aided 5 Disaster Zones

Social Media

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