Any suggestions for shipping a dog??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by FLchook, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    My sister is moving home from Hawaii while her hubby is deployed to Afganastan, but they are finding a big problem shipping their dog. They have an American Bulldog, and most airlines will not take any short nosed dogs. [​IMG] so were looking for other options, hopefully something less then $1,100 shes finding now. [​IMG]

    Since she is not moving on official orders, the Army will not pay for the transport of the pets.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? or experiences?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I believe some airlines allow the owner to carry the dog in the cabin with them for the price of a ticket. I would not recommend putting a bulldog in the cargo hold of a plane.
     
  3. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    American Bulldog is 70lbs. Unless they let him have his own seat, that's not happening LOL

    Whats the problem with bulldogs in cargo?? I've heard several people mention it, but no one really knew why. Just curious, but the bulldog part is whats giving the biggest of problems.
     
  4. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pet Airways
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Buy the dog a seat on the plane next to her... some airlines let you do that. I'm not sure who. [​IMG]
     
  6. 2emma2

    2emma2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't believe any dog should be trasnported in an airplane during this time of year. It is way too hot.
     
  7. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm going to guess it has to do with the air thinning, and breathing issues???
    Could be wrong but this is what I would guess
     
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    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:Um, yeah, for the price of a ticket you do get a seat. Poor pressure and temp control in the hold makes travelinjg there hard on any animal and especially so on one that we have physically modified so radically in our selective breeeding process.
     
  10. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend who takes his full grown Boxer with him on trips all the time, he flies on American airlines and the dog sits right next to him. He says the flight attendants love the dog and are always bringing the dog treats. [​IMG]
     

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