If you ever fly on WestJet from Winnipeg to Ottawa and love playing with dogs, you’re in luck.Karen George organizes a weekly rescue mission of dogs from northern Manitoba to Ottawa and is in need of volunteers to check these dogs, all expenses paid.The benefit for the traveller, other than the satisfaction of helping stray dogs, is that they can play with each dog in Winnipeg before their flight takes off.George has several partner organizations, but she is a one-woman show with transportation planning.“I’m not an organization, I’m just one crazy lady,” she said. “It’s just me and the dogs, and they don’t really do anything. They just kind of reassign everything back to me.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.George says she focuses on northern Manitoba because many communities there organize dog culls, which she understands.“When they start packing up, (the dogs) become dangerous,” she said.The rescued dogs are flown from these northern communities to Winnipeg, where they are checked out, spayed or neutered and given all required shots.“Don’t want to spread any diseases on the plane,” she said.Once they’re in Winnipeg, George plans how the dogs will be transported to Ottawa, which involves recruiting volunteers with previously booked Westjet flights. George will then add several dogs to their boarding passes.She said she preferred WestJet because the cargo holds of its planes had temperature controls, so they could take dogs year round, but she will use Air Canada for the same purpose if need to be.George began her mission in 2017, when she discovered two stray German shepherd puppies in need of rescue in the northern Manitoba community of Red Sucker Lake. She said she learned about the transportation process involved and established a network of connections. Later, she decided to continue rescuing other strays.George said she brought 150 dogs from northern areas in 2018 and in 2019 will have brought over 80 dogs by Saturday.Once in Ottawa volunteers will pick up the dogs and George works with the Freedom Dog Rescue who help ensure they end up in various shelters across Ontario.George said there are dogs flown in weekly so she is always in need of volunteers. Anyone arriving in Ottawa from Winnipeg who is interested in flying with — and playing with a dog can message her on Facebook.