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Fostering Dog for A Friend in the Marines **Update Owner Now Home pg. 4

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Widget, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Widget

    Widget Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    Limington, Maine
    Update: Slim's owner made it home [​IMG] Now he needs to get from ME to NC to be reunited with his family. See page four for details.

    Okay Peeps I need your help.

    I have a friend in the Marines who is being deployed in July. She has asked me to foster her Lab while she is gone. Of course I said yes as long as it was just the dog and not her kids. [​IMG]

    Problem is the dog is in NC and I am in Maine. It seems of the airlines that fly into my local airport only Delta and United will take pets in cargo. USAir doesn't so of course they are the only airline that has a direct flight. [​IMG] If we have to we will try Delta or United but I was hoping that someone here might have a better idea.

    I know rescues often due volunteer transports and some private pilots will offer to fly rescue dogs to help out. So is there anything like that for military pets ?
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012

  2. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

    Aug 27, 2009
    Try contacting a local shelter. They might know. I would assume there would be some sort of assistance for something like that. I could be wrong. My guess is a shelter would know.
  3. melodie_a

    melodie_a Songster

    Aug 28, 2010
    Sanford, NC
    If not then see if you can get a spot on a rescue transport train. People volunteer for a "leg" of the trip. Where is the dog at in NC?
  4. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Quote:Thanks for posting this! I was thinking this but didn't know enough to say it so it would be understood. I'm in CT....I'd take a leg!
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Wow, I wish I was in a position to be going that way. I'm sure someone will have some answers for you though.
    Kudos to you for doing this for her!
  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i can go from syracuse ny to conneticut if they want to meet 1/2 way? weather permitting.. what kind of dog and male or female.. i have a female lab at home
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Well.. heres my idea..
    Have her contact her local army/marine/airforce base... and see if they will transport the dog base to base...like a chain...
    If they can get the dog to Westover airforce base here in Chicopee, Mass.(my cousin works there)..i can try to get the dog to you in Maine..
    Maybe an army/airforce plane can fly her to Westover? Its an airport....

  8. equine623

    equine623 Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    NE PA
    I would be willing to help with a transport chain, if you get one. Meet in S Jersey area, take up to NY border, or something.
  9. iplsmama

    iplsmama In the Brooder

    May 2, 2010
    Check www.uship.com. It is a site where people bid on transporting objects and a lot of animals across the country. My dad does it all the time, every time they go on a trip, they hitch up a flatbed and pick up and drop off stuff along the way. Last yr when our whole family went to Massachusetts, we brought two of the cutest puppies from Arkansas all the way to Massachusetts. They were loved and held the whole time by my kids. I'm not sure about cost but I know I would rather my pet travel that way than in a cargo hold. I'm thinking people would probably keep the bidding low especially if you talk about Marines and deployment and fostering the pet.
  10. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    well i would meet you at the ny/nj border and take the dog to meet with conneticut.. that is alot of the miles. you just need to get the south going to get puppy up this way

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